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Author Topic: Best software communities?  (Read 3260 times)

zridling

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Best software communities?
« on: July 31, 2008, 10:12:58 AM »
There are quite a few communities and services built around software (notably extensions and plugins). For example, Firefox and Opera provide skins and extensions; WordPress has themes and plugins; Drupal is essentially is built for extensibility; and Eclipse has just about anything you can build on top of the platform. Extensibility alone is a major factor in the success of many open source projects.
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And then there are behemoths like Ubuntu and PCLinuxOS and Directory Opus, each of whose communities contribute a large share to their success.

So which software apps/projects have the best supported and most vibrant communities?
« Last Edit: July 31, 2008, 10:16:46 AM by zridling »

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Re: Best software communities?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008, 03:16:21 PM »
So which software apps/projects have the best supported and most vibrant communities?

I'd say FARR at the moment ;)
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Re: Best software communities?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008, 05:41:25 PM »
ScreenShot Captor.  :P


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Re: Best software communities?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2008, 05:57:20 PM »
So which software apps/projects have the best supported and most vibrant communities?

I'd say FARR at the moment ;)

I'll second that. FARR is the best by....umm... far?
(OMG!!! Cranioscopical's rubbing off on me!!! ;D)

2nd best is probably Ubuntu.

3rd place goes to Debian.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2008, 06:01:02 PM by 40hz »

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Re: Best software communities?
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2008, 11:01:14 PM »
Yea, I should have certainly included DC's donationware. There's no better feedback mechanism online than here.

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Re: Best software communities?
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2008, 05:54:46 PM »
The Miranda and foobar2000 communities are excellent, particularly the former, with a very helpful support "staff" (if they can be called like that). It's even more remarkable when you consider no one is making any profit from those projects.

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Re: Best software communities?
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2008, 10:43:33 PM »
ubuntu, debian, cmsmadesimple http://www.cmsmadesimple.org