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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
Forks and spoons, Open Office and Libre Office
When Oracle gained control of OpenOffice, the project forked, and LibreOffice was born.
11 comments Posted 18 Apr 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Forks and spoons, Open Office and Libre Office
When Oracle gained control of OpenOffice, the project forked, and LibreOffice was born.
11 comments Posted 18 Apr 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
PressurePen
Charles Mangin, a web developer and consultant based in Raleigh, NC, hoped to recreate the drawing-tablet experience (such as that with a Wacom device) on what we today think of as tablets (like iPads and Android tablets)--and to do it as open hardware. The result is now on Kickstarter: the... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Apr 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Developer conference 2012: Workshops, hackfests, and more
The 2012 Developer Conference (held at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic) included talks on numerous topics and had several side events in smaller rooms. Most of them were practical workshops focused on a certain technology or project. Aslak Knutsen had two of them--the first one focused... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Apr 2012 by Radek Vokál (Red Hat) Feed
Open source wayfinding with Walk [Your City]
It's a two-second trip to visit walkyourcity.org. But before you head over there, you'll want to hear from Matt Tomasulo, founder of CityFabric and chief instigator of Walk Raleigh and Walk [Your City]. Urban Times called Walk [Your City] "Open Source Guerrilla Wayfinding." It's a simple idea of... Read more
0 comments Posted 12 Apr 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Bohemian broadband and the FOSS/maker culture
Last month, Verizon announced their HomeFusion broadband Internet service, which provides faster-than-DSL Internet service to a broad swath of rural America. After paying a one time fee of $200 for a device that hangs on the side of your house, you can live anywhere Verizon's LTE cell phone service... Read more
16 comments Posted 12 Apr 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed
Mozilla Open Badges ships beta release
Adding skills and achievements to your online identity When Mozilla’s Open Badges project began in late 2010, it was little more than a demo and an audaciously big idea: what if we could use the web to create whole new ways to "show what you know? Today, that big idea is becoming reality, with... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Apr 2012 by OpenMatt Feed
Do you use open source hardware?
I was at the Palmetto Open Source Conference (POSSCON) a few weeks ago and one of the best exhibits was from SparkFun, an electronics company that sells open source hardware, offers classes, and provides online educational tutorials. A massive collection of electronic gadgets drew me to their booth... Read more
3 comments Posted 11 Apr 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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