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Top 10 open source stories in 2013

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What a year for open source and the Opensource.com community! We shared almost 600 stories on how the open source way is influencing our world. From business to government and from education to life, we collected inspiring stories, highlighted new projects, and shared how using an open source approach is a better way. These stories were all gathered from various open source communities and we thank you for sharing and contributing. » 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: Business hot topics on Opensource.com

best open business articles in 2013

Many of our best articles in 2013 covered open source projects and businesses, including open business models for heirarchy and modes of operations within the company structure as well as businesses built on and serving up open source software or hardware. » 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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A lesson from 2012: Open education brings power of knowledge to the masses

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The end of 2012 is here and over time I think it will be considered a revolutionary moment for open education and open source. A tipping point. A seismic shift. The world has not seen this type of revolution since the early 1400s and the arrival of the printing press. » Read more

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Best open source stories of 2012

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We shared almost 600 open source stories this year—highlighting how open source is changing the world. And it's not just the technology, it's the community and their passion. The open source community is sharing their stories about how their work is making a positive impact and opensource.com is helping to amplify those messages. Let's take a look back at 2012 and see what your favorite stories were. » Read more

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Top 10 open business articles from 2012

year in review business

The top story in business this year on opensource.com was the news that Red Hat reached one billion dollars in annual revenue. This is a major win for the open source software industry and the open source movement. "It is a victory for open source advocates everywhere," said CEO Jim Whitehurst. "No billion dollar milestone would be complete without honoring the open source community." And donations were made to several organizations that support the open source movement. » Read more

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Healthcare slow to adopt, not to adapt: Promise for open source in 2013

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Open source in healthcare remains in its infancy. This year saw some great activity with open source in health. Our community covered medical devices with available source code, electronic patient records, open product design and 3D printing, crowdfunding, and big data. These big ideas and innovations, but I predict that as more people take personal responsibility for their health in 2013, the greater the demand will be for faster, more affordable solutions... read: open source. » Read more

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Open education: A diamond in the rough

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Here we are again—the dawn of a new year is upon us. I really can't believe it. It is me or do the years seem to go by faster and faster?

Before we close this chapter, let’s take a quick look at the ten most popular articles from opensource.com in education for 2012, starting with number ten and counting down. » Read more

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How open source shaped our world in 2012

Year in review

It's been a great year for the opensource.com Life channel. We've seen tremendous growth of the open source community, and it's been a pleasure to help record and publicize all the exciting projects all of you are working on. Here are some articles that represent the gamut of topics and stories that came through the Life channel in 2012: » Read more

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