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2answers
210 views

Which Open Source License is right for my project?

I'm developing a suite of software tools that I need help with which is why I want to release my software open-source. People should be able to use and modify my code as they please while contributing ...
2
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1answer
242 views

Expanding existing DVCS Wiki [closed]

A portion of my job is to maintain technical documentation for a rapidly expanding manufacturing company. Because it is only a portion of my job and the company's product line is expanding so ...
1
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1answer
92 views

How would I go about measuring the impact an article has on the internet?

For an application of mine, I analyze the sentiment of articles, using NLTK, to display sentiment trends. But right now all articles weigh the same amount. This does not show a very accurate picture ...
5
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3answers
180 views

Community Programming

Background I just began working for a religious non-profit organization. As with most non-profits, the organization is resource-poor and has no IT department to speak of. In my two months here I've ...
24
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10answers
3k views

Is it worth moving from Microsoft tech to Linux, NodeJS & other open source frameworks to save money for a start-up?

I am currently getting involved in a startup, I am the only developer involved at the moment, and the other guys are leaving all the tech decisions up to me at the moment. For my day job I work at a ...
4
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4answers
269 views

Stick with custom or migrate to CMS?

I have a site that has been built from scratch by a few different programmers over time. The first programmer, who built the initial system and database, was not very tech savvy. Other programmers ...
3
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3answers
469 views

The overlap between open source and closed source

I would like to understand why do some people like open source and some others like closed source? Let me be more specific and make my question about web development. If I build my site using an open ...
2
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1answer
112 views

How do I go about releasing my application as open source?

I have created my own forum on ASP.NET MVC 3 and Razor. It's a decent forum with, say, version 1 functionality. I plan to work on other features as well after my release of this version. 1) What ...
2
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3answers
940 views

I'm hoping to start an online supermarket and needs advice on open source shopping cart software and applications [closed]

I have been researching on both open source software and off-the-shelf software for an online supermarket project in Africa. I have now narrowed by search to X-cart and the PHP based PrestaShop ...
11
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5answers
417 views

Does it matter to you that a software is “available source” but not “open source”

You probably know the list of open source licenses officially approved by the OSI. Most notably I guess would be the GPL, MIT, [insert your favorite license here]. I recently ran into a project which ...
10
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3answers
269 views

Would you fork an open source project because it's “poorly managed”

If you know of an open source project whose organizer has gotten really busy that he doesn't maintain it that much and he's the type of guy that doesn't accept contributions until a few months ...
3
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4answers
288 views

Should a poll framework be closed sourced

I was having a chat with a coworker who is working on a polling app and framework. He was asking technical questions and I suggested he open source the application to get more quality opinions from ...