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Projects of the Week, October 22, 2018

Lun, 10/22/2018 - 06:14

Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of

crDroid Android

crDroid is a free Android based ROM, bringing a lot of features that are most advanced in terms of customization and stability!
[ Download crDroid Android ]


DisplayCAL (formerly known as dispcalGUI) is a graphical user interface for the display calibration and profiling tools of Argyll CMS, an open source color management system. Calibrate and characterize your display devices using one of the many supported measurement instruments, with support for multi-display setups and a variety of available settings like customizable whitepoint, luminance, tone response curve as well as the option to create accurate look-up-table ICC profiles as well as some proprietary 3D LUT formats. Check the accuracy of profiles and 3D LUTs via measurements.
[ Download DisplayCAL ]


Repository Geospatial packages for Arch Linux
[ Download ArchGeoTux ]


Project Recovery developed by Batik Recovery Teamwork from Indonesia, this Batik Recovery is a derivative of the Official TWRP that was modified by the developer in accordance with the Indonesian characteristics. In Indonesia, batik is a motif that is considered quite famous for the beauty of its art. Therefore, the developer gave the name Batik Recovery and a touch of batik motifs in the Recovery, including splash, background, and icon. The goal of the developer to release the project is to further popularize batik, and especially to popularize the name of Indonesia.


Vidiot is a non-linear video editor targeted for home video editing. It supports compositing (scaling/rotating/positioning), cropping, changing speed, adding transitions and titles, trimming, key frames, etc.
[ Download Vidiot ]


hdparm – get/set ATA/SATA drive parameters under Linux
[ Download hdparm ]

Pandora FMS: Flexible Monitoring System

Pandora FMS is an enterprise-ready monitoring solution that provides unparalleled flexibility for IT to address both immediate and unforeseen operational issues, including infrastructure and IT processes. It uniquely enables business and IT to adapt to changing needs through a flexible and rapid approach to IT and business deployment. Pandora FMS consolidates all the needs of modern monitoring (ITOM, APM, BAM) and provides status and performance metrics from different operating systems, virtual infrastructure (VMware, Hyper-V, XEN), Docker containers, applications, storage and hardware devices such as firewalls, proxies, databases, web servers or routers. It’s highly scalable (up to 2000 nodes with one single server), 100% web and with multi-tenant capabilities. It has a very flexible ACL system and several different graphical reports and user-defined control screens.
[ Download Pandora FMS: Flexible Monitoring System ]


Javier Gutiérrez Chamorro (Guti) Open source projects
[ Download Nikkho ]


Archive of Operating Systems mission is saving the great job of many great people who created Open Source and/or Freeware operating systems. The systems we archive are based on Linux, BSD, Solaris, Open DOS or other, independent technology.
[ Download ArchiveOS ]

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Top 4 E-Commerce/ Shopping Software of the Week

Vie, 10/19/2018 - 06:12

This blog series features the top-performing projects on SourceForge under specific categories. This week, we feature the top 4 E-Commerce/ Shopping Software of the Week available on SourceForge.

E-Commerce is a continuously thriving area of commerce that encompasses the buying and selling of products and services over the internet, including online financial exchanges for currency exchanges or trading purposes. It has allowed businessmen and entrepreneurs a broader, even global reach and a chance to achieve financial goals that were once deemed impossible. And it has been made even more efficient thanks to the continuous development of various software.

Here are the top 4 E-Commerce/ Shopping Software available here at SourceForge, based on weekly downloads:

uniCenta POS

uniCenta POS is a powerful, feature-rich, commercial-grade open source Point Of Sale software. It is multi-location, multi-terminal and multi-user and runs on industry standard hardware. It comes in 17 languages and is simple and fast to implement, requiring MySQL.

[ Download uniCenta POS ]

Zen Cart®

Zen Cart® is a free, full-featured, self-hosted e-commerce shopping cart program. Built on a foundation of osCommerce GPL code, Zen Cart® is an easy-to-setup and run online store. It is for selling online and is completely customizable.

Zen Cart® runs from your own webserver, which means you are fully in control of all its features and capabilities.

[ Download Zen Cart® ]


cpuminer is a multi-threaded, highly optimized CPU miner for Litecoin, Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies. Currently supported algorithms are SHA-256d and scrypt(N, 1, 1).

