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  • Metasploit As Case Study In Selling a FOSS Project
    By on May 5, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments


    coondoggie sends in a Network World interview with HD Moore on the occasion of the commercial release of Metasploit by Rapid7, the company that bought it half a year ago. The pseudonomous author uses the occasion to explore the question of what happens to a vital open source project once it is sold commercially. “Metasploit might become one of the first examples of how a completely FOSS project grows up to be successful. It is the venture capital (more…)



  • How To List FOSS Experience On Your Resume
    By on October 17, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    maximus1 writes “If you’re selling skills gained in an open source project, you have additional opportunities to shine, say experts in this ITWorld article. But what is the best way to explain your FOSS experience? ‘Someone stands out because of how they talk about the project, says Zack Grossbart, author of The One Minute Commute. His advice is to describe the project and discuss your contributions in detail: ‘If you were a committer, what did you (more…)

  • FOSS Sexism Claims Met With Ire and Denial
    By on October 13, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Last Friday Bryce Byfield gave us a little insight into the fallout surrounding his article on sexism in the FOSS world. Unfortunately it seems that FOSS junkies did little better than the rest of the world with respect to sexism, displaying similar levels of denial, abuse, and ignorance. “But the real flood of emotion comes from the anti-feminists and the average men who would like to deny the importance of feminist issues in FOSS. Raise the subject (more…)