What is geocaching? Heiko Rupp shares what it's like to search and find caches using GPS coordinates and other clues like riddles in this offline, outdoor activity.
Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on Opensource.com. This week: September 22 - 26, 2014.
In this week's edition of our open source games news roundup, we check out the new Steam Discovery Update, Youth Digital's open source game development classes, and more!
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at more accessible open source security, a new platform for learning to code, open source home design, and more!
A new documentary about the life of Aaron Swartz was released in June this year. It recounts the story of one of the most impactful young talents of the Internet age, and the tragic saga of his quest to make the world a better place.
Once you've written an ebook and published it as an EPUB, you're work's not over. There are a few things that you still need to do. This article looks at how to validate your EPUB and how to convert it to the format that the Kindle ebook reader expects.
openSNP is a non-profit, open source web application project that allows users to take consumer genotype tests and upload the raw data so that it's accessible to everyone.
Newcomers to python-ideas occasionally make reference to the idea of "Python 4000" when proposing backwards incompatible changes that don't offer a clear migration path from currently legal Python 3 code. After all, we allowed that kind of change for Python 3.0, so why wouldn't we allow it for... Read more
While many scanners makers don't supply Linux versions of the software that drives their wares, there are a number of excellent scanner applications for the Linux desktop. Here's a look at three of them.
The new open source project tomviz is helping the 3D visualization of nanotechnology. Modern computers are built with nanotechnology. A processor contains billions of transistors, each around 14 nanometers. A single bit of information on a hard disc drive is confined to a 10 nanometer domain... Read more