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A recap of open source from July 2013
Open source highlights July
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July seemed like it was a long time ago, but it's time to take a look back at the best month opensource.com has had to date. We start with a list of the top five articles, then move on to other hot topics, like OSCON, licensing, text editors, OpenStack, and other open source news. Aloha!
We published 54 articles in July 2013—including several posts from our community moderators and many from our open source community of contributors. Do you have an open source story that you'd like to share?
Top 5 articles in July
- A year of Linux desktop at Westcliff High School, Stu Jarvis, KDE Marketing Working Group — 6,629 page views
- Open source summer reading list, Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) — 4,774 page views
- Open source downloads are an endangered species, Simon Phipps, Meshed Insights Ltd — 3,834 page views
- pump.io: the decentralized social network that's really fun, Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) — 3,231 page views
- Three open source school management software programs for teachers and student, Jason Phillips — 3,081 page views
One of our community moderators, Nicole Engard, and myself, both attended our first OSCON this year. As preparation for a week of open source in Portland, Oregon, we both looked at the agenda and offered a preview to the conference. I decided to live blog my experience. It was tougher than a thought but was a great way to share what was happening with folks that couldn't be there. We started posting some great information we gleaned while we were there, like this recap of Elizabeth Leddy's session covering 10 secrets to sustainable open source communities.
Opensource.com kicked off its first caption contest—which attracted a lot of attention. We had more than 100 people register to enter and more than 200 overall captions submitted. Then, at the beginning of August we held a live judging event to narrow down the captions for a final vote by our community to determine the winners.
Other hot topics on the site in July were...
- Stephen Walli covers several important facts about software licensing in two minutes.
- Mel Chua gives tips on how to introduce yourself to a new open source project.
- Our friends at Linuxaria walk readers through a few text editors for Linux.
- John Dickinson explains how OpenStack Swift evolved to solve a need for scalable storage.
- Josh Fox offers tips that can help transform your open source project into a viable business.
You may have missed...
- What happened to Hawaii's open data?
- Can open source projects survive on donations alone?
- A look back at patent litigation in 2012.
- What is the Celeum project and should you care?
- Beth Noveck explores how the IRS is opening up data.
Give us your feedback! We'd love to know what sections you liked, what information you found most interesting, and what we didn't include that maybe we should next month. Thanks!