Archive | March, 2012

FOSS and Data: An Interview With RedMonk

EclipseCon 2012: Ohloh’s Rich Sands interviews James Governor and Donnie Berkholz of the analyst firm RedMonk. The topic: how data analytics is changing both the way that FOSS projects understand and manage themselves, and how users of FOSS can use data to better assess the quality of projects they are considering.

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POLL: Non-code Contributions

There is a great post by Andy Lester, entitled “14 Ways to Contribute to Open Source without Being a Programming Genius or a Rock Star“, in which he describes the dilemma of so many prospective contributors to FOSS: The most damaging idea that I’ve observed among open source newbies is that to contribute to open […]

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Introducing Ohloh Meta

Back when Ohloh was young, blogs, wikis and other content management systems were also a bit immature. So the original included basic wiki functionality, and the ability to display articles in chronological order – a blog. As content management systems have grown up, their features and ease of use have outstripped the simple wiki […]

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Now Adding Projects is Easier – So Lets Add Some!

Adding projects on Ohloh has never been a simple task. The old way – fill out this long, daunting form (which doesn’t even ask you for where the code is – you add that later!):   Not at all friendly. Wouldn’t it be easier to just ask for the location of the code and figure […]

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Sprints 30 & 31 Deployment (19 March 2012)

In this deployment: New Ohloh Meta site – new blog, information pages, FAQs, documentation and support. Redesigned and simplified Add New Project workflow, including auto-fetching information from popular forges. As previously announced, removed Journals and Closed Source positions features. Bug fixes.

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