What's new for Google's Summer of Code (GSoC) internship program this year? For one, GSoC accepted 190 mentoring organizations, which is more than any other year. The very first GSoC program began in the summer of 2005, so this year also marks another milestone—they're 10th year anniversary.
Open source news for your reading pleasure. March 3 - 7, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we look at Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) new minor in open source software, the Raspberry Pi's new graphics driver, and more.
Very much inspired by my interview with Bryan Behrenshausen, I’ve been spending a lot more time working with Markdown. Day-to-day, at work and at home, I usually work with either HTML or word processed documents. I’m fast with HTML and proficient with word processors, and I rarely need to convert... Read more
We had a stellar February and a new record for Opensource.com bringing in 325,775 page views and 219,300 unique visits. We finished our Women in Open Source Week at the beginning of the month, then featured Beginners in Open Source Week. These stories were gathered from developers, designers,... Read more
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) estimates the U.S. market for pre-k to 12th grade educational software and digital content to be over $7.96 billion. Testing and assessment comprise the largest category and a 35% growth rate from last year.
Down what appears to be an alley just large enough to drive a delivery truck, Mapbox's Washington, DC office is tucked into its surroundings much like their contributions to the open source cartography world: integrated without shouting. Only their trademark hexagon globe sign will let you know... Read more
Getting started with new software can be overwhelming. It's even more frustrating when you transition from one tool to another, because you have to unlearn some habits in order to make room for new ones. But, there are huge benefits to switching from closed software to open source alternatives.
Open source news for your reading pleasure. February 24 - 28, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we look at Munich's progress in dumping proprietary software, privacy on Mozilla's mobile Firefox OS, and more.
Nothing To Hide is an "anti-stealth game," in which you must carry cameras and spy gear to live in a world of self-surveillance and self-censorship. A world where you're made to be your own watchdog. Released for The Day We Fight Back, the game is now seeking crowdfunding to complete the open... Read more
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