It supports the getblocktemplate mining protocol as well as the Stratum mining protocol, and can be used for both solo and pooled mining.

[ Download cpuminer ]

Qt Bitcoin Trader

Qt Bitcoin Trader is a Secure Trading Client for most popular Bitcoin exchanges. Supported Exchanges include: Binance, OkCoin, Bitfinex, BTC-e/Wex, Bitstamp,, Indacoin, BTCChina, and This software helps you open and cancel orders very fast, with real-time data monitoring.

[ Download Qt Bitcoin Trader ]

See and know more of the many other E-Commerce Software available on SourceForge here.

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Today in Tech – 1990

Mié, 10/17/2018 - 06:12

On this day in 1990 the Internet Movie Database or more popularly known as IMDb was launched. IMDb was originally known as the “rec.arts.movies movie database” and contained various lists of movies, television series and the actors and actresses appearing in them. By the late 1990s the lists became quite expansive, leading original creator and CEO Colin Needham, who was working as an engineer for HP at the time, to develop and post a collection of Unix shell scripts that could be used to search the lists, thus creating the database that is now the IMDb.

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Projects of the Week, October 15, 2018

Lun, 10/15/2018 - 06:00

Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of

LMS plugins

LMS is an open source multi-room audio system. It was created by SlimDevices and then acquired by Logitech. Although Logitech has ended development of hardware devices, the project is still very active with lots of plugin released regularly. New hardware players can be added using PI devices and DAC board to build high-quality multi-room. I’ve created some extra plugins, especially to include new standard hardware/players to the LMS ecosystem: UPnP/DLNA (Sonos), ChromeCast and AirPlay.
[ Download LMS plugins ]

Pixys OS

[ Download Pixys OS ]


OfficeFloor provides true inversion of control, with its: – dependency injection – continuation injection – thread injection For more information visit the OfficeFloor web site ( )
[ Download OfficeFloor ]


Tool Command Language (Tcl) is an interpreted language and very portable interpreter for that language. Tcl is embeddable and extensible, and has been widely used since its creation in 1988 by John Ousterhout. Bug reports to Follow code development at
[ Download Tcl ]

The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library

The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library is a simple tool that helps C/C++ developers initialize extensions and write portable applications. GLEW currently supports a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Darwin, Irix, and Solaris.
[ Download The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library ]

Linux Kodachi4.1

Linux Kodachi operating system is based on Debian 9.5 it will provide you with a secure, anti forensic, and anonymous operating system considering all features that a person who is concerned about privacy would need to have in order to be secure. Kodachi is very easy to use all you have to do is boot it up on your PC via USB drive then you should have a fully running operating system with established VPN connection + Tor Connection established + DNScrypt service running. No setup or Linux knowledge is required from your side we do it all for you. The entire OS is functional from your temporary memory RAM so once you shut it down no trace is left behind all your activities are wiped out. Kodachi is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity.
[ Download Linux Kodachi4.1 ]


antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy to install linux live CD distribution based on Debian Testing for Intel-AMD x86 compatible systems.
[ Download antiX-Linux ]


[ Download PitchBlack-Recovery ]

jEdit Plugin Central

jEdit Plugin Central is the primary online repository of plugins for the jEdit text editor. In conjunction with this repository, the integrated Plugin Manager allows jEdit users to install, upgrade, and remove plugins without leaving the editor.
[ Download jEdit Plugin Central ]

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Why Engineers Should Spend More Time Contributing to Open Source

Vie, 10/12/2018 - 06:23

Software engineers are running a race. Not a literal one, but one that is just as challenging. It’s a race to keep themselves and the companies and organizations they work for productive, updated and relevant. It’s a race against output deadlines; a race to reach productivity goals; and a race to keep up with constantly changing technology and other developments.

So suggesting that they spend more time contributing to open source projects? The idea just seems counterproductive. Why would you want engineers spending precious time on other projects?

Turns out, there’s more than a couple of good reasons why.

Community Building

At first glance it may seem like a black hole for time and resources, but participating in open source delivers benefits to a company that really can’t be found anywhere else. Central to this is the community around open source projects. When engineers contribute to these projects they become part of a community and forge invaluable partnerships with other companies. These connections help keep engineers updated on the latest technologies relevant to the community and their own projects. It also gives them some amount of influence on the direction of certain open source projects.

