FSM staff launch www.fsdaily.com!

It's been just over a year and Free Software Magazine has become an authority in the free software world.

Myself (Tony), Dave, Gianluca, Alan and others worked countless hours to create Free Software Magazine from scratch, without involving venture capitalists or investors.

We can only be happy with the result: a quality magazine on free software that gets read by thousands of people each month.

Over time, we found that even though we could publish professionally edited feature articles, we couldn't cover news in real time. In regard to real-time news:

  • The introduction of FSM blogs increased our ability to provide daily content, but it hasn't been quite enough.
  • Slashdot does a terrific job providing news to geeks—but they're not at all focused on free software.
  • LinuxToday is another fantastic hub. However, LinuxToday focuses on Linux (hence the name), and Linux is only a piece of the puzzle...

This is why we decided to create fsdaily.com.

Fsdaily now provides a constant feed of news exclusively about free software. Like Slashdot it's based on Slashcode, which means that it can be used as a hub for the free software community to comment on specific items of news.

So... go and create your own account, and enjoy our new site!

And... don't forget to tell us if there is a story you'd like us to cover. If it's about free software, we won't reject it!

Win books!!!

This week we are giving away a copy of A Practical Guide to Linux. Commands, Editors and Shell Programming by Mark G. Sobell.

All you need to do to enter is check out the latest book competition announcement on our blogs page.


Thanks go to Prentice Hall for providing this fantastic prize.


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