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. Unlike other proprietary social network application platforms, OpenSocial is free and open.

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. Some popular open source text editors are: Bluefish – Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.

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Facebook Open-Sources Community Cellular Manager

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced the open-sourcing of a solution aimed at furthering its mission of connecting the world. Software 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. The first network utilizing the CCM software went up in a rural area lacking cellular coverage approximately 1.5

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

SocialTimes Facebook

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. Readers: What are your thoughts on the open-sourcing of Surround 360?

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.

Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network’s recent addition of an instant-verification component for Account Kit to its Android software-development kit also emerged from a hackathon. Nuclide is built on top of Atom , an open-source desktop text editor.

Facebook Develops Custom 360-Degree Video Stabilization Technology

SocialTimes Facebook

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. Facebook announced at its @Scale Conference 2016 in San Jose, Calif.,

Facebook Opens Lab for Vendors to Test Software on OCP Gear

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook opened up a lab in its headquarters in Menlo Park , Calif., for vendors to test their software on Open Compute Project hardware. Both the hardware and software solutions are developed, tested and supported by vendors, and are guaranteed to work together.

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

The Fifteen Classes of the Social Business Software Suite (Q4, 2010)


Fast forward a few years, this space has grown tremendously with an influx of new types of software vendors as well as specialization from a growing market. The social software space has ballooned into a disparate set of technologies, data types, and over 1000 vendors confusing buyers.

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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.

Jigoshop Black Friday Sale: 50% off WordPress eCommerce software

The Way of the Web

Jigoshop is a free, open-source WordPress eCommerce platform which has been available for around two years now, allowing you to set up an online store quickly and easily on any self-hosted WordPress installation.

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

The Way of the Web

You really, really should try and make it along to see the President and Founder of the Free Software Foundation , Richard Stallman speaking. I’m not a developer, but every day I’m thankful for Linux, Ubuntu, Open Office, Gimp, WordPress and more. open source birmingham edinburgh free software foundation nottingham richard stallman speaking

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.

Thank you and some free books for Christmas reading

The Way of the Web

‘Free Software, Free Society: Collected Essays of Richard Stallman 2nd Edition’ So get downloading, have a read, and maybe you’ll be inspired to help the author and your friends/colleagues/local neighbourhood. Blogging books ebooks free books gaming hacking inspiration marketing open source pdf Virtual Worlds Writing

Open Software – from watches to newspapers

The Way of the Web

And then open-source it to developers to come up with amazing ideas for what could be displayed there, rather than trying to think of them all. But with those caveats in place, proprietary software now has to work so much harder to earn its keep.

BitCoin Will Not Vanish just Because It Is Virtual - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

The supply of Bitcoins is regulated by software and the agreement of users of the system and cannot be manipulated by any Government, Bank, Organization or Individual. Bitcoin is an open-source; that is, its design is public, nobody owns or controls Bitcoin.

5 Things I’ve Learned from Running BizSugar

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

BizSugar is built on Pligg, an open source content management system. We tried working with a few developers who said they knew the software, but in reality, they didn’t. We invested in him learning the software, and he’s now a full time employee.

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.

How to Cut Costs with Your Own Support Community

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The social web has opened the communication floodgates. 3dcart Software Forums : As one of the leading shopping cart software platforms on the market, 3dcart prides itself on customer support. To wipe startup costs, check out a free open source solution like phpBB.

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How to Create Winning Content & Measure Results

Writtent Blog

For example, Dennys restaurant launched an “ Always Open ” video campaign where popular comedians interviewed each other in diner-style booths in live locations. Image source .

Why Minimalism and My Blog Lack Copyright

Ari Herzog

Magic tricks, haircuts, open source software, tattoos, jokes, fireworks displays, board game rules, perfume smells, and other things come from industries which allow the world to own their work because the world grows smaller when people benefit from it.

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

45 Free or Super Cheap Tools for Creating Amazing Visual Content

Writtent Blog

To help you boost your business blogging strategy without an enormous investment in software and apps, we’ve created a comprehensive list of the best free and low-cost tools on the web. Tableau Software.

