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" Update:2008 [sic]-01-06 Edition"



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0. Introduction
1. December Project of the Month: OrangeHRM - Human Resource Management
2. January Project of the Month: TinyMCE
3. Open Position with our Network Operations Team
4. Statistics

Hello, and welcome to the special new year's edition of our monthly update.

There were a lot of changes on last year.  The most
noticeable was, naturally, our redesigned user interface.  That's just the
tip of the iceberg, though, and I'd like to take this opportunity to tell
you about some other new services you may not have noticed.

Project administrators were given a new file upload mechanism, which was
redesigned for greater efficiency and security, and we launched a
completely rethought interactive shell service.  Admins and users alike
might also notice our revamped Tracker, which was given a brand new look
and feel.

We also introduced Hosted Apps, a service that allows projects to spin up
virtualized, hosted open source applications rapidly.  Currently, we are
offering phpBB, Gallery, dotProject, Mediawiki, MantisBT, Limesurvey, and a
URL shortening service, and there will be many more applications to come in
2009.  Over a thousand projects have opted-in to use this service since our
launch, and you should give it a try if you haven't already!

We vastly expanded our mirror and content distribution networks.  In the
month of September, our mirrors served a record-breaking petabyte of
downloads...only to serve just as much data again in October and November.
Also, in November, our web site was visited by more than 30 million unique
users for the first time ever. [Emphasis added]

In short, it was a very productive year for us.  Probably our year's
biggest accomplishment, though, was completing the migration to our new
datacenter.  Without that, last year's new services could not have been

On the non-tech side, we hosted our third annual Community Choice Awards,
and, for the first time ever, projects not hosted at SourceForge were
eligible to win.  The announcement party during OSCON was attended by over
400 people, and we gave away over 16 hours of geek-related tattoos on the
spot.  Yeah, real ones.

Finally, we have a request: we want to tell your story!  We're looking for
interesting projects and new community developments to write about on our
Community Blog.  Tell us about your work by emailing spreadtheword at and, if we think it's interesting too, we'll write it up.

The staff wishes you an enjoyable and prosperous new year!
Thanks for reading, and thanks for your support.

Ross Turk
Director of Community,

== December Project of the Month: OrangeHRM - Human Resource Management ==

OrangeHRM is a Human Resource Management (HRM) system that facilitates
personnel information management, employee self service, leave, time &
attendance, benefits, and recruitment of a company. It's is the most active
open source human resource management software.

With over 175,000 downloads, OrangeHRM is also fast becoming one of the
most widely used HRM applications in the world. We believe in providing
users simple to use robust software, and iteratively improving it based on
feedback we get from them. This rapid evolving of the product is driven by
agile development practices, and weekly product releases to SourceForge.

Read more:

== January Project of the Month: TinyMCE ==

The TinyMCE project is about creating a WYSIWYG JavaScript open source
editor. It has the ability to convert HTML TEXTAREA fields or other HTML
elements to editor instances and is very easy to implement. It is included
as default in several open source CMS, such as Wordpress and Joomla.
Together with them, the downloads are up to several million since launch.

Read more:

== Open Position with our Network Operations Team ==

We encourage self-motivated and technically-strong Open Source software
developers to consider the following open positions related to  The Operations teams at SourceForge work hard every day
to serve the needs of the Open Source community.

Uriah Welcome, one of the four original founders of the
site, joined the company back in 1999.  Uriah leads the Network Operations
team, which maintains the hardware, network infrastructure, and core
infrastructure services (like backups) for the SourceForge Inc. sites,
including Slashdot and  The Network Operations team
recently completed a full migration to new hardware (all running CentOS),
in a our datacenter environment designed by the team.

Uriah has two positions open for seasoned systems administrators around
Chicago, IL.

Read more:

== Statistics and Top Projects ==

Daily Stats for 30-Dec-2008:

5,018,302 pages served
2,953,696 files downloaded

Top 25 Projects on 06-Jan-2008:

1. Shine J2EE Framework
Shine is a Java-J2EE Application Framework/JWMS(Java Web Model
Service)Framework/MVC Framework/Service Oriented Framework. Shine Includes
Ajax Lib/Server API/J2EE Architecture. Shine Supported

2. 7-Zip
7-Zip is a file archiver with the high compression ratio. The program
supports 7z, ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, LZH, CHM, GZIP, BZIP2, Z, TAR, CPIO, ISO,
MSI, WIM, NSIS, RPM and DEB formats.

3. ADempiere ERP Business Suite
ADempiere Business Suite ERP/CRM/MFG/SCM/POS done the Bazaar way in an open
and unabated fashion. Focus is on the Community that includes Subject
Matter Specialists, Implementors and End-Users. We are a community fork of

4. Notepad++
Notepad++ is a generic source code editor (it tries to be anyway) and
Notepad replacement written in c++ with win32 API. The aim of Notepad++ is
to offer a slim and efficient binary with a totally customizable GUI.

