OSCON: you going?

A small Ohloh contingency (well, Scott and Jason) are going to attend OSCON in Portland on Wednesday. If you’re interested in chatting with us, we’re interested in chatting with you! Drop me a mail so we can meet up (jason@ohloh.net). btw: congrats to OSCON on their 10th anniversary.

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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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New I USE IT widgets

We’ve just added some new project widgets, whose purpose is to make it easy for your users to stack your project. Clicking “I Use This” will take them to Ohloh and right into the stacking UI. They’ll be guided through the sign-up process if necessary. All project widgets are available at: http://www.ohloh.net/projects/your_project/widgets, e.g. http://www.ohloh.net/projects/firefox/widgets As […]

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Ohloh API now supports OAuth

We’re pleased to announce that Ohloh now supports the OAuth standard authentication protocol when using the Ohloh API. This means that you can now authorize third party applications to read and write to the Ohloh website on your behalf. This enables a whole new range of applications that interface with Ohloh. For instance, developers can […]

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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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Stack Update!

You can finally create multiple stacks and name them appropriately. For example, you might want to have your own “dev box” stack and a “home web server” stack. Also, we’ve added a widget to let you share with everyone what open source software you use. As an example, here’s Ohloh’s stack: We’ve updated the stack […]

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Ohloh Classifieds

A few weeks ago we quietly launched Ohloh classifieds. The goal was to be able to make a little money for ourselves (we gotta eat) and to help folks make a little money from their open source efforts. We have two categories of classifieds: -Services: If you provide services for an open source project or […]

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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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