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The Open Source Hardware and Design Aliance (OHANDA) aims to do for hardware what the Creative Commons does for intellectual property and the GPL does for software: open it up. By applying open source principles to trademarks, OHANDA hopes to free devices from some restrictions imposed by patent... Read more
2 comments Posted 21 Jun 2011 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Last summer, an independent music label tried something refreshing. They put together a music event styled after the kinds of hackathons where computer programmers collaborate at a furious pace. They work quickly and collectively on whatever projects interest the group most--and this tactic usually... Read more
1 comment Posted 20 Jun 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
Sunday is Father's Day in many parts of the world, and while it's never too late to pick up another tie for good ol' dad (the 8-bit version is always a good choice), I've got a few more open source suggestions for you. iCufflinks
2 comments Posted 17 Jun 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Today The Linux Foundation announces the lineup of speakers for this year's LinuxCon North America, and we're pretty happy to see a lot of opensource.com contributors on the agenda. As a part of the event, the foundation is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Linux through various activities,... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Jun 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
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Monday morning after a great conference can be a downer, but the conference can keep rolling right here. This past weekend's Southeast Linuxfest was full of great technical talks, as well as more community-focused ones, many by opensource.com authors. If you enjoyed their talks, you may also be... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Jun 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Infamous hacker zine 2600—champion of freedom, transparency, and the technophile's playful spirit—has announced that it's begun compiling the hacker calendar, which will commemorate important anniversaries in technological culture.
8 comments Posted 10 Jun 2011 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
A new book for software developers takes a lesson from architecture. Not the structures themselves, though--the learning process for the designers. The Architecture of Open Source Applications by Amy Brown and Greg Wilson takes developers on a tour of 25 open source applications, explains how each... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 Jun 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Co-author:  Paul Jones We wrote yesterday about some early technologists' move away from email--and Paul Jones, professor at UNC-CH (and more) was kind enough to not only co-author the piece, but answer our questions about the why and how of his inbox migration. Here's our questions and his... Read more
1 comment Posted 3 Jun 2011 by bascha (Red Hat) Feed

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