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Three years ago today we flipped the switch on at opensource.com. Technically, we removed the htaccess file to allow anyone to access the site. Since that point, we've been steadily providing stories that highlight how open source is having a positive impact on the world and building a community... Read more
4 comments Posted 25 Jan 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
annual reader survey
Each year we invite our readers to share their thoughts with us about opensource.com in our annual reader survey. This is our fourth year offering the survey and we encourage you to help us better understand what works, what doesn't, what you would like to see more of, and how we can continue to... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Jan 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
game on teamwork
Inspired by Forbidden Island, [d0x3d!] is a board game designed for informal security education and released under an open source license. This is an incredibly fun game and invaluable teaching tool that proactively teaches network integrity and the security of information. It requires only a small... Read more
4 comments Posted 25 Jan 2013 by Davis Miller (Red Hat) Feed
open source in the stars
Many big issues developed in open source in 2012. We highlighted the top articles on opensource.com in these areas:
0 comments Posted 23 Jan 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
open source in the stars
Many big issues developed in open source in 2012. We highlighted the top articles on opensource.com in these areas:
0 comments Posted 23 Jan 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
OpenStack Superuser
Release early, often, and with rap music. Evan Roth is a maker of things with a specific interest in tools of empowerment, open source, and popular culture. We covered him and some of his work recently in an article about how open source is disrupting visual art. And here, we give you some insight... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Jan 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
People's choice awards
Opensource.com is about to celebrate our fourth year and one of our favorite ways to celebrate our community is with the annual People's Choice Awards. We realize that our community would not be as vibrant and educational if it were not for the countless authors who invest time into sharing their... Read more
1 comment Posted 21 Jan 2013 by Casey Brown Feed
open hardware
Here in the District of Columbia, a loosely-knit group comprised of social workers, librarians, technologists, environmentalists, disability rights advocates, and educators has come together in the past few years. This coalition, known as the Broadband Bridge, sees digital justice and digital... Read more
6 comments Posted 21 Jan 2013 by Kevin Cole Feed
Daniel Solis (@danielsolis), an art director by day and game designer by night, describes what sets ancient games apart from the ones sold in today's market. Beyond big boxes, colorful pieces, and lots of noise, ancient games employ three main criteria: access, elegance, and fun. Access—across... Read more
3 comments Posted 18 Jan 2013 by Daniel Solis Feed
open source why
I am an artist and the sole maintainer of Dream Studio, a free and open source creative system (on SourceForge). Though most of the software is maintained by others who maintain their own Ubuntu PPAs, which are included with Dream Studio by default (which is, itself, based on standard desktop... Read more
3 comments Posted 16 Jan 2013 by Dick MacInnis Feed

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