Open source opens up a world of opportunity for developers. Because of its lack of restrictions, developers have the freedom to use the code in any way they see fit. Here's your chance to learn all about open source from the top experts in the field, because we've compiled a list of the most influential feeds that are talking about it on Twitter.

Why this list? Well, it's based on Twitter data culled according to content, follower/following ratios, frequency of tweets, blog popularity, the opinions of other analytics experts and our own subjective judgment.

One note: Some influential voices are not included, either because they don't have active Twitter accounts, or they only tweet about open source sporadically. Here, our goal is to provide the best possible stream of open source news and insight.

Did we miss somebody? Let us know!

A

Andreas Mueller
Works on open source and open science at the Center for Data Science at NYU. Machine learner, Python geek and scikit-learn enthusiast. Official website is http://amueller.github.io/.

D

Daniel Stenberg
Internet protocols geek at Mozilla, curl/libcurl, Firefox, open source, haxx.se, libssh2, c-ares and IETF. Official website is http://daniel.haxx.se/.

F

Foss Linux
Tweets about Free Open Source Software and Linux.

Free & Open Source
Live content curated by top FOSS influencers.

H

HD Moore
Metasploit founder, open source developer and hacker of all the things. Helping security companies build a safer future. Official website is https://hdm.io/index.html.

J

John A. De Goes
Entrepreneur, functional programmer, open source contributor, speaker, author and science addict. CTO at SlamData. Blogs at http://degoes.net/.

L

Linux & Open Source
Quality tweets about Linux, Ubuntu and OpenSource. Official website is http://www.linuxey.com/.

M

Matthias Steiner
Cloud platform evangelist @SAP, @SAPMentors alumnus, web + open-source enthusiast, techie & family guy. Blogs at http://www.inscope.net/.

Mike Milinkovich
Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation and Director of the Open Source Initiative. Blogs at https://mmilinkov.wordpress.com/.

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Open at Microsoft
All things open at Microsoft. Official website is https://microsoft.com/opensource.

Open Source Cloud
Monitoring the pulse of open source cloud projects: OpenStack, OpenDaylight, Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos and more.

Open Source Software
Tweeting the latest news on open source.

Open-Source News
Aggregator for news on open source.

Open Source Initiative
Global non-profit promoting and protecting open source software, development & communities through education and advocacy. Official website is http://opensource.org/.

OpenSource.com
Discover an open source world. Official website is https://opensource.com/.

S

Sam Ramji
CEO at Cloud Foundry Foundation. Software strategist and open source pragmatist. Blogs at http://samus.typepad.com/.

Scott S. Lowe
An IT pro specializing in virtualization, networking, open source & cloud computing; currently working for a leading virtualization vendor. Blogs at http://blog.scottlowe.org/.

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The Linux Foundation
A nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source. Official website is http://www.linuxfoundation.org/.

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Will Norris
Engineer at Google, pushing open source. Blogs at https://willnorris.com/.