Poll: The world's first open source city

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I posted an article earlier this week claiming Raleigh, NC is primed to be an open source hub. In the comments, Evan Prodromou shared a similar and coincidentally timed blog post: Montreal the Open Source startup hub.

The race was on. Then Portland, OR joined the open source city conversation via Twitter.

Tell us what you think and add any comments on why your city should be considered in a future poll.

Jason Hibbets is a Community Director at Red Hat with the Digital Communities team. He works with the Enable Architect, Enable Sysadmin, Enterprisers Project, and Opensource.com community publications.


It'll be a long, challenging road for any city to become the world's open source city. I imagine there are other places that would be interested as well but regardless of which, if any, becomes the clear leader in open source software, working towards that goal is great for everyone involved.

Of course, I voted for Raleigh, but surprised there's no SF contingent here...

Love Raleigh, too, but Tallinn, Estonia, beat everyone by a decade.


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