Keeps Engineers at the Top of Their Game

Connections and open source experience are crucial when it comes to building one’s career as an engineer, especially in today’s world where connectivity and open source have become ubiquitous. Open source experience expands their skills and knowledge, which are then applied to their own work, thus providing benefits for all.

Open source projects have a way of making good engineers even better, because it promotes best coding practices and provides a safe place for them to improve their craft. They are able to iterate and improve code, review code and gain useful feedback that helps them write even better code.

Working on open source projects also gives engineers a break of sorts from their usual routines. Looking at other projects gives them fresh eyes when going back to their own projects. Tackling and overcoming new challenges recharges them, encourages them to be more productive with their own projects, and allows them to learn new and innovative techniques.

Attracts Top Talent

Last but not least, allowing engineers to work on open source projects establishes a company culture that is highly attractive to a lot of other talented engineers. Organizations that participate in open source are often more capable and aware of bleeding edge technologies, and as such encourage more innovation. They are also better aligned with the needs of the community. These are qualities that make a company a top choice for potential employees. Not only that, allowing engineers to work on open source projects empowers engineers and keeps them engaged and excited about their work, which attracts them all the more to your company.

Contributing to open source offers many great opportunities and advantages not just for engineers but for the companies they work for. With open source playing such a significant role today and no doubt in the future, such contributions can really drive progress in the tech world. By allowing engineers more time and resources to work on open source projects, we’re playing a part in building better tech and a better future for all software companies and communities.

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Project Web PHP Upgrade

Jue, 10/11/2018 - 23:08

Starting Monday, Oct 15, 2018, we are making PHP 7.1 available in our project web hosting as a part of the newer https hosting option. Those remaining on the older http hosting will continue to utilize PHP 5.4. For those who are not familiar with the project web hosting, keep in mind that any current links to your project web pages will continue to be valid since the old paths will redirect to the new. However, you may need to do some domain tweaking in your files to handle the difference (and to avoid superfluous redirections) and to make some http-to-https protocol tweaks for linked materials to avoid warnings about insecure files.

We chose the 7.1 release as our first version of PHP 7 because it offers more backward compatibility features than going straight to 7.2 or 7.3. In the future we will be upgrading PHP to newer versions of 7.x, so users are encouraged to check for compatibility warnings and fix them to future-proof their apps.

For the transition we have created a list of projects that are already on the hosting but aren’t yet ready for PHP 7 so that we can temporarily exclude them from the upgrade while reaching out to the project admins to let them know about the issue. We also provide a way for admins to test their website under PHP 7 before making the switch. Visit our Project Web Services documentation page to learn more.

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Today in Tech – 1980

Mié, 10/10/2018 - 06:12

On this day in 1980 Japanese company Namco officially transferred rights to its arcade game Pac-Man to American video game developer Midway Games. This was a significant moment as the game’s popularity didn’t take off until it was released in the US that very same month. Pac-Man was first released to a lukewarm response in Japan in May of 1980 with the name Puck Man, created by video game designer Toru Iwatani.

The game became immensely popular since its US release, sparking a “Pac-Man Fever” and inspiring various, very lucrative merchandise and media. Pac-Man became an icon of 1980s popular culture, and today is still considered one of the most popular and influential video games of all time.

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Projects of the Week, October 8, 2018

Lun, 10/08/2018 - 06:27

Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of


Clonezilla is a partition and disk imaging/cloning program similar to True Image®. It saves and restores only used blocks in hard drive. Two types of Clonezilla are available, Clonezilla live and Clonezilla SE (Server Edition).
[ Download Clonezilla ]


GnuCash is a personal and small-business finance manager with a check-book like register GUI to enter and track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. GnuCash is designed to be simple and easy to use but still based on formal accounting principles.
[ Download GnuCash ]

Maxima — GPL CAS based on DOE-MACSYMA

Maxima is a computer algebra system comparable to commercial systems like Mathematica and Maple. It emphasizes symbolic mathematical computation: algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and much more. For example, Maxima solves x^2-r*x-s^2-r*s=0 giving the symbolic results [x=r+s, x=-s]. Maxima can calculate with exact integers and fractions, native floating-point and high-precision big floats. Maxima has user-friendly front-ends, an on-line manual, plotting commands, and numerical libraries. Users can write programs in its native programming language, and many have contributed useful packages in a variety of areas over the decades. Maxima is GPL-licensed and largely written in Common Lisp. Executables can be downloaded for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android; source code is also available. An active community maintains and extends the system. Maxima is widely used: annual direct downloads exceed 300,000. Many other users receive it through secondary distribution.
[ Download Maxima — GPL CAS based on DOE-MACSYMA ]

