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An open source project’s website is the main gateway for potential users and contributors to learn about your project, and it assists existing community members to contribute to the project. But it has to do it right.  Does your website clearly present your project, its goals and status, and assist... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 Aug 2014 by Alissa Bonas (Red Hat) Feed
new and improved
TLDR: Opensource.com is now using the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license as our preferred license for all original content. You are still responsible for ensuring that you have the necessary permission to reuse any work on this site.
1 comment Posted 14 Mar 2014 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
open source healthcare website
In six weeks, a team of three college students with no industry experience and only academic software-specific knowledge, developed and designed a health care provider search system using only open source software. To tell you how they got there, let's start with a little history of open source... Read more
3 comments Posted 10 Feb 2014 by Mark Lefcowitz Feed
open source communities and disaster relief
In an overnight, grassroots movement, the open source platform Drupal has made an impact in Oklahoma. A group of more than 70 volunteer code sprinters—made up of developers, designers, and sys admins—congregated late Tuesday night at DrupalCon in Portland to create help4ok.org.
1 comment Posted 3 Jun 2013 by MichaelDRoden Feed
upgrade complete
Opensource.com has added a new feature for listing open source events, and because we like to think big, our goal is to be the premier listing. Are you planning, hosting, speaking at, or going to an open source conference in 2013? Submit it to the calendar. Are you part of a user group (i.e. a... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Feb 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
The benefits of a transparent publishing calendar
Why would an editor let go of publishing power and give the master calendar over to a group of trusted people? That sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. But we did it. And it works. And this is another example of the power of open source.
1 comment Posted 19 Jan 2012 by Jason Hibbets (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
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
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
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... Read more
6 comments Posted 1 Mar 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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