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by Karl Fogel


Producing Open Source Software is a book about the human side of open source development.

Consulting: Open Tech Strategies, LLC). Thanks to all the backers of the Kickstarter campaign that funded this revision. Producing Open Source Software is a book about the human side of open source development. It describes how successful projects operate, the expectations of users and developers, and the culture of free software.

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Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing: Guide to. .I read the book to learn how to run an open source project (Orisi. org), but got insight that proved valuable in my commercial enterprises as well.

Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing: Guide to Navigating Licensing Issues in Existing & New Software. Andrew M. St. Laurent. In 1995, Karl Fogel co-founded Cyclic Software, a company offering commercial CVS support.

Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman. Producing Open Source Software - Karl Fogel. Getting started with Open source development (PDF). The Architecture of Open Source Applications: Vol. 1: Elegance, Evolution, and a Few Fearless Hacks; Vol. 2: Structure, Scale, and a Few More Feerless Hacks. The Art of Community - Jono Bacon (PDF). The Cathedral and the Bazaar - Eric S. Raymond.

His work, Producing Open Source Software, is a well referenced source of information about the human side of open source software.

Producing Open Source Software. Most free software projects fail. This book is about avoiding failure. How to Run a Successful Free Software Project. Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project. We tend not to hear very much about the failures. Only successful projects attract attention, and there are so many free software projects in total1 that even though only a small percentage succeed, the re-sult is still a lot of visible projects. It examines not only how to do things right, but how to do them wrong, so you can recognize and correct problems early.

Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project. eBook Details: Publisher: O’Reilly Media, Inc 2007 ISBN/ASIN: 0596007590 ISBN-13: 9780596007591 Number of pages: 192. eBook Description: This book is meant for software developers and managers who are considering starting an open source project, or who have started one and are wondering what to do now. It should also be helpful for people who just want to participate in an open source project but have never done so before.

It's time to update my 2005 book "Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project". Created by. Karl Fogel. Last updated January 19, 2018.

Intellectual Property and Open Source: A Practical Guide to Protecting Code.

Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project,2004, (isbn 0596007590, ean 0596007590), by Fogel . Wireless Hacks: Tips & Tools for Building, Extending, and Securing Your Network. Intellectual Property and Open Source: A Practical Guide to Protecting Code. The Success of Open Source. The Cathedral & the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary. Database Modeling with MicrosoftВ® Visio for Enterprise Architects (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems). Software Configuration Management.

The corporate market is now embracing free, "open source" software like never before, as evidenced by the recent success of the technologies underlying LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP). Each is the result of a publicly collaborative process among numerous developers who volunteer their time and energy to create better software.

The truth is, however, that the overwhelming majority of free software projects fail. To help you beat the odds, O'Reilly has put together Producing Open Source Software, a guide that recommends tried and true steps to help free software developers work together toward a common goal. Not just for developers who are considering starting their own free software project, this book will also help those who want to participate in the process at any level.

The book tackles this very complex topic by distilling it down into easily understandable parts. Starting with the basics of project management, it details specific tools used in free software projects, including version control, IRC, bug tracking, and Wikis. Author Karl Fogel, known for his work on CVS and Subversion, offers practical advice on how to set up and use a range of tools in combination with open mailing lists and archives. He also provides several chapters on the essentials of recruiting and motivating developers, as well as how to gain much-needed publicity for your project.

While managing a team of enthusiastic developers -- most of whom you've never even met -- can be challenging, it can also be fun. Producing Open Source Software takes this into account, too, as it speaks of the sheer pleasure to be had from working with a motivated team of free software developers.

Marirne
There is a lot of good experiential knowledge in this book and I'm glad I picked it up. However, some of the more pragmatic aspects of open source projects like the hosts, mailing lists, IM, bug tracking, version control and that sort are dated. The author could restore this book to top flight status if he just took the time to update these elements. It'd take him all of one week, if that.
Kieel
Just yesterday I was talking to a friend about this book and we discovered each other very glad with it. First of all, the author has a lot of experience with the theme in question. Furthermore, Karl Fogel is very compelling with words. He knows how to write down his experience in a way that is pleasant, certainly due to a lot of writes he had made through plenties of open source projects.

With this book you will be in touch with topics like the needed infra-structure to setup open source projects, the dinamics of the open source community, strategies for packaging and releasing software, common issues that arise in open source daily development and how to workaround then, a brief about licenses (with properly links for more information on this topic); just to highlight some aspects.

This book was the first hand someone land me into the open source world. It's helping me in three ways: to extract more from open source softwares that already exist, to start my own open source project, and to look at software development through a new, different, and till now better perspective.

Hope this review helps you!
Innadril
I've been a hobbyist programmer for over two decades. A computer science friend encouraged me to work on an Open Source project.

I had a lot of links about Open Source but nothing concrete or unifying. I decided that I should buy a book on the topic. My mind was muddled and I had dozens of questions that I'd need answered.

I searched and found this book. As soon as I started reading it, the author was answering my key questions. Throughout the book, the author covered more like a hundred details. His experience in the field demonstrates that he knows what he's talking about.

I learned that people-management (including how to work with conflicts, different agendas, etc) are more important than the project code itself. I also learned the importance of good documentation. And, as the author quickly pointed out, most Open Source projects are unsuccessful.

I felt that the book spent all its time on the people-dynamics and didn't say much about technologies. Not only was I new to group-development, but I'm still not sure what products to use or how, for example how to set up a forum and run it, send out mailing lists, run a web site, and so on. I guess the author just thinks these are the simple things and not worthy of mentioning. The book is small, given its great coverage of material. I was just hoping, however, that there would be a chapter on technologies. I do know the basics of version control systems, which are required, but not used to working in a team.

Since I don't have experience with leadership or management, Open Source work may be too demanding at present. This is not a criticism of the book, however.

If you are considering doing Open Source work, then this book is a must-have. The book is well written. Karl has a logical mind and good English, and conveys his thoughts clearly. There are no annoying US colloquialisms.

Of the 150 or so computer books I own, Karl Fogel, would be one of the top five authors I've read.
Flower
This SoHo Books version has absolutely abhorrent typesetting decisions with headings that are out of order as well as text fonts that are far too small which makes the book almost unreadable. Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project is the original version and whilst I don't have a copy, if you're going to get a copy of this book, I would recommend it over this horribly typeset and put together version.
energy breath
The book is full of experiential and pragmatic knowledge about producing open source software. But it starts from the very basics and does not put too much interesting material for advanced readers. Therefore, if you are someone who is a bit familiar to software production, this book is not for you..
Wenes
I read the book to learn how to run an open source project (Orisi.org), but got insight that proved valuable in my commercial enterprises as well. I highly recommend it to any project manager - not just open source, but NGO (you'll kearn a lot about communication transparency), and startups/corporate (you'll learn how your company can beenefit from participating in startup comunities, and perhaps get inspired to open up a part of your codebase)
fr0mTheSkY
Great read if you're curious about how to improve the chances of success for open-source software projects.
Karl is the master and this book is the bible for OSS communities.
Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project ebook
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