In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at an interview with Sir Tim Berners-Lee on a cultural shift thanks to open data, the UK's open contracting data standard, Apache Software Foundation celebrates their 15th anniversary, and more!
We often say that open source is like a recipe. The source code, or "code recipe," is available for others to go by, modify, and change to their liking and to fit their preferences. Enjoy this cocktail recipe from Opensource.com contributor, frequent traveler, and OpenNMS CEO Tarus Balog.
RAFI is on a mission to cultivate markets, policies, and communities that sustain thriving, socially just, and environmentally sound family farms. Learn how they directly assist individual farmers and work at the local, national, and international levels for a more just and sustainable food system... Read more
The story of Open Food Source (OFS), one of the longest running open source food hub software available today.
One of the strengths of the open source community has been its ability to bring concentrated effort to bear on big problems. Necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes. And when tragedy strikes, or a pressing need arises, there are groups of people who gather together to attempt to... Read more
The annual Opensource.com gift guide serves up open source gadgets and gifts that kids, adults, hobbiests, and beginners are sure to love and appreciate. Get someone started tinkering with SparkFun's WeevilEye beginner soldering kit. Show your niece how cool programming can be with Adafruit's... Read more
Our food system desperately needs change for the better. At Community Food Lab, we think critically and creatively about how this change can happen.
Play a classic computer adventure game on a modern operating system, including Linux, with these open source tools. Plus, get a snack recipe from Mystery Manor! Article includes Grim Fandango with ResidualVM, Monkey Island with ScummVM, and Tex Murphy with DosBox.
On revolutionizing American agribusiness from the ground up, one seed at a time. Could "open source" join the ranks of food labeling like "organic" and "fair trade"? Do patents threaten food security and national security at large? Should governments invest in public plant breeding?
Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on Opensource.com, this week: November 10 - 14, 2014.