Enigma Box (vol.1) "Arcanum"

Updating "Producing Open Source Software" for 2nd Edition

A project in Chicago, IL by Karl Fogel

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It's time to update my 2005 book "Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project". Help me do it right.
Backers: 314
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Funded: $15,376 of $10,000
Dates: Jan 11th -> Feb 10th (30 days)
Project By: Karl Fogel
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Latest News

ProducingOSS update starts with a read-through.

March 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, backers and lurkers.  I don't want to spam you -- at least not too much -- but a few people have asked for an update, especially as the repository has been quiet. It's been quiet because I'm starting out with a read-through of a treeware copy of... (Read More)

ProducingOSS 2.0: starting, and feedback/suggestions welcome.

February 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you again, backers, for the generosity that resulted in this Kickstarter campaign being 50% overfunded. I'm now starting work on the 2nd edition of "Producing Open Source Software".  My goal is to have it published by OSCON (late July).  This... (Read More)

Going into overfunding! New reward, and more...

February 4th - via: kickstarter.com
My sincere thanks to all of you for backing this project.  You have made it possible for me to update Producing Open Source Software in the ways it most needs. And there's still a week left in the Kickstarter campaign!  I'd like to take this into... (Read More)

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