SourceForge operates many of the sites that had a huge impact on my early Open Source career, including SourceForge.net (the world's largest open source software development and distribution environment), Slashdot (the web destination that pioneered community generated content and that provided inspiration for some of the features in Drupal 1.0), ThinkGeek (my favorite online shop of cool stuff and whose t-shirts turned me into a walking Open Source
billboard evangelist), NewsForge (who published an instrumental Drupal 4.7 review), Linux.com (who published many great Drupal articles), freshmeat.net (where I publicly announced Drupal 1.0 on January 15, 2001; e.g. check this comment from 2001 on the Drupal Freshmeat page), and more. And last but not least, VA Linux's IPO (now SourceForge, Inc) helped make Linux a success, which is how I got involved with Open Source development in the first place. Fantastic news!
Nearly 117 million people – close to 2 per cent of the world’s population – took part in events all around the world to stand up and take action against poverty and for the Millennium Development Goals. According to a United Nations' press release they broke the Guinness World Record for the largest social mobilization ever on a single issue. Furthermore, the United Nations unveiled that they secured around $16 billion in new commitments to meet the Millennium Development Goals.
It is great to help make a product that many people like, but it is even better when that product helps improve the world a little bit!
Over the weekend, Ben created a map that visualizes the website spammers in the world as captured by Mollom. The map is updated multiple times a day and visualizes all the spam attempts over a time span of approximately 6 hours. Check out Ben's blog post for more details. Interesting!
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