If you read the technology press lately, odds are you already know about the launching of the AllSeen Alliance (a Google News search I just did produced 412 results in a wide range of languages). That's not a surprise, because this is an important and ambitious project. But there's a story behind... Read more
Whether the big media producers like it or not, digital technologies have made it easier than ever for popular culture fans to create remixes or derivative works from their favorite movies, TV shows, books, and other media. And the participatory nature of the Internet has arguably helped broaden... Read more
Open source news for your reading pleasure. January 13-17, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, you'll learn about some new partnerships that could lead to some new open source tech. Here's what we found:
Lune van Ewijk is ten years old and already a role model for kids and adults alike. Last year, she won the Digital Girl of the Year 2013 award from the European Commision, who had this to say about her: Lune develops her own games and interactive movies, designs robots, and dreams of becoming an... Read more
I’m a 15 year old programmer. I started at nine and by now have written a lot of code. To me, programming is creating, and I've created many projects—from a pure Java 3D projection engine to a web spider. Today, I'm sharing my story with you for Opensource.com's Youth in Open Source Week.
Are you planning, hosting, or going to an open source conference in 2014? If so, help spread the word about it by submitting it to our events calendar. Opensource.com maintains a calendar of user group meetups, seminars, webinars, and more. It's an easy place to share and discover open source-... Read more
Last year, Lauren Egts designed and programmed a game (The Great Guinea Pig Escape) using a youth-focused programming language called Scratch. She presented it at the 2013 Cleveland Mini Maker Faire where it caught the eye of Element14's David Hamblin. He was impressed, and in June, Opensource.com ... Read more
The first Europe Code Week was held two months ago at schools and CoderDojos in 26 countries around Europe—Ireland and Croatia being the most active. The event was launched to help increase the knowledge shared with school-age children about coding, computer science, and technology by The Young... Read more
Open source news for your reading pleasure. January 6-10, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, you'll learn about some new partnerships that could lead to some new open source tech. Here's what we found:
Kate Chapman, executive director of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, gave Tuesday's keynote at Linux.conf.au about preparing and responding for disasters with the help of communities.