We recently blogged about two new open source websites, OSS Zero to Sixty and OSSPerks. Set up by Nik and Anthony, founders of Glimpse, they’re two sites dedicated to helping anyone looking for help, tips, resources and tooling for open source projects.
Since then, we’ve heard about all sorts of exciting things the open source community is doing and we would love our tools at Red Gate to help along the way. We’ve just added a bunch of Red Gate SQL Server tools to the growing list on OSSPerks, including:
We’re offering free licenses of these tools for work on open source projects. Just drop us an email at sales
red-gate[you know]com with your contact details and a little information about your plans, and we’ll be in touch to set you up with a license...
A listing of tools and services that are made freely available to open source projects.
Running OSS Projects: From Zero to Sixty
osszerotosixty.com is starting out as a companion website for Nik Molnar's NDC 2013presentation by the same name. The presentation is available here for viewing and re-presenting at developer groups worldwide.
In addition, the presentation has been build using reveal.js and is open source (Creative Commons) itself. Please contribute any tips, tricks or valuable lessons to improve this quick start for OSS developers.
The video recording of this presentation from NDC is now available!. In addition, here is the session abstract:Glimpse, an open source web application diagnostics tool, went from a rough back-of-a-napkin idea to a project with tens of thousands of users and developer media attention within a period of eight weeks. Join Glimpse’s co-founder, Nik Molnar, for an honestly raw tale of the pains and lessons learned that arose managing an open source project. Along the way, Nik will cover the tools and techniques that have proven successful over the past two years developing Glimpse, focusing on technical challenges and best practices for community management, communications and open source/life balance.This session is suitable for founders, maintainers, contributors and all users of open source software and aims to spark conversation around the best way to foster open source and open source etiquette.
It's always nice to see a favorite vendor "do good"...