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Your mother was right
Your mother was right--about a lot of things most likely--but we think your mother was right because she always told you it is better to share. Sharing is a very important part of the open source way, so tell your lovely mom thanks for teaching you values like sharing with this e-card.
0 comments Posted 8 May 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Do you use Creative Commons licenses?
Creative Commons provides a set of copyright licenses and tools "that give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to keep their copyright while allowing certain uses of their work." The idea is to make sharing on the Internet more... Read more
8 comments Posted 2 May 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Do you use Creative Commons licenses?
Creative Commons provides a set of copyright licenses and tools "that give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to keep their copyright while allowing certain uses of their work." The idea is to make sharing on the Internet more... Read more
8 comments Posted 2 May 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Can an ipad be used to promote free and open source software?
I have many Linux-using friends who have no plans whatsoever to buy an iPad, and I respect them for having that stance. They are opposed to closed, locked, proprietary systems. I share their general values, but have chosen to buy a third-generation iPad and plunge headlong into creating iBooks... Read more
6 comments Posted 1 May 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed
Open.Michigan badge project
What do stick figures, surveys, and lots of Post-It notes have in common? Badges, of course! It’s all part of an increasingly multifaceted and exciting project the Open.Michigan team has embarked on over the past ten months. While we’ve been dedicating time and energy to our badging project... Read more
0 comments Posted 30 Apr 2012 by Emily Puckett Rodgers Feed
What do you get when you mix the Free Software Foundation, Creative Commons, and OpenGameArt? We'll know the answer for sure come August, because these three organizations have joined forces to create the Liberated Pixel Cup. A contest where artists and developers will come together, to create... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Apr 2012 by Juan Rodriguez Feed
Teach kids about open source on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Today is the 20th anniversary of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in the US--an excellent opportunity to introduce kids to the concepts of open source (even if you don't have any of your own). If you work at an open source company Whether it's software or a company that otherwise embodies... Read more
2 comments Posted 25 Apr 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Steam
One of the most popular posts we've ever had on opensource.com was "Steam for Linux confirmed." Unfortunately it was last year's April Fool's Day joke. But check today's date--April Fool's is almost a month ago now, and this time you can actually see pictures. Phoronix's Michael Larabel has long... Read more
11 comments Posted 25 Apr 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Open source teaches people how to fish
One of the things I love most about the open source communities I’m a part of is that when I ask a question, I just don’t get the answer, I get taught how to find the answer.
2 comments Posted 24 Apr 2012 by Stormy Peters Feed
The day my mind became open sourced
I can remember so clearly the exact day my mind became open sourced. It was a crisp and sunny November day in 1973. After class in middle school, I called up my best friend, Bruce Jordan, and asked, "Can I come over to play now?" Bruce replied, "Sure." I jumped on my red, one-speed Schwinn bicycle... Read more
11 comments Posted 20 Apr 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed

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