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The Linux Foundation and TODO Group Release Chinese Versions of Open Source Guides for the Enterprise

Created by industry experts, popular guides help organizations optimize open source program practices and strategies

BEIJING – LINUXCON CHINA – June 25, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, has released Chinese translations of 10 Open Source Guides for the Enterprise, created to help executives, open source program managers, developers, attorneys and decision makers learn how to best leverage open source.

“Chinese developers and organizations already contribute huge amounts of code to open source projects, and their engagement grows daily,” said Chris Aniszczyk, CTO of CNCF and co-founder of the TODO Group. “Making these resources available to Chinese audiences in their native language will encourage even greater adoption of and participation with open source projects.”

Developed by The Linux Foundation in collaboration with the TODO Group, the guides now available in Chinese cover the following topics:

  • Creating an Open Source Program, by Chris Aniszczyk, Cloud Native Computing Foundation; Jeff McAffer, Microsoft; Will Norris, Google; and Andrew Spyker, Netflix
  • Using Open Source Code, by Ibrahim Haddad, Samsung Research America
  • Participating in Open Source Communities, by Stormy Peters, Red Hat; and Nithya Ruff, Comcast
  • Recruiting Open Source Developers, by Guy Martin, Autodesk; Jeff Osier-Mixon, Intel Corporation; Nithya Ruff; and Gil Yehuda, Oath
  • Measuring Your Open Source Program’s Success, by Christine Abernathy, Facebook; Chris Aniszczyk; Joe Beda, Heptio; Sarah Novotny, Google; and Gil Yehuda
  • Tools for Managing Open Source Programs, by Chris Aniszczyk; and Jeff McAffer
  • Improving Your Open Source Development Impact, by Ibrahim Haddad
  • Starting an Open Source Project, by Christine Abernathy; Ibrahim Haddad; Guy Martin; John Mertic, The Linux Foundation; Jared Smith, Capital One
  • Winding Down an Open Source Project, by Christine Abernathy; Chris Aniszczyk; Guy Martin; Jared Smith; and David Wheeler, Core Infrastructure Initiative
  • Open Source Reading List. A collection of 21 must-read books for open source program managers, compiled by TODO Group members

The Open Source Guides for the Enterprise provide information on a wide range of open source topics, to ensure individuals at every level of an organization understand what open source is, how benefits the organization and how to do it right. This includes every stage of the lifecycle of an open source project, from formation to winding down.

English guides were released in September 2017 and more are added regularly. Anyone wishing to contribute translations into additional languages are encouraged to do so through GitHub. To view and download the guides, go to GitHub and The Linux Foundation website in English at and Chinese at

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