Free Pascal Compiler

A 32/64/16-bit Pascal compiler for Win32/64/CE, Linux, Mac OS X/iOS, FreeBSD, OS/2, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo NDS and DOS; semantically compatible with Delphi, Borland Pascal and Mac Pascal (partially) with extra features, e.g. operator overloading.
[ Download Free Pascal Compiler ]


X Lossless Decoder(XLD) is a tool for Mac OS X that is able to decode/convert/play various ‘lossless’ audio files. The supported audio files can be split into some tracks with cue sheet when decoding. It works on Mac OS X 10.4 and later.
[ Download XLD ]

Win flex-bison

Win flex-bison is a windows port the Flex (the fast lexical analyser) and Bison (GNU parser generator). win_flex based on Flex version 2.6.3 source code and win_bison based on Bison version 2.7 and they depend on system libraries only. Git repository: UPDATE1: Bison version 3.0.4 available in Files section in package. UPDATE2: Now “winflexbison” available as package in Chocolatey ( and UPDATE3: You can use VS custom build rules to simplify working with winflexbison in Visual Studio 2010 and upper (
[ Download Win flex-bison ]


Robolinux has released its three brand new Series 10 Operating systems: Cinnamon, Mate 3D and Xfce v10.1 LTS 2023 versions. The Robolinux Series 10 versions are built upon Ubuntu 18.04 which comes with the 4.15 Linux kernel and a plethora of enhancements and improvements. The Robolinux Cinnamon & Mate 3D & Xfce 10.1 versions have FREE built in Stealth VM, C Drive to VM plus our one click app installers and also provide our Users with FREE expert Tech Support. Each version has our Users favorite apps already installed such as the newest Firefox, Thunderbird, Virtualbox, Gimp, Libre Office 5, Deluge torrent downloader, Open VPN, VLC, Banshee, Kazam screen recorder, Synaptic, Gparted, Brasero DVD Burner plus a few very popular utilities. Please see the Readme.txt file for complete Robolinux V10.1 details For all downloads click on the “Files” button above. Thank you John Martinson Founder
[ Download Robolinux ]


FrostWire is a media player and Peer to Peer (P2P) information sharing client for the BitTorrent network. This project is not affiliated with LimeWire LLC. FrostWires’ source code is Licensed under the GNU GPL Open Source license
[ Download FrostWire ]


A GUI for mkvextract utility (part of MKVToolNix) which incorporates most (if not all) functionality of mkvextract and mkvinfo utilities. Written in C# .NET 4.0, in order to attain high compatibility with Windows OS (WinXP and newer Windows), as well as Linux through Mono (v1.6.4 and newer), and perhaps OSX (not tested).
[ Download gMKVExtractGUI ]

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October 2018, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – Universal Media Server

Vie, 10/05/2018 - 06:25

For our October “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected Universal Media Server, a DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server that streams many media formats with minimal configuration. Universal Media Server was previously elected “Community Choice” Project of the Month in March 2014 where project founder and lead developer Klaus Townsend spoke about the project’s developments and direction. Recently we caught up with Klaus to find out how the project has been doing since then.

SourceForge (SF): What significant changes have occurred with your project since you were voted Project of the Month in March 2014?
Klaus Townsend (KT): 2014 is so long ago, it feels like everything has changed! We were on version 3 back then, and now we are well into version 7. There have been too many things to mention but just a few highlights have been:
1: Released the web interface we mentioned in the first interview
2: Added “Fully played actions” to let users keep track of what they have already played
3: Added smarter dynamic folders in the “Media Library” like “Unwatched”, along with automatic IMDb-like info lookups thanks to OpenSubtitles.
These features have allowed our users to spend less time organising their media, and more time enjoying it.
We have also had a monumental amount of speed and stability improvements, and added/improved support for many more devices including iPhone/Android apps, Chromecast, 4K and 3D TVs, etc.
Thanks to our talented past and present developers like valib, Nadahar, SharkHunter, Sami32, skeptical, and many more!

