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September review: Top 10 and editor's picks

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September was an action packed month, with 684,610 page views and 101 articles published. We ran three series, which included 13 articles in our Back to School theme, and speaker interviews for All Things Open and Grace Hopper Celebration of Women.

We not only published 21 articles about The Open Organization, but also hosted four live chats about the book on Twitter using the #OpenOrgChat hashtag (you're keeping an eye on that, right?). Open Organization ambassadors joined business leaders and acclaimed authors to discuss the ideas Jim Whitehurst advances in the book.

Find out what's coming up in our Opensource.com October preview.

September highlights

Editor's Pick 6

Here are six of our favorite articles from September:

  1. Celebrating 5 years of LibreOffice—founding member of The Document Foundation Italo Vignoli looks back at five years of LibreOffice.
  2. Taking a spin with Dancer, the lightweight Perl web application framework. This is the first article in the new Nooks and Crannies column by D Ruth Bavousett, who plans to introduce readers to open source projects that we might not have heard of.
  3. Would you like to grow your community? Aleksandar Todorović suggests 9 ways to attract students to your open source project.
  4. Find out how the largest email group for women in tech is teaming up with Peace Corps in Jen Wike Huger's interview with Rose Robinson, moderator of the Systers mailing list.
  5. Grant Ingersoll, CTO and co-founder of Lucidworks, explains how to get started with open source machine learning.
  6. Encryption back doors: Is there more to this debate?—Mark Bohannon, Vice President of Global Public Policy and Government Affairs at Red Hat, weighs in.

Top 10 articles published in September

  1. 5 open source alternatives to Gmail
  2. 10 open source alternatives to Minecraft
  3. How open film project Cosmos Laundromat made Blender better
  4. Experimenting with Docker on a Raspberry Pi
  5. Keeping your Linux system safe
  6. APIs, not apps: What the future will be like when everyone can code
  7. How I discovered Linux's true power
  8. Turning a Raspberry Pi into a portable streaming camera
  9. The Free Software Foundation: 30 years in
  10. A great time to be a Linux person

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About the author

Rikki Endsley - Rikki Endsley is the Developer Program managing editor at Red Hat, and a former community architect and editor for Opensource.com. In the past, she worked as the community evangelist on the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team at Red Hat; a freelance tech journalist; community manager for the USENIX Association; associate publisher of Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN, and Ubuntu User; and as the managing editor of Sys Admin magazine and...