Red Hat, the global leader in open source software, lives in Downtown Raleigh. Their presence here further solidifies the Research Triangle Region as a center of innovation in this field, has generated significant interest from other open source companies. Additionally supporting the growth of this sector are numerous curriculum and continuing education programs offered through area universities and community colleges. On the more social side of things, extroverted open source enthusiasts will find a number of user groups available for networking with their peers.
Resources: Open Source
Open Source groups and MeetupsTriangle Code for AmericaTriangle Linux Users GroupTriangle Python Users GroupTriangle Drupal Users GroupRTP Open Source Web DevelopersTriangle Area Eucalyptus Cloud GroupNC Triangle Android MeetupTriangle Open Stack MeetupNCSU Open Source InitiativeAll Things Open Conference