Top 5 articles of the week: February 16 - 20

Top 5: GitHub, NGINX, and the Free Software Foundation

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Welcome to's Weekly Top 5!

This week we talk about Humanitarian FOSS, we have some excellent articles from our Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) 13x speaker interview series, and we're wrapping up the first part of our Beginners to Open Source series.

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Top 5 articles of the week

#5 11 ways to get involved with Humanitarian FOSS

We start this week's top five with an article from Heather Leson as part of our Beginners to Open Source week and our Humanitarian FOSS column. Heather is a program manager and community builder for global open source projects. She shares several ways you can get started with HFOSS, including mapping, sharing, translating, and teaching. More importantly, Heather has a grand vision and big goal for HFOSS that can literally change the world.

#4 Redesigning the Linux video system from the ground up

Coming in at number four is an article from our SCALE 13x speaker interview series. I interview Jon Cruz from Samsung to learn more about the Wayland project and how it's completely rebuilding the set of protocols and standards for getting pixels on your screen.

#3 Where do we stand 30 years after the founding of the Free Software Foundation?

Community moderator Don Watkins, interviews John Sullivan, who's the executive director of the Free Software Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit with a worldwide mission to promote computer user freedom and defend the rights of all free software users.

In this SCALE 13x speaker interview with John, we find out the short-term goals for the foundation, their long-term vision, and how you can get involved.

#2 NGINX: The secret heart of the modern web

Coming in at number two is another article from our SCALE 13x speaker interview series.

Sarah Novotny of NGINX tells us about how she got involved in open source, what NGINX is, the excitement around containers, and how technologies like Docker they fit into the NGINX roadmap.

#1 A beginner's guide to GitHub

As part of our Beginners to Open Source week, Aleksandar Todorović shares his take on how to get started with GitHub. He helps us break down this popular Git repository hosting service and highlights some of the best features you'll want to use.

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Jason Hibbets
Jason Hibbets - Jason Hibbets is a senior community architect at Red Hat which means he is a mash-up of a community manager and project manager. His current role involves building community interest for #EnableSysadmin--a watering hole for system administrators. He is the author of The foundation for an open source city and has been with Red Hat since 2003. Follow him...