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When we launched our first-ever caption contest last month, we gave readers the simple guideline (not mandate) that our judges would likely favor captions with an open source theme. We were surprised and pleased to see that every reader seemed to take that advice to heart.
7 comments Posted 9 Aug 2013 by Ginny Skalski (Red Hat) Feed
open source news and highlights
Open source news this week: August 5 - 9, 2013 What other open source-related news stories did you read about this week? Share them with us in the comments section. Follow us on Twitter where we share these stories in real time.
0 comments Posted 9 Aug 2013 by Ginny Skalski (Red Hat) Feed
make things better
I occasionally get asked why I spend so much of my free time writing software and giving it away for free. There are a number of reasons for this—I like to build things and I use it as an excuse to practice and improve my skills—but one of the most driving motivators for me is that I see open... Read more
3 comments Posted 7 Aug 2013 by Jeremy Kahn Feed
Astute readers will have noticed that we’ve begun publishing our "Open Voices" eBooks in the ePub format. Now, some of our best essays and interviews are available as lightweight and portable files, and can be read on any electronic reading device that supports this open standard. And who better to... Read more
43 comments Posted 6 Aug 2013 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
The dog days of summer are upon us at Opensource.com, so we thought we'd throw a fun caption contest! We're pleased to announce the winners.  
116 comments Posted 5 Aug 2013 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
open source tool for data extraction
In February of this year, I reported that the Raleigh Public Record—a local, online news publication in Raleigh, NC—was in the process of creating an open source solution to extract data from PDFs. The problem many news journalists have is easily and quickly (which is very important given the... Read more
1 comment Posted 5 Aug 2013 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
collaboration tools
Collaboration is one of the key principles of the open source way and a major topic here on opensource.com. One of our goals to highlight great collaboration stories, and when we discuss collaboration, the need for the perfect collaboration tool frequently comes up. One article, Avoid the tool trap... Read more
13 comments Posted 5 Aug 2013 by Jeff Mackanic (Red Hat) Feed
open source news and highlights
Open source news this week: July 29 - August 2, 2013 What other open source-related news stories did you read about this week? Share them with us in the comments section. Follow us on Twitter where we share these stories in real time.
3 comments Posted 2 Aug 2013 by Ginny Skalski (Red Hat) Feed
open data weather forecast
I began paragliding a few years ago. It’s maybe the most weather-dependent sport in the world. We often fly in mountainous areas, very close to the ground. We need to know about local effects like thermal updrafts, clouds growth, mountain-breeze, foehn wind, and all sorts of other micro weather... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Aug 2013 by Nicolas Baldeck Feed
the open source way
Before I came to Red Hat as a Social Media Marketing intern, I didn’t know a thing about open source. During the application process, I did some research into what Red Hat does and what this company is all about. I found all sorts of information about Linux, software, technology, and more. However... Read more
3 comments Posted 1 Aug 2013 by Adam Van Dyke (Red Hat) Feed

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