Yearbook Yearbook feed

In 2015 we launched the first Open Source Yearbook. The Open Source Yearbook is a community-contributed collection of each year's top open source projects, people, tools, and stories. Read our collection of annual Open Source Yearbook articles.

Why Go is skyrocketing in popularity

In only two years, Golang leaped from the 65th most popular programming language to #17. Here's...
Best Trio of 2017: SpamAssassin, MIMEDefang, and Procmail

Our annual "Best Couple" award has expanded to a trio of applications that combine to manage server...
Top 5 Linux pain points in 2017

Poor documentation heads the list of Linux user woes to date. Here a few other common problem areas.
How to run DOS programs in Linux

QEMU and FreeDOS make it easy to run old DOS programs under Linux.
The origin and evolution of FreeDOS

Or, why a community formed around an open source version of DOS, and how it's still being used...
30 years on, Perl and its community continue to thrive

Created for utility and known for its dedicated users, Perl has proven staying power. Here's a...
Why open source should be the first choice for cloud-native environments

Let's take a trip back in time to the 1990s, when proprietary software reigned, but open source was...
Ops: It's everyone's job now

The last decade was all about teaching sysadmins to write code. The next challenge will be teaching...