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April Project Of The Month – Luminance HDR
This month’s Project Of The Month is Luminance HDR. Luminance HDR is a complete software solution for HDR photography. HDR – High Dynamic Range Imaging – is a means of processing photographs to bring out the full range of colors and lighting available in a scene. Luminance HDR is the only Open Source tool that provides this functionality.
The vote will run until May 21st, giving us enough time to interview the winner. Follow us on Twitter (@sourceforge) to find out the winner before everyone else.
Apache OpenOffice 3.4
No doubt you’ve heard a lot about Apache OpenOffice 3.4 in the last few weeks. It’s the first release of OpenOffice under the Apache name, and SourceForge is very proud to have had a small part in this release. We’re supplying some of the download bandwidth for the 3.4 release and other Apache OpenOffice downloads. We’re also hosting the OpenOffice Templates site and the OpenOffice Extensions site.
We had several blog posts about this over the last few weeks. First, we posted an article about how, and why, SourceForge is partnering with OpenOffice on downloads. We had a short video showcasing some of the new features in OpenOffice 3.4. And we had an interview with Jüergen Schmidt about his role in getting the release out.
Can you tell we’re excited to be a small part of this?
Share your opinions with Geeknet
We’d like to invite you to join the Geeknet Panel. As a Geeknet Panel member, you will be invited to participate in various usability studies, web surveys and focus groups to sound off about the state of the IT industry today, and which direction you think technology should move in the future. Your opinions can influence how product development teams and thought leaders across the industry view technology.
Fastest Growing Projects
Each month I get a report of the fastest growing projects for the month. Often, they contain an equal mix of familiar and new. This usually means that the familiar projects have pushed out a new release, and that the new projects have been discovered by a new audience.
This month, these are the top ten growth projects:
OpenOffice.org: A wonderful multiplatform and multilingual office suite.
KeePass Password Safe: KeePass – A free open source password manager.
Burn: Create data discs with advanced data settings. Create video and audio discs, Burn will convert if needed. Create DVD-Video discs. Recreate discs. Burn doesn’t reinvent the wheel, it uses many powerful open source Unix utilities and is also open source.
qBittorrent: An advanced and multi-platform BitTorrent client with a nice Qt4 user interface as well as a Web UI for remote control and an integrated search engine. qBittorrent aims to meet the needs of most users while using as little CPU and memory as possible.
MediaPortal: Turn your PC into a very advanced MediaCenter/HTPC
GNU Octave Repository: Central storage place for script and function files used with GNU Octave.
ICS Rom VK : Android ROMs
SamyGO: Samsung TV Firmware Hacking
Liferay Portal: The world’s leading enterprise open source portal framework
SugarCRM – commercial open source CRM: A complete CRM system for businesses of all sizes. Core CRM functionality includes sales automation, marketing campaigns, support cases, project mgmt, calendaring and more. Built in PHP, supports MySQL and SQL Server.
Podcasts and blog posts
We’ve had yet another month of great project podcasts, and I’d like to mention some of them. If you’d like to have me interview you about your SourceForge project, or some other topic you feel would be of interest to the SourceForge audience, please don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
CMU Sphinx is a speech recognition engine. I spoke with several members of the team about their project and the surrounding speech recognition and speech simulation ecosystem.
Pentaho is a business intelligence and data analysis suite, compromising several complementary projects. There’s also a commercial entity behind this project, offering commercial support and services.
And there was the Luminance HDR project of the month podcast. I talked a little about Luminance HDR at the start of this mailing.
Also, not a podcast, but I wrote a little something about Open Source games because I find myself constantly finding more games on SourceForge. It’s a wonder I ever get any work done.
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