5 best practices for using open source community leaderboards

by GeorgLink
2021-09-19 03:00:00 -0400

Gold trophy on green background

It takes a community of people with varying skill sets and expertise to build open source software. Leaderboards have become a way for open source communities to track progress and showcase and celebrate top-performing contributors. If leaderboards are done right, they can increase participation, motivate contributors with gamification, and enhance the community. But leaderboards can also have adverse outcomes—including discouraging participation.


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Why my public library chooses Linux and open source

by Don Watkins
2021-09-18 03:00:00 -0400

books on shelves in a library, colorful

The Crawford County Federated Library System has been using Linux and open source software in its IT operations since 1999. They realized early on the potential of open source and integrated it into their enterprise. They were a part of my own Linux journey as I built a content filtering system for our school district. Twenty years ago, there were few models for the use of open source in libraries and education. Meadville Public Library and the Crawford County Federated Library System were the leaders then and now.


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Organize your Magic: The Gathering decks with Magic Assistant

by sethkenlon
2021-09-17 03:00:00 -0400

Holding a Magic the Gathering deckmaster card

The world's first trading card game was Magic: The Gathering, first published in 1993.

It remains popular today because of its great flexibility. With more than 25,000 unique cards published over nearly three decades, there are enough cards for players to build hundreds of different decks for surprisingly unique gameplay experiences.


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