Tessa Mero's Blog Posts

You can read about my personal stuff, my Cisco Blog, my Open Source thoughts, my Travel Blog, my Medium blog, and my Book Reviews!

Why Contribute to Open Source Projects?

People often wonder why so many people are starting to get involved in open source projects, in the community, and contributing many hours of their time to open source projects. In this blog post, I want to explain it in my own perspective. :-) What is Open Source? Open Source is something that can be modified and distributed freely and designed to...
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My Letter to the Joomla! Community

Joomla! is undergoing one of the biggest changes in history. This is my letter to you all. Joomla! is celebrating it's 10 year anniversary this year. Woohoo! It has survived this long because of all the contributors who are so passionate about Joomla! and who believe so much in the CMS and the future of it. This is the reason why I am still here. I...
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My Open Letter to the OSM President of Joomla

 In response to the public outcry of a pending contractual agreement Putting myself in your shoes, I do understand that you are meaning no harm and trying to do what you think is best for the community. You are trying to find a solution that will help our project's budget and taking this partnership opportunity to make that happen. Dear Sarah ...
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Turn Your User Group or Event to a Non Profit or 501(c)(3)

Don't get stuck paying taxes! Follow these easy steps to receiving your status! There are many benefits with having your organization becoming a non-profit. But once you're non-profit, why not go all the way and become a 501(c)(3)? This process is for Washington State and may differ per State in the US. Non-Profit Status First, understand the benef...
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