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Open Source Advertising - Sidebar - 1H 2013

It's time once again to support your favorite open source project through our Free Vote-Based Advertising for Open Source Projects. We have merged the previous 1H 2012 ads into this post - the 1H ads were not placed in rotation which will be fixed ASAP.

Here is your chance to create a Free Vote-Based Advertisement for an Open Source Project. Create a graphical ad for an open source programming project and post it as an answer to this question (in the right format), and it will feed live remnant ads on Stack Overflow.

Ad Requirements

It must be an advertisement soliciting the participation and contribution of programmers writing actual source code. This is not intended as a general purpose ad for consumer products which just happen to be open source. It's for finding programmers who will help contribute code or other programmery things (documentation, code review, bug fixes, etc.).

Your ad should be an original creation which has not previously appeared on Stack Overflow. Please do not resubmit entries that have appeared as ads on Stack Overflow in previous periods.

In order to work, the answers you post to this question must conform to the following rules.

Answer Template

[![Tagline to show on mouseover][1]][2]
  [1]: http://image-url
  [2]: http://clickthrough-url 

Please do not add anything else to the body of the post. If you want to add any commentary, keep it in the comments.

Image requirements

  • The image that you create must be 220 pixels by 250 pixels
  • Must be hosted through our standard image uploader (imgur)
  • Must be GIF or PNG
  • No animated GIFs
  • Absolute limit on file size of 150 KB
  • Must have a 1px border if (part of) the background is white

The output, which ultimately will be served in an ad slot on Stack Overflow, can be previewed by clicking through to this URL:


Score Threshold

There is a minimum score threshold an answer must meet (currently 6) before it will be served up by that URL and shown on Stack Overflow. You can see all the ads that currently make the threshold and meet our criteria on this page:


Note: As with previous iterations of this program, if your ad has already appeared in a previous cycle, it is not eligible to be run in this cycle. However, if it did not make it through the previous cycle, it is eligible.

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    If there's no terribly tight deadline, I might be able to make a banner design suggestion for an interesting project in need of one if you love hand-drawn illustrations as much as I do. :)
    – Pekka
    Dec 5, 2011 at 18:56
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    Nice work with the answer template pre-loaded! Dec 5, 2011 at 21:01
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    Note: check out StackAd if you are interested in displaying these advertisements on your website / blog. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:17
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    How did you get the template to show up in the "Your Answer" box? Some kind of dev magic?
    – user102937
    May 18, 2012 at 18:55
  • @Robert It's the magic "community-ads" tag.
    – John
    May 18, 2012 at 19:45
  • Sorry for the dumb question, but does ILSpy fit here? It's open source but for the life of me couldn't understand if it's "soliciting the participation and contribution of programmers writing actual source code" or not.. Oct 29, 2012 at 9:49

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Lyfe: yield-based generators in JavaScript

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    I lol'd at the IE 17. It's funny because it's true :-P
    – gen_Eric
    Jun 19, 2012 at 17:53

Windows console emulator with tabs

  • This is by far my favourite app of 2012. Just brilliant. Jun 7, 2012 at 13:12
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    I found out about ConEmu from Hanselman's post. ConEmu is the best terminal application for Windows! Jun 13, 2012 at 3:46
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    Better then console2? Console2 is pretty close to putty (and who doesnt love putty?). Ill have to check this out!
    – chown
    Jun 22, 2012 at 14:04

Contribute to GNOME 3

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    You might want to post this on Unix and Linux and Ask Ubuntu as well Jan 2, 2012 at 2:48
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    As a minor comment on the graphics, the small black text on darker blue is a little hard to read at the bottom. Perhaps the white you use for the Linux Journal award could be carried on to the rest of the text. Jan 2, 2012 at 19:31
  • @Brad- I agree. Do you have any idea what I would do to submit a revised graphic without going through the whole process again? Thanks! Jan 2, 2012 at 23:56
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    @ChristyEller: Edit the answer
    – SamB
    Feb 13, 2012 at 0:02

WebGit .NET - IIS Hosting for Git Smart-HTTP

  • I don't understand what this project is. Consider adding a readme where you use complete sentences to describe what problem the project solves so that people clicking on the ad will learn what you're asking them to get involved in. Jan 8, 2013 at 15:36

