Monday, September 15, 2014

Transcript of Open-Source Case Study Presentation

Here is a slightly summarized transcript of my presentation earlier today centered around my open-source case study -


A hackable text editor for the 21st Century”
Created and maintained by GitHub and its communities


Core is built with web technologies, making Atom extremely customizable
Primarily made for and used by web developers, but supports a variety of languages
Is currently found to be slow in some cases, including text search in the editor and string manipulation


GitHub made and GitHub-based
Currently over 100 contributors in the main repository and over 45,000 downloadable packages
Atom’s twitter page presently has over 35,000 followers
A few ways to contribute to are:
Creating a new package and adding it to the already vast library of modifications to the editor
Directly contribute to the source code by heading to the main repository’s webpage on GitHub.
Conventions and practices used by this community to add or modify code is well documented on the webpages 


An end user has the right to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, with the following stipulations:
The MIT copyright notice needs to be shown on all of or substantial parts of the codebase
The owner of the codebase is not liable for any hardware or software malfunction that occurs either directly or indirectly as a result of using this product

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