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Top 10 posts from Opensource.com in March 2014

Top 10 posts

Opensource.com was firing on all cylinders in March bringing in 400,487 page views and 224,116 unique visits. And, we published more than 60 articles in a month. During our Open Hardware Week (March 17-28), we 18 featured articles, added three new contributors to the community, and landed an interview with Jeff Moe, CEO of Aleph Objects (LulzBot 3D printers). » Read more

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Top 10 posts from Opensource.com in February 2014

The top ten monthly highlights

We had a stellar February and a new record for Opensource.com bringing in 325,775 page views and 219,300 unique visits. We finished our Women in Open Source Week at the beginning of the month, then featured Beginners in Open Source Week. These stories were gathered from developers, designers, educators, and more in the open source community who may not have considered sharing their story before but were encouraged to do so because of our focus on "women" and "beginners" in open source. » Read more

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Top 10 posts from Opensource.com in January 2014

Top 10 most monthly highlights

Opensource.com is off to a strong start to the year with a record month in January bringing in 299,171 page views and 192,599 unique visits. We also ran two brand new series: Youth in Open Source Week and Women in Open Source Week. This themed-content attracted new authors to our publication and allowed us to publish a record 60 articles in one month. These stories were gathered from developers, designers, community managers, and more in the open source community who may not have considered sharing their story before, but were encouraged to do so because of our focus on "youth" and "women" in open source. Stay tuned for more themed-content from us throughout the year.

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Top 10 posts from Opensource.com in December 2013

Top 10 most popular monthly posts

Happy New Year! December was a strong month on Opensource.com considering the holiday season. We had 258,000 page views, 123,000 unique visitors and a successful gift guide contest with 1,200 entrants, 43 prizes, and 700 new registered users. » Read more

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Year-in-Review: Government hot topics on Opensource.com

Top 10 open government articles in 2013

We have policies. Now what?

In recent years, news of open source or open standards policies dominated our news feeds. Each new policy was hailed as a victory by advocates of open source. While there has been no shortage of successful news stories around open source implementations this year, we’ve marked a growing, uncomfortable trend. Governments, even those who’ve established excellent open technology policies, are still struggling to put those policies into practice.

The current government policy landscape, for me, is best summed up in this article by Paul Brownell: » Read more

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Year-in-Review: Life hot topics on Opensource.com

Life channel year in review

This year was a great one for seeing open source affect new and exciting aspects of our lives. We saw open source reach from science to gadgets, from music to gaming, and much more. Here are some of our favorites from the Life channel in 2013. » Read more

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Best of Opensource.com: Top 10 open source projects in 2013

diverse open source projects

We cover a wide range of open source projects on Opensource.com. From beehives to Linux, from the Netherlands to India, featuring a diversity of open source projects is part of our mission. It's a goal we achieved in 2013 and one we'll continue to strive for in 2014.

Our readers tell us on a regular basis that they appreciate how we branch out and capture stories from open source projects of all kinds. In this Best of Opensource.com, we gathered our top 10 articles on open source projects. If you don't see your favorite, please share it with us in the comments and remind us why it's awesome. » Read more

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Best of Opensource.com: Top 10 interviews in 2013

best open source interviews in 2013

Opensource.com is here to tell the stories of those who use open source—software, hardware, and ways—to work, to create, to discover, and to add knowledge back to the world. And, interviews with these open source gurus are an excellent method of delivering that kind of thought-provoking content to our readers. » Read more

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Top 10 posts from Opensource.com in November 2013

Can I haz op3n s0urc3

November was another record month at Opensource.com. We had our highest traffic ever, reaching almost 290,000 page views and more than 150,000 unique visitors. We're thankful for the readers that find our stories interesting and for sharing those stories on social media, with colleagues, and with those who are new to open source and the open source way. Here are the Top 10 articles from November 2013. » Read more

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10 ways to start contributing to open source

redwoods

I wonder why more open source users do not actively participate in the open source community and become committers or contributors.

After understanding a project's capabilities and roadmap, anyone is able to start directly hacking the source code and contributing useful extensions. Because open source is a distributed, participatory meritocracy, the upside benefit is high and the barrier to entry is low—you don't have to move, be employed by a Valley startup, give up your day job, or wait to obtain a 4 years for a degree. » Read more

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