It's time once again to support your favorite open source project through our Free Vote-Based Advertising for Open Source Projects. We are clearing the leader boards to start the second half of 2010 anew.

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 220px by 220px
  • Can be hosted anywhere (tinypic, twitpic, your blog); we will mirror the image locally when we serve it.
  • Must be GIF or PNG
  • No animated GIFs
  • Absolute limit on file size of 150kb

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


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:


Ad Scroller

(by George Edison): I created a nifty little tool you can use to view the ads that have met the criterion already:

StackAd Scroller

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    Please Note: Entries that have appeared as ads in previous periods are not eligible; however, previous entries that did not meet the minimum score threshold can be resubmitted. Jun 11, 2010 at 15:51
  • ... and not meet the minimum again :P
    – OscarRyz
    Jun 11, 2010 at 16:52
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    @Oscar Reyes: Possibly. Also covers cases where submissions were received later in the cycle. Jun 11, 2010 at 17:08
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    If I do a new ad for a project that appeared before, does that work? Jun 11, 2010 at 17:14
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    @John Sheehan: Absolutely. We're looking for fresh content. We don't want a do-over of the ads from the last round. Jun 11, 2010 at 17:31
  • also No animated PNGs Jun 12, 2010 at 0:01
  • If somebody wants an ad done or reworked, I might be able to offer a suggestion - it's always a welcome break from long streaks of programming. I don't do design professionally anymore so I don't have a portfolio, but I did one of the ads last round meta.stackexchange.com/questions/31913/…, suggested some more, and contributed some Stack Overflow Wallpapers: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/39049/…
    – Pekka
    Jun 12, 2010 at 0:32
  • @Midday: Animated PNG is an oxymoron. (PNG does not support animation. For that, there's MNG.) Jun 12, 2010 at 18:03
  • @Robert could you please spend a word on this too :)? Nov 2, 2010 at 10:36

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TwistLoad Download Manager

  • 1) What does TwistLoad aim to accomplish that most built in browser download managers don't? 2) Saying its cross platform and then hosting on Launchpad is confusing. 3) Like the logo
    – TheLQ
    Oct 8, 2010 at 3:06
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    @TheLQ: 1) It aims to provide acceleration capabilities eventually, as well as make managing downloads easier. 2) Launchpad is the best place I know for code hosting - regardless of platform. 3) Thanks! Oct 8, 2010 at 5:34

survey master


Spark - A lightweight yet powerful JavaScript library.

  • Okay just as an overview, it can animate size / opacity. Perform AJAX calls, handle events and edit the content of elements. And there are a few more, there is a list of functions in the wiki: github.com/Wolfy87/Spark/wiki
    – Wolfy87
    Oct 30, 2010 at 16:55
  • Even if no one wants to contribute to the code, you can contribute by postion issues or improvements. I want to know what I have to do to make it great.
    – Wolfy87
    Nov 22, 2010 at 10:20
  • You can now create plugins for it too (v0.9.0)
    – Wolfy87
    Nov 30, 2010 at 15:40
  • I'd really change those fonts... Jun 10, 2011 at 2:36

MindTouch API: For Devs of any Programming Language

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    What does it do? Moreover, I can't even tell from a 10s look at their website what it does. #fail Jun 10, 2011 at 2:37

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