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Facebook 2016 Open-Source Year in Review (Infographic)

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Facebook launched 77 new open-source projects in 2016, yielding 60,000 commits and bringing its total to nearly 400 projects and more than 500,000 followers. Open-source developer advocate Christine Abernathy offered an overview of the social network’s 2016 open-source efforts, as well as the infographic below, in a blog post.

8 Open Source Projects from Google


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. It is a simple browser bookmark that opens the application within your website, making it easy to create sprites, even if you already have a fully-functioning site in place. Google Refine. SpriteMe.

Open Source Web Management and Design Tools


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. This list is not comprehensive, but rather provides the categories for each step of website management, as well as open source examples of tools you can use. – HTML Editors. PHP/SQL.

Facebook Open-Sources Community Cellular Manager

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Facebook announced the open-sourcing of a solution aimed at furthering its mission of connecting the world. Facebook Internet Cellular Community Cellular Manager github Globe Telecoom Kurtis Heimeri Manila mobile Open Source OpenCellular Philippines Radio-Access Networks Shaddi Hasan SMS Steve Muir text messaging University of the Philippines user interfaceSoftware engineers Kurtis Heimeri and Steve Muir and infrastructure strategist Shaddi Hasan announced in a blog post last week that the code for Community Cellular Manager is available via GitHub.

Facebook Open-Sources Surround 360 3-D 360-Degree Camera System

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Facebook introduced its Surround 360 3-D 360-degree camera system at its F8 global developers conference in April, and this week, the social network open-sourced its specifications. Research scientist Forrest Briggs made the announcement in a blog post : Today we officially open-sourced the specs for Surround 360 , our high-quality 3-D-360 hardware and software video capture system.

How the Open Source Makers revolution is continuing…

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I’m obviously a big fan of the open source philosophy – in addition to using WordPress as a content platform, I’ve been heavily involved with the Jigoshop open source eCommerce project , worked with Magento for clients including Jigowatt , and take a keen interest in the use of Creative Commons and GPL licensing for content. Buffer.


Open source development, forking and GP licences

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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


Get involved in Open Source eCommerce

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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 testingThe beta test is being administered via an email list, which will include all the details on what’s included in releases, how to post feedback etc, and you can sign up at: [link].

Is Proprietary Or Open Source Better For Business?

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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? Small Business Internet Marketing Amazon Kindle Apple open source small business

Eighteen Tricks to Save Time and Money On Content Marketing

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Develop your own style and learn how focus on catchy titles and opening sentences as much as you do the rest of your content. There are huge numbers of free, open-source images, many of which are really quite stunning, humorous, or poignant. By Andy Preisler. When we talk about content marketing, the conversation often moves to return-on-investment. Re-purpose great content.

Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016

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Facebook also detailed its work on Nuclide and Atom at its multiple-day Space Camp hackathon: Nuclide is Facebook’s open-source integrated developer environment for iOS, React Native and web development. Nuclide is built on top of Atom , an open-source desktop text editor. It’s almost as good as getting together in a living room with your friends and family!

Facebook Beefs Up Analytics for Apps

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We’ve open-sourced in-app notifications to make them fully customizable and extensible. Facebook launched several new features and an improved design for its Analytics for Apps free mobile analytics solution. The social network introduced Analytics for Apps at its F8 global developers’ conference in March 2015. With more than 1.5

Mark Zuckerberg Introduces Jarvis, His 2016 Personal Challenge

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I considered open-sourcing my code, but it’s currently too tightly tied to my own home, appliances and network configuration. How much progress has Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made in fulfilling his New Year’s resolution for 2016 ? Zuckerberg said in a Jan. On Monday, he offered a detailed update on Jarvis , and highlights follow.

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Facebook Develops Custom 360-Degree Video Stabilization Technology

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Other announcements by the social network at @Scale included the open-sourcing of its Zstandard compression algorithm and the deployment of its MyRocks next-generation MySQL storage engine based on RocksDB. By sharing MyRocks with the community through open source, we hope that others can also take advantage of these efficiencies.

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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. WOMEN & OPEN SOURCE: What’s In It For Me? That’s not really my style.

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

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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. Social Media Case Studies #AgChat #drought12 agriculture API crisis management crowdsource education farm farmers food open food open source

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

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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. Buffer.

Is Open Source the new black?

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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. Although I believe open source is a very useful and viable way to work, I do worry about companies leaping into it without some careful planning and research.

Will You Drive An Open Source Car?

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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 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). The good folks at CHOM 97.7 morning show. Watch the video below. Listen here.

On stage for Jigoshop…

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I recently popped along to the WordPress London Meetup on behalf of my client, Jigoshop, who provide a free, open-source WordPress eCommerce platform. Here’s the presentation – I attempted to go for extra open source kudos points by using Open Office Impress, which then got merged with Rob’s Mac-based slides via Google Docs, causing all sorts of formatting fun.

How do I control what people say on the web?

