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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... Read more
8 comments Posted 19 Oct 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
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... Read more
8 comments Posted 19 Oct 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Community spotlight
Meet Barry Peddycord III, a PhD student in computer science at North Carolina State University. He wishes academia were more open so work like his can reach as many audiences as possible. Barry's insightful comments on articles across many opensource.com groups enhance our conversations about the... Read more
1 comment Posted 26 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
open thread
Let's talk about our community discussion list. It's a public mailing list we created some time ago to facilitate conversation about opensource.com. We envisioned it as a channel for communication regarding both the website and the community that sustains it—not the content we feature here. And we... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
New on the site: User-influenced home page
We spend a lot of time seeking the open source stories that you enjoy—which doesn't leave much time for site enhancements. But we're always looking for ways to improve our communities' experience. And we're happy to provide a brief update on a few things recently implemented.
1 comment Posted 27 Oct 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Community spotlight: Scott Nesbitt, contributor to FLOSS manuals
Meet Scott Nesbitt. He's a freelance writer and consultant in Toronto, Canada. He uses open source tools for more than 85 percent of the work he does. He's idealistic about more getting more open data from our governments. Nesbitt also contributes to FLOSS Manuals (FLOSS stands for Free/Libre open... Read more
0 comments Posted 21 Oct 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Community spotlight: Paul Booker, Mozilla contributor
On opensource.com, community is very important. We want to continue to recognize our community members who contribute in ways other than writing articles--things like rating and commenting, voting in polls, and sharing our collective work on social media. This is the second of our community... Read more
2 comments Posted 13 Sep 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Open source resources
We're happy to announce a new open source resources section. To kick things off, we've added pages that highlight open source conferences and events, organizations, and projects and applications. It's not much, but it's a start. We have lots of ideas, and want to make this more robust and improve... Read more
1 comment Posted 5 Sep 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Community spotlight: Peter Borsa fan of Drupal and Fedora
On opensource.com, our community is very important. This is why we started the contributor spotlight earlier this year. But we wanted to also recognize community members who contribute in ways other than writing articles--things like rating and commenting, voting in polls, and sharing our... Read more
3 comments Posted 17 Aug 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Earlier this year, we announced our launch of a points and badge system. Many of you are on the site daily, voting, rating, commenting, and earning points to show your activity. Over the next few weeks, we plan to wrap up the beta phase of this system. We will also start exploring a few... Read more
14 comments Posted 21 Jul 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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