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  • The Other C-word that’s Crucial to Open Source
    What starts with the letter C and is considered the most important thing in open source software development? I’m sure you, like most people, will answer code. And you would be right. But there’s another C-word that’s just as important, if not more important than code in the world of open source development, and that’s […]

  • Projects of the Week, July 25, 2016
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: FlightGear – Flight Simulator Founded in 1997, FlightGear is developed by a worldwide group of volunteers, brought together by a shared ambition to create the most realistic flight simulator possible that is free to use, modify and distribute. FlightGear […]

  • “Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – September 2016
    The vote for September 2016 Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month is now available, and will run until August 15, 2016 12:00 UTC. GnuCash GnuCash is a personal and small-business finance manager with a check-book like register GUI to enter and track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. GnuCash is designed to be simple and […]

  • Interview with Michael Krieger, Subject Matter Expert – Databases, SQL, Big Data, Storage and Industry Trends
    SF: What topics are getting the most traffic when it comes to databases? MK: Hot topics include hybrid structured/unstructured databases, especially growth of NoSQL for big data (and other non-structured) usage and emergence of cloud as viable repository for databases thanks to virtually ubiquitous bandwidth SF: SQL 2016… Modernization and upgrade to SQL 2016, polybase, JSON […]

  • Projects of the Week, July 18, 2016
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: NSIS: Nullsoft Scriptable Install System NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open source system to create Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore very suitable for internet distribution. […]

  • Are You Open Source Contributor Material?
    Have you got what it takes to be a great open source contributor? Contrary to what most would expect, being a good open source contributor doesn’t require a ton of experience or even expert coding skills. In fact, coding skills can be the least of your worries. To be a great open source contributor, one […]

  • SourceForge Outage Recap and Future Steps
    Most of SourceForge Developer Services were unavailable starting July 12th 18:52 UDT and ending July 13th 17:10 UDT. Project Web services were initially taken down to clear up some disk errors. During this maintenance we experienced issues with the entire NFS infrastructure, forcing us to take the site offline and migrating to our Failover Environment. […]

  • Projects of the Week, July 11, 2016
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: The FreeType Project FreeType is written in C. It is designed to be small, efficient, and highly customizable while capable of producing high-quality output (glyph images) of most vector and bitmap font formats for digital typography. FreeType is a […]

  • July 2016, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – MediaPortal
    For our July “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected MediaPortal, an app that turns your PC into a very advanced MediaCenter / HTPC. The team behind the project shared some thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction. SourceForge (SF): What made you start this? MediaPortal Team (MT): MediaPortal was born in 2003 […]

  • Projects of the Week, July 4, 2016
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: LibreCAD LibreCAD is a fully comprehensive 2D CAD application that you can download and install for free. There is a large base of satisfied LibreCAD users worldwide, and it is available in more than 30 languages and for all […]

  • July 2016, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – iDempiere
    For our July “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected iDempiere, a Business Suite ERP/CRM/SCM done the community way. Project leader Carlos Antonio Ruiz Gomez shared some thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction. SourceForge (SF): Tell me about the iDempiere project please. Carlos Ruiz Gomez (CRG): iDempiere is a complete Open […]

  • Projects of the Week, June 27, 2016
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: Ultimate Edition Ultimate Edition Linux, previously “Ubuntu Ultimate Edition”. We cater to a large base of *nix users including, but certainly not limited to gamers & low resource computers. We have a Ultimate Edition for virtually any user. [ […]

  • “Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – August 2016
    The vote for August 2016 Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month is now available, and will run until July 15, 2016 12:00 UTC. SQuirreL SQL Client SQuirreL SQL Client is a graphical SQL client written in Java that will allow you to view the structure of a JDBC compliant database, browse the data in tables, […]

  • Projects of the Week, June 20, 2016
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: UltraDefrag UltraDefrag is a disk defragmenter for Windows, which supports defragmentation of locked system files by running during the boot process. It is easy to use without any complicated scripting or a huge load of configuration settings. You can […]

  • The Importance of Picking the Right Open Source Community
    In choosing a project to work on, there are many things you need to consider. You have to consider if the project is one you are genuinely interested in and use. You have to consider its reputation and track record. And you have to consider the technical aspects like features and frameworks. Beyond these things […]

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