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open hardware
Here in the District of Columbia, a loosely-knit group comprised of social workers, librarians, technologists, environmentalists, disability rights advocates, and educators has come together in the past few years. This coalition, known as the Broadband Bridge, sees digital justice and digital... Read more
6 comments Posted 21 Jan 2013 by Kevin Cole Feed
Daniel Solis (@danielsolis), an art director by day and game designer by night, describes what sets ancient games apart from the ones sold in today's market. Beyond big boxes, colorful pieces, and lots of noise, ancient games employ three main criteria: access, elegance, and fun. Access—across... Read more
3 comments Posted 18 Jan 2013 by Daniel Solis Feed
open source why
I am an artist and the sole maintainer of Dream Studio, a free and open source creative system (on SourceForge). Though most of the software is maintained by others who maintain their own Ubuntu PPAs, which are included with Dream Studio by default (which is, itself, based on standard desktop... Read more
3 comments Posted 16 Jan 2013 by Dick MacInnis Feed
open film production
The impact of software has changed our lives. But the average technology consumer doesn't realize how important having access to source code and an open development process is to our overall freedom. Keith Curtis, a University of Michigan dropout turned decade-long programmer at Microsoft turned ... Read more
17 comments Posted 15 Jan 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Create Jam
Last fall, 63,416 people donated $8.5 million to help the creation of an Android-based, open source gaming console. Ouya's Kickstarter project had donations of $95 or more from 58,211 people who wanted the first shot at this console that didn't yet exist. (If you weren't one of them, you can pre-... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Jan 2013 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Open source beliefs
Let's say you want to understand what makes free and open source software (FOSS) so vital today—and what makes those who write it so committed to their difficult work. How would you do this?
8 comments Posted 9 Jan 2013 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
open praire
For all of you free and open source creative tool fans out there, plenty of exciting developments happened over the past year—and there's some pretty awesome new things in the pipeline for 2013 as well! Here's a sampling of the good news:
4 comments Posted 8 Jan 2013 by Máirín Duffy (Red Hat) Feed
pencils
A good year starts off with good ideas. But, how do you remember them all, along with the related information that is helpful for making them into realities? There are a multitude of options, from simple notepads to more robust filing systems, and we all search for the one that's just right. So,... Read more
36 comments Posted 8 Jan 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
pencils
A good year starts off with good ideas. But, how do you remember them all, along with the related information that is helpful for making them into realities? There are a multitude of options, from simple notepads to more robust filing systems, and we all search for the one that's just right. So,... Read more
36 comments Posted 8 Jan 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
change the model
I spoke with John Nicol at MakerPlane about their passionate team of contributors from all over the world who are designing and building a full-sized two seat Light Sport Aircraft. Their mission is to "create innovative and game-changing aircraft, avionics and related systems and the... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 Jan 2013 by Ted Brunell (Red Hat) Feed

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