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

Apr 22, 2010, 00:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon "maddog" Hall)

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"You would think that writing a blog entry on "Hot New OSS Projects" would not be that difficult. All you should have to do is go to SourceForge or Freshmeat and see what projects are being downloaded, or at least accessed, and write about them. Or, hangout on Slashdot or LinuxDevices.com and see what cool things are being shown and talked about. These days you can even read the mainstream media about Linux products and projects. And of course there is the Linux.com site with its news feeds, discussion groups and projects.

"All of these would have been "too easy" for maddog, so of course he had to do the unthinkable and ask his eclectic group of Linux User Group (LUG) members what they thought were "Hot, New OSS Projects."

"The first message that came back from the "call for thoughts" was:

""What do you mean by OSS project?" followed by "What do you mean by new?" and (of course) "What do you mean by Hot'?"

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