Article: 6 examples of open source best practices in knowledge-sharing projects

Innovation, Open Source, Open Space

6 examples of open source best practices in knowledge-sharing projects

As someone who has watched my fair share of projects and initiatives come and go, I value the follow-on effects of good knowledge sharing. Even knowledge from bygone projects is available to learn from the past; such is the benefit and the curse of an internet that never forgets—all the practices good, no-longer-good, and never-were-good are out there to be found.

As the head of Red Hat’s Open Source Program Office (OSPO), I both appreciate and benefit from the myriad ways different communities create and share knowledge about open source. 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.

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Article: Are Developers Responsible for Open Source Governance?

Open Governance, Standards

Are Developers Responsible for Open Source Governance?

There are lots of factors in the open source software world converging to make it a big year for “shift left” in software development. Heightened security concerns, an increasing need for software supply chain visibility and the growth and complexity of open source ecosystems will continue to push the responsibility for ensuring code is secure earlier in the engineering process as far left as the request and design phases.

This means 2021 will be yet another year in which developers are challenged to take on more responsibility, and pushed further onto the front lines of open source governance. Developers will need access to the right training, resources and tools to do this job.

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