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Source License Detector Released

Ever since our launch we’ve received a very common type of request: “what file did you detect X license in?”. We’d then run our license detector manually and email back the results. This was, clearly, jackassery sub-optimal. I finally got an email from Helgi Þormar Þorbjörnsson last week that pushed me over the edge. I’ve […]

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Introducing Ohloh Journaling

We’ve quietly deployed a new Ohloh feature: journaling. It’s a simple tool that lets you keep notes on what you’re doing. What goes into your journal is is up to you. Here at Ohloh, for example, we use it to to let each other know what we’re working on. Here’s a short video introducing the […]

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Human Project Urls

You can now specify a human-readable url name for any project. Say goodbye to http://www.ohloh.net/projects/3141 and say hello to http://www.ohloh.net/projects/linux. Names are reserved on a first-come basis, but we will manually adjust it if people squat well-known names. Use the ‘edit project summary’ option in the sidebar to change it. Finally, for obvious reasons, we […]

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Ohloh In The Wild

We’ve been seeing more Ohloh widgets in the wild lately. Here’s a few examples: Rock Your Hackers Facebook App Rock Your Hackers allows you to praise, promote, and in no uncertain terms shout for joy about your favorite free and open source software projects (FOSS) and then share your “Hack List” with your friends (and […]

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IRC vs Jabber Chat Groups

Someone joined our spanking new IRC channel last night (#ohloh on irc.freenode.net) and alerted me to jabber chat groups. They offer similar functionality to IRC: you can reserve a ‘well-known group name’ (for example: ohloh@conference.jabber.org) and offers basic moderator controls. The benefit, to me at least, is that this integrates much better with IM clients. […]

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Join us on IRC!

By popular demand, we’ve created an IRC channel. Come join us on irc.freenode.net in #ohloh. Feel free to discuss ohcount-related stuff (including GSOC 2008 proposals), ohloh website problems or ideas, or just drop by to heckle us for the fun of it. See y’all there!

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Default Project Logos

Small feature update: we’ve added default pre-rendered choices for editing project logos. This way small projects that don’t have an awesome logo (yet!) can still identify themselves graphically. Here’s what the form looks like [note: requires login]. We realize the current choices are not complete enough – and that’s where you fit in. Use this […]

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Google Summer of Code 2008

We’re proud to announce that we’ve been selected as a mentoring organization for Google’s 2008 Summer of Code program. Are you interested in parsers, source code analysis and/or software development metrics? Then apply now!. We hope you’ll be as excited as we are to shed light on open source software development. Successful contributions will be […]

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Vote for the next feature

With the redesign done, we’re going to start focusing on adding some of the ‘missing-features’ that we’d always planned to have – but hadn’t got around to doing yet. We know there’s a backlog of back-end features to implement – which we continue to work on. Better importing, more source control systems support, etc.. – […]

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Project Logos

You can now add a custom logo to your projects on Ohloh. While not earth-shattering, it’s a small feature that adds a much-needed touch of personality to our project-related web pages. Now for the more tedious part: we need to populate our considerable list of projects with their respective logos. To help out in this […]

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