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Could the Girl Scouts position themselves as a tech giant?

education universe

Now that full-fledged computers are approaching the size of a USB Flash drive and are being sold for less than $75, my interest in designing a Linux computer of my own has been re-awakened.

As an educator, I would stock that computer full of free creativity and learning software, logic puzzle games, tutorial screencasts, engaging multimedia and artwork created with open source software. Naturally, I would use Linux as the operating system for that computer. » Read more

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Give back to open source on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday logo

Black Friday first spread to Cyber Monday, then Grey Thursday. Now the week-long spending frenzy has turned charitable with Giving Tuesday.

New York’s 92nd Street Y teamed up with the United Nations Foundation to gather a growing group of companies and non-profits "to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season [and to] celebrate and encourage charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations." » Read more

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2012 open source gift giveaway

open source gift giveaway

Attention open source community: Opensource.com is giving away ten awesome open source gadgets!

To go along with our 2012 open source gift guide, we're giving away several of the items on our list. Two weeks from now, we'll be drawing names of ten lucky opensource.com community members to receive one of these prizes: » Read more

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Open source deals on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday shopping

We don't condone shopping when you should be working, but everybody needs a break, right? When you're out shopping for the online deals today, here are a few Cyber Monday specials we like: » Read more

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Top ten open source gifts for the holidays

open source gift giveaway box

It's the most wonderful time of the year: time to give open source presents. The opensource.com team gathered ten of our favorite gadgets to help you pick out that perfect present for that special (open source) someone.

Some of these items will be a part of our 2012 open source gift guide giveaway.

Check them out: » Read more

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Make Magazine editors demonstrate 21st century collaboration

Work in public

Collaboration is changing. Gone are the days of excuses for not collaborating, like "we work better in person," or "we're in different time zones." Technology makes it easy to work together. It's simple and it's free (assuming you have a computer, webcam, and internet connection).
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Saying thanks to the open source community

Thanks for being an open source advocate

It's that time when many of us begin to reflect on what we've accomplished over the past year. It's also a great time to think about how others have helped us finish those projects and achieve our goals.

To help say "Thank You," the opensource.com team has added several new eCards to our resource section. We hope this is an easy way to thank your open source colleagues and friends—the ones that make this community so awesome. » Read more

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Which gadget are you most thankful for?

mobile phone

It's that time of year when everyone pauses to be thankful. At opensource.com, we want to know which gadget you're MOST thankful for. Which device could you not survive without? Personally I know I'm 100% attached to my smart phone.  So you know my vote. » Read more

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Open source design in music and ecology

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The participatory ethic of open source software has become so widespread these days that it is migrating into some unexpected places... like musical instruments, tractors and ecological technology.

Chances are you haven’t heard about the Zoybar—a modular instrument loosely based on the guitar. As its inventor describes it, "Every user can create his own unique instrument by its own voice and needs. We call this Decentralized Innovation. For the first time these instruments can be duplicated and evolve regardless of location and market interests." » Read more

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Should Hostess open source their recipes?

flour + butter + stuff

By now, many of you have seen that Hostess brands has closed. Many people are going to miss their favorite treats. On their website, they state the following: » Read more

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