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Calling all open source gurus

participation in Opensource.com

On Opensource.com in 2011 we launched our points and badge system. Many of our readers log in daily, vote on and rate articles, add their comments, and participate in polls—all while earning points for their activity. Recent feedback from our community moderators and other community members has been that there are a few gaps in the system, which is currently: » Read more

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Munich tries to quit Microsoft, The Weather Channel goes open source, and more

open source news and highlights

Open source news for your reading pleasure.

November 17 - 22, 2013

We scoured the web for some of this week's most interesting open source-related news stories so you don't have to. Here's what we found:

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How to attract more women to tech conferences

Have a code of conduct at your tech conference

One of the best emails to get before a conference you're psyched to attend is the one that outlines all the final details. It links to the final speakers' schedule, reminds you of important things like where to park and when to check-in, and of course, that email tells you about the fun parties. That email revs you up and organizes you for the conference to come.

So when I opened up the "final details" email for the recent All Things Open conference in Raleigh, I was expecting to see an outline of the typical who, what, when, where info. I wasn’t expecting the first item to be a reminder of the conference's anti/no harassment policy. But there it was—the first item on the list: » Read more

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Your opinion counts! Take the FLOSS 2013 survey

free open source software survey 2013

In 2002, the GSyC/LibreSoft research group at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos successfully surveyed a broad swath of over 2500 respondents (mostly developers) from open source and free software communities. They have long been researching and collaborating with Free and Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS or FOSS) organizations and groups and are back again to recreate the survey with the goal of assessing where the community stands today after over ten years of evolution and innovation.

This year, the Libresoft research group encourages anyone involved in a FLOSS project (not only developers) to participate in the survey. » Read more

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Top 20 open source gifts for the holidays

The ultimate open source gift guide for 2013

Our 2013 open source holiday gift giveaway ended on December 11. Read the official rules for more details.

You could win some of the gifts from this guide, and the grand prize winner will receive a Lulzbot TAZ 2 3D printer! View the complete list of prizes.


We've searched the Internet and consulted with the open source geeks in our lives to identify some of 2013's coolest open source-related gifts for the holidays. We've found something for everyone's budget from big (a LulzBot TAZ 2 3D printer!) to small (who doesn't need a free download of Cards Against Humanity?), and everything in between.

So whether you're shopping for the open source enthusiast in your life or just for yourself, we hope you enjoy our The ultimate open source gift guide for 2013. Don't forget to enter our giveaway. » Read more

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Inspiring words from a Citrix open source exec, using GitHub for beehive building, and other interesting news

open source news and highlights

Open source news for your reading pleasure.

November 11 - 15, 2013

We scoured the web for some of this week's most interesting open source-related news stories so you don't have to. Here's what we found:

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Hacking government procurement with a new RFP

duplication

If you’re familiar with any type of government procurement process, it usually involves an RFP—a request for proposal. But today, with declining revenues and limited resources, the approach to partnerships and getting work done may change within government in the near future. I forsee a shift from the traditional RFP process to a request for partnership. » Read more

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Seven reasons why closed source is better than open source, or so it seems

business as usual is a dead end

It might seem strange coming from the founder of OpenLogic, a company focused on helping others succeed with open source, but the fact is that closed source is better than open source in certain situations. » Read more

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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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What the future holds for an open source city

open source city

The future for Raleigh, NC as an open global city is very promising. There is a strong, participatory culture that is both leading and adding value to the open source, open government, and open data movements happening across the globe. The elected officials and city staff in Raleigh, particularly the IT staff, are committed to open source and understand the value of open data. This makes the economic future of Raleigh ripe for new businesses and entrepreneurs with ideas that spark innovation. » Read more

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