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Fogel’s "Producing Open Source Software"

A community is more than just a bunch of people. It’s a shared set of values, and rules for how to behave. By this standard, the open source community isn’...
November 24, 2005

Is 5/75 a Passing Grade?

Joel Spolsky has posted the reading list for his Software Management Training Program. Only four of the books are in the geek books portion of my reading li...
November 22, 2005

First four Summer of Code articles are live

The first four Doctor Dobb’s Journal articles about Google’s Summer of Code projects are now on the web: Apache Axis2 JMX Front CL-GODB: A Common Lisp GO ...
November 17, 2005

Two Books on Security

Why are so many computers so insecure? As Whitten and Tygar pointed out in their 1999 USENIX paper, “Why Johnny Can’t Encrypt”, the biggest reason may be th...
November 11, 2005