November 2015: Top 10 and editor's picks

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November was an extra busy month on We published 91 articles and had 756,947 page views, which beat our previous record of 692,826 set back in June. We completed our LISA15 interview series, and we ran an Open Food & Beverages series. We had 15 new authors, and 64% of our content was contributed by members of the open source community.

In November, The Open Org team launched a new resource which surveys 10 books Jim cites in The Open Organization. We think you'll want to add some of those to your reading list.

Find out what's coming up in our December preview.

November highlights


Editor's Pick 6

Here are six of our favorite articles from November:

  1. Using Git and mailing lists time zones to find out where developers live—by Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona
  2. Stronger than fear: Mental health in the open—by Ben Cotton
  3. How to record screencasts with recordMyDesktop—by Brian Proffitt
  4. Betty Hacker embeds open hardware electronics into cakes—by Alicia Gibb
  5. Drupal-based farmOS manages food, farmers, and community—by Don Watkins
  6. Your guide to 7 open eBook formats—by Seth Kenlon


Top 10 articles published in November


  1. Raspberry Pi Zero: a $5 computerby Ben Nuttall
  2. Scrum is dead: breaking down the new open development methodby Ahmad Nassri
  3. Top 7 open source terminal emulatorsby Jason Baker
  4. Happy 11th birthday, Mozilla Firefox!by Benjamin Kerensa
  5. Why I choose FLAC for audioby Chris Hermansen
  6. Why your manager loves technical debt (and what to do about it)by Radek Pazdera
  7. Finding Unity in GNOME Shellby Jono Bacon
  8. Sticky situation: The serious business of stickers in open sourceby Stikki Endsley
  9. Where to find high-quality, Linux-compatible musicby Chris Hermansen
  10. Linux monitoring tools to keep your hardware coolby David Both

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Rikki Endsley is the Developer Program managing editor at Red Hat, and a former community architect and editor for

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