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Tell us your favorite part of the celebration

We hope you've had a chance to celebrate our anniversary this week with us. There's been a lot to see, do, and participate in, and we'd like to know what your favorite was. Thanks for your feedback, and feel free to add other comments below.

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Spotlight on our community

We're happy to announce another new feature on opensource.com. The Contributor Spotlight now appears on the homepage and features users from our community.

Right now, we don't have any specific rules about who can go there or how long they stay. Our current thinking is the Contributor Spotlight will change weekly. We intend to use this space to highlight users who » Read more

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Making it easier to share

Starting two weeks ago, you might have noticed some shiny new objects on the site. In fact, some of you have already been distracted by them. Others of you might not have noticed at all. So we're making sure.

We finally added share buttons to each article. Specifically, we added buttons for Twitter, identi.ca, reddit, StumbleUpon, and Facebook.

The suggestion came during our first Open Your World webcast series with Stefan Lindegaard. During the pre-call, Stefan said something to the effect of, “Why don't you just put a big Twitter button on the page so I can share this content.” So we did. » Read more

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RSS icon gets an upgrade

We've made a small change on the site, but hopefully it will have a big impact.

Thanks to the recommendation from the Client Advisory Team at Acquia, we made the RSS icon in the header a little bigger.

Many subscribers use the RSS feed to » Read more

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Welcome to the conversation on opensource.com

As the CEO of Red Hat, this is a day I've been looking forward to for quite some time. In my travels, I often find myself talking to people from all walks of life who see opportunities for the lessons of open source to be applied broadly to the world around us.

At Red Hat, we've used open source principles as the backbone of a successful technology company. We know there are opportunities to apply the open source way broadly in business, in government, in education, in the law, and throughout our lives. » Read more

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The state of opensource.com

As you might imagine, we went through several site designs before arriving at where we are today. Our user feedback indicated that from our original design, the content was too far down the page. The featured articles were below the fold and there was not enough teaser text to entice our readers. We listened to our users and came up with the following design. » Read more

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