Have you taken the leap? If you're reading this, then you've probably at least considered making open source software part of your life. OK, maybe you're one of those folks who waits to see if a technology takes off before you commit to it. I can respect that. Here's the thing: Open source is here to stay -- so dive in already! (Here at IBM, we've committed over $1 billion to Linux development. Come on in, the water's fine!) Not sure where to start? Read Jason Clark's inspired blog post, "Eight ways to open source your life." Getting started is easier than you think, and you'll find there are countless benefits to being part of the open source community.
Of course, many of you are already there -- immersed in any number of projects involving Eclipse, Python, PHP, and more. For you, we've got an unrivaled Open source zone, which is overflowing with resources that cover everything from the fundamentals to more advanced topics like our new feature on dynamic server provisioning with xCAT and TORQUE. And if you're one of those virtuosos who lives and breathes open source, why not start your own blog on My developerWorks and tell us what you're working on? Because as you know, being proprietary is so 1999.
Until next week,
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team
This week's top features on developerWorks:
- Port open source projects to z/OS UNIX: Open source network retriever (AIX and UNIX)
- Industry Information: Now available on developerWorks (Industries)
- Install and configure InfoSphere Streams on a virtual machine (Information Management)
- Java development 2.0: Introducing Kilim (Java technology)
- Learn Linux, 101: Boot managers (Linux)
- Accessing social networking Web sites through OAuth: Deploy the Web Twitter client to Google App Engine (Web development)
- Creating a Jython administrative script for WebSphere Application Server (WebSphere)