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RSS icon gets an upgrade

We've made a small change on the site, but hopefully it will have a big impact.

Thanks to the recommendation from the Client Advisory Team at Acquia, we made the RSS icon in the header a little bigger.

Many subscribers use the RSS feed to » Read more

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Where's opensource.com this August?

Find out where the opensource.com team will be August 2010 and if you know of an event and think we should be there--tell us about it. » Read more

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We're asking for only your email address--we like to keep these things simple. The newsletter is sent through Red Hat's email subscription services, which is why it has a redhat.com URL.

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Community discussion list

Do you want to help out with opensource.com but just aren't sure how? Interested in seeing some of the behind-the-scenes work that's going on? Do you want to help contribute to some of the work? We've recently created a new community mailing list that is open to anyone and everyone.

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Being more transparent about participation

Last week we published an updated version of our participation section. We wrote a short post a few weeks ago about how we could make contributing to opensource.com an easier and more transaprent process. In the spirit of release early and often, the next version is now available.

If you want to write an article for opensource.com, design an image for illustration, or take a more active role as a commenter or contributor, we've compiled some info on all of these items.

You can find them in different areas around the site or at our participate link in the header. Here is the list of what's been updated: » Read more

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Login to vote removed

I haven't provided a site update in a while, but wanted to share the good news that opensource.com users and community members no longer have to be logged in to vote on a poll. Yeah! You'll notice that we have polls throughout the site, mostly on the channel pages (Business, Life, etc.) and the homepage. Now, we have the ability to embed polls into blog posts and continue to display them on channel pages and the homepage. » Read more

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Writing for opensource.com feedback

Over the past few weeks, we've had a great response through our contact form about how to write and contribute blog posts to opensource.com. Our readers have told us that "contact a moderator" isn't a good enough solution to grow the community.

We've decided to address this. » Read more

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RSS updates, What We're Reading enhancements, Flickr stream

Starting today, you'll see a few changes around opensource.com. We've made some updates based on community input. Thanks to those who have already taken our quick, six-question survey. Your feedback is very useful--keep it coming.

The most important change to the site was to our main RSS feed, http://opensource.com/feed. Starting today, this feed will be updated with each new article posted to the site, not just the posts appearing on the home page. It's a great way for you to keep up with the latest information from opensource.com.

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Meeting your expectations on opensource.com

The contributions and participation since we launched opensource.com on January 25 have been awesome. We've had more than 1,600 users register with the site and make over 600 comments on the posts across all the channels. That's a great start. Whether you joined us on day one or yesterday, we continue to encourage and appreciate your participation. » Read more

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Share your open source stories

If you're interested in writing for opensource.com, you'll need to register with the site and complete your profile, biography, and add your picture. Then contact the moderator of the most appropriate channel (Business, Education, Government, Law, or Life) through the contact form. You can submit a topic idea or a draft. If you're not sure which channel is best, use the category "Share your open source story."

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opensource.com on Freenode IRC

Thanks to suggestions from our community here at opensource.com (thanks RemyD) and some technical know-how (thanks quaid), we now have an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channel on freenode.net called #opensource.com. » Read more

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