If you shut people in a room for a week with seven other people with the same interests, they have a ball and write a book. —Adam Hyde, founder of FLOSS Manuals That’s what happened at the 2013 edition of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Doc Camp. A group of 20 open source enthusiasts gathered... Read more
One of the best emails to get before a conference you're psyched to attend is the one that outlines all the final details. It links to the final speakers' schedule, reminds you of important things like where to park and when to check-in, and of course, that email tells you about the fun parties.... Read more
In 2002, the GSyC/LibreSoft research group at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos successfully surveyed a broad swath of over 2500 respondents (mostly developers) from open source and free software communities. They have long been researching and collaborating with Free and Libre Open Source Software (... Read more
When the hacker-friendly game console, the OUYA, was pitched as a kickstarter project in July of 2012 their tagline was "Cracking open the last closed platform." The Android-based console raised a staggering $8.6 million during its one month campaign and sparked a flurry of interest in indy game... Read more
Our 2013 open source holiday gift giveaway ended on December 11. Read the official rules for more details. You could win some of the gifts from this guide, and the grand prize winner will receive a Lulzbot TAZ 2 3D printer! View the complete list of prizes. We've searched the Internet and... Read more
Inspiring words from a Citrix open source exec, using GitHub for beehive building, and other interesting news
Open source news for your reading pleasure. November 11 - 15, 2013 We scoured the web for some of this week's most interesting open source-related news stories so you don't have to. Here's what we found:
All Things Open began with interesting and controversial keynotes; both centered on a call to action for the open source community. This part one of a two part series: first, a recap of Andy Hunt’s keynote, second and published next, a reacp of Whurley’s keynote.
Open source news this week: November 4 - 8, 2013 What other open source-related news stories did you read about this week? Share them with us in the comments section. Follow us on Twitter where we share these stories in real time.
In August, the Fedora Project held its first Flock conference, a replacement for the North American and European FUDCon (Fedora Users and Developers Conference) events. Flock was a four-day, planned conference with talks, workshops, and hackfests, in contrast to FUDCon's barcamp model. In the... Read more
I spent the past year writing The Librarian’s Guide to Academic Research in the Cloud, a book which focuses on using and thinking about cloud services in an academic research context. I’m fortunate enough to belong to a union that negotiated research leave for new faculty, and that leave made the... Read more