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After Wednesday's massive online protest, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced on Twitter that Tuesday's vote on the Protect IP Act (PIPA) will be delayed. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith followed him by announcing that the committee wouldn't consider the Stop Online Piracy... Read more
4 comments Posted 20 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
I'll be updating this post throughout the day with more images of sites that have joined the SOPA blackout. Leave a comment with any site you'd like to be added to the gallery, which will remain here after the blackout is over. Also note that these are "above the fold" screencaps--if you have full-... Read more
74 comments Posted 18 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Word of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)'s demise are flying across the web. But the fight isn't over, for two reasons:
1 comment Posted 16 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
open source magic
Magic has always been about creating illusions and guarding the secrets of how they’re done. If the secret is revealed, the amazement is gone forever. The secret preserved the mystery. Milbourne Christopher, in the book Magic: A Picture History, says, "Mystery is the basic appeal of magic. Once the... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Jan 2012 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
Raspberry Pi
Last month, we put the Raspberry Pi, a tiny $25 Linux computer, in our open source gift guide. It led overwhelmingly as your favorite on the list. But other similar options have been popping up, like the Allwinner A10 ($15) and the CuBox (quite a bit more).
5 comments Posted 13 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Last week, there were some rumors that a few rather high-profile sites were considering taking down their sites, possibly in conjunction with SOPA and PIPA returning to Congress January 23 and 24. Within a day, the rumors were denied. Today, however, several have stepped up to say there will be... Read more
4 comments Posted 12 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
How has open source changed your life?
What has open source changed about you? Did you create something that is valuable to you and others? Maybe you met new people or learned a new skill that you can apply to your job or your next project? Tell us how being part of an open source project or being involved in an open source community... Read more
4 comments Posted 10 Jan 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
How has open source changed your life?
What has open source changed about you? Did you create something that is valuable to you and others? Maybe you met new people or learned a new skill that you can apply to your job or your next project? Tell us how being part of an open source project or being involved in an open source community... Read more
4 comments Posted 10 Jan 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Playing Dungeons and Dragons together for 20 years
If you're an RPG (role-playing game) player, even on the fringes of that community, you remember what happened when the fourth edition of Dungeons and Dragons came out a few years ago. It wasn't pretty. A lot of fans didn't like the changes. Now that it's time for the fifth edition, Wizards of the... Read more
1 comment Posted 9 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Open Video Conference: Sharing more through open video
For the past three years, I've attended the Open Video Conference in New York City, and in that short time the conference has not only grown in attendance, but the conversations being had there have changed quite a bit as well. What began as many small conversations about codecs, file types, and... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 Jan 2012 by Mike Esser (Red Hat) Feed

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