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Why VMware Does Open Source


I run VMware’s Open Source Technology Center and I often get asked to articulate why VMware wants to be active in the open source space. Here are some of the things I always try to mention in response. Firstly, engaging with the open source community exposes us to incredible diversity and quality of thought. That’s Read more...
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How to Interact with and Grow Your Open Source Community


If we want to grow our open source communities, we first should define what “community” means. I think we can agree that it is not the project code that we are collectively working on. But neither is it the website or storage management system that we use, or our mailing list, or our forum. Nor Read more...
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How to Get Your Code Upstream


It’s not always obvious what really helps when it comes to getting your code upstream (i.e. accepted by core project maintainers). So, here’s a short primer based on my long experience as a Linux kernel developer and maintainer. First, why would you want to get your code upstream? For one thing, it reduces technical debt. Read more...