The easy-to-use Inversion of Control library for .NET and Silverlight

  • Can you please update the image? It needs to be 220 x 250px and it needs a 1px border. Sep 26, 2012 at 20:42
  • @KorneelBouman: Done.
    – Steven
    Sep 29, 2012 at 11:21
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    @Steven well done good job. I love simple injector. It is really easy, flexible, fast, and friendly
    – amiry jd
    Oct 18, 2012 at 5:17
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    The text's anti-aliasing and kerning look bad Nov 14, 2012 at 16:22
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    Thar woman looks like the 'evil nurse' from an horror movie. Is that intentional? Nov 16, 2012 at 11:11
  • @AndrewThompson: Yes it is :-D Or do you prefer the nurse on the Simple Injector homepage?
    – Steven
    Nov 16, 2012 at 11:33
  • @Steven I'd pass on both ..though I might watch the movie. ;) Nov 16, 2012 at 11:48

UI toolkit running on Linux/Windows/Macosx/Android/IOS, using modern OpenGL! Join!

  • "The image that you create must be 220 pixels by 250 pixels". your image will not show up as an ad even if it gets enough votes.
    – nhinkle
    Feb 15, 2012 at 8:21
  • Image size fixed, i was very tired... sorry :/
    – tito
    Feb 15, 2012 at 9:42
  • Looks much better now.
    – nhinkle
    Feb 15, 2012 at 10:33

WMI Delphi Code Creator (WDCC), allows you to generate Object Pascal, Oxygene, C++ and C# code to access the WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) Join!

  • I think you mean "needed," to indicate that you're seeking developers and testers. With "need it," you're saying this is a tool that developers and testers should use. (And that may be true, but that's not the purpose of these ads.) Jan 8, 2013 at 15:42
  • @RobKennedy, thanks for the advice, I chose the wrong word,I will edit the ads.
    – RRUZ
    Jan 9, 2013 at 4:35

Tagline to show on mouseover

  • So basically the goal of this application is to expose just about everything inside a PE Executable in an easy-to-read form. For example, if you wanted to know what DLLs you needed to ship with your application, just fire up PE Deconstructor, open the application executable, and click the Imports tab (the latest code in the repo. doesn't have the capability to list imports). You can see an up-to-date screenshot of the application in action here. May 20, 2012 at 2:13
  • Also, for those who are interested in contributing, the application is written in C++ using Qt and is specifically designed to run on any platform that Qt will compile on - that means this program behaves the same on Windows, Linux, Mac, even Symbian - just open the application up and take a look at the contents. May 20, 2012 at 2:15
  • ...and I now have a download for 64-bit Windows users (a 32-bit version and releases for other platforms should come shortly). You can get it here: box.com/s/06aa8a04a95602ad43e1 May 20, 2012 at 7:58

Chronicle your own adventure in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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    I know this isn't your typical dev tool (in fact, it's not a dev tool at all). As I read the rules, I think I'm okay to post any open source project that is actively looking for developers. If that's not the case, feel free to let me know.
    – jefflunt
    Dec 12, 2011 at 2:13
  • Yes it is fine. Oct 19, 2012 at 6:55
  • This looks like an ad for the product instead of a call for involvement. You're attracting people who want to use the product instead of people who are looking to help create it. Jan 8, 2013 at 15:48
  • Hm, I think that's fair. I could see a better ad that said something like, "Help build web-based strategy guide software" or something along those lines. The ad does link to the GitHub page as opposed to the website.
    – jefflunt
    Jan 8, 2013 at 16:59

Tibi's Mathematics Suite

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    Very creative! :D
    – Doorknob
    Jan 2, 2013 at 2:45

would YOU like fries with that? smallFry PHP (m)VC Framework

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    The font is a bit hard to read...
    – nhinkle
    Dec 6, 2011 at 1:55
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    I kind of like the font. It definitely goes with the picture :P Dec 6, 2011 at 2:52
  • @GeorgeEdison ^_^ is there anything I need to add to the ReadMe on the Git?
    – Naftali
    Dec 8, 2011 at 21:54
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    Not that I know of. Dec 9, 2011 at 19:56

The SOOMLA Project - Better and Faster In-Game Commerce


Help Contribute to TouchNet!

  • Can you please update the file? The file format is not supported and it needs a 1px border. Thanks! Sep 26, 2012 at 20:46

Programmer Timer


Histone - open source template engine for Java, JavaScript and PHP

  • There's nothing here, mate. Aug 24, 2012 at 17:53
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    Can someone fix the image for me please? I have no enough reputation to upload images, but I know that "A user with sufficient reputation will come along and look at your image, deem it acceptable, and add it to your post in-line."
    – Ruslan
    Aug 24, 2012 at 17:54
  • Ohh yeah :) It's good now :)
    – Ruslan
    Aug 24, 2012 at 17:54

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