Google recently launched opensource.google.com, a new website for Google Open Source. The site features Google’s programs, organizations they support, and a comprehensive list of open source projects Google has released.
Amy June Hineline shares the lessons she thinks WordPress can learn from Drupal’s relationship with its contributors and open source.
I found Eric Holscher thoughts on funding open source with marketing money to be insightful. Eric is involved in Read The Docs, a community supported site that hosts documentation for projects, and he relates how he is building an advertising platform that is, “ethical and open source.”
🧪 Helen Hou-Sandi announced that WordPress core is now running automated tests using GitHub Actions as a runner, in addition to the existing Travis CI and Appveyor runs. Helen explains where this testing is headed next and shares how people contributing to core will benefit: “By switching to Github Actions, we are able to take…
John Eckman — the CEO of 10up — discusses whether there is a singular WordPress community, or a singular Drupal community. He notes that there is often very little overlap amongst communities, and WordPress and Drupal communities have pre-existing opinions about one another: At Drupal events, people would joke about WordPress as being “fine, for…
Sarah Gooding has a nice post on WPMU describing how NASA is promoting open source, and WordPress specifically. It’s great to see huge organizations like this realize the power of open source development.