SF: Have any of your project goals changed since then?
KT: The main goal of our project is to be able to serve all media to all devices, and we have certainly come closer to that goal. While before we just supported DLNA, now we support UPnP and HTTP/S too, so it is rare to find a device that we don’t support! We are constantly improving things across all these areas with the help of our users.

SF: What can we look forward to with Universal Media Server?
KT: We have a lot of things in the works that are designed to make the program more intuitive and easy to use, including standalone builds for more operating systems (currently we have them for Windows), better defaults and automatic detection across operating systems, as well as new features on the horizon involving online syncing and streaming.

SF: Is there anything else we should know?
KT: Yes! We are currently recruiting for new developers, so if you are looking for a new project to get involved with, or know someone who might be interested, please send them our way. Here is our post about it

Also, due to the huge scope of the project, there are inevitably bugs. If you use UMS and encounter a bug, please report it to us on the forum or on our GitHub page, and we will usually respond quickly.

Finally, we also want to thank our growing user base for their support and to everyone who shows their generosity by donating It makes a big difference to our website hosting costs.

[ Download Universal Media Server ]

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Today in Tech – 1950

Mié, 10/03/2018 - 06:12

On this day in 1950 AT&T Bell Laboratories researchers John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley were issued a US patent for their invention of the transistor. The three researchers had successfully tested the first of these transistors two years earlier. From then on the transistor completely revolutionized the development of electronic and computerized technology, paving the way for other remarkable inventions such as microprocessors, semiconductors and integrated circuits commonly found in modern computers.

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Projects of the Week, October 1, 2018

Lun, 10/01/2018 - 06:08

Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of


Asuswrt-Merlin is a third party firmware for select Asus wireless routers. Based on the Asuswrt firmware developed by Asus, it brings tweaks, new features and other improvements to the original firmware, while retaining its performance and ease of use. Note that only downloads are hosted on – the complete source code can be found on (legacy 380.xx) and (382 and newer releases).
[ Download Asuswrt-Merlin ]

Linux Lite

By producing an easy to use Linux based Operating System, we hope that people will discover just how simple it can be to use Linux Lite. Linux Lite is free for everyone to use and share, and suitable for people who are new to Linux or for people who want a lightweight environment that is also fully functional. Linux Lite is based on the Ubuntu LTS series giving you 5 years of support per major release. The following software is included: LibreOffice Suite, VLC Media Player, Firefox Web Browser, Thunderbird Email, Gimp Image Editor, Lite Themes, Lite User Manager, Lite Software, Lite Sounds, Lite Tweaks, Lite Welcome, Lite Manual, Lite Sources, Lite Updates Notify, Lite Upgrade, Whiskermenu and more. Laptop/Ultrabook/Netbook users: If the screen locks during Live mode, type ‘linux’ into the user box and click on the Login button (no password required)
[ Download Linux Lite ]


Usm is a unified slackware package manager that handles automatic dependency resolution. It unifies various package repositories including slackware, slacky, ponce, salix and alien. It also supports and will build from source.
[ Download usm ]


Fork of TeamWinRecoveryProject(TWRP) with many additional functions, redesign and more
[ Download OrangeFox ]


SparkyLinux is a GNU/Linux distribution created on the top of Debian GNU/Linux operating system. Sparky is fast, lightweight and fully customizable OS built around the Openbox window manager offering versions for different users and different tasks. Sparky is in-between the distros that are beginner-friendly and those, that require some amount of Linux knowledge. Beginning Linux users are advised to consult the project forums regarding any issues or doubts.
[ Download SparkyLinux ]

Outlook CalDav Synchronizer

Free Outlook Plugin, which synchronizes events, tasks and contacts between Outlook and Google, SOGo, Nextcloud, Horde or any other CalDAV or CardDAV server. Supported Outlook versions are 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007. This project was initially developed as a master thesis project at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Software Engineering Degree program. Outlook CalDav Synchronizer is Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS), still you can support the project by donating on Sourceforge or directly within the About dialog of our Plugin. For collaboration with Nextcloud, see Contact us for enterprise support at
[ Download Outlook CalDav Synchronizer ]

Super Audio CD Decoder

Super Audio CD Decoder input plugin for foobar2000. Decoder is capable of playing back Super Audio CD ISO images, DSDIFF, DSF and DSD WavPack files. Direct DSD playback for compatible devices.
[ Download Super Audio CD Decoder ]