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We need to find a way of controlling the use of ideas and other intellectual property otherwise there will be no incentive for creators and inventors.but that doesn't mean that fair use sharing should be stopped or open source cannot live alongside. Social Business Social Media maker community open source intellectual property social web fair use how do i controlYou don't. But that is where I think most companies make their mistake. Business never controlled what employees or customers said down the pub or with is the reach that has changed.

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

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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. As a result I recently went on a bit of a secondhand book buying spree on Amazon. Buffer. To Discuss Living/Dead Relationship Technology With New RootsTech Conference

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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. Even more interesting to me is the technology that can make finding and exploring your heritage even easier. to become a Family-oriented Social Network.

Open social bookmarking service to rival Delicious

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open source social networks delicious diigo 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. So you can now also find me as badgergravling on than with Delicious and Diigo.

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

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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. I’m not a developer, but every day I’m thankful for Linux, Ubuntu, Open Office, Gimp, WordPress and more. He’s also in Edinburgh on August 26th and 28th.

Fighting for the internet, and for my son…

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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. news open source Personal technology acta pipa protecting the internet protests sopaBuffer.

Thank you and some free books for Christmas reading

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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. Note: Some of the links are to descriptions, others are directly to PDF downloads.

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

Atom Thought 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. This will also be integrated with the Open Source Platform. – Over 1.2

OSSCamp Summer Edition

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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 – A Unique t-shirt selling hub YoMacha: India’s Hot or Not ? June 20, 2008.6:57 57 am OSSCamp Summer Edition Jump to Comments OSSCamp Summer Edition is scheduled for tomorrow in Lodi Road, June 21st 2008. Presentations S.No.

5 Free Alternatives To Google Analytics

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Open Web Analytics – Another open source analytics package that you upload to your server. I’m not suggesting you should give up on Google Analytics, especially now that they are in the process of rolling out Universal Analytics , but if you do decide to look around for other analytics services, here are five free alternatives to Google Analytics you might consider. Clicky – Clicky is one of the more popular Google Analytics alternatives. The free version provides basic features like content, search, and referral tracking. Plus, it supports WordPress.

A quick sneaky peek…

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BitCoins As Universal OnLine Social Currency - Social Media

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Bitcoin is an open-source; that is, its design is public, nobody owns or controls Bitcoin. One OnLine World - One Currency. Makes sense? Bitcoin is an innovative payment network and a new kind of Currency. Interesting? Yes this Currency can be transferred to your Bank Account and you will have your own Currency. Well you do have BitCoin Banks that enable this process. I guess it can be safely said that BitCoins is a 'OnLine Social Currency'. There is a lot of OnLine Socializing taking place. You can earn BitCoins in various ways. There are phone Apps as well for all this.

Google Knol Is Dead

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It’s been 3 1/2 years since Google opened up its Knol pages to the public. I’d say that Annotum appears to be an open source endeavor being pushed by for-profit companies like Solvitor LLC and Crowd Favorite. Google has finally decided to kill its Knol pages. The big question is, Why? My suspicion is the service isn’t as popular as Google initially thought it would be so they are either selling it or making some kind of deal with the new owners/developers to keep the product going under a new name. It appears that Annotum will be powered by

Hashtags, the Good the Bad, the Oh So Ugly

Janet Fouts

via the twitter #interactive team and @source : “How we made the #SOTU Twitter visualization” Twitter Open Source (@TwitterOSS) March 18, 2014. It can’t be over-stated how important it is to research a hashtag before you use it and to give a little thought to what people may do with it once you unleash it on the world. clitfest [link].

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

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And there are countless great projects and potential applications for Arduino hardware, so it’s something I’m keen to explore… A Makerbot : OK, so this one is a bit pricier, but I firmly believe that 3D printing is the third part of the most disruptive phase of digital technology we’ve seen (the others being the internet itself, and the open sourcing of ideas).

Now Might Be the Time to Switch from Internet Explorer

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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. If you are still using Internet Explorer, you might want to consider replacing it with a better web browser – and soon.

8 Critical SEO and Digital Marketing Opportunities

Adam Sherk

The open source nature of AMP is a plus but I’m not a fan of having to create separate URLs. The use of sponsored content and native advertising also continues to increase as publishers look for additional sources of revenue. I’ve been enjoying a needed break from blogging this year but I thought it was time to pop my head up and share some thoughts. Google News.

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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. Currency has no inherent value itself – only what we, the community, say it’s worth. Pledgie ).

Four SEO Tips for WordPress Websites


One of the great things about and open-source content management systems like WordPress is how easily you can develop plugins and extensions, which once easily installed provide certain functionality that the original software cannot perform. WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system. Optimize Your Page URLs. You need to take a look at the page URLs on your site.

How To Organize A Brand Hackathon (And Why) – Interview With Betabrand’s Chris Lindland

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“Betabrand is perfect because we have such an open, experimental approach to branding,” says Lindland. From its Model Citizen photo campaign to its Disco Open Source Project to its ThinkTank Community Idea Factory, Betabrand has built its brand around customer engagement. You don’t own your brand: your customers do. ” How to Host a Brand Hackathon.