I learned two things today. OK, let's hope that in a full day of Ohio LinuxFest, I learned more than two things. But these are the two relevant to this post: 1. People are still having LAN parties, even the Internet-disconnected kind. 2. They're doing it on Linux.
Project Cauã: Jon "maddog" Hall on creating a sustainable network of entrepreneurs from system administrators in Brazil
I've been hearing Jon "maddog" Hall talk about Project Cauã for a while now, and I've seen mention of it here and there. But his Ohio LinuxFest keynote, "Project Cauã: Creating Sustainable Computing Jobs in the Developing World," was the first time I got to hear a full description of the plan. In... Read more
These are the links and slides from our talk in the Ohio LinuxFest Medical Track on Friday, Sept. 10. Relevant links
Ever wonder what you get when you leverage the power of the open source culture to combat global warming? I didn't. Until I heard about Coalition of the Willing--an animated film about an online war against global warming in a post-Copenhagen world. This is collaboration, participation, and... Read more
Clifton Tunnell, a patent attorney registered to practice before the USPTO and associate of Anderson Dailey, LLP in Atlanta, GA and Andrew Norton of the United States Pirate Party and previously Pirate Party International, presented “Three Strikes and You’re Out” in the Electronic Frontiers... Read more
The FreeMED Software Foundation has been involved with a medical clinic and teaching project in Guatemala for some time. The project, hosted by Pop-Wuj, a non-profit Spanish language school in Xela (Quetzeltenango), Guatemala, hosts a medical clinic for the poor in the city and surrounding pueblos... Read more
This is an old story--two years old, to be specific. But it was new to me when I heard it at LinuxCon, and it was new to a lot of others in the room too. And it was a great story, so I wanted to share it further. In 2008, the Dutch Ministry of Finance held a competition to design a coin that would... Read more
It's not too late to sign up. Register to join us at 1 p.m. ET. If you've already registered, the URL and dial-in information are in the email you got after registering. During the webcast, you can ask Stefan questions through Twitter or identi.ca by posting with the #oywf hashtag and @... Read more
One of our frequent writers in the Business channel, Chris Grams, gave the keynote at DrupalCamp Boone today on "Designing culture: The other community plumbing." This post is based on that talk. Drupal is great as a content management system. But as much as we like it, a community is not built by... Read more
Rob Cottingham of the Noise to Signal web cartoon attended Karsten Wade's talk on The Open Source Way Handbook at OSCON. He then posted this great cartoon based on the talk. It's a perfect illustration of the ideas in the handbook.