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Kicking the Tires on Pinwheel and Talking to Founder Caterina Fake

On February 16, Flickr cofounder Caterina Fake announced private beta testing for Pinwheel, an online "Flickr for Places" type of service. Fake sent me an invitation to try out Pinwheel and answered a few questions about her new project, which is built and powered by Linux and open source solutions.

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How Etsy is Using Node.js

"If Engineering at Etsy has a religion, it's the Church of Graphs," Ian Malpass writes on the Etsy Code as Craft blog. And how is Etsy fulfilling its religious obligations? With a Node.js daemon called StatsD, which the company has made available on GitHub. StatsD listens for messages on a UDP port, conducts its counting or timing, and then sends the...

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Developing in Open Source

As the community manger for two different open source projects, I have witnessed first hand two development methodologies that are dissimilar. In this week’s blog post, I detail the two methodologies and look to you, the reader, for ideas on other methodologies or ways that these...

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Tutorial: Arch Linux is Tops In the Server Room

Wise Linux server admins prefer lean, reliable, manageable Linux distributions, and Arch Linux is one of the best.

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Neary: Open Source Community Building: A Guide to Getting it Right

Dave Neary has put together a guide for companies wanting to build or join open-source communities. "Companies are used to controlling the products they work on. Attempting to transfer this control to a project when you want to grow a developer community will result in a lukewarm response from people...

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