Linux is largely written today by programmers working for large companies, but, keeping in touch with its roots, the Linux Foundation is offering travel expenses to the next Linux Kernel Summit for Linux kernel hobbyist programmers.
Coraline Ehmke has developed apps for the web for 20 years. In that time, she[he]#039[/he]s learned a lot about open source culture and what makes a community of contributors tick. At the Great Wide Open conference this year, Coraline gave a talk about diversity in open source.
Today in Open Source: Will Chrome OS and Android dominate the 2014 Linux desktop? Plus: Red Flag Linux bites the dust, and an anatomy of a Linux system. How ironic that Android Desktop and Chrome OS are two of the first slides in the article.
Today in Open Source: What went wrong with Linux on the desktop? Plus: Will Chromebooks kill Windows? And more Chromebooks coming in 2014. I've run into these Negative Ned stories about Linux failing on the desktop before, and they always seem fixated on the market share of Windows.
Jessica McKellar is an entrepreneur, software engineer, and open source developer. She helps organize the Boston Python user group and plays a big role in diversity outreach by introducing and welcoming more beginners and women. Participation has increased from 0-2% to 15% and the user group has sustained this over the past two years.