How a website helps organize NASA colleagues & engage the open source community

Posted by rendsley on Jan 12, 2012 4:05 PM EDT; By Rikki Endsley
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Recently I spoke with William Eshagh and his colleague, Sean Herron, a technology strategist at NASA, about their new open source code site and the roles Linux and open source play at the organization.

"When I think of open source, Linux is the core," says William Eshagh, a technologist working on Open Government and the Nebula Cloud Computing Platform out of the NASA Ames Research Center. Eshagh recently announced the launch of, a new NASA website intended to help the organization unify and expand its open source activities. Eshagh says that the idea behind the NASA code site is to highlight the Linux and open source projects at NASA. "We believe that the future is open," he says.

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