My Experience When I started with Free Software, there was a need for training people in the new tools that were emerging, not just to users, but also to professional that came from the proprietary world. There, the formal learning culture, through certification, is well established. Due to the business models around the delivery of … Continue reading Training programs for developers in FLOSS companies: a need
Executives find valuable to become part of a common network that allow them to open their organizations to new markets, more opportunities in current markets, new products, services and talent. KDE can offer them such a worldwide network formed by many organizations. In order to do it, KDE build a structured Program based on the … Continue reading What is the KDE Program?
The last weeks I've been putting some effort in thinking about how KDE (and any free software community) can build a network of organizations taking in consideration the weaknesses and strengths KDE (or any other FLOSS project) have. I wrote a few posts about previous ideas I thought it should be taken in consideration before … Continue reading KDE Program: Mission and Goals
Related to our topic, the most relevant internal factors /strengths and weaknesses) I can think of are the following:Strengths Passion. Collaboration. Sense of community/identity. Worldwide project. Prominent FLOSS project. Well known brand. Leading technology. Innovative. Well defined product (software). Broad base of skills. Efficient development process. Economically sustainable. Internal communication. Passion: KDE, like other community … Continue reading Some previous ideas about building new ecosystems around free software projects (V)
After the previous three articles about very basic previous ideas to take in consideration before designing an engagement program for organizations, we need to think about what are going to be the concepts to base our program on.To have a better chance to succeed, we have to build our program on our strengths and not … Continue reading Some previous ideas about building new ecosystems around free software projects (IV)