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  • Projects of the Week, May 30, 2016
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: Double Commander Double Commander is a cross platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas. [ Download Double Commander ] Miranda IM Miranda IM is […]

  • Making a Hesitant Entry Into Open Source? Here’s What You Need to Know
    Entering the open source world by contributing to a project can be a very rewarding experience. But taking that first step can be intimidating. There’s so much you have to learn, strangers you have to interact with, and at the end of it all, code you’ll have to put out there for all the world […]

  • Projects of the Week, May 23, 2016
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: PostInstallerF PostInstallerF will install all the software that Fedora Linux and others doesn’t include by default, after running Fedora for the first time. Its easy for a new user. PostInstallerF contains everything that you need for your daily computing. […]

  • “Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – July 2016
    The vote for July 2016 Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month is now available, and will run until June 15, 2016 12:00 UTC. Linux Diagnostic Tools Project’s goal is to create better tools for diagnosing Linux systems. Diagnostics include first failure data capture, error log analysis, preventative testing, and system inventory gathering. [ Download Linux […]

  • SourceForge now scans all projects for malware and displays warnings on downloads
    Starting today, SourceForge will display a warning badge next to the download button on any project that has been flagged as containing malware by our malware scans. Our definition of malware includes adware, viruses, and any unwanted applications that may be intentionally or inadvertently included in the software package of any project on SourceForge. We’ve […]

  • Projects of the Week, May 16, 2016
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: Linux Diagnostic Tools Project’s goal is to create better tools for diagnosing Linux systems. Diagnostics include first failure data capture, error log analysis, preventative testing, and system inventory gathering. [ Download Linux Diagnostic Tools ] LibreCAD LibreCAD is a […]

  • The Evolution of Open Source
    For those who entered the IT industry in the late 2000s, open source software is part of the norm. For them, there isn’t a time when open source software was not free and available to everyone, and permeating through almost every facet of technology. But those who have been with open source from the beginning […]

  • Projects of the Week, May 9, 2016
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: K-Meleon K-Meleon is a fast and customizable web browser that can be used instead of Internet Explorer on Windows. Powered by the same Gecko engine as the Firefox and Mozilla browsers, K-Meleon provides users with a secure browsing experience. […]

  • Characteristics of Great Open Source Documentation
    Where there’s an open source project, there’s bound to be documentation. But the question is, is it great documentation, or is it just “good enough”? Documentation can often fall in the latter category, mainly because it isn’t given the proper respect and recognition that’s due. While documentation may not be considered the “meat” of a […]

  • May 2016, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – Arch Bang
    For our May “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected ArchBang, a simple GNU/Linux distribution that provides a lightweight Arch Linux system combined with the OpenBox window manager. Mr. Green, the current developer of ArchBang, shared some thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction. SourceForge (SF): What made you start this? ArchBang (AB): […]

  • May 2016, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – Libjpeg-turbo
    For our May “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected Libjpeg-turbo, a SIMD-accelerated libjpeg-compatible JPEG codec library. D.R. Commander, the developer and maintainer of Libjpeg-turbo, shared some thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction. SourceForge (SF): Tell me about the Libjpeg-turbo project please. D.R. Commander (DRC): Libjpeg-turbo is a high-speed JPEG compression/decompression […]

  • Projects of the Week, May 2, 2016
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: Octave-Forge Octave-Forge is a central location for the collaborative development of packages for GNU Octave. The Octave-Forge packages expand Octave’s core functionality by providing field specific features via Octave’s package system. For example, image and signal processing, fuzzy logic, […]

  • The Responsibilities of an Open Source User
    User. There are a number of things that come to mind when we encounter this term. It could be a person who, quite simply, uses something. But it could also be a derogatory term, used to describe a person who has abused the use of something. In the world of open source, the term “user” […]

  • Projects of the Week, April 25, 2016
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: AutoClicker A full-fledged autoclicker with two modes of autoclicking, at your dynamic cursor location or at a prespecified location. The maximum amounts of clicked can also be set (or left as infinite). Hotkeys work in the background for convenience. […]

  • “Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – June 2016
    The vote for June 2016 Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month is now available, and will run until May 15, 2016 12:00 UTC. winPenPack: Portable Software Collection winPenPack is a project that aims at collecting the most frequently used and most popular open source applications made portable, so that they can be executed without installation […]

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