"Interdependence is an extremely powerful social infrastructure that we can actually harness to heal some of our deepest civic issues, if we apply open source collaboration." --Britta Riley in her May, 2011 TED talk Britta is an artist and technologist from New York, and owns a company called... Read more
Yesterday The Apache Software Foundation Blog posted "Open Letter to the Open Document Format Ecosystem" regarding the current state and future of OpenOffice.org, an open source project that has had a challenging year. Both it and LibreOffice released their 3.3 versions in January. Then in April,... Read more
Maybe you worked on an open source project with someone who was extra helpful this year, and you want to say thanks. Or maybe you want to introduce someone to open source beyond software using the stories on this site. Either way, an opensource.com e-card is a good way to go.
We've already asked you to help compile a list of open source events and conferences. Now we've got a map. What's missing? Leave a comment with the event name, location for 2012, and URL. Anything you mention here, we'll also add to the list in our Resources section. Feel free to share this map,... Read more
Traditionally, the film editing process was regimented and compartmentalized. The assistant editors helped organize footage, the editor cut the picture, a sound engineer mixed the sound tracks, and a music composer provided the score. In today's quickly evolving landscape of film production, these... Read more
Whether tax season or holiday cheer brings about your generosity, now's the time of year for it. Last year we looked at ways you could check up on a charity organization before you give. And that's still a good idea.
Good photography doesn't just happen. Careful attention to lens settings, depth-of-field charts, and lighting will produce quality images but even those, since the days of the earliest photography, have been taken into the darkroom and adjusted.
Stray Cinema is an open source film project, experimenting with the open source ethos to market and distribute films. To participate, anyone in the world with an internet connection can download feature footage for free, and create their own version of a film. Unique edits can then be uploaded back... Read more
There are no words in this phrase I don't like: open source chocolate space invaders. The "source code"--mold instructions and chocolate recipe--aren't available yet, but they do intend to release them.
There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer. Some of the most amazing projects in the world have seen the light of day only because of the contributions of these selfless individuals. The same holds true for hundreds of open source projects from Fedora to Mozilla to WordPress. What... Read more