Open source goes corporate at Samsung

The list of major corporations getting involved with open source communities is persistently growing, a trend evidenced by the rapidly expanding financial backing of open source foundations like the Linux Foundation. Samsung is one of these companies through its Open Source Group which was established in February of 2013. It’s part of an effort to bridge the gap between the company and the open source communities it relies on and to promote the use and development of open source technology within many sectors of the company.

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Facebook has over 200 open source projects on GitHub

Facebook. It’s one of the world’s most well-known tech companies and on the forefront of open source technology. Just take a look their portfolio of over 200 open source projects on GitHub.

In this interview with James Pearce, head of Open Source at Facebook, I speak with him prior to his talk at this year’s All Things Open conference in Raleigh. Earlier this year, Opensource.com interviewed Pearce when the social giant was nine months into the process of rebooting their open source presence. Things have changed a lot since then. Find out how in this exclusive interview.

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On the hunt for the right open source project?

Dinosaur skeleton red

I came back from OSCON this year with a new fire to contribute to an open source project. I’ve been involved in open source for years, but lately I’ve been more of an enthusiast-evangelist than a hands-on-contributor to an open source community. So, I started some thinking about what to do next. When I was involved in projects before, it was due to a clear progression from user to forum guru to contributor. It’s a great path to take but what do you do if you just want to jump into something?

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Top 5 articles of the week: Open source tools galore! and the rise of Ansible

Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week’s open source news and stories on Opensource.com. This week: September 22 – 26, 2014.

Top 5 articles of the week

#5. Open source tools help kids discover digital creativity

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