In this week's Top 5, I cover tools for finding just the right open source library, streamlining and simplifing necessary chores, and more.
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at open source mapping for sustainability, 3D printing on the farm, and more. Open source news roundup: April 18 - 24, 2015
The community is stepping up and getting involved, discussing various topics such as hardware projects and whether they actually qualify as open source hardware, as well as planning a meetup to work on improving the development of open source CAD programs. There is also great movement from the... Read more
PressForward is a multi-user, collaborative RSS feed reader that integrates with WordPress's publication workflow and provides users with the ability to curate content for a target audience.
Lauren Egts is high school student who participates in FIRST program (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) called FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition). FRC challenges teams to build a robot in six weeks that can compete in a competition. Lauren tells us about this year's... Read more
Penguicon is more than your typical tech conference. For the past 13 years, Penguicon has been a community event; all 500+ hours of programming is done in the community, by the community. And it's not just for those who are heavily involved in tech, Penguicon is a mashup of a variety of nerd... Read more
We all have the facile answer, but the more interesting question when you're at the summit is, "What is an adult in the context of a community?" Red Hat founder Bob Young once said that a community is nothing more than a group of people with something in common, and he's right. There's nothing... Read more
Libre Graphics Meeting will be held in Toronto from April 29 to May 2. This conference is open to the public, and registration is free. Libre Graphics Meeting is four days of talks, workshops, and hack sessions about free/libre and open source software for software developers, artists, designers,... Read more
For future assistive technology devices to be fully accessible, the software and the device in use must be changeable and adapt to the individual instead of forcing a change in the individual's ability to adapt to an able world. Here are six reasons Linux is a great choice for people with... Read more
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at the benefits of developing an open source game engine, a new release that combines three arcade classics, and more!