A free (October 2010 only) ebook guide for the version control system Git.
The idea that there are three simple levers that define a feature or a product is passive-aggressive professional absurdity. There are myriad levers the team can adjust, but to understand them you need to understand the people who are actually building the software.
If you haven’t picked up his book Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager yet, you should.
Whurley has created a poll to gather feedback on the question of who would be an ideal candidate for those of us who rely upon and value source software. As he says, “Assume for a moment that a knowledge of open source is prerequisite (or integral) in solving issues like patent reform. Who would you vote for? In other words, who would be the best candidate for the open source community?” I should have posted this sooner, but I’ve been distracted.
A quick note, Whurley picked the top candidates from each party, prior to Mitt Romney dropping out.