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Software adaptation, deployment and sustainability

Last May 23rd I went to the ceremony for the end of academic course at MSWL (Master en Software Libre, BTW inscription is open at URJC), where Jorge Ferrer from Liferay gave us a great talk about developing and deploying … Continue reading

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Contributing to free software – to write code or not to write code? (part 1)

I am  a free software user and student. The more that I read and learn about free software communities, the more that I discover really well done software applications, the more that I get surprised about how so many people … Continue reading

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Contributing to free software – to write code or not to write code? (part 2)

I am a free software user and student. The more that I read and learn about free software communities, the more that I discover really well done software applications, the more that I get surprised about how so many people … Continue reading

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Debian Lenny dedicated to Thiemo Seufer

I know that the current stable Debian release is Squeeze, but this is not a post about new stuff, is about something “old” that I discovered today and I would like to share with you. Today I plugged an old … Continue reading

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Debian MIA team: improving quality and taking care about developers

One month ago, Teo Romera talked at Project Management course of Master of Libre Software about managing volunteers in free software communities. In particular, he commented about the paper “Managing Volunteer Activity in Free Software Projects” by Martin Michlmayr, and … Continue reading

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“Producing Open Source Software” by Karl Fogel – Chapter 3

Technical Infrastructure This chapter focuses on technologies needed to help people working together in a free software project. You have to be prepared to handle correctly the information, to avoid repetitions, and make everybody feel that they are working in … Continue reading

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Community Antipatterns: the enemies of a sucessful free software community

In this post I recommend you to watch an interesting video from Dave Neary, in MeeGo Conference 2010, about Community Anti-Patterns. Dave Neary has been a GNOME Foundation member, community manager of the OpenWengo project, and a former contributor to the GIMP … Continue reading

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Smileys and netiquette

I don’t like to use smileys in my email messages or forum posts. Maybe just the simplest and traditional: 🙂   happy      😦  sad     😉  happy blink I usually write (and read) in plain text, never payed too … Continue reading

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“Producing Open Source Software” by Karl Fogel – Chapter 2

As I told you before, I am reading this book by Karl Fogel and here I will comment the second chapter, “Getting started”. This chapter gives the essential clues to successfully distribute an open source project: how to attract users … Continue reading

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“Producing Open Source Software” by Karl Fogel: Introduction

I am reading the book “Producing Open Source Software (How to Run a Successful Free Software Project)” written by Karl Fogel. It is published under a CreativeCommons Attribution-ShareAlike (3.0) license and you can download from its website producingoss.com. This book … Continue reading

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