8 Open Source Projects from Google

Idaconcpts

For many Google has become the patron saint of open source, and the number of open source projects Google supports or directly develops seems to increase every day. Unlike other proprietary social network application platforms, OpenSocial is free and open.

Open Source Web Management and Design Tools

Idaconcpts

There are several useful free and open source applications available for download that allow you to do everything from designing the graphics for your site to editing blog posts. Some popular open source text editors are: Bluefish – Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.

Social Media Lessons from the “Open Source” Movement

Convince & Convert

Click to read more » Social Pros Podcast digital marketing google google plus industry leader open source Social Media Marketing social media operations Social Pros social TV transparency twitter TVChris Moody, Red Hat @cnmoody.

Is Proprietary Or Open Source Better For Business?

Small Business Mavericks

Many people continue to use his computer systems in an open source world despite their distinct proprietary nature. Some people would rather use the Barnes & Noble Nook over Amazon Kindle simply because the former uses the ePub format for its books, which is open source. Google’s open source Google Connect can be found on many websites, but it is far from being anywhere near as popular as Facebook. Is it proprietary or open source?

Open Source is a feature, not a benefit

The Way of the Web

Open source is a wonderful thing. But reading Matthew Ingram’s post last week about the lack of adoption for an open Twitter alternative highlighted the key reason why so few open source projects become mainstream success stories at the level of WordPress or Firefox.

Will You Drive An Open Source Car?

Twist Image

This week we discussed: Does it make sense for Tesla Motors to kill the patents and make everything open source ? Welcome to the open source car. open source. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7

Is Open Source the new black?

The Way of the Web

Live cross-platform mobile gaming arrives → Is Open Source the new black? July 15th, 2010 · View Comments It seems as if Open Source is becoming fashionable, particularly when it comes to maps.

Get involved in Open Source eCommerce

The Way of the Web

If you fancy getting involved in Open Source eCommerce, then you might well be interested in the fact that Jigoshop (a client of mine) has opened up beta testing for new versions before they are officially released. So if you like WordPress, eCommerce, Open Source, Finding Bugs, Helping People and more, then do sign up. Clients jigoshop open source testing

Client solves Ecommerce for WordPress via Open Source

The Way of the Web

And the other is that it’s one of the first times I’ve been working on a project which is delivering something via Open Source, rather than using OS products as an end user. The benefits of a true Open Source Ecommerce solution.

Open source development, forking and GP licences

The Way of the Web

I’ve spent the last 24 hours concentrating on some work for friends and clients, Jigoshop regarding their use of the GPL Licence V3 and the repercussions of ‘forking’ a project under that licence, so if you’re at all interested in open source, you might want to head over and read the latest post to see what’s going on. open source forking free software gps licence v3 jigoshop wordpress ecommerce

Why aren’t there more women in open source (and what are you gonna do about it?)

Janet Fouts

I’m a big fan of open source and as a woman who mangles a line of code here and there, I’m constantly amazed when I see how few women there are working in the field. Instead it’s a celebration of some very cool women who work in open source right now and an invitation to you who might be thinking about working on an open source project, or making the choice to support open source projects and developers yourself.

Social Media On The Farm: Crisis Management, Market Research, Education And APIs

The Realtime Report

Some farmers report that they are now getting more market intelligence from Twitter than from traditional sources such as the USDA. A group called Open Food is collaborating on an open source API to share data about food.

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OSSCamp Summer Edition

The Marketing Blog

OSS Camp is a platform for promoting Open Source Projects from India. Name Topic Abstract 1 Sonali Minocha MySQL Optimization 2 Kinshuk Sunil Open Source Game Development A look at Tools & Technologies facilitating Indie and Open Source Game Dev 3 Vishwajeet Singh Subversion 1.5 Home About In the Media Xtees.com – A Unique t-shirt selling hub YoMacha: India’s Hot or Not ? June 20, 2008.6:57

On stage for Jigoshop…

The Way of the Web

I recently popped along to the WordPress London Meetup on behalf of my client, Jigoshop, who provide a free, open-source WordPress eCommerce platform. Clients events Presentations TheWayoftheWeb business strategy jigoshop open source presentation wordpress london meetup

FamilySearch.org To Discuss Living/Dead Relationship Technology With New RootsTech Conference

Stay N' Alive

In fact, I even have mockups from before Facebook was popular on a way to take my previous Open Source project, Jeans (the original platform for this blog, in fact – click to see my very first post!), Facebook Technology social Brewster Kahle Family history Hewlett Packard Internet Archive open source phil windley social networkOne of my favorite things to do is research my family history.

