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Top 10 posts from Opensource.com in November 2013

Can I haz op3n s0urc3

November was another record month at Opensource.com. We had our highest traffic ever, reaching almost 290,000 page views and more than 150,000 unique visitors. We're thankful for the readers that find our stories interesting and for sharing those stories on social media, with colleagues, and with those who are new to open source and the open source way. Here are the Top 10 articles from November 2013. » Read more

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Enter the 2013 open source holiday giveaway, win a 3D printer and much more

2013 Open Source Holiday Gift Giveaway

UPDATE: The contest has closed and winners are in the process of being notified and shipped their gifts. We will have an update about the winners in early 2014.

Enter our 2013 open source holiday gift giveaway by filling out this entry form by December 11. Read the official rules for more details.

See what you could win and find out more about the contest below.


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Open source highlights September

Hot topics, things you may have missed

Coming off a record month at Opensource.com, September was another great month for our community. It's time to take a look at the top five articles, the hottest topics, our open source conference interview series, and a few things you may have missed.

We published 46 articles in September 2013—including several posts from our community moderators and many from our open source community of contributors. We continue to see growth on the site. In 2011, we had 109,000 pages views and in 2012 we saw 118,000 pages views. Last month, we had an amazing 193,000 page views.

Join our community and vote on articles, add your comments, and share what you think is interesting. Maybe even share your open source story with us! » Read more

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Open source highlights August

Open source highlights August

The dog days of summer are winding down here in North Carolina, and it's time to take a look back at another record month on Opensource.com. For you this month, we have our top five articles, the hottest topics, and a few things you may have missed. » Read more

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When people freely share, it makes things better for everyone

open source projects

Joshua Holm is the kind of guy you want to have on your chat list if you’re ever looking for an open source tool to tackle a task. That’s because he actively keeps up with the latest open source tools and projects because much of his work involves helping people find the right software tool to meet their needs. So if you’re looking for an open source version of something, chances are Joshua can make a recommendation.

At opensource.com, Joshua is a frequent commenter, regularly doling out insights based on his open source and real world experiences. He also recently wrote a post highlighting Ren’Py, the open source tool for developing visual novels.

Beyond evangelizing for open source tools and resources, Joshua also enjoys academic research and providing technical assistance to job seekers. Learn more about how Joshua uses open source tools in his life in this Community Spotlight interview.

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Open source highlights July

Opensource.com monthly highlights

July seemed like it was a long time ago, but it's time to take a look back at the best month opensource.com has had to date. We start with a list of the top five articles, then move on to other hot topics, like OSCON, licensing, text editors, OpenStack, and other open source news. Aloha! » Read more

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The increasing value of community management

open source communities

"Every year, the art and science of community management is becoming more predictable," said Jono Bacon, the Community Leadership Summit lead organizer. It’s becoming a renaissance, and over the last few years the practice is starting to be written down and documented. It’s evolving.

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Open source highlights: Best of June 2013

A recap of open source from 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. » Read more

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By the numbers: Open source highlights from May

open source news and highlights

Here's what was hot, what you may have missed, and what the chatter was all about last month.

We published 47 articles, several from our awesome community moderators and many from the rest of our wonderful open source community of contributors. » Read more

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Contributing to open source projects from 9 to 5, and beyond

5 Questions with...

Luis Ibanez was recently awarded a People's Choice Award by our readers for his contributions to the site. It's no wonder he has so much to say and impart on open source projects—he works on them fulltime! 

In this Community Spotlight, Luis sheds light on what projects he contributes to, why he believes it is important we all give back at some point, and what open source tools he can't live without.

Plus, learn where developers are desperately needed and can make a huge difference in society.

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