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1040 form
If you're in the US, you've still got a week left to do your taxes--or at least file an extension. (They're not due until April 17 this year.) For all the procrastinators out there (and next year's exceptionally early planners), there are a few open source tools for helping you get that chore out... Read more
3 comments Posted 9 Apr 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Developer Conference 2012:  The talks
One of the frequent comments about the third-annual Developer Conference (held at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic) concerned the structure of the talks. This year we grouped talks by theme. The schedule was more understandable and those who wanted to follow just one specific area didn’t... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 Apr 2012 by Radek Vokál (Red Hat) Feed
A potter's community: Mother of innovation
One of the great things about being a potter is the way that experience, tools, and tips are shared by those who love the craft. At my first lesson at the potter's wheel, I was blown away by the way my peers (who were strangers at the time) invested in sharing knowledge with the newbies. The more... Read more
0 comments Posted 5 Apr 2012 by Paula Weigel (Red Hat) Feed
Developer Conference 2012 -- Brno, Czech Republic
Part I:  History and planning The third-annual Developer Conference took place February 17 and 18, 2012 at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. This conference, organized by Red Hat Czech Republic, JBoss.org, and Fedora.cz, hosted important and interesting talks about topics including... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Apr 2012 by Radek Vokál (Red Hat) Feed
Document Freedom Day
Today is Document Freedom Day. It’s not the easiest subject to explain.
1 comment Posted 28 Mar 2012 by Simon Phipps Feed
Lab of the dead
I’ve wasted a few hours finishing an odd game called “Lab of the Dead,” a game in which you play a scientist doing experiments on zombies in an attempt to find a cure for their condition. It’s an oddly amusing game, for various reasons, and if you’d like to play it, do so before reading too... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Mar 2012 by Joseph Ottinger Feed
It’s scary to join an open source project
Think of the last time you walked up to a complete stranger, stuck out your hand and said, “Hi, my name is …” Depending on how often you do that, it was probably a scary moment. Before you walked up to the person, you had to steel your nerves, decide what you were going to say, and then... Read more
2 comments Posted 22 Mar 2012 by Stormy Peters Feed
PyCon 2012
This month Santa Clara, CA, hosted the largest snake charmer gathering in history—but not the mass of individuals holding flutes, wearing turbans, and playing seductively at wicker baskets you might be imagining. Rather, this crowd was more likely to be found staring at laptops than a venomous... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Mar 2012 by Thomas Cramer Feed
Drupal innovation starts with open source
Drupal is built on the passion of users and developers. But what makes this premier open content management platform a case study for open innovation? Dries Buytaert, creator and project lead of Drupal and co-founder and chief technology officer of Acquia, focused his DrupalCon Denver keynote on... Read more
7 comments Posted 21 Mar 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
OpenROV: Open source robotics seek sharing, travel, gold
OpenROV is a project that provides plans and software for a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Currently, it's a series of prototypes, with the goal of a fully-realized design of an underwater exploration device. It was originally created to explore Hall City Cave in northern California. The cave has... Read more
2 comments Posted 19 Mar 2012 by Joseph Ottinger Feed

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