Smaller than a credit card, BITalino is a low-cost hardware and open source software toolkit, aligned with the DIY (do-it-yourself) movement. It enables anyone to create quirky and serious projects alike for wearable health tracking devices. The base kit includes sensors to measure your muscles,... Read more
Firefox for mobile, codenamed Fennec, is the build of the Mozilla Firefox web browser for devices such as Android smartphones and tablet computers. These 12 Indic languages represent the largest number of new languages that have been shipped in a single Fennec release. So, a little belated, the... Read more
Eskimo is a Node.js boilerplate framework used to build igloos. Igloos are libraries of components, injected by electrolyte, which are used as building blocks for an app. This is why it’s easy to use when building everything from MVP prototypes and Node.js powered APIs to e-commerce stores.
Inkscape tutorial for tracing an image. For the purpose of this demonstration, I’m using Inkscape for Linux Mint.
Remy Decausemaker shares his partial transcription of the two keynotes from day 1 at the All Things Open conference in Raleigh, NC held October 22 and 23. The first keynote is from Jeffrey Hammond, VP & Principal Analyst at Forrester Research. The second keynote is from Dwight Merriman,... Read more
In 490 BC the Greek army defeated the first Persian invasion at the battle of Marathon. Legend says that the courier Pheidippides was dispatched to deliver the news of the victory to Athens, and did so by running 40 km (26 miles), exclaiming upon arrival: "We have won!", to then collapse and die.... Read more
Special Halloween Edition of the Top 5! Every week, we 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 October 27 - 31, 2014.
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Ubuntu at 10 years, open source for patent-free cancer drugs, Berlin backsliding on open source, and more!
In this interview with Jeremy Hansen, software engineer and web developer at Red Hat, we explore his hobby for cosplay (short for costume play) and see the parallels to the open source way. Get some tips and tricks from the cosplay world.
Robert Lindh is keen to start a conversation about how others fair when selling FOSS solutions and whether its time to re-brand open source? He nominates a new name that he has seen used in FOSS communities as a suitable candidate: Community Software.