Welcome to OStatic!
Hello, and welcome to OStatic, where we are ecstatic about open source! I'm Sam Dean, and I'm the editor of the OStatic blog. We are very glad you're here.
OStatic's mission is to be the most comprehensive web destination for information and insight on open source software and services. This blog features a team of writers who have been using and writing about open source tools for years. You'll find them to be especially good at guiding you to the very best applications.
We also intend to keep this blog as interesting as possible by posting interviews with movers and shakers in the open source community, reviews and hands-on tests, and much more. We'll focus on tools for all the major platforms--from Linux to the Mac--and we hope to become essential daily reading for you.
The OStatic site is populated with many kinds of information on open source, and is also part of the GigaOm network of blogs, so we'll be able to leverage many kinds of resources as we try to deliver the best open source information possible. On this site, you'll find search tools for finding open source applications, user ratings for open source applications, a knowledgeable open source community that can answer your questions, and much more. It's also very important to note that you can update OStatic's pages dedicated to particular open source projects with your own thoughts, asides and other contributions. We want you to talk back to us!
We will especially appreciate your involvement in this site's content and this blog's posts, because sharing and community efforts are what open source is all about. Please post your comments when you read our posts, and we will be very proactive about keeping dialogue open with you and answering questions. Also, let us know if you have any thoughts on how we can improve the information we bring to you.
Once again, we're very glad you're here, and please visit us for daily updated content during your web sojourns.