The pernicious effects of closed proprietary software reaches its peak of damaging the general public when it obscures the voting process in democratic elections. If there is one area in which the public interest calls for absolute transparency of the software and hardware used for performing data... Read more
Join us in celebration of our 5 year anniversary on January 25, by taking a moment today to vote in our 2015 Opensource.com Community Awards. The People's Choice Award recognizes the community's favorite contributors from 2014. Voting is open from January 19 - 28.
When open source projects grow, their governance models must evolve to support them. We’ve written on the governance of the OpenStack project before, but an important event taking place this week is to make some modifications that might make a big difference.
In 2014, Opensource.com racked up almost 4,700,000 page views and more than 2,700,000 unique visits. Those numbers are due to an amazing community of contributors, readers, and sharers. Join us in celebration of our 5 year anniversary on January 25, by taking a moment today to vote in our 2015... Read more
In 2013, Opensource.com racked up more than 2,100,000 page views and 1,000,000 unique visits. Those numbers are due to a fantastic community of readers and contributors. So, help us celebrate our Article of the Year award by voting!
The petitions for Texas and other states to secede from the U.S. on the White House’s "We the People" site have drawn a great deal of attention in the past couple of days. I find it highly ironic that people are protesting following the re-election of the Administration by using the very platform... Read more
Last month, we reported that the Linux Foundation launched its annual t-shirt design contest by asking Tux fans around the world to submit ideas for new threads "inspired by freedom." Nearly 100 entries flooded in, and a committee has just completed the difficult work of selecting five finalists.... Read more
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... Read more