Book Managing Open Source Projects: A Wiley Tech Brief

Managing Open Source Projects: A Wiley Tech Brief

Managing Open Source Projects: A Wiley Tech Brief
Managing Open Source Projects: A Wiley Tech Brief

Author(s): Jan Sandred
Year: 2001
ISBN: 0471403962,9780471403968,9780471189176


The only guide to managing the open source model and integrating it With the massive success of Linux, companies are taking open source business solutions more seriously than ever before. This book helps meet the growing demand for guidance on how to manage open source project development projects. Expert Jean Sandred explores open source philosophy, describes current software tools for managing open source projects, and provides expert advice on how to organize and manage open source projects using the Internet as a collaboration tool. With the help of many great and educational case studies, Sandred explores practical concerns like building, motivating and managing virtual teams; Structuring tasks and meeting deadlines; Building confidence ; Project management software tools; Maintaining project security; And more.


Humans live forever between a better future and the old days. Henrik Tekkenen
Sure, open source is the only truly innovative concept in business in the twentieth century, and everything is really new in The new economy. All open source can be defined primarily as a software development method. (If the source is For a portion of the program that can be read, redistributed, and modified, said to be open; It develops - it could be
Improved, adapted and corrected.) 
The open source is also rightly referred to as the "gift economy", because For many people, open source simply means software that is offered for free.
However, these definitions leave a very important - if not the most important - aspect of open source: it It is also a valid business concept with truly unique properties. This is the second aspect covered in this book:
It provides open source business opportunities, and how to manage successful open source projects.
To understand the concept of open source, it is necessary to familiarize yourself with its history. Open source for it Roots in a kind of political arena "power-flower, left-wing anar-cho-communism", far from today Several international open source companies, such as Red Hat, Inc. Open source builds on the idea of ​​giving Away from intellectual property for the good of society - "What is good for society is good for me."

In the two decades plus the post-May 1968 revolution, seeing life without state interference
Or the market has inspired many community media activists. See free cultural example Radio stations created in the 1960s and 1970s in Europe; They refused all funding from government and commercial sources, and instead chose to rely on donations of time and money Their supporters. During the late 1970s, the punk movement increased popularity of these positions. Quickly though In marketing, this type of sub-culture encourages its members to form their own teams, and design their own teams Fashion, spreading their fanzines.


Open source is about managing people, not tools. Managing an open source project requires different demands Management and leadership. If properly managed, open source can provide the industrial power systems that meet User needs, providing fully scalable and maintainable solutions over long periods of time. The code Developed under an open source that tends to be more consistent and easier to maintain; Moreover, software errors Development can be identified and corrected early, thus avoiding rewriting massive code. 

It is clear that open source can help companies run businesses more effectively and efficiently, but not without a comprehensive Understand this new concept. It was this realization, and the desire to help companies achieve this The understanding that led to this writing. For three days in April 1999, while my old friend Olf Instagram and I were visiting another friend, Johann Helm, then in the World Wide Web Consortium.

(W3C), we had an idea how to use this new thing called "open source" to help companies reshape Themselves for the new economy. After all, we thought, the Internet is not just smart machines, but people Behind them, who, through networks, can combine their intelligence, knowledge and creativity to generate them Breakthroughs in economic, technological as well as social development.

How is this book organized?

The open source project management content was extracted from my experience with open source
Project - i.e. creation of Crealog iDS AB, Change and Communications Management
Marketing group. Although the path to this turn was difficult, the knowledge gained proved invaluable. it's a
These experiences and this knowledge that I share with you in this book.
Open source project management is organized into 12 chapters as follows:
 The first chapter provides a historical background.
 Chapters 2 to 7 explain the business and project management aspects of open source.
 Chapters 8 to 10 offer some open source tools and appropriate methods.

 Chapters 11 and 12 provide advice and dare to predict the future.

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