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7 Mozilla Labs Projects You Might Not Know About

http://www.techdrivein.com

Mozilla Labs is what it name stands for. A place where people come together virtually to produce creative works mostly web based technologies. Mozilla Labs hosts a number of popular projects and involves active community participation.

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Top tips for a successful open source project

http://osswatch.jiscinvolve.org

Damien Katz, whose Apache CouchDB recently hit 1.0, provides some excellent tips on creating a successful open source project in his blog Getting your open source project to 1.0.

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The Immortality of Open Source Projects

http://www.itworld.com

Think of Sun Microsystems, and what comes to your mind? For me? Purple workstations--my first exposure to Sun equipment. For others, it might be Solaris. Or Java. There's a host of things Sun was well-known for before it was acquired by Oracle last year and systematically dismantled to fit within the Oracle ecosystem. But I'll bet middleware was not one of the things you initially recalled.

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X.Org Project Has Five New Summer Projects

http://www.phoronix.com

Back in March we talked about the possible X.Org projects this year during Google's Summer of Code, for which X.Org is a veteran participant (in the past items like the ATI R300 Gallium3D driver and generic GPU video decoding have been tackled), but the list of accepted projects for this summer have now been announced.

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Jon 'maddog' Hall's Picks for Today's Six Best OSS Projects

http://www.linux.com

Here are my picks today, though, for hot new OSS projects...

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Come Out as Part of KDE

http://www.kdenews.org

Part of the repositioning of the KDE brands was choosing an appropriate "KDE Software Label" for developers working on applications outside the main KDE Software Compilation. Technology developed by KDE is used far and wide, as can be witnessed on kde-apps.org and other sites.

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Raising Money for Open Source Projects: How Can We Improve?

http://ostatic.com

One of the things I admire about the FLOSS community is the willingness to dig in and tackle problems facing a project, whether they're technical, structural (hosting, etc.), governance, licensing, and so on. But it would occasionally be a better idea to try to recruit expertise from the outside than to try to re-invent the wheel inside each project.

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How to destroy your community

http://lwn.net

Josh Berkus is well known as a PostgreSQL hacker, but, as it happens, he also picked up some valuable experience during his stint at "The Laboratory for the Destruction of Communities," otherwise known as Sun Microsystems. That experience has been distilled into a "patented ten-step method" on how to free a project of unwelcome community involvement.

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The most successful open source project ever

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com

At one point in the lesson I brought up open source, and he nearly turned red saying, “Nothing is free.” That statement got me to thinking about free, open source, and open source projects. He is right - nothing is free.

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Crossroads in FOSS Projects: Some Business Considerations

http://blog.remoteresponder.net

Any project can reach a crossroads. Sometimes this leads to forks. Although FOSS communities strive to prevent forks, they can be positive.

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What Does a User Cost?

http://ostatic.com

Godin writes today about embracing the "lifetime value" of a customer. Open source projects may not have customers, but it pays to think about the lifetime value of users as well.

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Great Documentation Is Key to Open Source Success

http://www.webmonkey.com

Listen up open source developers, if you want your project to succeed you're going to have to do more than write great code; you're going to have to document it, teach new users how it works and provide real-world examples of what you can do with it."

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Cultivating Open Source Software

http://scienceblogs.com

James Hall, of freeDOS fame, talks about how to run and maintain an open source project.

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Project of the Day: GNote

http://boycottnovell.com

The trailblazing route away from Mono seems clearer thanks to GNote

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Rule #4: Grow, Don't Build

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Since free software and other free culture products are formed by an organic, incrementalist process, they tend to be highly organic in their design as well. Free software is not so much built as it is grown.

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