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Raspberry Pi
Last month, we put the Raspberry Pi, a tiny $25 Linux computer, in our open source gift guide. It led overwhelmingly as your favorite on the list. But other similar options have been popping up, like the Allwinner A10 ($15) and the CuBox (quite a bit more).
5 comments Posted 13 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Last week, there were some rumors that a few rather high-profile sites were considering taking down their sites, possibly in conjunction with SOPA and PIPA returning to Congress January 23 and 24. Within a day, the rumors were denied. Today, however, several have stepped up to say there will be... Read more
4 comments Posted 12 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
How has open source changed your life?
What has open source changed about you? Did you create something that is valuable to you and others? Maybe you met new people or learned a new skill that you can apply to your job or your next project? Tell us how being part of an open source project or being involved in an open source community... Read more
4 comments Posted 10 Jan 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
How has open source changed your life?
What has open source changed about you? Did you create something that is valuable to you and others? Maybe you met new people or learned a new skill that you can apply to your job or your next project? Tell us how being part of an open source project or being involved in an open source community... Read more
4 comments Posted 10 Jan 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Playing Dungeons and Dragons together for 20 years
If you're an RPG (role-playing game) player, even on the fringes of that community, you remember what happened when the fourth edition of Dungeons and Dragons came out a few years ago. It wasn't pretty. A lot of fans didn't like the changes. Now that it's time for the fifth edition, Wizards of the... Read more
1 comment Posted 9 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Open Video Conference: Sharing more through open video
For the past three years, I've attended the Open Video Conference in New York City, and in that short time the conference has not only grown in attendance, but the conversations being had there have changed quite a bit as well. What began as many small conversations about codecs, file types, and... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 Jan 2012 by Mike Esser (Red Hat) Feed
code.nasa.gov
Following the release of its Open Government Plan and the Open Source Summit last year, NASA has now launched code.nasa.gov to "continue, unify, and expand NASA’s open source activities."
0 comments Posted 5 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Kdenlive Part 6.  Cut and Print.
Post-production is a long and involved process. As these articles have demonstrated, Kdenlive is capable of handling every step with efficiency and flexibility. In this final article, we will discuss the final export of the full project from Kdenlive, as well as examine the over-all free software... Read more
2 comments Posted 4 Jan 2012 by Seth Kenlon Feed
Open*Life: 2011 in review
A second great year on opensource.com has proven even more that openness can improve just about anything. No matter what you're interested in, we've had a story for you. A few examples:
0 comments Posted 2 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Open*Life 2011 best images
The visual components on opensource.com are an important element to the look and feel of our content. The images help set the tone for the site. The imagery embodies qualities such as motivational, editorial, authoritative (but not authoritarian), human, and optimism. Without our imagery, the... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Jan 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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