10 Things You Should Know About Open Source - 8.

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2007-10-11 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Just a few of the myths about about open source are that it is a secret society, you have to be a coder to use it and it's not Windows-friendly.
 
 
 
Releasing the Code Isnt Enough You cant chuck your source code out onto an FTP server and expect an ecosystem of contributors to spring up overnight. Successful open-source projects require a solid framework for communication, a public interf
10 Things You Should Know About Open Source - 8.
 
 
 
 
 
As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. JasonÔÇÖs coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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