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gold stars
We are excited to announce the first ever Open Humanities Awards. There are €15,000 worth of prizes on offer for 3-5 projects that use open content, open data, or open source tools to further humanities teaching and research. Whether you’re interested in patterns of allusion in Aristotle, networks... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Feb 2013 by Sam Leon Feed
lightning talk
Reid Serozi (@reidserozi), founder of TriangleWiki, explains how the project was created from the structure of LocalWiki, a platform and storage hub for events, people, places, and things in an area. Information like this is put on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook regularly, but... Read more
0 comments Posted 21 Feb 2013 by Reid Serozi Feed
illegal foss
When the free vector drawing program Inkscape was first released in late 2003, I realized this software could do some part in helping to reduce the number of people incarcerated in the United States. This worthy goal is still within reach. Let me explain. From 1990 to 2000, I spent quite a bit of... Read more
10 comments Posted 18 Feb 2013 by Phil Shapiro Feed
Steam logo
No longer will anyone be able to say "there's just no market for gaming on Linux." After years of patient waiting and an endless stream of rumors, anyone can now have Steam on Linux. Following several months of beta testing, Valve gave the open source world a Valentine's gift yesterday by fully... Read more
1 comment Posted 15 Feb 2013 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
lightning talk
Erin Robinson, the Information and Virtual Community Director for the Foundation for Earth Science, the management arm of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (@ESIPFed), says that earth science matters to all of us. For example, when Hurrican Sandy devastated areas of the country,... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 Feb 2013 by Erin Robinson Feed
year of Linux gaming
There has been some debate and consideration in recent years about when the Linux gaming platform will officially gain ground. Critics and market skeptics have wondered when it will really take off and when it will be Linux’s turn to procure large portions of the market share. New games and... Read more
6 comments Posted 13 Feb 2013 by Jason Phillips Feed
gadgets
That sticker from the conference you went to last week. A skin in the color of your alma mater. Two sleeves: a black one for meeting days with your coworkers and a goofy one for casual days with your peers. That strong, durable case that has saved your phone from many near-death experiences (with a... Read more
2 comments Posted 13 Feb 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
gadgets
That sticker from the conference you went to last week. A skin in the color of your alma mater. Two sleeves: a black one for meeting days with your coworkers and a goofy one for casual days with your peers. That strong, durable case that has saved your phone from many near-death experiences (with a... Read more
2 comments Posted 13 Feb 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
lightbulbs
What excites me about ZWheelz is the potential to improve our education system, environment, energy independence, and economy—all with what I like to call, one "EZ" project. It all began when I built a plane from a kit, then saw the documentary, Who Killed The Electric Car?, and decided to build an... Read more
27 comments Posted 11 Feb 2013 by Gary Krysztopik Feed
people's choice award winners
The tallies are in, and we'd like to announce the winners of the 2013 People's Choice Awards! Plus, a few extraordinary contributors that have elevated the opensource.com community.
6 comments Posted 8 Feb 2013 by Casey Brown Feed

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