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TedX - Four Principles of an Open World
According to Don Tapscott’s "Four Principles of an Open World" TED talk, we are experiencing one of the most significant times in human history. Through the Internet and other innovations, we are able to collaborate like never before, and that change is having a profound effect on society. The... Read more
0 comments Posted 12 Jul 2012 by Casey Brown Feed
Open source music
Last week, #RioPlusSocial was one of the top trending global topics on Twitter. Part of the United Nations conference on sustainable development (called Rio+20), Rio+Social welcomed throngs of activists, politicians, moguls, and artists to Brazil, to discuss solutions for a growing list of global... Read more
21 comments Posted 26 Jun 2012 by Pierce Freelon Feed
fuel bubbles
FUEL stands for frequently used entries for localization, and the FUEL project [community wiki ; project website] is an open source effort that aims to solve the problem of inconsistency and lack of standardization in computer software localization. FUEL provides standard and consistent guidelines... Read more
4 comments Posted 25 Jun 2012 by Rajesh Ranjan (Red Hat) Feed
Submit your cow-laboration
We're designing a cow the open source way—with our communities. Red Hat is proud to be a sponsor of the 2012 Cow Parade. A three-dimensional cow will be on display as public art in Raleigh, North Carolina. This year's event is raising money for the North Carolina Children's Hospital. The Red Hat... Read more
5 comments Posted 22 Jun 2012 by Paula Weigel (Red Hat) Feed
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

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