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Email. The communication tool we love to hate. Personally, I'm trying to reduce the amount of email I get. I've switched most of my mailing lists to digest. And #noemail is an option I can only dream of at this point. I remember the first email client I used,
34 comments Posted 1 Mar 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Email. The communication tool we love to hate. Personally, I'm trying to reduce the amount of email I get. I've switched most of my mailing lists to digest. And #noemail is an option I can only dream of at this point. I remember the first email client I used,
34 comments Posted 1 Mar 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
OSMap
Maps touch our lives daily. Whether you are trying to find a nearby point of interest or directions to a faraway land, maps help us find our way. In recent years, maps have moved from paper into the digital world of cartography and open source contributors have been in the trenches gathering data... Read more
3 comments Posted 28 Feb 2013 by Eric Christensen (Red Hat) Feed
lightning talk
People want access to content. And creative commons allowed me to give them access to my content. One man decides to publish his own book—but there's no road map, no previous information to help him navigate how to do it! How will he sell a copy to people he doesn't already know?
1 comment Posted 28 Feb 2013 by Michael G. Williams Feed
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

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