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open source why
Let's say you're a big company in a competitive industry. One who innovates and succeeds by creating software. Not extending COTS, not adapting existing code. Generating fresh, new code, at your full expense. The value the company receives by investing in the creation of that software is... Read more
1 comment Posted 5 Dec 2012 by Jeremy Eder (Red Hat) Feed
black hole
If you're starting a new open source project, or open sourcing some existing code, you'll need a publicly accessible location for the version control system holding your code (if you're not planning on setting up a publicly accessible VCS, reconsider; no public source control is a red flag to... Read more
6 comments Posted 4 Dec 2012 by James Bowes (Red Hat) Feed
Gift Giveaway poll
It's getting really close to the holidays. Hopefully you've seen our gift guide and giveaway, and we'd love to know which gadgets you're most excited about.
6 comments Posted 4 Dec 2012 by Casey Brown Feed
Gift Giveaway poll
It's getting really close to the holidays. Hopefully you've seen our gift guide and giveaway, and we'd love to know which gadgets you're most excited about.
6 comments Posted 4 Dec 2012 by Casey Brown Feed
Kids work on open source projects
A focus on young people in the open source world is just starting to become a priority, and we're also starting to see more larger corporations demonstrating their commitment to open source. Open source is indeed spreading as more and more people understand the value of the open source way.
0 comments Posted 30 Nov 2012 by Casey Brown Feed
Publishing the open source way
As a child I remember being fascinated by science, and developed an overwhelming urge to learn how everything worked. I loved science fiction, seeing authors explore the very edges of possible futures, extrapolating out the possibly feasible to its very limits. As I grew older and began a degree in... Read more
4 comments Posted 29 Nov 2012 by Marcus D. Hanwell Feed
education universe
Now that full-fledged computers are approaching the size of a USB Flash drive and are being sold for less than $75, my interest in designing a Linux computer of my own has been re-awakened. As an educator, I would stock that computer full of free creativity and learning software, logic puzzle games... Read more
5 comments Posted 28 Nov 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed
Giving Tuesday logo
Black Friday first spread to Cyber Monday, then Grey Thursday. Now the week-long spending frenzy has turned charitable with Giving Tuesday. New York’s 92nd Street Y teamed up with the United Nations Foundation to gather a growing group of companies and non-profits "to create a national day of... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Nov 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
open source gift giveaway
Attention open source community: Opensource.com is giving away ten awesome open source gadgets! To go along with our 2012 open source gift guide, we're giving away several of the items on our list. Two weeks from now, we'll be drawing names of ten lucky opensource.com community members to receive... Read more
4 comments Posted 26 Nov 2012 by Casey Brown Feed
Cyber Monday shopping
We don't condone shopping when you should be working, but everybody needs a break, right? When you're out shopping for the online deals today, here are a few Cyber Monday specials we like:
0 comments Posted 26 Nov 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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