Building Leadership in Open Source: A Free Guide

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    The latest Open Source Guide for the Enterprise from The TODO Group provides practical advice for building leadership in open source projects and communities.

    Contributing code is just one aspect of creating a successful open source project. The open source culture is fundamentally collaborative, and active involvement in shaping a project:undefined:’:undefined:s direction is equally important. The path toward leadership is not always straightforward, however, so thelatest Open Source Guide for the Enterprise fromThe TODO Group provides practical advice for building leadership in open source projects and communities.

    Being a good leader and earning trust within a community takes time and effort, and this free guide discusses various aspects of leadership within a project, including matters of governance, compliance, and culture.Building Leadership in an Open Source Community, featuring contributions from Gil Yehuda of Oath and Guy Martin of Autodesk, looks at how decisions are made, how to attract talent, when to join vs. when to create an open source project, and it offers specific approaches to becoming a good leader in open source communities.

    Leadership Mindset

    According to the guide, the open source leadership mindset involves:

    • Influence, not control
    • Transparency as a means of crowd-sourcing solutions, not as exposure
    • Leading, not herding

    Building leadership can happen at all levels :undefined:—:undefined: from managers to developers to volunteers. Developers, for example, are often highly motivated to contribute to open source projects that matter to them and to build their reputations within the community. According to the guide, :undefined:“:undefined:open source is so hotly in demand that developers actively seek opportunities to develop or hone their open source chops.:undefined:”:undefined:

    Guy Martin, Director, Open at Autodesk, Autodesk, says that when interviewing developers, he is frequently asked how the company will help the developer his or her build own open source brand.

    Increase Visibility

    :undefined:“:undefined:Raising your own company:undefined:’:undefined:s visibility in its open source work can thus also help recruit developers. Some companies even offer open source training to add to the appeal. Presenting the company:undefined:’:undefined:s open source projects at conferences and contributing code in communities are the best ways to raise your company:undefined:’:undefined:s visibility. Asking your developers to network with other developers and invite them aboard also tends to work well,:undefined:”:undefined: the guide states.

    Read the complete guide toBuilding Leadership in an Open Source Community online now. And, see the list of allOpen Source Guides for the Enterprise to learn more. The information contained in these guides is based on years of experience and best practices from industry leaders. They are developed byThe TODO Group in collaboration with The Linux Foundation and the larger open source community.

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  • Make ISO from DVD

    In this case I had an OS install disk which was required to be on a virtual node with no optical drive, so I needed to transfer an image to the server to create a VM

    Find out which device the DVD is:



    NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 465.8G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 1G 0 part /boot └─sda2 8:2 0 464.8G 0 part ├─centos-root 253:0 0 50G 0 lvm / ├─centos-swap 253:1 0 11.8G 0 lvm [SWAP] └─centos-home 253:2 0 403G 0 lvm /home sdb 8:16 1 14.5G 0 disk /mnt sr0 11:0 1 4.1G 0 rom /run/media/rick/CCSA_X64FRE_EN-US_DV5

    Therefore /dev/sr0 is the location , or disk to be made into an ISO

    I prefer simplicity, and sometimes deal with the fallout after the fact, however Ive repeated this countless times with success.

    dd if=/dev/sr0 of=win10.iso

    Where if=Input file and of=output file

    I chill out and do something else while the image is being copied/created, and the final output:

    8555456+0 records in 8555456+0 records out 4380393472 bytes (4.4 GB) copied, 331.937 s, 13.2 MB/s


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  • Recreate postrgresql database template encode to ASCII

    UPDATE pg_database SET datistemplate = FALSE WHERE datname = 'template1';

    Now we can drop it:

    DROP DATABASE template1;

    Create database from template0, with a new default encoding:

    CREATE DATABASE template1 WITH TEMPLATE = template0 ENCODING = 'UNICODE'; UPDATE pg_database SET datistemplate = TRUE WHERE datname = 'template1'; \c template1 VACUUM FREEZE;

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