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Mozilla: 2 billion Firefox add-ons downloaded

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Mozilla announced today that Firefox users have downloaded more than two billion browser add-ons. To mark the occasion, Mozilla has created a special list of the top 25 add-ons.

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15 years of PHP

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The 8th of June, 1995, marked the birth of the PHP programming language. 15 years later, the open source community counts five million PHP developers, and the scripting language powers many of the largest websites worldwide

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OpenOffice.org Passes 150 Million Downloads

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OpenOffice.org surpassed 150 million downloads, 30 million of which came from the 3.2.0 release earlier this year.

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ODF at 5 Years

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Five years ago today, on May 1st, 2005 OASIS approved Open Document Format 1.0 as an OASIS Standard. I’d like to take a few brief minutes to reflect on this milestone, but only a few.

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OpenStreetMap to reach 250,000 contributors today

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The OpenStreetMap (OSM) Project has announced that it will reach more than 250,000 registered users today

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Fedora Milestone

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According to the Statistics page on the wiki, last week we passed 1 million IP checkins for Fedora 12 systems! This is roughly on par with where Fedora 11 was at the same time after its release.

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The 9 most important events in Open Source history

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Have you ever wondered about those key moments in time that made open source software such an immense success story? We just did, and here below is our list.

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OpenStreetMap reaches 200,000 user milestone

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OpenStreetMap Founder Steve Coast has announced that the OpenStreetMap (OSM) Project now has more than 200,000 registered users. The project, originally started in August of 2004, has become increasingly popular in recent months. The new milestone comes less than ten months after the project reached 100,000 registered users back in March of 2009.

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15 game-changing Linux moments of the decade

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If you were sat at your Linux computer one dark evening in late 1999, things would have been considerably different. But things have changed. Linux is now an operating system anyone can install and use, and it's growing stronger every year. Here's how it happened.

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OpenOffice celebrates 100 million downloads since version 3.0

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Just over one year after the release of OpenOffice 3.0, OpenOffice.org (OOo) project developer Joost Andrae has announced that the free office suite has been downloaded more than one hundred million times since the launch of version 3.0. OpenOffice is an open source office suite from Sun Microsystems for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux systems.

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LPC: 25 years of X

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The X Window System quietly hit its 25th anniversary back in June; it is, undoubtedly, one of the oldest and most successful free software projects in existence.

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Wikipedia notches up 3 million English-language articles

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Free online encyclopaedia Wikipedia is celebrating a new milestone – an article on Norwegian actress Beate Eriksen added on Monday took the English-language version of Wikipedia over the three million article mark. The encyclopaedia, which first went online in January 2001, now contains a total of more than 13 million articles in more than 200 languages.

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16 Years of Debian

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It was about 16 years ago that Ian Murdock came upon the idea to design a new Linux distro. He named it Debian after Debra and Ian.

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Moving Beyond the First Firefox Billion

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You may have noticed the odd bit of celebration around the magic billion downloads milestone for Firefox. Of course, as Mozillans themselves point out, that figure doesn't tell us very much. How do we get the *next* billion downloads – and why do we want them?

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SourceForge delivers 4 billionth open source download

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Since 1999, SourceForge has the 'go to place' for all open source downloads, but in the last couple of years, Google Code has put up a bit of challenge. Remember also for a while there was this constant thread in media about how SourceForge had 100,000 project, though most had been abandoned.

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