How to participate effectively in open source software development.
Why, what, how, and when you will learn about open source software.
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History of open source, licenses, prime directives, how to participate effectively
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Short summary of copyright, copyleft, and the motivation for open source licenses.
The classic guide to how to participate in the open source community effectively
Three simple rules for assessing the open source quality of your project.
“I anatomize a successful open-source project, fetchmail, that was run as a deliberate test of some surprising theories about software engineering suggested by the history of Linux.”
This assessment evaluates your understanding of open source software and its community standards through review of your technical essay.