Spark is a company inspired by Zach Supalla's deaf father. "My dad has lights in his house that flash when someone rings the doorbell. I wanted to make lights that would flash when my mom texted him, so they could stay in better touch," explains Zach.
Open source games roundup Week of June 29 - July 5, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source games news roundup, we sidle up to the Ouya All-Access Plan, bop our heads to some dulcet Mario Paint musical masterpieces, and more.
Open source news for your reading pleasure. June 28 - July 4, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we celebrate our digital independence and take a cruise with Automotive Grade Linux. Plus more!
At this point, I have more usernames and passwords to juggle than any person should ever have to deal with. I know I'm not alone, either. We have a surfeit of passwords to manage, and we need a good way to manage them so we have easy access without doing something silly like writing them down where... Read more
One profession that's embraced open source is journalism. Especially the area of data journalism. In this interview, data journalist and co-founder of Journalism++ discusses the advantages to using open source software for data journalism and the potential pitfalls of open data.
Love them or hate them, presentations are a major part of life in both academia and business. Traditionally, creating a presentation meant using Microsoft's PowerPoint, but Apple's Keynote and LibreOffice/OpenOffice.org's Impress are solid alternatives. The problem with all those applications (... Read more
Kevin O'Brien likes to talk. Luckily for computer users everywhere, he likes to talk about free and open source software. O'Brien is tech track lead for Penguicon and former publicity director for Ohio LinuxFest, but he's perhaps best known for his fortnightly podcasts on community-run podcast... Read more
Open source games roundup Week of June 22 - June 28, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source games news roundup we delve into the Steam Summer Adventure, hope that Together hits its Linux milestone, and more.
Open source news for your reading pleasure. June 21 - June 27, 2014, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we check out Google's newly open source PDFium engine, the Open Wireless Movement, and more.
If you're a big-time open source fanatic like me, you probably get questions about open source alternatives to proprietary tools rather frequently. From the 'Alternatives to Microsoft® Visio®' department, here are three tips that should help designers who use Visio in an open source environment. If... Read more