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May 2014 saw Opensource.com bring in 359,506 page views and 202,811 unique visits. And, we changed the engine while the plane was flying, completing a successful migration to Drupal 7 on May 22. We hope you like the updated look and feel! Additionally, we published 17 featured articles during "Open... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 Jun 2014 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Open source news for your reading pleasure. June 7 - 13, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Tesla's patent release, Docker 1.0, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, and more.
1 comment Posted 13 Jun 2014 by Michael Harrison (Red Hat) Feed
As scientists and researchers develop new and better methods for collecting data, from new sensor technology to advancements in data mining techniques, the sheer volume of data to be analyzed grows accordingly. For big data, you need big clusters, and OpenStack has proven to be an important tool... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Jun 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
References and citations are what make the scientific and academic worlds go round. Everyone has their own system for keeping track of their research, from dumping everything onto a desk, to dumping everything into a folder (I like to call this the Pensky Method), to dumping everything into folders... Read more
2 comments Posted 12 Jun 2014 by Steven Ovadia Feed
The scientific journal, Nature Methods, has made a transformation. From closed to open, the journal now embraces open science practices with the purpose of enabling true reproducible research. This is an account of how this transformation came to be.
0 comments Posted 12 Jun 2014 by Luis Ibanez Feed
Since the launch last June of Mozilla Science Lab, we’ve been working to unpack what science on the web and like the web means, and what Mozilla can do to support it.
0 comments Posted 11 Jun 2014 by Kaitlin Thaney Feed
It takes a lot of courage to speak up in front of more than 5,000 people about something close to your heart. Especially when your stage is a company-wide email list within Red Hat (called memo-list) where everyone from engineers to interns to the CEO are reading and having their say. Nonetheless,... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Jun 2014 by Dayle Parker (Red Hat) Feed
When it comes to opening up your work there is, ironically, a bit of a secret. Here it is: being open—in open science, open source software, or any other open community—can be hard. Sometimes it can be harder than being closed. In an effort to attract more people to the cause, advocates of openness... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Jun 2014 by Shauna Gordon-McKeon Feed
In late November 2012, the Open Source Malaria (OSM) team gained a new member who lived and worked almost 1700 kilometers away from the synthetic chemistry hub at the University of Sydney. Of course, collaboration across continents is not unusual for scientists, but until recently, recruitment in... Read more
1 comment Posted 10 Jun 2014 by Alice Williamson Feed
A couple of years ago, I needed an oscilloscope for a fun electronics project I was working on: a 500W Tesla coil. I'd already spent quite a bit of money importing a kit of parts for the project from the United States, so the budget for the scope was pretty tight.
2 comments Posted 10 Jun 2014 by Bryn M. Reeves (Red Hat) Feed

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