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A recap of open source from June 2013
Open source highlights: Best of June 2013
It's time to take a look back at June and see how open source is changing the world. We'll take a look at what articles where hot, a few that you may have missed, and what the chatter was all about last month.
We published 42 articles in June—that includes several posts from our community moderators and many from our open source community of contributors. Find out how you can contribute your ideas.
Top 5 articles in June
- Pidora: The Raspberry Pi Fedora remix, Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) — 6,796 page views
- Learning to program, the open source way, Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) — 5,226 page views
- Young maker says Raspberry Pi is way to go, David Hamblin, Community Support Lead at Premier Farnell — 3,757 page views
- Open source summer reading list, Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) — 3,259 page views
- Open source project management on the rise, Jen Wike (Red Hat) — 3,228 page views
Community building is always a great subject to talk about, probably because it is very complex—so we have some community building tips for you. Not only do we talk about different types of open source communities, we also talk about the impact, and maybe the drawbacks, of freeloaders.
We had some great interviews in June. We talked with Bill Kendrick who is the creator of Tux Paint and went behind the scenes of the Bugzilla Project. Plus, Gunnar Hellekson interviewed me in this podcast.
We had a few polls going to. Apparently, our readers love IRC and Skype (see the comments) and either don't use or know Chatter. Our readers have mixed feelings about the what the necessary characteristics are to start a local open government movement and how to open source your city.
Open source alternatives and code
- With Google Reader shutting down, the race was on to find an open source RSS reader.
- It seems that folks are looking to replace Microsoft Project and ProjectLibre may be just what you need.
- New York City released their code for Checkbook NYC.
- The online learning platform edX also released the code for their open source project.
You may have missed...
- See what happened during the code sprint at DrupalCon and what Dries said about the Drupal community.
- Why participating in open source matters—it could land you a job.
- The rise of the e-patient, are you collaborating with your doctor?
- How to bring open source humanitarian efforts into the classroom.
- Is your government choosing open source by default?
- Check out what Makers are doing with open source robots in Australia.
- See how to get students involved in an open source project.
- The German Parliament did what?
- An article published in January about open source school management software programs is getting some renewed attention.
- We updated our About page and our Participate page. Let us know what you think.
Give us your feedback! We'd love to know what sections you liked, what information was most interesting, and what we didn't include that maybe we should for next month. Thanks!