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Linux.com t-shirt finalists
Last month, we reported that the Linux Foundation launched its annual t-shirt design contest by asking Tux fans around the world to submit ideas for new threads "inspired by freedom." Nearly 100 entries flooded in, and a committee has just completed the difficult work of selecting five finalists.... Read more
3 comments Posted 22 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Open source is for lovers
I've always believed that the best things in life should come in open source packages. Openness is a natural synonym with selflessness and, thus, with love in its truest form. That's the analogy that instantly came to my mind after reading this article by Bryan Behrenshausen, which discusses ways... Read more
1 comment Posted 21 Jun 2012 by Emilio Velis Feed
Design without debt: Five tools for designers on a budget
Professional design software like Photoshop is terrific, but it’s also expensive. What do you do if you're a designer on a tight budget? Photoshop is truly the best program for what it does, but that doesn't mean there aren't some very good alternatives that cost exactly nothing. There are quite... Read more
4 comments Posted 15 Jun 2012 by emilygreen Feed
books of different color
Think of a book you absolutely love. Now imagine being able to share a copy of that book with anyone, anywhere, as quickly and easily as you can send an email. Normally, this just wouldn't be possible. Chances are, your favorite book hasn't even been digitized. And if it has, copyright... Read more
8 comments Posted 14 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Golden Gate Bridge
If you're a civic hacker then you know nothing brings developers together like the shared experience of solving a hard problem. But for you, "solving problems" is probably almost synonymous with "writing code." What's not always clear is how people who aren't developers can work with Brigades to... Read more
2 comments Posted 12 Jun 2012 by Philip Neustrom Feed
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

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