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From the TouchPad's ashes rises the phoenix of open source

HP's attempt to kill the TouchPad proved two things: the appeal of a $99 tablet and the power of open source communities.

The first is clear--even if you hadn't decided how a tablet would fit into your life, it's a lot easier to figure it out for $99 than for $500. Too bad the BOM to build the TouchPad was more than $300. (Maybe it's time to subsidize tablets.) » Read more

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Free as in sake: The story of Koji

Koji is an open source build system. While many are familiar with Koji because of the Fedora Project's use of it, Koji is a generic system that is used by different groups around the world. » Read more

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Mårten Mickos: "F" as in freedom, and in fun, and in the future

If you haven't heard a keynote about the wonders of the cloud, you haven't been to an open source conference lately. But Mårten Mickos' LinuxCon cloud keynote was more than that--it was really a freedom keynote.

"FOSS has an 'F' as in freedom, and in fun, and the future," Mickos said. "Many of us do it because of 'F' as in fun. But we have a duty to civilization to protect freedom--to protect that what we open, others don't close." » Read more

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Maddog, Moglen, and Frye: Icons of the Linux community discuss their first twenty years with Linux and its future

In the afternoon keynotes of the first day of LinuxCon, Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin sat down to talk about the twentieth anniversary of Linux with Jon "Maddog" Hall, Eben Moglen, and Dan Frye, or as Zemlin called them, The Godfather, The Lawyer, and The Suit. » Read more

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Jim Whitehurst on the next twenty years of Linux

Open source leader Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat CEO

LinuxCon 2011 kicked off this morning with a retrospective from Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, on the accomplishments of Linux in its first twenty years. Self-professed geek and Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, whose Linux use started with Slackware in the late 90s, followed by Fedora, followed Zemlin with a keynote addressing the next 20 years of Linux. » Read more

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Photos: Gallery presenting the first twenty years of Linux

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This year's LinuxCon, which begins today in Vancouver, celebrates this month as the twentieth anniversary of Linux. As a part of that celebration, they put together a gallery of items donated by the community representing those twenty years and the accomplishments of Linux. » Read more

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Open source communities: A force multiplier

Open source communities

I'm a junior in high school and still learning what open source is all about. I recently visited Red Hat to find out more. Although it was my first time working in an open source environment, I quickly learned from my interview with Max Spevack about the importance of maintaining a strong relationship with an open source project's community. » Read more

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Research reveals value of gender diversity in open source communities

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Open source research often paints the community as a homogeneous landscape. I have collected stories from open source contributors to begin constructing a new narrative of diverse experience. These contributors are 20 women and men, living in seven countries. » Read more

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Three days, two open hardware events, one location: Open Hardware Summit and Maker Faire:NYC

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If you're interested in open hardware, you should point yourself towards New York next month. Registration has opened for the second Open Hardware Summit, to be held September 15. Conveniently, this again will take place two days before Maker Faire: NYC. Both will be in the New York Hall of Science. What more could an open hardware lover ask for?

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