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What Makes an Open Source Project Successful?

How can you predict if an open source project is going to be successful? This is a question I’ve thought a lot about. I’ll be honest I’ve made the mistake of underestimating the potential of an open source project a few times in my career. I certainly remember a number of conversations while at VMware when the group all came ... Read More »

The Tiny X Server Fork Is Still Being Maintained

The tinyx fork of the X.Org Server back from version 1.2.0 with Xvesa support and replaces XFree86 era code in some lightweight Linux distributions like Tiny Core Linux and Puppy. One of the developers has commented on the recent X Server security vulnerability that remained unresolved for more than two decades… Read More »

My Nerd Story: Learn By Doing

My nerd story started in the winter of 2007, when I was 13 years old. And it all started from a simple challenge from a friend to look at some HTML tutorials, which I did. And I was captivated from the first second. I started doing very simple things like writing text and changing the background colour of a page, ... Read More »

Open-Source RPG Projects Worth Mentioning

Earlier this week on Phoronix I noted the new release of the GNU RPG Engine. To no surprise given its very rudimentary feature-set for a game engine in 2014, it was laughed at by many Phoronix readers and several were appalled it is even a GNU project… Read More »