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I’m not saying this is the best top five I’ve ever done, but it has Microsoft, the GPL, deep learning, and more. Let’s take a look.

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5. What's the difference between open source software and free software?

They’re unrelated terms, but even rainy day people know there are important nuances between how the terms are used. Scott K Peterson explains the differences.

4. What is the TensorFlow machine intelligence platform?

Amy Unruh gives an intro to this open source library for machine learning and deep neural networks research. If you’re interested in this rapidly growing field, you’ll want to give this a go-go ‘round.

3. Getting started with .NET for Linux

It’s sundown for the days of Microsoft as the Evil Empire. Don Schenck gives an introduction to using the dot net framework on Linux.

2. Shedding light on foggy GPL licenses

It’s not early morning rain, but unclear license statements can cause confusion. Jeffrey Robert Kaufman shares some tips for making your licensing more clear.

1. How to use cron in Linux

Community Moderator David Both gives an explanation of using cron to run regularly-scheduled tasks on your Linux system. If you need to run an command east of midnight, this is the article for you.

If you can read my mind, love, you’ll notice I sprinkled in some Gordon Lightfoot references. Let us know how many you caught in the comments below.

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Ben Cotton is a meteorologist by training, but weather makes a great hobby. Ben works as the Fedora Program Manager at Red Hat. He is the author of Program Management for Open Source Projects. Find him on Twitter (@FunnelFiasco) or at


Great job!

Thanks, Don! I tried to play it a little more low-key this time. I don't want to spoil Alex. :-)

In reply to by Don Watkins

Wait, those weren't just meteorology references? ;)

I'm excited about .NET being available on Linux, my part of the US is .NET country so I have to use windows at work, though I'd greatly prefer to use Linux, now with Core I can use Linux :D

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