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Open source highlights August

Posted 19 Sep 2013 by 

Jason Hibbets (Red Hat)
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The dog days of summer are winding down here in North Carolina, and it's time to take a look back at another record month on Opensource.com. For you this month, we have our top five articles, the hottest topics, and a few things you may have missed.

We published 47 articles in August 2013—including several posts from our community moderators and many from our open source community of contributors. We also surpassed 200,000 page views in a month, a new record and proof that our audience continues to grow!

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Top 5 articles in August

  1. A year of Linux desktop at Westcliff High School, Stu Jarvis, KDE Marketing Working Group — 9,992 page views
  2. Afraid someone will steal your idea?, Daniel Solis, Art director & game designer — 9,113 page views
  3. How to create an eBook the open source way, Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) — 5,901 page views
  4. Post open source software, licensing and GitHub, Richard Fontana (Red Hat) — 3,683 page views
  5. Can there be open source music? Michael Tiemann (Red Hat) — 3,657 page views

Hot topics

Bringing open source methodologies to your local community was highlighted in several articles this month. Jeremy Kahn wonders if open source should be part of your civic duty? Community moderator, Phil Shapiro, takes a look at the open source culture in Chattanooga. And, I explore the concept of a citizen CIO.

Earlier this year at OSCON, Mark Hinkle, Senior Director of Open Source Solutions at Citrix, delivered an excellent keynote on building communities of inclusion. "What we've done is amazing," said Hinkle, "We won, open source is everywhere." We asked him to expand on his keynote and we published some excellent insights.

Also, there was lot happening in education. Community Moderator Carolyn Fox reported on the creation of BostonX and created a guide to free and open source education. Charlie Reisinger, IT Director for Penn Manor School District, shares a great story on teaching students how to program with tools like Scratch and The Finch—a programmable robot.

Chatter abounded around cloud providers and data security: read Georg Greve's four critical steps to selecting a cloud provider.

And, last but not least, I recommend you take a look at Pulp, a platform for managing repositories of content, but through the eyes of a Red Hat intern.

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Jason Hibbets is a project manager in Corporate Marketing at Red Hat where he is the lead administrator, content curator, and community manager for Opensource.com. He has been with Red Hat since 2003 and is the author of, The foundation for an open source city. Prior roles include senior marketing specialist, Red Hat Knowledgebase maintainer, and support engineer. Follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets