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Tonight Live: Pay Taxes and then we die Plus The care and feeding of an Open Source Community

Apr 15, 2003, 21:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Gerhardt)

[ Thanks to Jeff Gerhardt for this link. ]

Tonight Live: On The Linux Show!!
Tuesday, April 15th, 2003

from Chicago IL
Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com.

At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, Doc Searls (Linux Journal), Arne Flones and Russ Pavlicek; are back live tonight. We have a great show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!

Segment One- The News. We will cover THE HOT NEWS of the week. Most of the crew should be on line tonight as we file our US taxes. Tonight the news includes some thoughts on: TAXES, how the Open Source community can help in the process of a post war invironment, in search of Linux Laptops, the Centrino flap, and way more.....

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Segment Two-The care and feeding of an Open Source Community - How Open Source development projects really work.

Tonight we are joined by Eugene Eric Kim to discuss Open Source Communities, and a report on the subject, created by Kim that is now available. This report describes what open source communities are and how they work. It cites relevant research and presents original case studies of two open source projects: TouchGraph and SquirrelMail. It then identifies patterns of collaboration shared by these projects, and describes how these patterns might apply to other types of communities. Finally, it reviews what is still not well understood about open source communities, and proposes several paths for further research.

Eugene is Executive Director and cofounder of Blue Oxen Associates. Previously, he worked as an independent consultant -- specializing in software development, project management, and strategic planning -- and was Senior Technical Editor at Dr. Dobb's Journal. From 2000 to 2002, he worked closely with Doug Engelbart on the Open Hyperdocument System, and served on the Core Planning Committee of Engelbart's Bootstrap Alliance. Eugene has written for a variety of publications, and is currently writing a book on the history of free software. He received his A.B. in History and Science from Harvard University.


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