This month marks nine years since O'Reilly Media launched Make magazine, which was the first time many who had already been "makers" for some time started using that term. A year later, Maker Faire launched as a place for them to share their creations. Last year 100 Maker Faires were held in on... Read more
Open source news for your reading pleasure. December 30-January 3, 2014 This week's edition of our open source news roundup features some New Year's-related tidbits to start your year off right. Here's what we found:
I grew up in the 1980s in Columbus, Georgia. You needed a car to get around, so I did not work until I could drive. Within months of getting my driver's license, I got my first job as a part-time computer programmer for a stockbroker. It is easy to forget that in the 80s, computers and programming... Read more
Not everyone buys into the whole "New Year's resolution" thing. But we know some of you have a personal to-do list that you hope to tackle in 2014. And we can't help but wonder if any of your resolutions have something to do with open source?
For open source projects to survive and thrive, it takes all sorts of different people contributing in various ways. We hope you are already participating in the open source community, but if you’re not, 2014 is going to be a great year to start! Already an open source convert? Why not consider... Read more
What a year for open source and the Opensource.com community! We shared almost 600 stories on how the open source way is influencing our world. From business to government and from education to life, we collected inspiring stories, highlighted new projects, and shared how using an open source... Read more
I gave a talk at this year's TEDx Albany event, "Saving Science - Open Up or Perish," where I talked about something that I am very passionate about. For me, TEDx was an opportunity to try out a very different format from my usual technical talks and dig deep down to tell a very general audience... Read more
This year was a great one for seeing open source affect new and exciting aspects of our lives. We saw open source reach from science to gadgets, from music to gaming, and much more. Here are some of our favorites from the Life channel in 2013.
In June this year, we launched a new weekly feature on Opensource.com highlighting some of the most interesting open source news from around the web. Each Friday, we share our take on recent open source news from around the globe, including some stories you may know well and some you may have... Read more
Open hardware is gaining speed. The appetite for open source vehicles is growing. And while we may not have flying cars yet, we do have Tabby—an open source car design released by Open Source Vehicle this October. Want to swap out an internal combustible engine for an eco-friendly electric? Tabby... Read more