We've recently made some changes to the Opensource.com points and badge system that we'd like to inform you about. Based on feedback we got from our readers and Community Moderators, we have recently implemented the changes outlined below. Depending on how many points you have accumulated, you may... Read more
Opensource.com held its first Youth in Open Source Week from January 13 - 17, 2014. Articles published during this time were focused on how kids and teens are using open source today and how we can get more young people involved in open source. We announced this series by publishing an article on... Read more
Marcus Hanwell is a physicist by training, but his background in science led him down a different path than most reseachers. Today he is a contributer to a number of open source projects aimed at helping the scientific community better analyze and visualize their data. If you've got a question... Read more
Last year, we announced the Opensource.com Community Moderator program. It's been a huge success. We've learned a lot from our moderators and have recently made updates as we continually improve the program. The purpose of the Community Moderator program is to identify key Opensource.com... Read more
Our first-ever Youth in Open Source Week at Opensource.com was January 13 - 17, 2014! We were excited to offer you a solid week of content focused on how kids and teens are using open source today. See the full list of articles here.
Happy New Year! December was a strong month on Opensource.com considering the holiday season. We had 258,000 page views, 123,000 unique visitors and a successful gift guide contest with 1,200 entrants, 43 prizes, and 700 new registered users.
Aseem Sharma got his first major exposure to open source in a large scale enterprise setting. Aseem is a great guy to ask about how to use open source software to learn and conduct research, too, as a frequent user of open source for scholarly work. At Opensource.com, Aseem has recently joined the... Read more
On Opensource.com in 2011 we launched our points and badge system. Many of our readers log in daily, vote on and rate articles, add their comments, and participate in polls—all while earning points for their activity. Recent feedback from our community moderators and other community members has... Read more
November was another record month at Opensource.com. We had our highest traffic ever, reaching almost 290,000 page views and more than 150,000 unique visitors. We're thankful for the readers that find our stories interesting and for sharing those stories on social media, with colleagues, and with... Read more
Coming off a record month at Opensource.com, September was another great month for our community. It's time to take a look at the top five articles, the hottest topics, our open source conference interview series, and a few things you may have missed. We published 46 articles in September 2013—... Read more