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posted by LaminatorX on Wednesday February 19 2014, @09:00AM   Printer-friendly
from the bizarre-cathedral dept.

nobbis writes:

"Mihai Guiman recounts how he built an open source community, FINkers United, around an open source financial application, FinTP. He believes that an open source project cannot succeed without a powerful community to support its development, and explains how FINkers United changed as the project moved from closed to open source. The management structure evolved and he expects new hierarchies to emerge based on merit and contribution. He notes the benefits of joining such a community as sharing interests and having the ability to act on ideas according to your beliefs. He poses a pertinent questions at the end: 'Why would you join an open source community?'"

[ED Note: As most of the Open Source news we hear these days relates to decade-spanning well established projects, it's good to be reminded that this process still goes on, and to reflect on what it means to be building a community-centric news discussion site.]

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  • (Score: 1) by Yog-Yogguth on Wednesday February 19 2014, @05:17PM

    by Yog-Yogguth (1862) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday February 19 2014, @05:17PM (#2623) Journal

    while == True:
     if 'Soviet Russia' in meme:
      newMeme = meme.replace('Soviet Russia', 'Slashdot Beta')

    written as:

    <tt>while == True:
    &nbsp;if 'Soviet Russia' in meme:
    &nbsp;&nbsp;newMeme = meme.replace('Soviet Russia', 'Slashdot Beta')</tt>

    To display the "written as" segment I encapsulated all of it in the <ecode> tags.

    To write "<ecode>" in this and the previous sentence I used &lt; and &gt;. "lt" is for "less than" and "gt" is for "greater than".

    To write the "&"'s in the last paragraph and in the following example at the end of the sentence but not in the first & in this paragraph nor right now but the next one I used "&amp;".

    Because part of the beauty of this comment is lost when one only sees the result I have to point out that the last "word" of the last paragraph was written as "&amp;amp;".

    However now this has iterated to "&amp;amp;amp;" in the last paragraph to this one and again once more an additional "amp;" in this paragraph itself.

    Amp is of course short for ampersand but the html won't work if you call it that, and and should be called et, and et means and in Latin and French, and in English and many other languages it has gained a hint of alluding to or confirming a closer alliance or inclusion than a simple and. This indicates the importance of ".


    I used <p> and used </p> to force the smiley onto it's own line. Can't be bothered to use it correctly all over the place.

    My middle name is Sloppy.

    No I'm not using spaces as tabs: I'm assuming tabs have been set to being one space long!

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  • (Score: 2) by dilbert on Wednesday February 19 2014, @06:09PM

    by dilbert (444) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @06:09PM (#2684)
    Thanks for the help!