Managing Open Source Projects: A Wiley Tech Brief

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 14, 2002 - Computers - 208 pages
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The only guide to managing and integrating the open source model
With the phenomenal success of Linux, companies are taking open source business solutions much more seriously than ever before. This book helps to satisfy the growing demand for guidance on how to manage open source enterprise development projects. Expert Jan Sandred explores the open source philosophy, describes current software tools for managing open source projects, and provides expert guidance on how to organize and manage open source projects using the Internet as a collaboration tool. With the help of several fascinating and instructive case studies, Sandred explores practical concerns such as building, motivating, and managing virtual teams; structuring tasks and meeting deadlines; establishing trust; project management software tools; maintaining project security; and more.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 An Open Source Primer
1
Chapter 2 Open Source in Business Terms
23
Chapter 3 The Open Source Philosophy
37
Chapter 4 Open Source and the Internet Economy
59
Chapter 5 Network Organizations
73
Chapter 6 Managing a Virtual Team
81
Chapter 7 Managing Distributed Open Source Projects
101
Chapter 8 Tools for Building Open Source Products
133
Chapter 9 Open Source Tool Tips
145
Chapter 10 Setting Up an Open Source Project
155
Chapter 11 Open Source Management Anecdotes
167
Chapter 12 Are You Ready for Open Source?
173
Index
181
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JAN SANDRED is an internationally recognized leader in open source. He is one of the founders of Crealog Corporation, a management-end communication consulting company in the new economy, located in Uppsala, Sweden.

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