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The increasing value of community management

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"Every year, the art and science of community management is becoming more predictable," said Jono Bacon, the Community Leadership Summit lead organizer. It’s becoming a renaissance, and over the last few years the practice is starting to be written down and documented. It’s evolving.

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Image Comics' solution to comic book piracy: remove DRM

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It’s one of the most iconic images in comic book history: Superman bursting free of oversized, heavy steel chains. For more than 70 years, the Man of Steel has been tearing those flimsy and ineffective chains asunder.

And on July 2, Image Comics’ publisher Eric Stephenson helped comic fans everywhere feel a bit more like Superman.

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Weekly wrap-up: Try your hand at hyperloop, demystifying OSS licensing, and more

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Open source news this week: July 15 - 19, 2013


What other open source-related news stories did you read about this week? Share them with us in the comments section. Follow us on Twitter where we share these stories in real time.


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Arduino and the (tinker) light workshop

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Last month, Massimo Banzi, co-founder of the Arduino project, held a workshop at the Foundation Achille Castiglioni in Milan called: Arduino and the light.

Participants created an interactive lamp digitally manufactured and designed by Habits Studio. After an introduction about the potentiality of Arduino and to the fundamentals of interactivity, Massimo Banzi led participants through exercises to discover the basis of Arduino and some sensors. Then, over the weekend, everyone built their own lamp, making it interactive by using the components of TinkerKit!—a collection of different sensors and actuators to make prototyping much easier as you can directly hook them up to the Arduino.

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How long has open source been part of your life?

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It seems that open source and the principles that comprise the open source way are here to stay. While I wasn't in the room when the term open source was coined in 1998, I do know some of the visionaries that developed the early strategy and advocated for the open development model. » Read more

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How to share the open source way with someone

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I never thought how a simple photograph at a family birthday could capture the essence of an open education until my niece recently turned one year old.

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Annual OSS World Challenge gets start in Korea

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In 2007, the Korean government first held the OSS World Challenge in an effort to promote open source software and bring awareness to developers within the country. 

Today, the challenge is open to entries from all over the world: OSS projects that were developed within the last year are eligible.

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pump.io: the decentralized social network that's really fun

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For more than a decade, Evan Prodromou has worked to build open source tools that help people share things online. In 2003, he co-founded Wikitravel, a website that lets world travelers collaborate on the ultimate travel guide. Then, in 2008, Prodromou launched StatusNet, a decentralized, federated networking tool whose public face, identi.ca, became the microblogging service of choice for many free software advocates and open enthusiasts.

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Open source highlights: Best of June 2013

A recap of open source from June 2013

It's time to take a look back at June and see how open source is changing the world. We'll take a look at what articles where hot, a few that you may have missed, and what the chatter was all about last month.

We published 42 articles in June—that includes several posts from our community moderators and many from our open source community of contributors. Find out how you can contribute your ideas. » Read more

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Weekly wrap-up: Drone enthusiasts unite, Raspberry Rover comes over, and more

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Open source news this week: July 8 - 12, 2013


What other open source-related news stories did you read about this week? Share them with us in the comments section. Follow us on Twitter where we share these stories in real time.


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