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Five and a half couples who shared love and work the open source way
It's Valentine's Day, which is about love and relationships, and successful relationships are always based on the same principles that make open source projects successful--transparency, sharing, and generally working together for something better than either could have alone. Here are five couples... Read more
1 comment Posted 14 Feb 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
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A new book sharing the perspectives of 42 open source contributors launched this month at FOSDEM. Open Advice, edited by Lydia Pintscher, shares what those successful people wish they'd known when they got started with open source software. In the foreword, Georg Greve, founding president of the... Read more
1 comment Posted 13 Feb 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Oatmeal and laptop
The Oatmeal made a webcomic that's been reformatted and recently passed around Facebook and other social media. It's titled “How To Fix Any Computer” and pokes fun at Windows, Apple, and Linux each in its own way. And although I love The Oatmeal, this comic’s screed on Linux promotes a myth that... Read more
80 comments Posted 10 Feb 2012 by Jim Salter Feed
Open source at DrupalCon Denver
March 19 will be here before you know it. Thousands of people will flock to Denver, Colorado for a week of learning and networking with Drupal community members. DrupalCon is the official conference of the Drupal community and draws an international audience. If you are not familiar with Drupal, it... Read more
0 comments Posted 8 Feb 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
SCALE 10x
The Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) was one of the earliest regional Linux gatherings and celebrated its tenth year late last month. Many of today's local Linux conferences draw inspiration from it; just last August, Linux Journal interviewed SCaLE organizer Gareth Greenaway for a behind-the... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 Feb 2012 by Sebastian Dziallas Feed
New OSI initiative
OSI is changing, and you can help! I spoke at FOSDEM in Brussels on Saturday on behalf of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), where I serve as a director. My noon keynote covered a little of the rationale behind OSI and a quick synopsis of its last decade from my own perspective and then... Read more
3 comments Posted 7 Feb 2012 by Simon Phipps Feed
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In response to requests for reuse of its content, like guides and how-to information, the University of California Santa Cruz library has adopted a Creative Commons (CC-BY) license for all of its content. "Many of us like to use Creative Commons licensed material in our own writing and teaching,... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 Feb 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Moderator's Choice 2011: Seth Kenlon
Along with our annual People's Choice Award (announced last week), we also have a Moderators' Choice Award, selected from the previous year's authors across the site by the opensource.com editors. This year's winner is Seth Kenlon.
0 comments Posted 6 Feb 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
When metadata comes to Twitter
Chris Lehmann is the principal of the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I love reading his education-related tweets because of his many interesting ideas, insights and observations. There's another side to Chris, though. Chris is a rabid sports fan, and he'll unleash a... Read more
1 comment Posted 27 Jan 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed
FLL World Festival photo by Flickr user bnewendorp
There's been some outrage over the new Lego Friends line, intended to bring more girls into the addictive world of Lego building. Initially, I felt it was a fair extension of the Lego product family. Now I'm concerned about the messages Lego is sending to our future builders and innovators--both... Read more
27 comments Posted 26 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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