What Is Open Source (6 tags)
Answering the question "What is open source?" used to be a lot simpler than it is today. Dan Woods provides some insight by first explaining how open source software is developed, then delving into how different groups define the term, and closing with a look at how open source institutions continue to advance the cause. Dan is coauthor of Open Source for the Enterprise.
Sowing the Seeds of Open Source Advocacy (3 tags)
Advocacy is critical to the spread of open source and free software. Good advocacy can help spread freedom and software quality, while bad advocacy can reinforce unpleasant stereotypes. Good advocacy requires far more than just being right, though. Jono Bacon explores how to approach the message and the audience.
Open Source and Web 2.0 (3 tags)
Daniel Steinberg reports on the "Open Source and Web 2.0" session held at the Web 2.0 conference. Mitchell Baker and Jonathan Schwartz joined Tim O'Reilly in a panel discussion that looked at open source, Web 2.0, and issues specific to Mozilla and Sun. Check out the Web 2.0 Conference Coverage page for reports, photos, blogs, and podcasts from the show.
Setting up a Secure Subversion Server (2 tags)
You've finally persuaded your users to stop emailing documents back and forth when they need to collaborate, but you've had to recover three overridden versions on the shared network drive this week. Dru Lavigne has an answer; this month's FreeBSD Basics column demonstrates how to allow users to collaborate on documents with safe and secure version control provided by Subversion.
Which Open Source Wiki Works For You? (2 tags)
An old idea--user-writable web pages--has taken off again recently. Wikis are becoming more popular as tools for communication and collaboration. There are also several dozen packages to create them. Shlomi Fish compares features of several popular open source Perl, Python, and PHP Wikis.