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Bloomberg Philanthropies recently launched the Mayors Challenge, a contest for funding in the European Union where large cities submit new, innovative ideas for solving local problems. The EU contest is modeled on a similar competition for cities in the United States, where more than 300 cities... Read more
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... Read more
Regular readers of Opensource.com have probably noticed our recent interviews with some of the speakers of the upcoming All Things Open conference later this month in Raleigh, NC. We've had a ball interviewing some of the top developers, technologists, and decision makers in the open source space,... Read more
With the growing popularity of open source, it’s getting harder and harder to attract contributors to new projects. A quick Internet search shows us that there are about 20,000+ FLOSS projects out there, and the number of new projects continues to double about every 14 months.
Opensource.com Caption Contest 2013 Official Rules
In 2007, the Korean government first held the OSS World Challenge in an effort to promote open source software and bring awareness to developers within the country. Today, the challenge is open to entries from all over the world: OSS projects that were developed within the last year are eligible.
Martin is a young accordion prodigy from Panama. Producer and DJ, Stephen Levitin (aka Apple Juice Kid), and myself, a UNC Professor and emcee, met him while building a Beat Making Lab at a community center in the city of Portobelo.
Opensource.com is about to celebrate our fourth year and one of our favorite ways to celebrate our community is with the annual People's Choice Awards. We realize that our community would not be as vibrant and educational if it were not for the countless authors who invest time into sharing their... Read more
Last fall, 63,416 people donated $8.5 million to help the creation of an Android-based, open source gaming console. Ouya's Kickstarter project had donations of $95 or more from 58,211 people who wanted the first shot at this console that didn't yet exist. (If you weren't one of them, you can pre-... Read more