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Few women have been historically applying for Google Summer of Code, a program in which Google provides stipends for students to work for three months on FOSS projects. Last year, after many efforts by both the Google team and the community to increase the diversity in the program, about 100 of... Read more
5 comments Posted 16 Apr 2013 by Marina Zhurakhinskaya (Red Hat) Feed
3d printing
Smart composite parts, from carbon fiber to nanocomposites, are transforming our everyday lives. So much so, even the White House is interested. In the first decade of the twentieth century, science advanced material structures and content to a point where, when coupled with technology, we can now... Read more
3 comments Posted 15 Apr 2013 by Abukar Maalin Feed
lightning talk
Karen Cranston (@kcranstn) is an evolutionary biologist at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), a nonprofit science center dedicated to cross-disciplinary research in evolution. NESCent promotes the synthesis of information, concepts, and knowledge to address significant, emerging... Read more
0 comments Posted 12 Apr 2013 by Karen Cranston Feed
Technology
Do you still prefer using the command line to accomplish tasks on your Linux or UNIX based system? For some, navigating the filesystem and firing off commands in a terminal window can be extremely productive. SSHing from one machine to another or running scripts in the background are everyday... Read more
10 comments Posted 10 Apr 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Technology
Do you still prefer using the command line to accomplish tasks on your Linux or UNIX based system? For some, navigating the filesystem and firing off commands in a terminal window can be extremely productive. SSHing from one machine to another or running scripts in the background are everyday... Read more
10 comments Posted 10 Apr 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
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The Open Book is an essential reference point for those interested in the culmination of a global movement for change in a time of rapid social progress. The Open Book is free crowdsourced licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 the third part of the Reaktio series
0 comments Posted 5 Apr 2013 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
Are you open source enough?
Is your project open source enough? Are you? Are you doing enough for your communities? Accusations like these are getting thrown around more and more, often in the simple form, "X isn't really open." It's a question we've even asked ourselves from time to time when we post stories on opensource.... Read more
4 comments Posted 2 Apr 2013 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
redwoods
I wonder why more open source users do not actively participate in the open source community and become committers or contributors. After understanding a project's capabilities and roadmap, anyone is able to start directly hacking the source code and contributing useful extensions. Because open... Read more
4 comments Posted 1 Apr 2013 by Chris Haddad Feed
tux
On Saturday, April 13, 2013, a free "mini maker faire" event will be taking place at the Cleveland Public Library, in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Modeled on the legendary Maker Faire of San Mateo, California, the mini maker faire will be a celebration of ingenuity and the do-it-yourself (DIY) spirit... Read more
0 comments Posted 1 Apr 2013 by Phil Shapiro Feed
open source music
This February marked the 50th year anniversary of the "Please Please Me" single in the US and the start of a year-long program of events to celebrate the Fab Four (The Beatles) in their hometown of Liverpool.  Throughout the year of 1963, the popularity of The Beatles had been growing steadily with... Read more
1 comment Posted 29 Mar 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed

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