Contribute to Open Source

March 27, 2018 Community

Why Most Software Engineers Don’t Contribute to Open Source?

People contribute to open source for different reasons and with different agendas in mind. There are different philosophies and theories about open source products. Some claim that there is reciprocity if you use something for free. Others demand a regime similar to socialism and Marx’s slogan – “From each according to his ability, to each

October 29, 2015 Community

The Abusement of Open Source

The Free Software Foundation has a clear and concise definition of free software – which is tightly connected to what we refer to “open source” with some verbal modifications: “Free software” means software that respects users’ freedom and community. Roughly, it means that the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve

June 29, 2015 Community

WordPress Contributing Effort and Focus

End of 2014 was a turning point in my life, and I have been thinking a lot about my contributing efforts for a while now. About a year ago I was teaching at a university, a school, co-organizing WordCamp Europe 2014 and a meetup, spoke at various conferences and meetings for free as well, contributed patches to plugins (plus

September 13, 2014 Community

What Does “Open” Mean?

I’ve been an Open Source advocate for about 10 years now, and this has been something that determined me over the years. If you start applying Open Source to your life, suddenly everything changes. Completely. Contributing to WordPress Marko and I led a workshop on “Contributing to WordPress” for my CMS students last year at “Telerik

November 17, 2013 Community

The Ten Years Linux Journey

A Linux/LEMP discussion on Twitter today reminded me that I’ve spent about 10 years within a Linux environment now. It’s not exclusive per se, there were times where I got back to Windows for a few months (keeping at least one system Linux-driven all the time), but it’s been a great time and I’ll tell