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design and publish beautiful maps
Down what appears to be an alley just large enough to drive a delivery truck, Mapbox's Washington, DC office is tucked into its surroundings much like their contributions to the open source cartography world: integrated without shouting. Only their trademark hexagon globe sign will let you know... Read more
0 comments Posted 5 Mar 2014 by Eric Christensen (Red Hat) Feed
How-to videos for getting started with open source software
Getting started with new software can be overwhelming. It's even more frustrating when you transition from one tool to another, because you have to unlearn some habits in order to make room for new ones. But, there are huge benefits to switching from closed software to open source alternatives.
4 comments Posted 28 Feb 2014 by Michael Harrison (Red Hat) Feed
open source news and highlights
Open source news for your reading pleasure. February 24 - 28, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we look at Munich's progress in dumping proprietary software, privacy on Mozilla's mobile Firefox OS, and more.
0 comments Posted 28 Feb 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
open source game
Nothing To Hide is an "anti-stealth game," in which you must carry cameras and spy gear to live in a world of self-surveillance and self-censorship. A world where you're made to be your own watchdog. Released for The Day We Fight Back, the game is now seeking crowdfunding to complete the open... Read more
1 comment Posted 27 Feb 2014 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
open hardware week
Complete list of Open Hardware Week articles When you see this image on an article, it is part of our full list of Open Hardware Week stories. Share with friends at #oshweek.
0 comments Posted 27 Feb 2014 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
newbies to open source
Open Source Comes to Campus is an event series run by OpenHatch that introduces college students to open source tools, projects, and culture. Whenever we get a new-to-us question at an event, we write it down and answer it more fully on our blog. Here’s a collection of "Infrequently Asked Questions... Read more
2 comments Posted 26 Feb 2014 by Shauna Gordon-McKeon Feed
share documentation to code
It is not uncommon to have a cycle of news around communities being unfriendly to women or newcomers or people who aren't already there. By 'news' I mean someone posts something that is close to their heart about some unjustice and other people comment on it or write their own posts and generally,... Read more
2 comments Posted 26 Feb 2014 by Amye Scavarda Feed
Collaborative agenda setting
The OpenStack Foundation recently launched their voting tool for rating presentation proposals for the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta, May 12-16. While the chairs for each track make the final decisions about which presentation topics make the cut, voting is a great way for the community to get... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Feb 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
open source news and highlights
Open source news for your reading pleasure. February 17 - 21, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we look at great news for Linux gamers, Wikipedia sticking to their open roots, and two great open hardware projects that might just help us reinvent the future.
0 comments Posted 21 Feb 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
open source story
My introduction to open source software began when I was sitting on a server room floor, with my head in my hands, completely frustrated with a Windows 2000 server. Every night there were some services that would crash. Every morning I would get yelled at by my over-bearing boss. I was new to... Read more
8 comments Posted 21 Feb 2014 by Cory Hilliard Feed

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