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2014 Reader's Choice Award: Cast your vote

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In 2013, Opensource.com racked up more than 2,100,000 page views and 1,000,000 unique visits. Those numbers are due to a fantastic community of readers and contributors. So, help us celebrate our Article of the Year award by voting! » Read more

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Top 10 posts from Opensource.com in March 2014

Top 10 posts

Opensource.com was firing on all cylinders in March bringing in 400,487 page views and 224,116 unique visits. And, we published more than 60 articles in a month. During our Open Hardware Week (March 17-28), we 18 featured articles, added three new contributors to the community, and landed an interview with Jeff Moe, CEO of Aleph Objects (LulzBot 3D printers). » Read more

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Wallabag to serve your open source read-it-later app needs

Information wants to be free

No matter how well organized you are, no matter how well you manage your time, you probably don't get the chance to read all of the interesting articles that you find when you find them. To get around that, you can use services like Readability, Instapaper, and Pocket that allow you clip articles and read them when you do have the time. » Read more

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The Internet's 25 years and future with open source

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What began as ARPANET back in 1969, has become the Internet as we know it today. This year on March 12 marked 25 years of the World Wide Web. It all got started when...

In March 1989 Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist working at CERN, submitted a proposal to develop a radical new way of linking and sharing information over the internet.
(Source: home.web.cern.ch)

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How Git redefined open source software development

developing possibilities

It's not hard to come up with a dozen different reasons why the rise of open source development has been a watershed event in both the software and hardware industries. All of us can build new web applications faster with our feet firmly planted on the shoulders of jQuery, Bootstrap, and Apache. Languages like Ruby, PHP, and Python power the Internet, and operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD provide the foundation for thousands of companies and services.

But open source isn't just about the free tools we have access to, it's also about the community of developers that will help support crazy new ideas and give them a chance to thrive, grow, and change the world; ideas that would never see the light of day in a closed source world. » Read more

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Why open infrastructure matters in the cloud

Building open infrastructure

When reading a recent article by Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, I was struck by a comparison made between OpenStack and the interstate highway system. The article in Wall Street and Technology, called "OpenStack: Five things every executive needs to know," mostly focused on the high points of where OpenStack is in its development cycle. But the highway analogy stuck with me. » Read more

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Angie Byron on Drupal 8 out of the box

open content management system

Opensource.com community manager Jason Hibbets interviewed Angie Byron, a Drupal core co-maintainer, about the latest version of this open source content management system.

What can we expect from Drupal 8? » Read more

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Crowdfunding an open source laptop, a new Apache project, and more

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Open source news for your reading pleasure

March 29 - April 4, 2014

In this week's edition of the open source news roundup, we look at the end of Ubuntu One, a totally-open laptop, Microsoft's recent steps toward openness, and more.

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Gamers, makers, and sci-fi fans unite! at Penguicon 2014

penguins in space

As someone who makes it to about 20 events a year between open source conferences and science-fiction/fandom-type events, I feel qualified to describe Penguicon as a relatively unique event among its brethren, as it is a bit of both of those. It's also a music event, a gaming event, and a maker event. It's a little bit of all these interests that so often intersect, and this year's event, to be held May 2 - 4 in Southfield, MI, is fast approaching. » Read more

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