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Ohloh lets you stalk your favorite open-source software developers

Ohloh is not a project hosting website; instead, it is a "tracking" website for open source projects and developers. It's easy to explain with an example: The screenshot above comes from Stefan Küng's profile page. Stefan is the lead developer for TortoiseSVN, and his profile page lets you zoom in and see exactly what code he personally committed to the project, and when. That timeline you...

Feedling puts RSS headlines on your desktop, WPF style

Feedling is a fledgling desktop RSS reader. Well, I'm not sure if "reader" is quite the term for it. It's really more of a single-purpose widget. As you can see above, it takes one or more feeds and just overlays a list of headlines on top of your desktop. If you're looking for a serious RSS reader, this isn't it. In fact, this thing seems rather half-baked; I could not left-align the headlines,...

SourceForge blocks Iran, North Korea, Syria, Sudan and Cuba

In a move that must surely strike at the very core of open source, FOSS, and the heart of GNU crusader Richard Stallman, SourceForge has now blocked all access from by countries on the U.S. 'Foreign Assets Control sanction list'. That isn't the beginning of the story though: back in 2008 the same countries were allowed to surf SourceForge, but not interact with the source code repositories --...

Multiget is a multi-threaded download manager for any OS

If there's one thing better than a handy, free application it's a handy, free application that runs on everyone's computer. Looking for a cross-platform download manager? Take a look at Multiget. Once installed, Multiget monitors your clipboard for download links -- or you can start putting the app to use via its floating drop box. Find something you want to download in your favorite browser,...

SourceForge takes nominations for 2009 Community Choice Awards

OSCON 2009 is on the way, and that means it's time for Source Forge to kick off the selection process for their Community Choice Awards. Nominees are being accepted in a dozen categories, including five that are new additions for 2009. Three are "Best Projects" (Academia, Government, and Commercial) and the other two are Best Visual Design (affectionately called the Swimsuit Competition) and Most...

Asinine lawsuit from French music interests targets Sourceforge

Torrent Freak reported yesterday that the SPFF -- think of it as the French RIAA -- filed lawsuits against the developers of P2P clients Vuze, Limewire, and Morpheus. There is also a fourth target, and I'll get to that particular bit of insanity later. The SPFF's beef is with the fact that these programs don't provide a system to block copyright protected materials from being shared. Because the...

Record books are for browsers, tattoos are for operating systems

Hey, we know some people really did care very much about the Mozilla world record for Firefox 3 downloads on Download Day. And hey, yeah, we'll concede mad props to the Mozilla team for getting out there and getting those downloads. But OpenSUSE just upped the "let's get lots of new users" ante. Record books are all well and good, but what about stakes that are a little higher, a bit more exotic?...

SourceForge launches open source tech support Marketplace

Open source project hosting service SourceForge is launching a marketplace for users to sell their services. No, SourceForge won't be charging for access to the 160,000 projects hosted on the site. Instead, users will be able to charge for support and advertise other services they provide. For example, say you've got an open source business application hosted on SourceForge. Users can download...

Get that HDR look in Linux with Qtpfsgui

Before you ask: no, the headline is not a typo - Qtpfsgui is an app for the Linux users in the crowd that brings the oh-so hyper-realistic High Dynamic Range look to images without the need for a larger app like GIMP. However, Qtpfsgui isn't an image editor, per se - it only provides the specific tools for merging different exposures of the same image into an HDR image, so if you were shooting...

OpenXML Translator launched

Version 1.0 of the OpenXML document translator launched this past Friday. This initiative translates native document formats into OpenOffice and Microsoft Office. The translator will work between Microsoft's OpenXML, and OpenOffice's OpenDocument formats. The project took eight months to complete and ensure it met a high quality and standards level. So far, over 8,000 copies of the translator...

COWS AJAX makes web 2.0 moo

Arguably, what we don't need is one more AJAX construct, framework, or enhancement. We have just about scrubbed our minds clean by now with all the AJAX flying around the web. How about getting a little dirty with AJAX instead? COWS AJAX may help to make that possible. COWS is a little different. It isn't another AJAX framework, it is more like an AJAX twist on the AJAX you may already be using....

Google Code vs. SourceForge

When Google Code popped up last week, the comparisons to SourceForge were rampant, and deservedly so. Google Code does everything (well, most things) that SourceForge does, Google-style. But how does Google Code really compare to SourceForge for actual open source project management? The anonymous blogger at //engtech has a good overview of of Google Code and how it compares to the SF juggernaut....

Jumpcut - multi-clip clipboard tool for OS X

Something that blew me away, back in the day, were the multiple clipboard slots I started using when Office 2000 came out. This blew me away because, as a mostly Mac user, I was used to the old copy/paste one thing at a time routine. Well Office 2k spoiled me, because despite efforts like iClip Lite (a Dashboard widget), I have yet to find a great clipboard tool. But Jumpcut might fit the bill....

This webcam doesn't work with the Mac, or does it?

So, you're strolling through CompUSA or your favorite box store electronics retailer, and you walk down the aisle full of webcams, yearning to use an Internet video-conferencing tool like Sightspeed or iChat to talk with some buddies or family on the other side of the planet.  You carefully examine the packaging of each of the web cameras and realize, "hey--none of these support Mac OS...