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Results from opensource.com Annual Reader Survey 2013

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The opensource.com Annual Reader Survey had 59 respondents this year. If you didn't get a chance to give us your thoughts this time around, we'll be sending out a short poll to our mailing list about user experience soon. To participate, sign up here. » Read more

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Share your thoughts in our Annual Reader Survey

annual reader survey

Each year we invite our readers to share their thoughts with us about opensource.com in our annual reader survey. This is our fourth year offering the survey and we encourage you to help us better understand what works, what doesn't, what you would like to see more of, and how we can continue to involve you in our community.

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Soft launch of our Open Voices eBooks

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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 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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The colleague letter of understanding: Replacing jobs with commitments

control not desirable

The Morning Star Company is a world-leading vertically integrated food processing company. We began in 1970 when Chris Rufer, our founder, opened shop as a one-man owner/operator trucking company, hauling tomatoes from fields to tomato factories in California. We've grown rapidly and, today, are the world's largest processor of tomatoes, with vertically integrated operations ranging from fields (greenhouses, transplanting operations and farming operations), to harvesting and transportaion, and finally processing. We have facilities located through California's fertile San Joaquin and Sacramento valleys.  » Read more

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New on the site: Open source resources

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 functionality. But for now, let's see if this idea catches on. » Read more

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What comes after Rock Star?

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 enhancements that focus on point transparency and community recognition.

Many of you have asked for details on how your points are being earned (an audit trail) and for some type of points leaderboard. We think these are great ideas and are investigating how Drupal can provide this functionality. We want to be sure that we are making site enhancements that will positively impact our community members. » Read more

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What should “Should be” be?

Some community members are already familiar with the “What should opensource.com be?” section on the site. The original idea was to create a section for constant feedback and a place where we could announce new additions and features to the community.

I think calling the section “Should be” is confusing and doesn't serve our original intention. It's meant to be » Read more

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Proposed changes to comment section

Thanks to our community members who provided feedback and bug reports on our commenting section. We are currently working to resolve these issues and improve the way comments are laid out. But before we make those changes, we wanted to open up the proposed fixes for your feedback. » Read more

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Poll: Which type of session is most appealing?

We'll be attending Red Hat Summit / JBoss World this year in Boston, MA from May 3-6, 2011. The opensource.com team has a speaking slot on Friday morning and we'd like your help to determine what we should focus us. Thanks for your feedback.

If you voted "Other," please use the comments to explain.

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User-led innovation can't create breakthroughs. Really?

Earlier this week, Fast Company posted an article by Jens Martin Skibsted and Rasmus Bech Hansen (thanks to Gunnar Hellekson for sending it my way) that may be of interest to folks seeing success with their open source and open innovation efforts.

The article is entitled "User-Led Innovation Can't Create Breakthroughs; Just Ask Apple and IKEA" and here's how it starts: » Read more

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