I could see many many students posting this question in many forums, I want to contribute to open source but How to contribute? There are many ways to do that. I have listed a few and I hope it might be useful.
As open source getting popular day by day, many have questions like How to make money from Open Source? Lot more products are getting introduced and don't know who is making money. Certainly open source means, give the product and source for free then how to make money? Yes sell the product for free but get paid for its services.
Open source projects are free to use but the developers should be economically happy so that they could give time and energy to the project. There are lot of projects which are good but not able to sustain in the long run. In this article we will discuss about how to get sponsors for open source projects.
What the benefit will i get, if i contribute to Open Source? This is the frequently asked question by many people. I just want to pen down the benefits which i know and i hope you will agree with it.
Many startups are entering in to the business due to open source. Open source acts as a back bone / pillar for their business. It reduces the cost of production, Generates revenue from consulting and support. This article describes about the startups which flourished because of open source. Sun acquired MySQL for $1Bn is the biggest achievement for open source startups.
Many new products are coming in the open source world. Few are forking existing project, adding new features to it and selling it as open source product. Few strategies required to follow to sell the product better.
F# is a functional programming language for the .NET Framework. It combines the succinct, expressive and compositional style of functional programming with the runtime, libraries, interoperability, and object model of .NET. Microsoft recently released its source code under Apache License.
Open source is leading innovation in all technological areas. Open source awareness has spread around the world. Schools and Colleges students speak about it. Government organization think about it. Corporates relay on open source technological stack to build their enterprise or cloud products.
Failure is often the catalyst for success. You need to make mistakes to truly learn and grow as a tech worker. Sometimes, you don’t need to make the mistakes to learn. Learning from other’s mistakes can be just as informative and productive. Paying attention to what others have done can help you avoid the same kind of failure. Here are a few common mistakes that authors make that lead to the failure of open-source software projects.
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