Donations as Revenue: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

Technorati Tags: age of stupid , chip in , chipin , donations , drupal , fundable , joomla , LAMP , monetize , Money , Online Communities , open source , paypal donate , pledgie , pligg , revenue , Social Media Business , social networks , sourceforge , whedonesque , wordpress.

49% of the world’s top 100 blogs are using WordPress

The Way of the Web

Blogging open source wordpress domain names platforms setup wordpress hostingAn interesting study released yesterday by Pingdom reveals that 49% of the top 100 blogs as ranked by Technorati are using WordPress as their CMS platform.

FamilySearch.org To Discuss Living/Dead Relationship Technology With New RootsTech Conference

Stay N' Alive

In fact, I even have mockups from before Facebook was popular on a way to take my previous Open Source project, Jeans (the original platform for this blog, in fact - click to see my very first post!), open source Technology social network Internet Archive Hewlett Packard Brewster Kahle social Facebook phil windley Family historyOne of my favorite things to do is research my family history.

A quick sneaky peek…

The Way of the Web

Uncategorized business solutions design development digital platforms jodanma open source

The two ‘gadget’ purchases I need to make in 2011

The Way of the Web

And it’s also something which brings the potential of the net/open source into the physical world in a tangible way – one which seems utterly like magic to a number of non-digital, non-techy people that I’ve chatted with. Digital Culture open source technology

Catching up on essential tech reading: Hackers and The Art of Intrusion

The Way of the Web

It’s interesting that the book ends with the lone figure of Richard Stallman, the ‘last true hacker’ and founder of the Free Software Foundation , as the rise of Free Software / Open Source has fueled a resurgence in open software and hacking which has again led to hardware innovation in 3D Printing, Drone aircraft and more. Mitnick apparently judged the voracity of the exploits and is pretty open about how trustworthy he considers each tale.

Open social bookmarking service to rival Delicious

The Way of the Web

open source social networks delicious diigo freelis.us A quick check has shown that I’ve been using Delicious since November 2006 , although my addiction to Google Reader means I’ve never used social bookmarking as heavily as some friends and colleagues.

Fighting for the internet, and for my son…

The Way of the Web

The reasons I’m against the attempts by large media companies to shore up their moribund traditional business practice by funding politicians to bring in laws are simple: I believe that a free and open internet provides far more benefits to the whole of society than it damages, and that copyright is an incentive for creation which is meant to serve society as a whole, not restrict innovation and ideas in the service of extending profits for large corporations.

If you’re in or near Nottingham tonight or Birmingham tomorrow…

The Way of the Web

Regardless of the opinions that he may be difficult to get along with, or whether we should be calling it Free Software or Open Source etc, the fact is that without his work and inspiration, we might not have any of the amazing software which has been produced under the range of ‘Copyleft’ and similar licences, enabling anyone to work with, change, adapt and modify code and evolve it.

Thank you and some free books for Christmas reading

The Way of the Web

Blogging books ebooks free books gaming hacking inspiration marketing open source pdf Virtual Worlds WritingIt’s the season of goodwill, so it seems a perfect time to say thank you to everyone that’s visited my blog, followed or message me on social networks, or kindly referred me to potential new clients. Plus everyone that’s helped me set-up sites, answered my own questions, and anyone that’s come along to the #DPiP meetups or chatted at conferences etc.

Wikipedia rules the waves

Sherrilynne Starkie

Wikipedia has grown to be the number one source for students. Via: Open-Site.org. Open source history, Wikipedia, and Encyclopedia Britannica (historytech.wordpress.com). After 244 years, the Encyclopedia Britannica has decided to halt the presses and go out of print.

Clay Shirky Video!

SocialFish

“The open-source world has learned to deal with a flood of new, oftentimes divergent, ideas using hosting services like GitHub — so why can’t governments? As per usual, if I see a Clay Shirky video, I just post it.

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Looking for a Beneficial Summer Internship? Google It.

The Social Media Incubator

Google is offering the “ Summer of Code 2013 ,” which is an internship for students who are willing to work on open-source projects. then students also applying to work on said projects, and finally the two groups get connected together for a summer of open source coding madness.”.

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ebay X.Commerce & If Indian eCommerce has Missed the Bus?

