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Open source is like sharing a recipe
I love listening to open source gurus explain open source to those who have never encountered it, and especially to those with little computing background. In conversations with folks who may have never heard the term 'source code,' open source advocates don't typically have recourse to related... Read more
24 comments Posted 1 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Mozilla Webmaker
We're proud to launch "Mozilla Webmaker," a new program to help people everywhere make, learn and play using the open building blocks 
of the web. The goal: help millions of people move from using the web to making the web. With new tools to use, projects to create, and events to join, we want to... Read more
1 comment Posted 31 May 2012 by OpenMatt Feed
Beefy Miracle
Last October, I received a message via Twitter from a hot dog. This hot dog, calling itself The Beefy Miracle, informed me that the latest version of the Fedora operating system, Fedora 17, was going to be named after it. The voting was close, but Beefy Miracle ended up winning by almost 150... Read more
2 comments Posted 30 May 2012 by Chris Grams Feed
Flarf and the prospect of open source poetry
From the beginnings of human literature, there has been an instinct to identify with the community, the collective, more than with any individual author. Many of our most valuable texts have been created by social groups and belong to those groups. Multiple, anonymous authorship brought China its... Read more
5 comments Posted 25 May 2012 by Aaron Belz Feed
release early and often
SparkFun is not like BMW. We will never be the company to produce the luxury market version of breakout boards and development tools. I believe the only way SparkFun will survive this quickly changing world is to be malleable. We have to be ready to change.
1 comment Posted 23 May 2012 by Nate Seidle Feed
Penguicon
Perhaps you've looked around a Linux conference and noticed more than a few "Han Shot First" t-shirts. Or maybe you enjoy sci-fi cons and are always pleased to see costumes powered by Arduinos. This year, the tenth annual Penguicon celebrated what happens when you cross those streams.
3 comments Posted 18 May 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Inspired by Linux? Design a T-shirt
The Linux Foundation launched their annual T-shirt design contest. The theme this year is "Inspired by Linux," and The Linux Foundation created an inspirational video urging people to create a design based on what inspires them.
0 comments Posted 17 May 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
MediaGoblin
MediaGoblin, which released version 0.3.0 this month, is a free and open source media hosting platform. Chris Webber, project founder and lead developer, took a few minutes to talk to us about the project so far and its future.
1 comment Posted 16 May 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
On Twitter, do you follow or listen?
Something caught my attention in this story by Phil Shapiro. It was something he said in the video presentation he made--as he was describing what Twitter is and what people use it for, he made the argument that the term followers should be changed to listeners. This is where my brain started... Read more
9 comments Posted 15 May 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
On Twitter, do you follow or listen?
Something caught my attention in this story by Phil Shapiro. It was something he said in the video presentation he made--as he was describing what Twitter is and what people use it for, he made the argument that the term followers should be changed to listeners. This is where my brain started... Read more
9 comments Posted 15 May 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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