“Free” Isn’t Free


A free, open source customer relationship management software package, many nonprofits (including ones where both of us worked) adopted it to manage donor and donation information.

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What Problems Are You Solving?

Twist Image

open source software. Disruption. Automation. Innovation. People are no longer terrified that their jobs are going to be shipped overseas. Oh, don't be fooled. There's still that.

Thirteen Tips for Effective Tagging

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Software. Software. A tag is a collaboratively generated, open-ended labeling system that enables Internet users to categorize content such as Web pages, online photographs, and Web links. Jump to Content. Jump to Navigation. Jump to Footer. Search: TechSoup Home.

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A Tools Guide to Live streaming on Facebook

Razor Social

If you want to go live from a mobile device, you just open up your status update and select ‘live video’ Facebook live. Which software tools can you use to help with broadcasting? ” OBS – Open Broadcaster Software. Adding in your sources.

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The Rise of the T-Shaped Agency Model

Convince & Convert

Think of an agency as a software package, like Microsoft Office. Clients like to purchase an Office Suite; they know they will need word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and possibly some other add-ons that make a packaged suite very enticing as a model.

19 productivity and time management apps for 2016


A really popular online time tracking software, Toggl is a handy tool for managing and tracking billable time. Real easy to get started with, ProofHub comes not just as a desktop software, but a mobile app too and has been designed to take hassle out of teamwork and collaborative efforts.

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The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter.

7 Reasons WordPress Rocks for Blogs

The Social Media Incubator

WordPress.com is provided by WordPress, the Open Source blogging software. Hosting and managing the software is provided when you work with WordPress.com. When using the WordPress.org version of the software, you will need to download and install the free software on your own server or with a 3 rd party website hosting provider. Did you hear about the Blogger shut-down in May that left thousands of businesses without their blogs for several days?

The Complete Guide to Using Stock Photos in Your Marketing

Buffer Social

For example, in a recent Buffer Open blog post about using playlists to help boost productivity , we chose a feature image showing music being played on a mobile phone: By choosing this image, people can see right away that the post is about music without having to glance at the headline.

Robust Collaboration Tools to Empower the Modern Social Media Marketing Team


Here are 7 powerful tools to get you on the right track and since 97% of businesses already using collaboration software have reported being able to service more clients efficiently , there’s no better time than now.

Sizing Up the Social Media Software Market « Social Media Musings by Tom Humbarger


One of the projects was to create an estimate on the size of the social media software market. I analyzed the social media software market size along two dimensions – types of buyers and types of software providers. For types of software providers, I used White Label (average solution cost of $30,000), Budget (average solution cost of $500), Open Source and Free. Open Source – Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, etc.

You've Heard the Rumors. Here are a Few Predictions That "Just Make Sense" For Facebook's F8

Stay N' Alive

Last year I was pretty close in my prediction (I had the code right - just not exactly what the code did - this was all the launch of Facebook's Social Plugins), having got some clues in their open source Javascript SDK that were launched in the code before they were released to developers.

Apple vs Microsoft: Tablet Market Clash between iPad and Windows 8


But the open source firmware enjoys a clear edge over iPad in escalating popularity. The Redmond software giant will likely unveil it anytime late this year. Besides Google Android, the tablet king Apple iPad is about to get a taut rival in Windows 8.

7 Steps to Creating Million-Dollar Web Apps (And a Big Announcement)

Viper Chill

A few weeks ago I asked on the ViperChill Facebook page whether people would be interested in a blog post on how I’ve developed various web software and plugins. have, and proves that software / app development can be a very lucrative avenue to go down.

Creating and Sharing Videos Online – Quick Guide

The Way of the Web

From webcams and smartphones to RED cinematic cameras for motion pictures, the possibilities have never been more open. Who hasn’t watched a screencast or software tutorial delivered with all the flair of a tax audit?

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Web Design: Creating a Favicon for your site

The Way of the Web

But it’s important both in terms of usability for people to navigate to the right place when they have multiple tabs open, and also for branding and recognition. We use either Photoshop, or the free, open source alternative, GIMP to create the image.