The Benefits of Eating Your Own Pet Food

Many of us have come across companies trying to sell a product that they themselves don’t use, because unfortunately this is not uncommon. It’s unsettling when companies don’t think enough of their own products to actually use them. I understand not all companies can use their own products within the business because of the nature of some products. But, by and large, many, if not most, can be integrated into the business. And should be when they can. That was one of the things I really liked about CollabNet. We actually do use our own platform and tools, and in …

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Meeting the CollabNet Community

As the new Community Manager for CollabNet, I wanted to say hello and introduce myself. I come from a 10-year stint at Sun Microsystems, having worked in their Java forums, on java.net, writing for java.sun.com, and as developer represenative in Second Life. In working with each of those communities, it was important for me to understand, communicate with, and represent the developer to the company every bit as much as representing the company to the community. The openCollabNet community is well-established and focused on great projects, such as Subversion and various integrations. I’ve been impressed with how the members of …

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