Top 5 articles of the week for November 18

Top 5: Eclipse Che, open source at Capital One, and more

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In this week's Top 5, we highlight an introduction to Eclipse Che, this year's open source initiatives from Capital One, one way to address open source's free rider problem, and nine rules for caring for open source communities.

Top 5 articles of the week

5. 9 rules for the proper care and feeding of communities and carnivorous plants

Our fearless community manager Rikki Endsley offers tips for keeping your community happy and healthy. She compares it to caring for carnivorous plants like Gordon, her Venus Fly Trap, and Bananarama, her Pitcher Plant.

4. Free and open sewing patterns gain popularity

This article is part of this week's DIY series highlighting openly-licensed projects from makers. The author tells us about his sewing pattern website,, where everything is free of charge and licensed Creative Commons.

3. Addressing open source's free rider problem

The founder of Gratipay has a way to address the issue of free riders in open source who take more than they give, which puts undue stress on any open system.

2. How Capital One is embracing open source

Learn about the open source initiatives Capital One has been drumming up over the last year.

1. Introduction to Eclipse Che, a next-generation, web-based IDE

Do you need to correctly install and configure an integrated development environment? Get introduced to Eclipse Che.

About the author

Jen Wike Huger - Jen Wike Huger is the Community Manager for Catch her at the next open source virtual event, or ping her on Twitter. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and daughters, June and Jewel.