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The ancient alchemists tried to turn iron into gold. While they didn't succeed, they did leave us with a wonderful metaphor. Last week I experienced something akin to alchemy when I installed Fedora 17 onto a donated Dell Dimension 3000 tower computer.
1 comment Posted 17 Sep 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed
For those of you that missed it, the Liberated Pixel Cup is a gaming contest where the goal is to make free software art and free software games that use said art. It was sponsored this past June and July by Creative Commons, the Free Software Foundation, Open Game Art, Mozilla, and many... Read more
2 comments Posted 12 Sep 2012 by Juan Rodriguez Feed
Using open source for disaster response planning
Peak hurricane season is always a reminder that natural disasters are never easy to handle. If there’s anything we can take away from them it’s that planning and preparedness can save the lives of those risk. The World Bank and OpenGeo find themselves at the unique cross section of disaster... Read more
0 comments Posted 12 Sep 2012 by David Dubovsky Feed
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Last week, Red Hatter Máirín Duffy gave us a run down of her favorite open source creative tools. This week, we turn the table and ask you which application you favor in every day practice.
3 comments Posted 11 Sep 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
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Last week, Red Hatter Máirín Duffy gave us a run down of her favorite open source creative tools. This week, we turn the table and ask you which application you favor in every day practice.
3 comments Posted 11 Sep 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
Roy Tennant wrote an interesting post about the definition of open source, in it he says: "Open source" should mean exactly that and nothing more—the source code of the software is open, thereby allowing others to see it, understand it, and perhaps modify it. How the software itself is developed... Read more
2 comments Posted 10 Sep 2012 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
unspoken blockers
Exploring different desktops is a good thing. I’ve recently converted to GNOME 3 ("hallowed be its Name in all the earth, etc.") and I admit freely to enjoying it (a lot). I also have to admit that part of the reason I’m enjoying it is because it’s a change.
29 comments Posted 7 Sep 2012 by Joseph Ottinger Feed
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What do you think when hearing the term collective authorship? Wikipedia or open source software might first come to mind. These are collaboratively-created products and services that enhance education, technology, and business. You might not be so quick to think of a largely overlooked area... Read more
3 comments Posted 6 Sep 2012 by Kendra Mack (Red Hat) Feed
open source lightning talks
Every tool in this talk is available via Fedora 17, the latest version of Fedora. Here's a quick rundown of the tools represented in this talk.
0 comments Posted 5 Sep 2012 by Máirín Duffy (Red Hat) Feed
participation
In 2005, I started a new job working as the public geek at the Takoma Park Maryland Library, a public library in the Washington D.C. area. My main duty is helping youth and adults use the 28 public Linux stations. I started the job soon after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and one day... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Sep 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed

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