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The Outer Space

Welcome to The Outer Space, a place where we learn together what is out there in the vast expanse of the open source universe.

In order to organize the universe and avoid the fire hose approach as much as possible, the large universe of open source software will be segmented into galaxies or solar systems, if you will, that represent different genres or loose groups of related open source technology. We'll be focusing on one genre per month. The page will be editable by all group members, so please contribute what you know or can find out during the month. During each C(OS)^2 meeting we'll review the knowledge that has been coalesced throughout the month to give our members (as well as the rest of the world) a better, more succinct idea of what is available to them in the open source community.

Don't let that stop you there, though. Feel free to continue to edit and update each genre as new projects and new versions of the projects are released in the future. For some that continue to be updated, we may revisit them in a future meeting as well. Also, if there is a genre you are interested in and would like to make sure makes it on the Outer Space agenda soon, please send a message to assistant organizer, Kevin...we'd love to hear from you. Again, this is a tool to not only benefit you, the open source user, but also to be a part of and interact with together.

And infinity AND BEYOND!

Linux Distributions - September '08; an overview of the favorite Linux distributions both desktop and server; feel free to add why you like or don't like the distribution too!

Content Management Systems - August '08; an overview of the many open source content management systems; everything from tools to build professional websites to your favorite wiki to collaborate with.

Graphics Software - July '08; an overview of the many open source raster, vector or other graphics packages out there

AJAX Development Tools - June '08; an overview of the many open source tools available for doing AJAX web development

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
2017 Speaker Topics September 1, 2016 7:02 AM Gary
2016 Speaker Topics September 1, 2016 7:04 AM Gary
2015 Speaker Topics October 6, 2015 10:00 AM Gary
2014 Speaker Topics November 25, 2014 11:36 AM Gary
2013 Speaker Topics October 25, 2013 1:21 PM Gary
2012 Speaker Topics November 12, 2012 9:08 AM Gary
2011 Speaker Topics November 2, 2011 9:55 AM Gary
2010 Speakers Topics December 14, 2010 7:35 AM Gary
The Outer Space Linux Distributions August 28, 2008 10:37 AM Kevin
2009 Speakers November 19, 2009 1:48 PM Gary
2008 Speakers November 6, 2008 8:14 PM Gary
The Outer Space Content Management Systems September 15, 2008 10:29 PM former member

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  • TEKSystems

    TEKSystems is one of our quarterly food sponsors.

  • Apex Systems

    Apex Systems is sponsoring food and drinks once a quarter for the group.

  • Blackstone Technology Group

    Blackstone Technology group is a quarterly food sponsor for the group.

  • OReilly

    OReilly provides discounts and book door prizes for our monthly meetings

  • Atlassian

    Atlassian provides free software licenses for Open Source projects.

  • JetBrains

    JetBrains supplies a free license for a door prize for our group monthly

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