Atom Thought

Magento.com- Open sourced ecom platform-alongwith mcommerce and hosted shopfront options. At the centre of the ebay nervous system is the Open Sourced Web & Mobile Platform- Magento-this platform can enable anyone to start a shop, and enables customers to transact.

Google Waves Goodbye To Wave…Should They Do The Same To Google+?

SocMed Sean

If you would like to continue using Wave, there are a number of open source projects, including Apache Wave. There is also an open source project called Walkaround that includes an experimental feature that lets you import all your Waves from Google.

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Looking for a Beneficial Summer Internship? Google It.

The Social Media Incubator

Google is offering the “ Summer of Code 2012 ,” which is an internship for students who are willing to work on open-source projects. then students also applying to work on said projects, and finally the two groups get connected together for a summer of open source coding madness.”

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Looking for a Beneficial Summer Internship? Google It.

The Social Media Incubator

Google is offering the “ Summer of Code 2012 ,” which is an internship for students who are willing to work on open-source projects. then students also applying to work on said projects, and finally the two groups get connected together for a summer of open source coding madness.”

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#Hashtags Hit Facebook – #WhatDoYouThink

The Social Media Incubator

The major difference between the two platforms using hashtags is that Facebook will still utilize it’s privacy settings defined by the user even if a hashtag is used while Twitter is completely open-source.

Now Might Be the Time to Switch from Internet Explorer

The Social Media Incubator

Firefox is an open source web browser, which means there is an entire community of volunteer Web developers working on improving the code all the time. Google Chrome is faster than your average Web browser, as long as you don’t have open too many tabs.

How to create mobile-friendly content with Google’s AMP

Socialmedia.biz

AMP is a Google-backed open-source project that launched last February as an open standard to make it easier for any publisher to have pages load quickly on mobile devices. Facebook allows users to open pages without leaving the Facebook environment.

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Meet the Fediverse

Ari Herzog

The Fediverse is open sourced and decentralized. Mastodon, Pleroma, GNU Social, PeerTube, Friendica, and Hubzilla are among the more popular social networking services that collectively form the Fediverse.

Piwik: The Google Analytics Alternative

Small Business Mavericks

For the longest time Google Analytics was the only free open source analytics program. But there is a new alternative to Google Analytics that is free and open source and is picking up speed. At the very least, it was the best of breed so to use any other was virtual suicide. Many online marketers opted to use a paid analytics program so they could keep their information private and away from Google’s eyes, or they had other reasons.

Joomla! Surpasses 15 Million Downloads

Bill Hartzer

Open Source Matters , Inc. the industry’s leading open source content management system (CMS), has been downloaded more than 15 million times from JoomlaCode. reached 15 million downloads,&# said Elin Waring, President of Open Source Maters, part of the Joomla! The platform’s ease-of-use and extensibility has made it the most popular and downloaded open source Web site software in the industry today. About Open Source Matters, Inc.

Social Media News Ticker: Embed Tweets Within Tweets on Twitter, Instagram Expands Ads Outside U.S.

The Realtime Report

LinkedIn upgrades its search engine and ditches an array of open source extensions – last week LinkedIn announced the launch of new search engine infrastructure, called Galene, that will improve search results and problems with maintenance (GigaOM).

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Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Launches #FirstTweet, Facebook Paper Teams With TED

The Realtime Report

Facebook unveils Hack, a new programming language for writing code faster – in an attempt to speed up writing and testing code, Facebook built a new programming language called Hack; it’s been in use for a year at Facebook, but was released last Thursday as open source (GigaOM).

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The CIA is Watching Your Every Tweet

Freelance Social Media

“It’s part of a larger movement within the spy services to get better at using ”open source intelligence” — information that’s publicly available, but often hidden in the flood of TV shows, newspaper articles, blog posts, online videos and radio reports generated every day.&#

[SOLVED] WordPress Gives A HTTP Error When Uploading Images To The Media Gallery

SocMed Sean

Sometimes, the open source nature of the CMS can introduce bugs or incompatibilities that can cause errors or even bring an entire site down. Open your browser again and log in to your WordPress console. If you are logged in via cPanel, open the File Manager.

Leverage Multi-Social Media Platforms to Tell Stories

Direct Marketing Observations

The advent of open source blogging platforms like a Drupal or a WordPress, and the creativity that Youtube has allowed, have given users the ability to tell these rich verdant stories of their lives, our lives, and the myriad ways in which they touch us and we connect with them.