Managing Open Source Projects
A Wiley Tech Brief
By Jan Sandred
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: March 2002
Pages: 208

Expert advice and practical guidance on developing and managing anopen source project
Managing an open source project requires a different approach tomanagement and leadership. If managed the right way, open sourcecan deliver industrial-strength systems that meet users' needs andprovide solutions that are fully extendible and maintainable over along period of time. The resulting code will also be much moreconsistent and easier to maintain.

This book reveals the new possibilities and opportunities that opensource and the Internet create so you can make the right softwaredecisions for your business. Drawing on his own extensiveexperience, Jan Sandred clearly shows you how to organize andmanage open source projects by using the Internet as acollaboration tool. He begins by presenting a brief history of opensource and then discusses the different business and projectmanagement aspects. Sandred also offers in-depth descriptions ofthe software tools available for building open source sites andexplains the steps that are necessary for setting up an open sourceproject. And he provides you with advice and assistance on workingwith open source in a network organization.

With the help of several fascinating and instructive case studies,this book explores practical concerns such as:
Building, motivating, and managing virtual teams
Structuring tasks and meeting deadlines
Establishing trust within a team in order to successfully managea project
Utilizing the latest project management software tools
Collecting and communicating information from an open sourceperspective
Effectively using the Web to integrate and manage the open sourcemodel
* Maintaining project security

The companion Web site at includesadditional material, updates, links to other resources, and othervaluable information.

Wiley Tech Briefs

Focused on the needs of the corporate IT and business manager, theTech Briefs series provides in-depth information on new or emergingtechnologies, solutions, and vendor offerings available in themarketplace. With their accessible approach, these books will helpyou get quickly up-to-speed on a topic so that you can effectivelycompete, grow, and better serve your customers."an essential practical guide" (Linux User, September 2001)

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