Spotlight on open source

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Mentoring in open source communities: What works? What doesn't?
Find out what it takes for mentoring to work in your free and open source software project.

Convincing the boss to accept FOSS
Wish your company would adopt an open source app? These 7 tips might help you sell it to management.

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YOUR BUSINESS ON OPEN SOURCE

How to get Windows and Linux to cooperate on the network
It's always been possible for Windows and Linux to cooperate. Now it's easier than ever.

How to sponsor an open source sprint
An open source project may organize a sprint on its own, but it's also possible for your company to sponsor such an event. Doing so is easier, faster, and less expensive than an IT manager may imagine.

REVIEWS

Mint is fun, client-focused Linux distro
The fun part of Mint is the fact that it has great appeal for client device support, especially for multimedia apps and components. It's constantly updated, which is seen by some as a fulfilled vision of Linux as an online-community supported OS. That same seemingly constant updating is also the potential source for destabilizing. This is a distro for buffs, experimenters and hackers -- much like openSUSE.

Alfresco: An open-source ECM alternative for SharePoint
Companies that can't meet Microsoft's price for its SharePoint content management package might want to try Alfresco.

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