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
Attention open source community: Opensource.com is giving away ten awesome open source gadgets! To go along with our 2012 open source gift guide, we're giving away several of the items on our list. Two weeks from now, we'll be drawing names of ten lucky opensource.com community members to receive... Read more
The Liberated Pixel Cup is a two-part gaming contest. The first part involved participants who submitted art for the games. The second part, discussed here, focuses on the games themselves. The contest is organized by Creative Commons, Free Software Foundation, OpenGameArt, and Mozilla.
For those of you that missed it, the Liberated Pixel Cup is a gaming contest where the goal is to make free software art and free software games that use said art. It was sponsored this past June and July by Creative Commons, the Free Software Foundation, Open Game Art, Mozilla, and many... Read more
The Linux Foundation launched their annual T-shirt design contest. The theme this year is "Inspired by Linux," and The Linux Foundation created an inspirational video urging people to create a design based on what inspires them.