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Last week we published an updated version of our participation section. We wrote a short post a few weeks ago about how we could make contributing to opensource.com an easier and more transaprent process. In the spirit of release early and often, the next version is now available. If you want to... Read more
I haven't provided a site update in a while, but wanted to share the good news that opensource.com users and community members no longer have to be logged in to vote on a poll. Yeah! You'll notice that we have polls throughout the site, mostly on the channel pages (Business, Life, etc.) and the... Read more
Over the past few weeks, we've had a great response through our contact form about how to write and contribute blog posts to opensource.com. Our readers have told us that "contact a moderator" isn't a good enough solution to grow the community. We've decided to address this.
Starting today, you'll see a few changes around opensource.com. We've made some updates based on community input. Thanks to those who have already taken our quick, six-question survey. Your feedback is very useful--keep it coming. The most important change to the site was to our main RSS feed, http... Read more
The contributions and participation since we launched opensource.com on January 25 have been awesome. We've had more than 1,600 users register with the site and make over 600 comments on the posts across all the channels. That's a great start. Whether you joined us on day one or yesterday, we... Read more
If you're interested in writing for opensource.com, you'll need to register with the site and complete your profile, biography, and add your picture. Then contact the moderator of the most appropriate channel (Business, Education, Government, Law, or Life) through the contact form. You can submit a... Read more
Thanks to suggestions from our community here at opensource.com (thanks RemyD) and some technical know-how (thanks quaid), we now have an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channel on freenode.net called #opensource.com.
As the CEO of Red Hat, this is a day I've been looking forward to for quite some time. In my travels, I often find myself talking to people from all walks of life who see opportunities for the lessons of open source to be applied broadly to the world around us. At Red Hat, we've used open source... Read more
You bet it is. As we began our quest to build this community site, our first requirement was that it should be a as open source as possible. We went beyond "as possible" and built a site that is completely open source, from the operating system to the social publishing system.