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Free as in Bach: Open Goldberg Variations released
The Kickstarter funded collaboration between Kimiko Ishizaka and MuseScore has released their new recording and score of Bach's Goldberg Variations into the public domain using the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) licensing tool. This is just one of the ways in which Kickstarter, which has pumped over $... Read more
2 comments Posted 11 Jun 2012 by Robert Douglass Feed
On the scene
Deb Nicholson is worried about the future of our data. They're being stockpiled by organizations whose ability to protect them is diminishing, but whose ability to keep users from accessing or transporting them is increasing. Bit by bit, these data are being centralized--gathered in large... Read more
0 comments Posted 8 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Preparing for my first open source conference
It's time for a confession: I have never been to an open source conference. I've been an open source and free culture advocate for more than half a decade. I've used open source operating systems and applications on my computers and mobile devices for nearly as long. I've contributed to open source... Read more
8 comments Posted 6 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Preparing for my first open source conference
It's time for a confession: I have never been to an open source conference. I've been an open source and free culture advocate for more than half a decade. I've used open source operating systems and applications on my computers and mobile devices for nearly as long. I've contributed to open source... Read more
8 comments Posted 6 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Open source is like sharing a recipe
I love listening to open source gurus explain open source to those who have never encountered it, and especially to those with little computing background. In conversations with folks who may have never heard the term 'source code,' open source advocates don't typically have recourse to related... Read more
24 comments Posted 1 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Mozilla Webmaker
We're proud to launch "Mozilla Webmaker," a new program to help people everywhere make, learn and play using the open building blocks 
of the web. The goal: help millions of people move from using the web to making the web. With new tools to use, projects to create, and events to join, we want to... Read more
1 comment Posted 31 May 2012 by OpenMatt Feed
Beefy Miracle
Last October, I received a message via Twitter from a hot dog. This hot dog, calling itself The Beefy Miracle, informed me that the latest version of the Fedora operating system, Fedora 17, was going to be named after it. The voting was close, but Beefy Miracle ended up winning by almost 150... Read more
2 comments Posted 30 May 2012 by Chris Grams Feed
Flarf and the prospect of open source poetry
From the beginnings of human literature, there has been an instinct to identify with the community, the collective, more than with any individual author. Many of our most valuable texts have been created by social groups and belong to those groups. Multiple, anonymous authorship brought China its... Read more
5 comments Posted 25 May 2012 by Aaron Belz Feed
release early and often
SparkFun is not like BMW. We will never be the company to produce the luxury market version of breakout boards and development tools. I believe the only way SparkFun will survive this quickly changing world is to be malleable. We have to be ready to change.
1 comment Posted 23 May 2012 by Nate Seidle Feed
Penguicon
Perhaps you've looked around a Linux conference and noticed more than a few "Han Shot First" t-shirts. Or maybe you enjoy sci-fi cons and are always pleased to see costumes powered by Arduinos. This year, the tenth annual Penguicon celebrated what happens when you cross those streams.
3 comments Posted 18 May 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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