Tor Browser

Tor Browser enables you to use Tor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software. Tor is a software that bounces your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers. This effectively prevents anyone watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit; it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location; and allows you access to sites which are blocked. Tor Browser can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained (portable).
[ Download Tor Browser ]

SynWrite add-ons

Collection of add-ons for SynWrite editor. These add-ons can be installed via program’s Addon Manager, or you can download zip files to install later.
[ Download SynWrite add-ons ]

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October 2018, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – The FreeType Project

Lun, 10/01/2018 - 06:04

For our October “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected FreeType, a free, high-quality, and portable font engine.

FreeType is a freely available software library to render fonts. It is written in C and designed to be small, efficient, and highly customizable. It is capable of producing high-quality output (glyph images) of most vector and bitmap font formats.

FreeType was previously voted “Community Choice” Project of the Month in July of 2017 and “Community Choice” Project of the Month in December of 2015, where the FreeType team spoke about the project’s developments and direction. Learn more about FreeType, visit

[ Download FreeType ]

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Update on Open Source Job Demand

Vie, 09/28/2018 - 06:14

Thinking about pursuing a career in open source? There couldn’t be a better time to do so than now. Based on the most recent Open Source Jobs Report, demand for open source technology skills continues to rise, with some companies even offering additional training and certification opportunities to current employees in order to fulfill skills requirements.

The Open Source Jobs Report is an annual report produced and released by leading tech and engineering careers site Dice, in partnership with the Linux Foundation. It focuses on open source career trends and this year, has found there to be more of a demand for open source skills than ever. The report has shown that 87 percent of hiring managers are currently having trouble finding open source talent, with open source talent being the top priority for 83 percent of employers, an increase from 76 percent last year.

Most Sought-After Skills

These trends are certainly consistent with the current state of open source in software development. Walk into any technology trade show today and you’re most certainly going to find companies that aren’t just hungry, but starving for people with open source skills. Open source software has penetrated practically every area of technology, with more and more companies recognizing it as the best way to move forward with their business.

According to the Report 80 percent of hiring managers are looking for Linux skills, the most in-demand skill by far and an expected one even for entry-level open source careers. This isn’t at all surprising considering that most cloud and container technologies as well as DevOps practices typically run on Linux. Demand for these skills is followed by demand for cloud technology experts at 64 percent; container expertise at 57 percent (more than double the percentage it was last year); security and web technologies at 49 percent; and networking at 46 percent.

Some hiring managers (34 percent) are also looking for professionals who are adept at open source licensing and compliance issues.

Filling In the Skills Gap

Because of the demand for open source-skilled developers and the apparent difficulty to procure them as much as 55 percent of employers are now offering to pay for employee certifications, an increase from 47 percent in the previous year. Over 70 percent are now using incentives such as more vacation time and flexible work hours to lure open source talents. Some companies (48 percent) have also begun to support open source projects for the explicit reason of recruiting individuals with those specific skills.

Despite increasing demand for open source skills however, hiring managers are moving away from hiring outside consultants, preferring to train existing employees on new open source technologies. This benefits both company and employees as it gives companies greater security, established experts in their existing systems, and slightly less expense; while giving current employees added skills and certifications.

Seizing Greater Career Opportunities

So what does all this information mean for you as a tech professional? Obviously, it means that now is a great time to kickstart a career in open source software development; and if you haven’t gained any open source skills, then it’s about time you got started. You can start by making small contributions to open source projects, and seeking out open source training and certification opportunities online. If gaining more open source skills is currently out of the question however, you should at least be open to getting additional training in the future, and let potential employers know.

The annual Open Source Jobs Report produces data that is gathered from more than 750 hiring managers from various agencies, businesses and government organizations all over the world, along with responses from over 6,500 open source professionals worldwide. To learn more, visit

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Today in Tech – 1924

Mié, 09/26/2018 - 06:12

On this day in 1924 physicist and silicon transistor pioneer Jean Hoerni was born. Hoerni developed the groundbreaking planar process for manufacturing semiconductor devices. Combined with Robert Noyce’s technique for placing a layer of silicon dioxide on a transistor, this resulted in the creation of the modern integrated circuit.

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