Opensource.com is about to celebrate our fourth year and one of our favorite ways to celebrate our community is with the annual People's Choice Awards. We realize that our community would not be as vibrant and educational if it were not for the countless authors who invest time into sharing their open source stories.
Every January, we take time to recognize contributors who have gone above and beyond—either by contributing multiple articles or by writing posts that really resonate with the community and generate a big response. We've come up with a list of 20 individuals who have made a great contribution to the site, either by writing three or more articles, or by writing an article that has received 3,000 or more page views.
Vote for your favorite author. The ballot will be open through February 1. The top three contributors with the most votes will be announced during the week of February 4. (Authors are listed alphabetically).
- Riccardo Capecchi, author of "Five new RPG games for Linux"
- Amy Cavender, author of "Why experiment with Linux?"
- Sebastian Dziallas, author of "Introducing the new culture of learning"
- Nicole Engard, author of "Should we require that open source is developed openly?"
- Carolyn Fox, author of "Open education, open source, and the dilemma over e-textbooks"
- Pierce Freelon, author of "Open Beats rock Brazil"
- Karsten Gerloff, author of "How software patents are delaying the future"
- Pete Herzog, author of "In Hacker Highschool, students learn to redesign the future"
- Luis Ibanez, author of "Join the M revolution - M and R programming languages"
- Leonard Kish, author of the series "ACOs and Moneyball medicine"
- Jeffrey "JAM" Mcguire, author of "Infographic: How Drupal combines open source, openness, and security"
- Beverly Pearl, author of "OpenPhoto: Elegant photo hosting in an open source package"
- Paul Salazar, author of "Four insights into selling and marketing open source software"
- Jim Salter, author of "Debunking The Oatmeal and the perception of Linux as difficult to use"
- Julie Samuels, author of "Oracle v. Google shows the folly of US software patent law"
- John Scott, author of "How Consumer Finance made open source both a policy and a mission"
- Phil Shapiro, author of "Scratch, a programming language for kids"
- Barbara Shaurette, author of "Contribute to an open source project no matter your experience level"
- Joseph Thibault, author of "Blackboard buys into open source"
- Timothy Vollmer, author of "California passes groundbreaking open textbook legislation"