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Why libraries are intrinsically open and should adopt open source solutions

open source libraries

Sharing is a fundamental part of the open source philosophy, and the same goes for libraries. Spreading, disseminating, and breaking down barries to gaining knowledge is a core mission of most library systems and their staff.

That that end, libraries—which are essentially hubs of knowledge and gathering places for learning and continuing daily education—may choose to implement open source tools and software. » Read more

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Opensource.com announces 2013 community award winners

people's choice award winners

The tallies are in, and we'd like to announce the winners of the 2013 People's Choice Awards! Plus, a few extraordinary contributors that have elevated the opensource.com community. » Read more

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New events calendar for open source conferences, meetups, and more

upgrade complete

Opensource.com has added a new feature for listing open source events, and because we like to think big, our goal is to be the premier listing.

Are you planning, hosting, speaking at, or going to an open source conference in 2013? Submit it to the calendar. Are you part of a user group (i.e. a Linux User Group)? Submit your meetup. Other types of meetings and seminars, including webinars, are encouraged too. » Read more

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Opensource.com adds community moderators to team

Community building the open source way

The opensource.com team is happy to announce the addition of four new community moderators to our team. You've probably read some of their articles on the site. And because they are so passionate about doing things the open source way and sharing their stories, we've upgraded their open source status. » Read more

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Three great years of sharing the open source story

the seeds of open source

Three years ago today we flipped the switch on at opensource.com. Technically, we removed the htaccess file to allow anyone to access the site. Since that point, we've been steadily providing stories that highlight how open source is having a positive impact on the world and building a community around that mission. » Read more

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2013 People's Choice Awards: Cast your vote

People's choice awards

Opensource.com is about to celebrate our fourth year and one of our favorite ways to celebrate our community is with the annual People's Choice Awards. We realize that our community would not be as vibrant and educational if it were not for the countless authors who invest time into sharing their open source stories. » Read more

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Best open source stories of 2012

open source

We shared almost 600 open source stories this year—highlighting how open source is changing the world. And it's not just the technology, it's the community and their passion. The open source community is sharing their stories about how their work is making a positive impact and opensource.com is helping to amplify those messages. Let's take a look back at 2012 and see what your favorite stories were. » Read more

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Protect choice and freedom in technology by choosing open source solutions

open innovation

I remember first meeting Jeffrey A. "Jam" McGuire in person at DrupalCon Denver. We talked about communities, music, and shared ways to show why open source is a better way. Even before meeting him, I could tell from my first interaction with him that he was passionate about Drupal and open source. He's becoming an in-demand Keynote speaker and presenter at Drupal and other business and software events around the world. He's already a staple for the Intro to DrupalCon session and always seems to incorporate music and singing as part of the performance. » Read more

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Saying thanks to the open source community

Thanks for being an open source advocate

It's that time when many of us begin to reflect on what we've accomplished over the past year. It's also a great time to think about how others have helped us finish those projects and achieve our goals.

To help say "Thank You," the opensource.com team has added several new eCards to our resource section. We hope this is an easy way to thank your open source colleagues and friends—the ones that make this community so awesome. » Read more

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Soft launch of our Open Voices eBooks

open up

The opensource.com team has been working diligently on putting together a new resource for the open source community and beyond. What started out as "content bundles" are now the first iteration of our Open Voices eBooks.

There are two free eBooks released under Creative Commons that we're looking to gather feedback on from our community during the soft launch. First, we contacted each author and collected their comments. Now, we'd like to get your thoughts and suggestions. » Read more

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