Martin is a young accordion prodigy from Panama. Producer and DJ, Stephen Levitin (aka Apple Juice Kid), and myself, a UNC Professor and emcee, met him while building a Beat Making Lab at a community center in the city of Portobelo.
Opensource.com is about to celebrate our fourth year and one of our favorite ways to celebrate our community is with the annual People's Choice Awards. We realize that our community would not be as vibrant and educational if it were not for the countless authors who invest time into sharing their... Read more
Last fall, 63,416 people donated $8.5 million to help the creation of an Android-based, open source gaming console. Ouya's Kickstarter project had donations of $95 or more from 58,211 people who wanted the first shot at this console that didn't yet exist. (If you weren't one of them, you can pre-... Read more
Attention open source community: Opensource.com is giving away ten awesome open source gadgets! To go along with our 2012 open source gift guide, we're giving away several of the items on our list. Two weeks from now, we'll be drawing names of ten lucky opensource.com community members to receive... Read more
The Liberated Pixel Cup is a two-part gaming contest. The first part involved participants who submitted art for the games. The second part, discussed here, focuses on the games themselves. The contest is organized by Creative Commons, Free Software Foundation, OpenGameArt, and Mozilla.
For those of you that missed it, the Liberated Pixel Cup is a gaming contest where the goal is to make free software art and free software games that use said art. It was sponsored this past June and July by Creative Commons, the Free Software Foundation, Open Game Art, Mozilla, and many... Read more
The Linux Foundation launched their annual T-shirt design contest. The theme this year is "Inspired by Linux," and The Linux Foundation created an inspirational video urging people to create a design based on what inspires them.
Congrats to the winners of our Twitter/Identi.ca anniversary t-shirt giveaway (Identi.ca users noted in parentheses; all others are from Twitter):
They're all gone! Thanks to everyone who requested a shirt. For those of you who didn't get one, you've still got a chance through our Twitter giveaway. Tomorrow’s the first anniversary of opensource.com, and it’s been a fantastic year, thanks to you. Whether it’s by writing articles or reading... Read more
Yesterday, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate took the stage at the 2010 TEDMED Conference in San Diego, CA, to announce a new public challenge to come up with creative ideas on how we can prepare communities before disaster strikes.