- Removing Barriers to the Community – MySQL Moves to Bazaar – Jay Pipes
It is the role of a community manager to remove the barriers — both technical and ideological — between the user/developer community and the company or group of individuals which produces the open source software
- Linux.com :: Lessons learned from NCSU FOSS class
As textbooks, Cohen used Karl Fogel’s Producing Open Source Software, supplemented by Eric Raymond’s The Cathedral and the Bazaar and Lawrence Rosen’s Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law. All, appropriately enough, are available in free online versions. Cohen also made extensive use of other Web pages throughout the course.\n\nThe midterm and the final exams were based on material covered in the lectures and the textbooks. However, two-thirds of each student’s grade was based on their involvement with a FOSS project.
- Open Thoughts: Freshmeat: PostgreSQL is More Popular than MySQL
Surprising that PosgresSQL ranks higher than MySQL here. However, I think it’s a good sign that there are two very active open source SQL databases.
- EeeUser ASUS Eee PC Forum / Verizon EVDO Data connection on Eee PC via USB phone link
Instuctions for getting an Asus Eee to connect over a Verizon EVDO card.