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TruthLogik, a New York based hip hop artist, says that in a million years he could not have imagined he would be recording an album using entirely free software. When he first stumbled on open source music-making tools, he thought about the computer classes he took in school. He had never been... Read more
6 comments Posted 12 Oct 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
open source music
Our Beat Making Lab is applying for an Open Art grant, which would allow us to start development on our dream: open source beat making software we are calling PAMOJA, which means oneness or solidarity. The grant is sponsored by Mozilla and Eyebeam Art & Technology Center and would invest $15,... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 Oct 2012 by Pierce Freelon Feed
Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson
If there was an overarching message from the speakers at last week's Open Hardware Summit, particularly those in the first morning block, it's that openness isn't that critical. It sounds strange coming from a conference whose name starts with "open," but speaker after speaker talked about hybrids... Read more
4 comments Posted 5 Oct 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
football
It's football season and I'm trying my hand at helping coach my son's team. He's surprisingly good at defensive end and I am obviously very proud. It's all what you would expect, until recently, something stood out.
0 comments Posted 5 Oct 2012 by Joseph Ottinger Feed
OpenStreetMap
Everyone is talking about maps lately. Google maps are no longer on the iPhone. Apple maps have some serious bugs. Luckily, open source maps are making a move.
4 comments Posted 3 Oct 2012 by Casey Brown Feed
OpenStreetMap
Everyone is talking about maps lately. Google maps are no longer on the iPhone. Apple maps have some serious bugs. Luckily, open source maps are making a move.
4 comments Posted 3 Oct 2012 by Casey Brown Feed
3D printer
Inkscape is a magnificent open source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. It is used for many purposes like designing icons, textures, cartoons, graphics, etc, but did you know... Read more
0 comments Posted 1 Oct 2012 by Bill Toulas Feed
open source lightning talks
HFOSS, Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software, is a movement inspired first by the December 2004 Asian tsunami, and then by other humanitarian needs in the health, civic, finance and academic sectors (especially for women and people of color). Leslie Hawthorn, part of Red Hat's Community Action... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Sep 2012 by Leslie Hawthorn Feed
The Liberated Pixel Cup is a two-part gaming contest. The first part involved participants who submitted art for the games. The second part, discussed here, focuses on the games themselves. The contest is organized by Creative Commons, Free Software Foundation, OpenGameArt, and Mozilla.
0 comments Posted 28 Sep 2012 by Juan Rodriguez Feed
Publishing the open source way
My favorite thing about the Internet is the way it makes so many of us into storytellers. It turns people on to sharing their own experiences, especially experiences they might be uncomfortable relating in person. My enthusiasm for the Internet’s encouragement of transparency extends beyond digital... Read more
5 comments Posted 26 Sep 2012 by Michael G. Williams Feed

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