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  • Projects of the Week, August 29, 2016
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: VeraCrypt VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX (https://www.idrix.fr) and based on TrueCrypt 7.1a. It adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption making it immune to new developments in […]

  • “Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – October 2016
    The vote for October 2016 Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month is now available, and will run until September 15, 2016 12:00 UTC. Battle for Wesnoth Android Port [ Download Battle for Wesnoth Android Port ] Simplicity Linux Simplicity Linux uses Puppy Linux and derivatives as a base, uses the XFCE window manager, and comes […]

  • Projects of the Week, August 22, 2016
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: OpenMandriva Lx OpenMandriva Lx is an exciting free Desktop Operating System that aims to cater to and interest first time and advanced users alike. It has the breadth and depth of an advanced system but is designed to be […]

  • Top Traits that Will Serve You Well in Open Source
    While the world of open source isn’t exactly what you’d call “dog-eat-dog”, it’s still a world that grants success only to those who work diligently at it. This work no doubt involves coding and related skills development, but there’s another type of work that has an even bigger impact on open source success: working on […]

  • Projects of the Week, August 15, 2016
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: ReactOS ReactOS is an open source effort to develop a quality operating system that is compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003). [ Download ReactOS ] Super […]

  • Handling the Banes of Open Source Management
    We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. ~Albert Einstein Ah, the creation of an open source project. Where once all you had was an idea and a desire to satisfy a personal need, you now have a fully-formed project that numerous other people are finding useful and […]

  • Projects of the Week, August 8, 2016
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: Simplicity Linux Simplicity Linux uses Puppy Linux and derivatives as a base, uses the XFCE window manager, and comes in 3 editions: Netbook, Desktop and Media. Netbook features cloud based software, Desktop features locally based software and Media edition […]

  • How to Overcome the Biggest Hurdle of Any Open Source Project
    It isn’t the coding; it’s not even the starting that’s the hardest to do when developing open source software. It’s making people care. Making people care enough that they use the software. Making people care enough that they contribute to the project. Making people care enough that they voluntarily form a community around the project. […]

  • August 2016, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – LibreCAD
    For our August “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected LibreCAD, a free Open Source CAD application for Windows, Apple, and Linux. Ries van Twisk and Ravas Mi, two of the developers behind the project shared some of their thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction. SourceForge (SF): What made you start this […]

  • SourceForge Improvements: It’s easier than ever to start a project
    Over the past few weeks, we’ve rolled out a series of improvements to make it easier to start a project on SourceForge. We started by adding a “Create” button on the header of every page, so you always can find it. On the project registration form we now give you faster name suggestions and show […]

  • August 2016, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – Eclipse Tomcat Plugin
    For our August “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected Eclipse Tomcat Plugin, which offers simple handling of a tomcat server in Eclipse IDE. Current project developer Markus Keunecke shared some thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction. SourceForge (SF): Tell me about the Eclipse Tomcat Plugin project please. Markus Keunecke (MK): […]

  • Projects of the Week, August 1, 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 ] Tcl Tool Command Language (Tcl) […]

  • 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 […]

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