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Code Sponsor closing down on December 8 2017

Code Sponsor helps by connecting sponsors with open source projects. Open source projects which are hosted in Github, will display advertisement in their Readme page. It works similar to Google adsense. Now code sponsor has announced to shut down their service.

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How to get sponsors for your open source projects

Open source projects are free to use but the developers should be economically happy so that they could give time and energy to the project. There are lot of projects which are good but not able to sustain in the long run. In this article we will discuss about how to get sponsors for open source projects.

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LetsEncrypt certificate using ZeroSSL tools

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open Certificate Authority. It uses ACME protocol to validate your domain. If you have complete control over your domain, you can get a certificate for free. In order to provide secure access to your public network like HTTPS, LDAPS etc you need a certificate from a Certificate Authority. The cost of the certificate range from 10$ to 100$. If you want a wildcard certificate then it may cost more. The certificate is valid for one year and you need to pay and renew every year. Let's Encrypt comes for the rescue. You can create and renew certificate for few.

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Generate Thumbnail in Java using Thumbnailator library 

In our work there will be situation where we need to resize the image, generate thumbnails and so on. Users need to have little bit of image processing knowledge to achieve it. We have Java ImageIO APIs to achieve these functionalities. As said, we need to be aware of or spend time in learning these APIs. To help us, Thumbnailator library provides easy fluent style API and generates thumbnail in simple three lines of code.

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React Patent Clause Licensing issue. Is it something to worry?

React libraries from Facebook is one of the most used UI libraries. It is competitive to AngularJS. There are many open source UI components or frameworks available but mostly people narrow down to two choices Angular / React. Recently Facebook has updated React license and added a patent clause which makes companies to worry and rethink whether to use React or not.

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Top 15 Open source alternative to Microsoft products

Microsoft is monopoly in the commercial software. Here are 15 best alternatives to most popular and widely used Microsoft products.

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Google Open Source Pledge

Open Source is the way to innovate and users using it should have complete freedom. Google has came forward to declare couple of its patents on Map Reduce under Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge (OPN Pledge). There are multiple variants of open source license and using that means the product is completely free. Why OPN Pledge is required?

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Microsoft released F# under Open Source

F# is a functional programming language for the .NET Framework. It combines the succinct, expressive and compositional style of functional programming with the runtime, libraries, interoperability, and object model of .NET. Microsoft recently released its source code under Apache License.

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How to make money from Open Source

As open source getting popular day by day, many have questions like How to make money from Open Source? Lot more products are getting introduced and don't know who is making money. Certainly open source means, give the product and source for free then how to make money? Yes sell the product for free but get paid for its services.

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Coursera - Take the World's Best Courses, Online, For Free

Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Their courses include in various categories like Biology, Business management, Computer science, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Finance, Nutrition, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Genetics, Data analytics and lot more.

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Pros and Cons of GPL licenese

GPL is widely used and known license in Open Source community. Richard Stallman father of GNU is the man behind GPL. GPL gives freedom and not free software.

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How to learn from open source projects

Students ask this question frequently steps or methodology to learn from open source projects. There is no single answer or steps available. I listed the steps which i follow and i hope this will help for few.

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Why Experienced Programmers Should Contribute to Open Source

People who have taken programming as their career has to do coding for almost 30 years. Will they always get an opportunity to do complex tasks or to write project from scratch? The answer is NO. Sometimes they may get but not always. What should they do?

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How to contribute to open source

I could see many many students posting this question in many forums, I want to contribute to open source but How to contribute? There are many ways to do that. I have listed a few and I hope it might be useful.

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Benefits in contributing to Open Source

What the benefit will i get, if i contribute to Open Source? This is the frequently asked question by many people. I just want to pen down the benefits which i know and i hope you will agree with it.

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Why Elastic Search is gaining more popularity than Solr?

Solr and Elastic Search both are built on top of Lucene library. Both are compratively equal. Any new feature / enhancement which get introduced in Lucene, will also get added to Solr. But still Elastic Search which uses Lucene as it core gained more popularity than Solr in recent years.

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LogicalDOC - Open Source DMS

LogicalDOC is both a document management and a collaboration system. The software is loaded with many functions and allows organizing, indexing, retrieving, controlling and distributing important business documents securely and safely for any organization and individual.

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SeoToaster: easy, fast and efficient open source CMS for top SEO performance

SeoToaster is a free Open Source CMS & Ecommerce solution to build, manage and market websites optimized for for top search engine performance. As the name implies, Seo Toaster is to date the only content management system (CMS) to truly integrate SEO execution and web marketing automation technology in full compliance with the search engines industry’s best practices.

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PrestaShop - A feature rich Open Source eCommerce solution

PrestaShop is an Open Source eCommerce Solution. It comes complete with over 310 features that have been carefully developed to assist business owners in increasing sales with virtually little effort. It is being used in more than 150,000 online stores.

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Microweber CMS - An open source CMS with Ecommerce support

To the user's satisfaction, there is a whole wide world of different CMS, all suitable for different needs. You can go for the giants like Wordpress or Joomla or pick one of the rising forces - Shopify, Squarespace or others. Microweber CMS fills a hole in the current technological ecosystem, aimed at delivering a light software that is perfect for all end-users lacking the technical knowledge needed for complicated website building.

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