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  • 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 […]

  • Projects of the Week, April 18, 2016
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: MediaPortal MediaPortal turns your PC into a very advanced MediaCenter / HTPC. It allows you to listen to your favorite music & radio, watch and store your videos and DVDs, view, schedule and record live TV as a digital […]

  • 4 Ways Open Source Can Help Boost Your Career
    If you’re looking to have a successful career in IT, your best start may be in open source. According to executive recruiter David Patterson, while many better-paying opportunities are currently in proprietary software, the future is clearly in open source. Today there are numerous databases, analytics tools, programming languages and more in the open source […]

  • April 2016, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – SharpDevelop
    For our April “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected SharpDevelop, a free IDE for C#, VB.NET, & Boo projects on Microsoft’s .NET platform. SharpDevelop was designed as a free, lightweight alternative to Microsoft Visual Studio and as such, works natively with Visual Studio projects and code files. SharpDevelop allows you to write applications […]

  • Projects of the Week, April 11, 2016
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: SMPlayer SMPlayer is a free media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs that can also play YouTube videos. One of the most interesting features of SMPlayer: it remembers the settings of all files you play. So you […]

  • US Government Embraces Open Source Programming with New Development Policy
    Open source has officially made its mark on the US government. Early last month, the US government released for public comment a draft policy that supports improved access to custom software code developed for the Federal Government. According to US Chief Information Officer Tony Scott, “This policy will require new software developed specifically for or […]

  • Projects of the Week, April 4, 2016
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: Miranda IM Miranda IM is an open source, multi-protocol instant messaging client designed to be very light on system resources, extremely fast and customizable. A powerful plugin-based architecture make Miranda IM one of the most flexible clients on the […]

  • April 2016, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – Wine
    For our April “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected Wine, an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Marcus Meissner, longtime developer of Wine, shared his thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction. SourceForge (SF): Tell me about the Wine project please. Marcus Meissner (MM): […]

  • Apache OpenOffice Notice on Extensions
    Since 2012 we at SourceForge have been proud partners of the Apache OpenOffice community. We’ve maintained both the Apache OpenOffice Extensions and Templates sites and made sure to spread the word about their latest news and developments. It’s been reported that extensions that haven’t been updated in a while are displaying this warning message: “This […]

  • Projects of the Week, March 28, 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 ] TYPO3 TYPO3 is an […]

  • “Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – May 2016
    The vote for May 2016 Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month is now available, and will run until April 15, 2016 12:00 UTC. 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 […]

  • Projects of the Week, March 21, 2016
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: GNS3 GNS3 is a graphical network simulator that allows you to design complex network topologies. You may run simulations or configure devices ranging from simple workstations to powerful Cisco routers. It is based on Dynamips, Pemu/Qemu and Dynagen. [ […]

  • Advantages to Open Sourcing a ‘Closed’ Enterprise Software Solution
    Open source is moving up in the world. Once despised by many a major tech company, open source software has become so popular that even the major players now rely on it for critical business functions daily. It’s no wonder why so many open source projects are being released every day, and even some closed […]

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