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6 Tips for Leveraging Open Source Technology

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    Emphasize Authenticity and Empathy

    To resonate with the open source community, an organization must be authentic. Rather than adopting an "everybody's doing it" mentality, set out to solve a specific developer problem with your open source contribution.

    The open source community has no borders; anyone with access to the Internet can contribute to a project. Working in such a diverse ecosystem requires tolerance and empathy. Encourage your team to read articles by developers in other countries and maybe even work on their basic language skills. This will help foster a more collaborative and cohesive working environment.

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6 Tips for Leveraging Open Source Technology

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    Emphasize Authenticity and Empathy

    To resonate with the open source community, an organization must be authentic. Rather than adopting an "everybody's doing it" mentality, set out to solve a specific developer problem with your open source contribution.

    The open source community has no borders; anyone with access to the Internet can contribute to a project. Working in such a diverse ecosystem requires tolerance and empathy. Encourage your team to read articles by developers in other countries and maybe even work on their basic language skills. This will help foster a more collaborative and cohesive working environment.

To understand the impact that open source technology has made on the enterprise, one need only look to the numbers. With over 35 million GitHub repositories, 1,961,460 lines of code on Hadoop and over a thousand Apache Spark contributors, the open source ecosystem is home to some of the world's most innovative and impressive tech collaborations. With some of the biggest names in tech leading the charge — Apple's Swift programming language, IBM's machine learning technology SystemML and Facebook's Relay JavaScript framework were all made public in the past year — open source technology is set to change the way we process, stream and analyze data.

In this slideshow, IBM VP of Big Data and Analytics on z, Dinesh Nirmal, and IBM VP of Offerings, Big Data and Analytics, Ritika Gunnar, outline several tips to help enterprises make the most of their open source strategy.