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Product-Based Open Source Development: Project Clarity


At the beginning of 2016, as the team behind Project Clarity started the initial work, our main goal was for Clarity to fill a gap within VMware. Clarity was to provide a layer of common visual language that will bring designers and engineers together as well as serve as a common layer of consistency across Read more...

Open Source Legal Implications, Licenses & Its Impact


When you join a tech company, you usually end up signing some sort of employment agreement contract. Of you read carefully (you MUST read this thoroughly), probably states all sorts of restrictions on what you can or cannot do/own and the rights of the hiring company to own your work. Whether it is during working Read more...
Here are the top open source at VMworld sessions to attend in Las Vegas and Barcelona in 2017,

Contributing Isn’t Just About the Code


By John Hawley, Open Source Hardware & Software Developer Over the years, I’ve grown to know a lot of different people in the open source world, they are all fighting the good fight for various reasons, in different places.  They all bring together unique skill sets, personalities, experiences and as a result we have the open source world Read more...

Improving Open Source Management at VMware


Open source is, by its nature, an organic, unpredictable, and opportunistic world. Which can make managing a wide reaching open source community at a large company like VMware especially challenging. GitHub forms the organizational foundation for many companies, both internally and externally. Many companies with their own GitHub organization eventually face a common problem: to Read more...

Coming Back to the Code | VMware Open Source Blog


As many folks know, I’ve spent the last three years banging around in the open source hardware world.  It’s got a lot in common, right now, with the early days of open source software: lots of interesting projects, folks trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t and lots and lots of collaboration going on Read more...