Deborah Bryant

See the following -

6 Examples Of Open Source Best Practices In Knowledge-Sharing Projects

The very effort of creating open source software is a massive knowledge-sharing experience, covering all the domains of software development with many methods and practices. Although there is rarely only one way to achieve a goal, open source communities have, over time, honed their knowledge into best practices as a natural byproduct of the open collaboration and transparency passed on within their respective communities. But what about best practices that span communities, which are useful beyond the unique needs of a single project and broadly applicable to any and all open source software efforts? I'll look at six different knowledge-sharing communities that take six approaches to gathering, maintaining, and distributing their best practices.

Read More »

Open Source For America (OSFA) asks Administration to “Free the Code”

Press Release | Open Source for America | July 19, 2012

Open Source for America (OSFA)...today launched a petition to “Free the Code,” in an effort to encourage the government to release custom-developed, taxpayer-funded software as open source by default. “Free the Code is an initiative to start a national conversation on taxpayer investments in software and information technology,” said John Scott, president of Selection Pressure, LLC and co-chair of Open Source for America's steering committee... Read More »

Open-Source Everything: The Moral of the Healthcare.gov Debacle

Paul Ford | Business Week | October 16, 2013

The U.S. federal government, led by the executive branch, should make all taxpayer-funded software development open-sourced by default. In the short run, this would help to prevent the recurrence of problems like those that plague healthcare.gov. Longer term, it will lead to better, more secure software and could allow the government to deliver a range of services more effectively. And it would enrich democracy to boot. Read More »

Tidelift Announces Upstream 2022: June 7 Event Celebrating Open Source Developers and Maintainers

Press Release | Tidelift | February 15, 2022

Tidelift, the premier provider of solutions for managing the open source software behind modern applications, today announced the date for Upstream 2022, an event for those who create and use open source software to build applications. This year, Upstream will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 and consist of more than 30 virtual sessions that attendees will be able to attend live or access following the event. Upstream is a free, one-day event that brings together developers, open source maintainers, and the extended network of people who care most about their work. The call for presentations is now open.

Read More »

Upstream 2021

Event Details
Type: 
Seminar/Webinar
Date: 
June 7, 2021 - 10:00am - 7:00pm

In three short weeks, TideLift will be hosting some amazing open source community leaders and celebrating the awesome open source maintainers who keep the world spinning. Join us June 7 for our first-ever, one-day, free virtual gathering to celebrate open source, the developers who use it, and the maintainers who create it. We just finalized the agenda, and wow! Check out this line-up...

Read More »

Open Strategic Autonomy: Public and Private Sector Perspectives

Event Details
Type: 
Seminar/Webinar
Date: 
March 23, 2022 (All day)

The increased attention on digital autonomy stems from concerns regarding user-control of IT infrastructures, services and products that our economy depends on. In a soon-to-be-published paper by OpenForum Europe, we outline how these concerns are nothing new to people following the open technology space. Put simply, open technologies, in particular open source and open standards, give the user and developer the control that at a societal level delivers digital autonomy.

Upstream 2022

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
June 7, 2022 (All day)

Live, one-day virtual event on June 7 brings together the application developers who use open source and the maintainers who create it. Upstream 2022 is an event for those who create and use open source software to build applications. Upstream will consist of more than 30 virtual sessions that attendees will be able to attend live or access following the event. Upstream is a free, one-day event that brings together developers, open source maintainers, and the extended network of people who care most about their work.

Read More »