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Open Video Conference: Sharing more through open video

Open Video Conference: Sharing more through open video

For the past three years, I've attended the Open Video Conference in New York City, and in that short time the conference has not only grown in attendance, but the conversations being had there have changed quite a bit as well. What began as many small conversations about codecs, file types, and open source video software have now evolved into a much larger conversation around how content creators and educators are seeking ways to leverage the power of video to share their stories and open up their dialogues with the world. » Read more

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NASA launches code.nasa.gov to share and collaborate further with the open source community

code.nasa.gov

Following the release of its Open Government Plan and the Open Source Summit last year, NASA has now launched code.nasa.gov to "continue, unify, and expand NASA’s open source activities." » Read more

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Kdenlive Part 6: Workflow and Conclusion

Kdenlive Part 6.  Cut and Print.

Post-production is a long and involved process. As these articles have demonstrated, Kdenlive is capable of handling every step with efficiency and flexibility. In this final article, we will discuss the final export of the full project from Kdenlive, as well as examine the over-all free software workflow of post-production. » Read more

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Open*Life: 2011 in review

Open*Life: 2011 in review

A second great year on opensource.com has proven even more that openness can improve just about anything. No matter what you're interested in, we've had a story for you. A few examples: » Read more

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Open*Life 2011 best images

Open*Life 2011 best images

The visual components on opensource.com are an important element to the look and feel of our content. The images help set the tone for the site. The imagery embodies qualities such as motivational, editorial, authoritative (but not authoritarian), human, and optimism.

Without our imagery, the content on the site would be plain and unsightly. We'd like to highlight some of the images from 2011 and give you a chance to pick your favorite. » Read more

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FUDCon Pune: The making of a conference

FUDCon Pune

FUDCon is the Fedora Users and Developers Conference, held multiple times a year in different parts of the world. Each region (North America, EMEA, LATAM, APAC, and Africa) gets one conference per year, and Fedora enthusiasts are invited to submit bids to host the conference in their regions.

Goals of a FUDCon » Read more

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Britta Riley: A garden in my apartment

Britta Riley: A garden in my apartment

"Interdependence is an extremely powerful social infrastructure that we can actually harness to heal some of our deepest civic issues, if we apply open source collaboration."  --Britta Riley in her May, 2011 TED talk

Britta is an artist and technologist from New York, and owns a company called Windowfarms.org. The company makes hydroponic platforms for growing food in city windows, designed with the help of more than 1,800 enthusiastic collaborators from all over the world. » Read more

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Apache Software Foundation announces release plans and IP concerns for OpenOffice.org

Yesterday The Apache Software Foundation Blog posted "Open Letter to the Open Document Format Ecosystem" regarding the current state and future of OpenOffice.org, an open source project that has had a challenging year. Both it and LibreOffice released their 3.3 versions in January. Then in April, Oracle announced it would no longer offer commercial support for OpenOffice.org. In June, Oracle donated OpenOffice.org to The Apache Software Foundation. » Read more

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Send an open source e-card

Maybe you worked on an open source project with someone who was extra helpful this year, and you want to say thanks. Or maybe you want to introduce someone to open source beyond software using the stories on this site. Either way, an opensource.com e-card is a good way to go. » Read more

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Map of open source conferences and events

Map of open source conferences and events

We've already asked you to help compile a list of open source events and conferences. Now we've got a map. What's missing? Leave a comment with the event name, location for 2012, and URL. Anything you mention here, we'll also add to the list in our Resources section. Feel free to share this map, download the data, and reuse it.

Tip: Big box that says "Layers" in the way of the map? Click the small green double arrows at the top left to hide this menu. » Read more

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