Let’s meet in Lake Tahoe!

Once again, Bitergia has been invited to participate in the Linux Foundation Open Source Leadership Summit (previously known as Linux Foundation Collaborative Summit). This time, we have new things to show, based in the work we are doing currently for The Linux Foundation and several of its collaborative projects such OPNFV, CNCF, OCI, Xen and Cloud Foundry (details to be published soon!).

Our colleagues Daniel Izquierdo and Jesus M. González Barahona will be participating in the following talks:

If you are around, don’t miss the chance to meet our colleagues, join our talks and discuss about how Bitergia might help you!

Meanwhile, we have started working on ideas for next GrimoireCon and OSCON US 2017. Stay tuned or contact us for more information.

Open Source community tools for Inner Source projects

In a recent post we’ve seen how to set up Inner Source in your company is a cultural change question. Companies need to increase inner transparency, confidence and collaboration for breaking the functional silos in order to create a proper environment to develop software between motivated peers and enable code/knowledge reuse.

Laptop on a work table with DIY and construction tools all around top view hobby and crafts concept

Open Source development communities use several tools for enabling collaboration and transparency. Companies can take advantage of them for their inner software development projects. Let’s see some examples from our experience tracking collaborative software development and helping companies in their Inner Source projects analysis:

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Meet us at FOSDEM!

We are so excited about starting the new year with our contribution and participation at FOSDEM 2017.

Fosdem 2017

FOSDEM is the strongest reference event for developers and geeks to meet and know the hottest incoming tech topics since 17 years ago.

In 2000, Raphael Bauduin, a Linux fan from Belgium, decided to organize a small event for Open Source developers. He named it ‘Open Source Developers European Meeting’ (OSDEM). From the second edition OSDEM became FOSDEM and every year host more than 5000 developers and Open Source geeks.

FOSDEM is our natural environment. We have joined it in a lots of editions and we are very proud to come again this year as speakers. We are also going to set up a stand for chatting with all our friends with special gifts for our community.

These will be our contributions to FOSDEM 2017:

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Is your company ready for Inner Source?

In past posts, we talked about Inner Source and the benefits for your organization. Some large organizations, such Paypal or Zalando started their own process to approach Inner Source; we can say without a doubt that each of them has taken their own path, because Inner Source is more related to a philosophy or enterprise culture than to a process or static methodology defining it.The cathedral and the bazar

During last LibreCon we have been sharing some insights about it during our
Inner Sourcing and Software Development Analytics
talk, and next months we are going to collaborate with some companies in their inner source approach. So it seems the right momentum to start a set of posts about “Inner Source”, doesn’t it?

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Some metrics of Open Source development in “the Cloud”

Are you still waiting for “The Year of the Desktop”? Not sure when it will happen, but it is clear that the Open Source movement around “Cloud Computing” is growing and growing.

The number of companies releasing Open Source code, contributing to Open Source cloud projects increases each month. A good example to see it is the “under developmentCNCF Grimoire Dashboard:

Table and chart showing CNCF organizations diversity numbers and evolution

CNCF organizations diversity numbers and evolution

And during these days, in events like CloudNativeCon and KubeCon we’ll see more data and insights about how big the open cloud ecosystem is becoming. Do you want a preview?

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Gender-diversity Analysis of the Linux Kernel Technical Contributions

On the 8th of October we joined LinuxCon to share our Gender Diversity Analysis of technical contributions to the Linux Kernel.

We are aware of the diversity gap in the tech industry and the efforts of some institutions, like Linux Foundation, are doing to solve it. So, we decided to add our five cents, working over the weeks to bring some stats about women’s contribution to Linux Kernel.

Before diving deep into our results, let’s take a look at some data we already have from the tech sector. Women represent:

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How to Recruit the Best Open Source Development Talent

Software development is eating up the labor market

More than 20 years after the crash of the 1990’s dot-com bubble, IT has transformed business. Today, the majority of businesses are software companies. Netflix is not a film company, Amazon is not an online ebook company, Spotify is not a music company, Pixar is far from being an animation studio, and Groupon is not just a marketplace. There are more than 330K active organizations in GitHub. We are living in the Digital Transformation buzzword era.

opnfv git organizations diversity

OPNFV Organizations diversity

A lot of these companies are using Open Source technologies and they demand experts in many application fields (Cloud, Web Development, etc.). Open source’s talent has a strong pro demand. Managers are always looking for experienced developers. According to the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report:

  • 87% of hiring managers say it is difficult to find open source talent and 79% have even increased incentives to retain their current open source professionals.
  • 58% of hiring managers are looking for DevOps talent, making DevOps the most in-demand role in open source today.
  • For jobs seekers, even though 86% of tech professionals say open source has advanced their careers, only 2% say money and perks are the best part of their job.

Having a solid strategy in attracting and retaining IT talent is crucial for the future of companies. How could Software Development Analytics help them?

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