You might have observed that it has been quiet right here on Opensource.com recently. That’s as a result of there is a new venture within the works, and whereas there aren’t many particular particulars to announce but, there’s a lot to speak about. What higher solution to begin than with your complete web?
The web, and top-level domains
You might know that the web is a community. A community, by definition, is a bunch of connections. The time period “internet” is in truth a portmanteau of “interconnected” and “network”. The web is a community of interconnected networks, and initially it consisted of two: The navy community and the educational community. Once the web received in style outdoors these two teams, it turned obvious that completely different designations have been wanted to distinguish, say, a business entity from a charitable group from a college or a governmental division.
These designations are known as top-level domains (TLD). There are many out there at present, however for a very long time there have been solely a handful. The unique TLDs stay in style, and also you most likely know that whenever you go to, as an example, a .
com tackle, you are visiting a business website, however whenever you go to a
.org tackle you are going to a non-profit web site.
Open supply is a community
Open supply could be many issues. It’s could be business, it may be non-profit, it may be educational, it may be cultural. No matter what type it takes, although, it is at all times a community. Sometimes (however not at all times) it is a community of computer systems, however most significantly it is a community of individuals. Whether persons are gathering at a convention or a pub or in an online chat room, open supply is a neighborhood of individuals.
The web site Opensource.com has been supported by a business entity for 12 years. But the individuals (that is you and me) that make up the Opensource.com neighborhood aren’t business entities, we’re individuals.
In one month, Opensource.com goes to resolve that bug. Stay tuned!