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Opensource.com now using Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license

new and improved

TLDR: Opensource.com is now using the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license as our preferred license for all original content. You are still responsible for ensuring that you have the necessary permission to reuse any work on this site. » Read more

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Three college students build a health provider search site in six weeks

open source healthcare website

In six weeks, a team of three college students with no industry experience and only academic software-specific knowledge, developed and designed a health care provider search system using only open source software. To tell you how they got there, let's start with a little history of open source software in the US federal government workspace. » Read more

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Disaster relief now from DrupalCon

open source communities and disaster relief

In an overnight, grassroots movement, the open source platform Drupal has made an impact in Oklahoma. A group of more than 70 volunteer code sprinters—made up of developers, designers, and sys admins—congregated late Tuesday night at DrupalCon in Portland to create help4ok.org.

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New events calendar for open source conferences, meetups, and more

upgrade complete

Opensource.com has added a new feature for listing open source events, and because we like to think big, our goal is to be the premier listing.

Are you planning, hosting, speaking at, or going to an open source conference in 2013? Submit it to the calendar. Are you part of a user group (i.e. a Linux User Group)? Submit your meetup. Other types of meetings and seminars, including webinars, are encouraged too. » Read more

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The benefits of a transparent publishing calendar

The benefits of a transparent publishing calendar

Why would an editor let go of publishing power and give the master calendar over to a group of trusted people? That sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. But we did it. And it works. And this is another example of the power of open source. » Read more

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New on the site: User-influenced home page

New on the site: User-influenced home page

We spend a lot of time seeking the open source stories that you enjoy—which doesn't leave much time for site enhancements. But we're always looking for ways to improve our communities' experience. And we're happy to provide a brief update on a few things recently implemented. » Read more

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New on the site: Open source resources

Open source resources

We're happy to announce a new open source resources section. To kick things off, we've added pages that highlight open source conferences and events, organizations, and projects and applications. It's not much, but it's a start. We have lots of ideas, and want to make this more robust and improve functionality. But for now, let's see if this idea catches on. » Read more

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What comes after Rock Star?

Earlier this year, we announced our launch of a points and badge system. Many of you are on the site daily, voting, rating, commenting, and earning points to show your activity. Over the next few weeks, we plan to wrap up the beta phase of this system. We will also start exploring a few enhancements that focus on point transparency and community recognition.

Many of you have asked for details on how your points are being earned (an audit trail) and for some type of points leaderboard. We think these are great ideas and are investigating how Drupal can provide this functionality. We want to be sure that we are making site enhancements that will positively impact our community members. » Read more

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What should “Should be” be?

Some community members are already familiar with the “What should opensource.com be?” section on the site. The original idea was to create a section for constant feedback and a place where we could announce new additions and features to the community.

I think calling the section “Should be” is confusing and doesn't serve our original intention. It's meant to be » Read more

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Proposed changes to comment section

Thanks to our community members who provided feedback and bug reports on our commenting section. We are currently working to resolve these issues and improve the way comments are laid out. But before we make those changes, we wanted to open up the proposed fixes for your feedback. » Read more

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