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Rendered Language for Documentation

Opensource.com article that describes the benefits for using a rendered language (not wikis) for documentation.

, rendered language, Opensource.com
Wikis for Documentation

Opensource.com article describing how wikis can be used for FOSS project documentation.

, , , wiki, Opensource.com
Contributing to Open Source Documentation

This blog presents a step-by-step approach for contributing documentation to a project on GitHub.

, , documentation, GitHub, how-to, Andrew Chalkley
Mozilla Documentation Sprint How-To

This is a guide to organizing a documentation sprint from Mozilla. It contains advice and tips from people who have organized doc sprints, to help you in organizing one, too.

, , documentation, how-to, sprint, Mozilla
PHP Documentation Sprint

This page reports on the results of a PHP Documentation Sprint.

, , , documentation, PHP, sprint, Gingerling - phplist.org
Book – Democratizing Innovation

Professor von Hippel explores how user-centered innovation processes offer great advantages over the manufacturer-centric innovation development systems that have been the mainstay of commerce for hundreds of years.

, Dr. Eric von Hippel
Slides – Intro to FOSS

Slides that accompany Marko Schütz’s book Intro to FOSS (http://teachingopensource.org/learning-material/book-intro-foss./) Text is a comprehensive overview of the business of FOSS. Chapters include FOSS application areas, Philosophy and History of FOSS, FOSS Development and Community, FOSS Business, Case Studies, FOSS Government and more.

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Book – Intro to FOSS

Comprehensive overview of the business of FOSS. Chapters include FOSS application areas, Philosophy and History of FOSS, FOSS Development and Community, FOSS Business, Case Studies, FOSS Government and more. Slides for the text: http://teachingopensource.org/learning-material/slides-intro-foss/

, , , , , , , , , Marko Schütz - University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez
A Fair(y) Use Tale

Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University created this humorous, yet informative, review of copyright principles delivered through the words of the very folks we can thank for nearly endless copyright terms.

, , , , copyright, Dr. Eric Faden, Bucknell University
Stallmans Crusade for Free Software

Free as in Freedom interweaves biographical snapshots of GNU project founder Richard Stallman with the political, social and economic history of the free software movement.

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The Open Source Way

The Open Source Way is a book shows how to (and how not to) engage with the community members on projects of any type by practicing the open source way. This handbook distills years of knowledge our community members have gained while running open source projects.

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Producing Open Source Software

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. The book is released under an open copyright. You can buy it in bookstores, order copies from O’Reilly Media, or browse and download it here.

, , , , , , , , Karl Fogel
IRC “Cheat Sheet”

A printable “cheatsheet” of common IRC commands

commands, IRC, Opensource.com
Live Coding

Live Coding – every Wednesday 1pm Eastern.
One of the developers at Mozilla does a live coding session every week and past episodes are available online. The link for the “episode guide” is: https://www.reddit.com/r/WatchPeopleCode/comments/6bpb36/live_weekly_1pm_et_on_wednesdays_watch_a_mozilla/

, YouTube
Open Source Software: the Challenge Ahead

For open source software, the real challenge lies ahead — taking free software to the mass market, to your grandparents, to your nieces and nephews, to your friends. If we are to be successful we need to articulate the audacious goals clearly and loudly – because that’s how the community process works best.

, Mark Shuttleworth, CERN
Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman’s Crusade for Free Software

Free as in Freedom interweaves biographical snapshots of GNU project founder Richard Stallman with the political, social and economic history of the free software movement.

, , GNU, Stallman,
11 ways to get involved in HFOSS

11 ways to get involved in HFOSS

, , , , Heather Leson / Open Health News
The Cathedral and the Bazaar reading

Full text of “The Cathedral and the Bazaar” by Eric Raymond

, FOSS Culture, Eric Raymond
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