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LinuxProgramming.com: Announcing Highlight Projects

Nov 08, 2000, 12:29 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lou Grinzo)

"Open source developers are an amazingly prolific bunch. That's clearly a Very Good Thing, but it can make finding the truly interesting projects a challenge, regardless of how you care to define interesting (more on this below)."

"That's why we're launching a new feature on LinuxProgramming.com: Highlight Projects. These are open source projects that deserve special attention, or at least more attention than they normally get. A project can be chosen for Highlighting because it provides source code that nicely handles some very difficult task, or because it does something unique, or perhaps it's a good project that's desperately needs some volunteers, or simply because it's an especially handy tool for programmers."

Note that we won't be publicizing things like KDE, GNOME, XFree86, Apache, and Samba, since those projects already have high enough profiles both inside and outside the Linux community that they don't need our help. The intent is to help drum up community support for some of the deserving, but less well known, projects. And if this helps programmers find some first-class source code worth reusing, so much the better.

The first Highlight Project, Internet C++, is already posted on LinuxProgramming.com. Internet C++ is a very nicely done C/C++ compiler plus virtual machine written by Bob Dayley and some helpers.

Finally, this is a chance for you to contribute. If you know of a good open source project that deserves (or needs) some extra attention, drop me a line at lou@internet.com.

Lou Grinzo
Editor, LinuxProgramming.com