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2answers
131 views

Do I continue developing an alternative existing solution, or am I wasting of time? [closed]

Almost 2 years ago I had need for a monitoring system, that monitored servers ping times, databases and various other metrics, but also things things like my email inboxes (for unread email), my game ...
1
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3answers
75 views

Assuring Quality and Bug Fix speed in Open Source Python Project

I'm maintaining an open source framework (in Python on *nix platforms if that matters) for the first time in my life. It is pretty much pre-alpha, not much more then a scientific proof of concept, ...
8
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3answers
171 views

Finding co-maintainers for open source projects [closed]

I have a number of open-source projects that have gotten some significant usage and would like to find co-maintainers so that I am not a bottleneck when it comes to maintenance and support requests ...
4
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1answer
628 views

Can Foswiki be used as a distributed Redmine replacement?

I am quite familiar with and love using git, among other reasons due to its distributed nature. Now I'd like to set up some similarly distributed (FOSS) Project Management software with features ...
5
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3answers
181 views

Community Programming

Background I just began working for a religious non-profit organization. As with most non-profits, the organization is resource-poor and has no IT department to speak of. In my two months here I've ...
3
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3answers
370 views

Code bases for desktop and mobile versions of the same app

I have written a small Java Swing desktop application. It seems like a natural step to port it to Android since I am interested in learning how to program for that platform. I believe that I can reuse ...
5
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4answers
277 views

Stick with custom or migrate to CMS?

I have a site that has been built from scratch by a few different programmers over time. The first programmer, who built the initial system and database, was not very tech savvy. Other programmers ...
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3answers
3k views

GitHub: Are there external tools for managing issues list vs. project backlog

Recently I posted one of my the projects1 on GitHub and as I was exploring capabilities of the site, I noticed they have a rather decent issue tracking section. I want to use that section as a) other ...
4
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3answers
244 views

Open Source Project and Revenue

I started an open source project in 2010 and the project is gaining some visibility. We are now 2 active committers and we hope to engage more contributors in the future. We received today the second ...
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4answers
577 views

Open Source Client-Based Project Management?

For quite some time I've been searching for a web-based, open-source project management program that I can run on my rented space at Dreamhost to track client projects. dotProject seems nice, but I've ...
5
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5answers
350 views

To Open Source or Not to Open Source, that is the question [duplicate]

So, I have a couple of projects that I have been working on and I am trying to decide if I want to open source them or provide them for free as closed source. I have never "owned" an open source ...
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6answers
568 views

What is a correct/polite way to inherit from an abandoned open-source project for a new open-source project?

My team just tried to contact some guys from an old open source project hosted on code.google.com. We told them that we'd like to join their project and commit to it — at least to some branch of ...
2
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2answers
466 views

The Basics of Project Management / Software Development [closed]

It suddenly struck me today that I have never developed any large application or worked with a team of programmers, and so am missing out a lot - both in terms of technical knowledge and the ...
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3answers
342 views

At what stage of an Open Source project should you invite contributions from the community? [closed]

I've been wondering about getting contributions to a new open source product my team will be developing. There's encouragement for us to get as much support from the wider community as we're able, ...
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4answers
338 views

Is it a bad decision to release code that is not open source

I work for a company that owns several closed source software. One of our software is used to service clients and generate income so it has commercial value to us (and it pays my salary). I've ...