Free Software Magazine is proud to announce the release of another fantastic issue.
In Issue 9 of Free Software Magazine Saqib Ali gives the public a lesson in Private Key management and David Horton shows us ways to attract volunteers for free software projects. John Locke also gives us an intro to RSS news feeds, and much, much more.
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You may have noticed that fsdaily.com is redirected to www.freesoftwaremagazine.com.
The answer is simple: at the moment, we don't have the resources to run it.
On one hand, I am talking about hardware resources: we spent quite a while configuring the site using Slash (which is great for creating communities). However, Slash itself used a lot of CPU and RAM—and we simply couldn't afford it.
Apress, O'Reilly, Addison-Wesley/Prentice Hall, No Starch Press sponsor Free Software Magazine by donating books to FSM to pay contributors with.
The title says it all: four major publishers put their money where their mouth is, and have agreed to sponsor Free Software Magazine.
Their commitment is to donate one book (max $100) for each article that gets published in Free Software Magazine (excluding book reviews and articles less than 1000 words in length).
This week we are giving away a copy of Producing Open Source Software_ by Karl Fogel_.
All you need to do to enter is:
1) read our terms and conditions
2) Click on the OpenHosting link in the latest newsletter
3) Complete the following sentence:
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4) Send your subscriber name (the email address you use to login), full name and the completed sentence to
Thanks to all who entered—there were a lot of entries for this one but there can only be one winner.
Congratulations Brandon Keepers of Michigan, USA!
Brandon has won a copy of A Practical Guide to Linux. Commands, Editors and Shell Programming.
Thanks go to Prentice Hall for this prize.
This week we are giving away a copy of A Practical Guide to Linux. Commands, Editors and Shell Programming_ by Mark G. Sobell_.
All you need to do to enter is read our terms and conditions and answer this simple question:
Question: How may news items did fsdaily.com release on Saturday the 12th of November?
Send your subscriber name (the email address you use to login), full name and the answer to .
In just over a year, Free Software Magazine has become an authority in the free software world.
We can only be happy with the result: a quality magazine on free software read by thousands of people each month.
We had lots of entries, but unfortunately there can only be one winner...
Congratulations Hugo Morales of Florida, USA!
Hugo has won a copy of Ending Spam.
Thanks go to all who entered.
We will announce the next competition later today.
We are currently looking for authors. If you want to have your say about a free software specific topic, or if you’d like to share some of your technical knowledge with the rest of the free software community, please contact us.
You can find FSM’s authors’ guidelines here.
Your writing will gain fantastic exposure. Your article will be professionally edited, and will be released under a free license of your choice (while you keep the copyright!).
Our authors also get to write book reviews and newsletters.