Toolspace’s community, curated tools, news, and spaces pave the way for you to make new connections, build awesome products, and hear the latest news—all within the open-source universe.
Story of Toolspace
It's amazing to see how open source evolved over the decades, which is now one of the most powerful terms of the 21st century. Indeed, it's hard to imagine the world without open source. For many, open-source is synonymous with Linux, Firefox, or a tool they either extensively use or know about. The very thought of sharing ideas, code, and knowledge for the good of the community has been the real revolution that helped open source gain traction.
Tools are created to solve some of the most complex problems; it's not uncommon to find open-source tools being used by NASA, Apple, and Google. Many companies, be it enterprises or startups, are open sourcing their software and inclined to adopt open-source applications.
How did this all start, and why is open source so relevant in our daily lives? Open source is so much more than just a tool. It's a community. It's a culture. It's a way of thinking. It's a way of life.
The question now is, how do we make ourselves a part of such a vast space in the presence of the following hurdles:
- We do not have a sophisticated platform to hop into and search for an open-source tool that can fit our needs. A simple Google search doesn't accurately present us with a list of tools. We'd have to spend a lot of time figuring out what's best for us, often losing ourselves in the labyrinth of junk.
- There's no go-to news portal that we can follow to keep ourselves updated on the happening news in open source.
- We do not have a platform that houses the popular and trending open-source tools.
- There ain't a way to network with our fellow open-source enthusiasts.
For that reason, we’re attempting to consolidate solutions to all the aforementioned problems into one platform. Yes, one it is! Imagine having a single platform to explore and showcase open-source tools, network with the open-source folks, hear the latest news about open source, and get to know the hottest open-source tools; this can help you build products faster, gain the much-wanted recognition, and learn from the open-source leaders.
Panacea for Open Source
Today, we are thrilled to announce Toolspace—a one-stop platform to explore and showcase open-source tools, network with the open-source folks, be informed of the latest news about open source, and discover the hottest open-source tools. It's a community-driven platform that can help you build products faster, gain the much-wanted recognition, and learn from the open-source leaders!
We are offering Toolspace as the platform where people can learn, discuss, and share, anything about open source. Toolspace aims to create an impact in five areas: open-source tools library, news, spaces, community, and newsletter. We firmly believe there's no better way to grow in the open-source world than with toolspace. 📈
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Why is Toolspace not yet open-sourced?
Toolspace was born out of a weekend project idea. At first, we wanted to include a collection of tools and build a vibrant community, which eventually made us think through the missing pieces of open source: news, spaces, and newsletter. And hence today, we’ve built a platform that hopefully caters to all your open source needs!
We aren’t yet open-sourcing Toolspace as we feel the code needs more grooming, so bear with us for a few more weeks.
What's the Future of Toolspace?
We have added ~190+ tools to our collection—a lot more to join the group. We have plans to add a tiny job portal to uplift jobs in open source, do high-quality project reviews, introduce collaboration programs, and of course, more features and customizations!
Together, let's endorse open source, and build a strong, vibrant open-source community.
P.S. If you’d like to support our mission or work with us in building the go-to platform for open-source, mail me at [email protected]