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open source ingredients
This May I started my internship at Red Hat with the Pulp team. Since it was my first ever internship, I expected I would spend the summer working in a closet somewhere, on nothing of importance, and that what I worked on would be tossed out the second I left. My first afternoon with the Pulp team... Read more
1 comment Posted 15 Aug 2013 by Jeremy Cline Feed
open source architecture
In his TED Talk architect Alstair Parvin shared a fascinating view of how open source thinking can transform architecture and multiply its benefits to society at large.
0 comments Posted 13 Aug 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
The open source why
My nearly 11 minute keynote at OSCON 2013 this year, felt long enough when I gave it, but in terms of what I have to say about the future of open source, it wasn't even close. Here I expand on the lessons I've learned from other people working in open source, new technologies emerging in open... Read more
7 comments Posted 12 Aug 2013 by Mark Hinkle Feed
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

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