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DrupalCon Portland 2013
I arrived a few minutes early to the main hall of the Oregon Convention Center in preparation for Drupalcon's opening keynote by Dries Buytaert. A random mix of music chosen by the community via Twitter using the #DrupalRadio hashtag played through the hall as people filed in with anticipation.
0 comments Posted 10 Jun 2013 by Erik Newby (Red Hat) Feed
Raspberry Pi
A few weeks ago I was able to attend the Mini Maker Faire in Cleveland, Ohio where I got to meet with local makers and discuss a variety of subjects including Raspberry Pi, 3D Printing, and programming. One of the highlights of my trip there was meeting Dave and Lauren Egts. Lauren was there... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 Jun 2013 by Dave Hamblin Feed
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The creators of open source software benefit people they will never meet in person. The kindness is baked right into the product. I'm a former computer programmer, and whenever I use an open source program I have an appreciation for the hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of hours of work that went... Read more
3 comments Posted 6 Jun 2013 by Phil Shapiro Feed
open source communities and disaster relief
In an overnight, grassroots movement, the open source platform Drupal has made an impact in Oklahoma. A group of more than 70 volunteer code sprinters—made up of developers, designers, and sys admins—congregated late Tuesday night at DrupalCon in Portland to create help4ok.org.
1 comment Posted 3 Jun 2013 by MichaelDRoden Feed
Pidora
Raspberry Pi hackers now have a new OS option built by the The Seneca Centre for Development of Open Technology (CDOT). Pidora is a Fedora remix optimized specifically for the Raspberry Pi based on a brand-new build of Fedora for the ARMv6 architecture. "The Pidora build was performed at Seneca... Read more
4 comments Posted 31 May 2013 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
open publishing platforms
It's no surprise that many Tumblr users are less than pleased with Yahoo!'s recent acquisition of their favorite personal publishing platform. The news is a sobering reminder that creators who don't control the tools of their trade are at the mercy of those who do.
2 comments Posted 28 May 2013 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Open science research
Imagine a world in which reproducible, repurposable, open scientific research is the norm. Certainly there are potential stumbling blocks ahead: confidentiality of sensitive medical data embargoes on potentially high-risk research findings the conundrum of how to facilitate commercial applications... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 May 2013 by Sophie Kershaw Feed
Crowdsourcing science, open science
We are excited to announce the official launch of Crowdcrafting.org, an open source software platform—powered by our Pybossa technology—for developing and sharing projects that rely on the help of thousands of online volunteers.
0 comments Posted 22 May 2013 by Francois Grey Feed
code editors
The humble browser. Its main purpose, for many years, was to serve up simple HTML documents and provide information on just about any subject you could think of. In the last decade, with broadband taking over from dial-up, and net connections getting ever quicker, websites have increasingly... Read more
7 comments Posted 20 May 2013 by Matt Pass Feed
Poll: Which code repository do you use?
From James Bowes' article, A code hosting comparison for open source projects:
9 comments Posted 16 May 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed

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