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When talking about open source, many people's first thought is the GNU General Public License (GPL). While the software world has been revolutionised by GPL, the hardware world has seen little change. 
6 comments Posted 20 Dec 2012 by Alvin Chang Feed
community
Look at the founders of any Internet startup, and you're almost certain to find an open source expert among them. Take Google, the biggest Internet success story of them all. Co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin built and ran their brand-new web indexing tool on servers running the open source... Read more
20 comments Posted 20 Dec 2012 by Valerie Aurora Feed
hands
If you’ve seen an unbelievable interactive projection or a mind-blowing piece of generative video art, odds are you’ve come across openFrameworks, an accessible programming platform that has helped create projects like Arturo Castro and
1 comment Posted 19 Dec 2012 by Kyle Chayka Feed
Instagram photo licenses
Instagram has undergone several big changes lately, most noteably taking away the ability to quickly view Instagram photos on Twitter. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom described this update during the LeWeb Internet conference in Paris as Instagram's evolution, and explained that the company would... Read more
10 comments Posted 18 Dec 2012 by Casey Brown Feed
Instagram photo licenses
Instagram has undergone several big changes lately, most noteably taking away the ability to quickly view Instagram photos on Twitter. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom described this update during the LeWeb Internet conference in Paris as Instagram's evolution, and explained that the company would... Read more
10 comments Posted 18 Dec 2012 by Casey Brown Feed
open here
I sat down with Leslie Hawthorn, Community Manager at Red Hat, and chatted with her about the 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference that was held in Baltimore, Maryland this year. She confided that the theme, Are we there yet?, is a reference to the idea that while women... Read more
3 comments Posted 18 Dec 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
experience
Zanata is an open source translation platform written in Java that offers translation memory, an online translation editor, and workflow integration with REST APIs and command-line tools. For translators, it is a web browser-based translation environment where previous translations provide context... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Dec 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
business as usual dead end
If you think streets are for driving, you’re not alone. But you are also not thinking outside the box. Open Streets initiatives are taking root across the continent, with communities everywhere looking to use their streets for walking, dancing, bicycling, partying, and dozens of other activities... Read more
1 comment Posted 14 Dec 2012 by Rebecca Sanborn Stone Feed
open source tools
At my public library job, all day long I help people use the library's public access computers. At the end of a long day's work, I enjoy kicking back and listening to some YouTube music videos. One way I do this is to search YouTube for new Bob Dylan cover songs. I search YouTube for: Bob Dylan... Read more
2 comments Posted 13 Dec 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed
creativity
Scientific software tools have long lived in the conflict zone between open source ideals and proprietary exploitation. The values of science (openness, transparency, and free exchange) are at odds with the desires of individuals and organizations to transition scientific tools to a commercial... Read more
1 comment Posted 13 Dec 2012 by Shane T. Mueller Feed

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