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participation
In 2005, I started a new job working as the public geek at the Takoma Park Maryland Library, a public library in the Washington D.C. area. My main duty is helping youth and adults use the 28 public Linux stations. I started the job soon after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and one day... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Sep 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed
Open source beer
In my favorite open source quote, Richard Stallman explains that "Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand that concept, you should think of 'free' as in 'free speech,' not as in 'free beer'."  However in the past week, I've begun to question the validity of this explanation.... Read more
6 comments Posted 31 Aug 2012 by Casey Brown Feed
makey
Piano stairs? Water bucket Dance Dance Revolution? Play-Doh Super Mario Brothers! Makey Makey is an invention kit that connects to your computer and uses a special board to turn everyday items into keys. It tricks your computer into thinking that almost anything (that even slightly conducts... Read more
3 comments Posted 30 Aug 2012 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
wave graph
David Boswell has a couple of interesting posts (here and here) about how he is using metrics to measure how effective Mozilla is at attracting and engaging people who express an interest in helping contribute to the Mozilla mission.
0 comments Posted 29 Aug 2012 by David Eaves Feed
This poll is based on a life situation you will likely never find yourself in, but isn't it fun to ponder who you would take and why (comments)?
2 comments Posted 29 Aug 2012 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
open source question and answers
This poll is based on a life situation you will likely never find yourself in, but isn't it fun to ponder who you would take and why (comments)?
2 comments Posted 29 Aug 2012 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
networks
Our interview with Chris Aniszczyk this month explored why open source software is the key to how Twitter successfully sends over 400 millions tweets a day. To manage that kind of massive, real-time data, they've identified Linux as the best possible system for the job. So, it comes as no surprise... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Aug 2012 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
diaspora
We've followed Diaspora for a while now, since its beginning when it was the largest project Kickstarter had seen and was being called "the Facebook killer." Two years later, the "open source social network" is becoming more open by turning into a community-run project, and the Diaspora team is... Read more
2 comments Posted 28 Aug 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
computer software on old hardware
I am a technology practitioner and promoter of open source software (OSS). It ismy job to speak about the open source model in order to facilitate its adoption, to discuss its relevance and viability with regards to the strategic and economic needs of our time.
4 comments Posted 27 Aug 2012 by Ravindra Maurya (Red Hat) Feed
open source lightning talks
From Nine Inch Nails to Star Trek, open source principles are represented in much of pop culture. Ruth Suehle, community marketing leader for the Fedora Project and moderator of the Life channel at opensource.com, found this to be a great approach to explaining the open source way to people who don... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 Aug 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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