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Building an open source community
I have told the story of how FinTP, the first open source application for processing financial transactions, was born. Here, I would like to present a deeper view on how the community is being built, its structure and governance and why I think people should join such communities. I myself am a... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Feb 2014 by Mihai Guiman Feed
exploring code
What skills do you need and which projects should you participate in as beginner in open source? These are common questions for beginners to open source software, hardware, communities, and methodologies. New folks to open source can start their discovery online and offline. Events and projects of... Read more
6 comments Posted 17 Feb 2014 by Robin Muilwijk Feed
open source news and highlights
Open source news for your reading pleasure. February 10 - 14, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we see the revamping of SourceForge, OpenStreetMap excelling at the Olympics, and more
0 comments Posted 14 Feb 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
Just a month ago, our geek wish of getting a 3D printer was granted: a Makerbot Replicator 2X arrived at our office. Since then we've been busy learning by trial and error about the possibilities and limitations of 3D printing. You can read my review of the Printrbot Simple Kit. So far, in short, I... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Feb 2014 by Luis Ibanez Feed
how to get started in open source
Opensource.com will publish articles focused on where beginners can start in open source from February 17 - 28. These stories will include accounts of first time experiences working for an open source company, working on open source software, and building open source apps. Plus, find useful tips... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Feb 2014 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
annual reader survey
This is your chance to tell us what you think about Opensource.com. And to win a a $100 Amazon gift card! Complete the  Opensouce.com Reader Survey and help us improve our community and publication.
1 comment Posted 12 Feb 2014 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
open source game art and code
If you never had a chance to play the delightful Flash-based MMO game Glitch—soon to be rescued from the pit of dead games thanks to Creative Commons assets—I'll let its new tenders explain:
4 comments Posted 11 Feb 2014 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Marcus Hanwell is a physicist by training, but his background in science led him down a different path than most reseachers. Today he is a contributer to a number of open source projects aimed at helping the scientific community better analyze and visualize their data. If you've got a question... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Feb 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
Top 10 most monthly highlights
Opensource.com is off to a strong start to the year with a record month in January bringing in 299,171 page views and 192,599 unique visits. We also ran two brand new series: Youth in Open Source Week and Women in Open Source Week. This themed-content attracted new authors to our publication and... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 Feb 2014 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
I'm a newcomer to the tech industry. I don't have a degree in Computer Science or Engineering. I'm a writer by trade and training, so coming to work for Red Hat after years of freelancing and crappy office jobs was a real shock. Which is to say, a pleasant shock. Tattoos? Sure. Pink hair? Oh, yes.... Read more
65 comments Posted 7 Feb 2014 by Jodi Biddle (Red Hat) Feed

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