Category: Open Source

The Bright Future of Thunderbird

Have you ever heard a politician talk about going on a listening tour? That’s what I’ve decided to do as I start a gig as the Community Manager for Thunderbird, the popular Email, and communications client. I’ve decided to take in as much feedback from users of, and contributors to, the project and see if

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Embracing Services: How Open Source Apps Can Make Money

Hey, folks, I’m back and I want to talk about “the cloud” and how it can enable people making open source software to make money. I’ve been thinking about writing a post about this for a while because I assumed it’d be pretty darn apparent that this is the way open source projects make money

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Electron Apps as First Class Citizens on Linux

So, I’ve been using electron apps since the Atom Text Editor, from GitHub, debuted featuring the technology. To ensure everyone knows what Electron is, I will explain first. Electron is a framework for creating cross-platform native desktop applications, using web technologies like: HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Like Ionic (Apache Cordova) for mobile, this enables the

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