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Over at Make: Online last week, Phillip Torrone posted "If You're Going to Kill It, Open Source It!"--his wish list of dead products that he'd like to see given to an open source community for new life. It's a great suggestion--freeing the knowledge that went into a product gives it a little life... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 May 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Blockboard is the latest start-up building a location-based mobile application that aims to give you a hyperlocal view into everything happening in your neighborhood. The iPhone app is currently available in ‘alpha' for San Francisco's Mission District residents (request an invite) and will expand... Read more
1 comment Posted 29 Apr 2011 by Luke Fretwell Feed
Yesterday Peter Eckersly posted at eff.org about the EFF's coming Open Wireless Movement. Here's what he had to say: If you sometimes find yourself needing an open wireless network in order to check your email from a car, a street corner, or a park, you may have noticed that they're getting... Read more
3 comments Posted 28 Apr 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
If 2011 becomes known as the year that our governments lost interest in space, could 2012 be the year that collaboration picks up the pieces? As of this week, the Allen Telescope Array used by the SETI Institute has gone into "hibernation mode" after losing a significant portion of its funding. "... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Apr 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
We've talked about open source cars before, but open source tractors? Marcin Jakubowski has helped to open the designs for 50 farm machines, including a design for a tractor that he was able to build in six days at a cost far less that of a manufactured tractor. By creating and sharing blueprints... Read more
0 comments Posted 26 Apr 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
On April 12 the Humble Frozenbyte Bundle of games went up for sale--for whatever price you want, and it's all DRM-free. On top of that, you can select how much of your payment goes to the developers and how much goes to charity. Wolfire Games started organizing the Humble Indie Bundle series,... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Apr 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
It was my great pleasure to attend POSSCON 2011 this year. I had the opportunity to do a keynote, a panel discussion, and a technical talk, wearing the hats of both developer as well as "FOSS expert." And that dual-hat nature defines the conference itself quite well. Imagine if OSCON and OSBC had a... Read more
2 comments Posted 22 Apr 2011 by Jim Jagielski (Red Hat) Feed
Adam Drew is a technical support engineer for Red Hat's Global Support Services specializing in clustering, storage, and file systems. When he’s not working on enterprise storage, Adam can be found writing and recording music, writing for his blog, maintaining his FOSS Audio KBase, programming, and... Read more
15 comments Posted 20 Apr 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
The idea of standards stretches back many years. While competition is good, competition around basic attributes of products in mature markets can obstruct customers. When they work–standard electricity voltages, standard railway gauges being two examples–society benefits greatly from them. Quality... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Apr 2011 by Simon Phipps Feed
Tidy Street in Brighton, UK is the center of a domestic energy monitoring project from CHANGE, a collaboration that includes The Open University and looks into using novel technologies to change human behavior, particularly to improve the environment.
0 comments Posted 18 Apr 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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