SOS Open Source is Back!

December 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Roberto Galoppini 

Over the last year and a half I have been happily busy with my new job at SourceForge, as a result I had little time to keep analyzing open source projects and write reports.

In the meantime I have been thinking of few ways to keep SOS Open Source live, and I finally found a way to re-use SOS Open Source experience and tools to the benefit of the public.

Having submitted few R&D proposals to the EU, I am glad that among the approved projects is the MARKOS project. In fact the MARKetplace for Open Source project will be a great chance to finally productize some of the SOS Open Source features and ideas.

All MARKOS’ software outcomes will be made available as open source software, look forward to share the first release sometimes in Q3 2013, stay tuned!

Evaluate Open Source Software

May 11, 2010 by · 10 Comments
Filed under: Roberto Galoppini 

Open Source software selection starts with the creation of a short-list of open source packages, and the very next step is the evaluation of all candidates.

Read the dogfood label first.Read the dogfood label first.

Open source projects are planned, developed and maintained often using accessible Revision Control systems (e.g. Bazaar, CVS, Git, Mercurial or SVN), Collaboration (blogs, forums, IRC channels, mailing-lists and wikis) and Tracking Systems (e.g. bugzilla, GNATS, OTRS, trac). Despite going through them all can be time-consuming, those are the primary source of information to know more about an open source project. Read more

How to Find Open Source Software

April 29, 2010 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: Roberto Galoppini 

Discovering which open source software do you use maybe an “easy” game to play – using products like OSS Discovery Audit Edition scanning for over 330,000 open source projects to produce a baseline inventory of open source usage or also Krugle Basic providing basic code discovery and code duplication capabilities – but find useful open source packages can be trickier to master. Read more

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