5. ffdshow tryouts
ffdshow is a DirectShow filter and VFW codec for many audio and video
formats, such as DivX, Xvid and H.264. Over 70 bugs have been fixed, codecs
have been updated, and support for a few new formats has been added in the
tryouts. Vista is now supported.

6. DVDStyler
DVDStyler is a cross-platform DVD authoring application that makes possible
for video enthusiasts to create professional-looking DVDs.

7. PostBooks ERP, accounting, CRM by xTuple
Free open source ERP, accounting, CRM package for small to midsized
businesses. ERP client runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows (built with open
source Qt framework). Business logic resides in PostgreSQL database.
International ERP, accounting, and CRM tools.

8. Zenoss Core - Enterprise IT Monitoring
Zenoss Core is an enterprise network and systems management application
written in Python/Zope. Zenoss provides an integrated product for
monitoring availability, performance, events and configuration across
layers and across platforms.

9. Azureus
Azureus: Vuze is a powerful, full-featured, cross-platform bittorrent
client and open content platform.

10. ZK - Simply Ajax and Mobile
ZK is Ajax Java framework without JavaScript. With direct RIA, 200+ Ajax
components and markup languages, developing Ajax/RIA as simple as desktop
apps and HTML/XUL pages. Support JSF/JSP/JavaEE/Hibernate/.., and Ajax
script in Java/Ruby/Groovy/Python/..

11. phpMyAdmin
phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration
of MySQL over the Web. Currently it can create and drop databases,
create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL
statement, manage keys on fields.

12. MinGW - Minimalist GNU for Windows
MinGW: A native Windows port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), with
freely distributable import libraries and header files for building native
Windows applications; includes extensions to the MSVC runtime to support
C99 functionality.

13. Ares Galaxy
Filesharing-Bittorrent p2p client connected to TCP supernode/leaf network
and UDP DHT network. Ares features a built-in directshow media player, a
powerful library manager, shoutcast radio support and can be used to host
p2p Chatrooms.

14. SMPlayer
SMPlayer is a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like
playing videos, DVDs, VCDs to more advanced features like support for
MPlayer filters, edl lists, and more.

15. PhpGedView
PhpGedView is a revolutionary genealogy program which allows you to view
and edit your genealogy on your website. It has full privacy functions, can
import from GEDCOM files, and supports multimedia. It also simplifies
family collaboration.

16. FileZilla
FileZilla is a cross-platform graphical FTP, FTPS and SFTP client a lot of
features, supporting Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and more. FileZilla Server is
a reliable FTP server for Windows.

17. Hyperic HQ Enterprise Monitoring
Enterprise monitoring and management for web apps on Linux, Mac, Unix &
Windows. Auto-discovers 70+ technologies incl. hardware, networks,
virtualization, and apps. Includes: monitoring, alerts, remote diagnostics,
and control actions from web console.

18. Audacity
A fast multi-track audio editor and recorder for Linux, BSD, Mac OS, and
Windows.Supports WAV, AIFF, Ogg, and MP3 formats.Features include envelope
editing, mixing, built-in effects and plug-ins, all with unlimited undo.

19. OrangeHRM - Human Resource Management
OrangeHRM is an Open Source Human Resource Management System that covers
Personnel Information Management, Employee Self Service, Leave, Time &
Attendance, Benefits, and Recruitment. Tags: HRM, HRMS, HCM, HRIS, EHRMS,
Human Capital Management

20. FreeNAS
NAS (Network Attached Storage) server supporting: CIFS/SMB, FTP, NFS,
RSYNC, SSH, AFP, Unison, UPnP, Webserver, iSCSI protocols, local and MS AD
authentication, SoftRAID (JBOD,0,1,5), disk encryption, S.M.A.R.T, WebGUI.
Requires only 32MB on DOM.

21. Maxima -- GPL CAS based on DOE-MACSYMA
Maxima is a fairly complete computer algebra system written in lisp with an
emphasis on symbolic computation. It is based on DOE-MACSYMA and licensed
under the GPL. Its abilities include symbolic integration, 3D plotting, and
an ODE solver.

22. DeSmuME
DeSmuME is a Nintendo DS emulator.

23. Openbravo ERP
Openbravo ERP is a Web based ERP for SME, built on proven MVC & MDD
framework that facilitate its customization. Already in production,
Openbravo ERP encompasses a broad range of functionalities such as finance,
supply chain, manufacturing & much more

24. FreeMind
A mind mapper, and at the same time an easy-to-operate hierarchical editor
with strong emphasis on folding. These two are not really two different
things, just two different descriptions of a single application. Often used
for knowledge and content mgmt.

25. aTunes
aTunes is a powerful, full-featured, cross-platform player and manager,
with audio cd rip frontend. Currently supported formats are mp3, ogg, wav,
wma, flac, mp4, ape, mpc, mac, radio streaming and podcasts.

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