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Beatrice Martini is the Event Manager at Open Knowledge. With a successful event behind her, the Open Knowledge Conference in Geneva (2013), she is now organizing the Open Knowledge Festival in Berlin that will take place July 15 - 17. » Read more

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How you can help encourage open source in the International Game Developers' Association

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If you're at all interested in open source and video games, you've no doubt noticed that the two don't meet nearly as often as we'd like. But we saw Steam finally come to Linux last year. We have Ouya. We have more and more great Linux games appearing, and Linux gamers always give the Humble Bundles more support than Windows or Mac users. Thus it's also time to introduce open source and free culture to the International Game Developers Association (IGDA). Towards that goal, I'll be helping launch the Open Source and Free Culture SIG at the Game Developers Conference next week in San Francisco. » Read more

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Three events that moved Linux forward

Pushing Linux forward

Friday evening can be a very busy time in Citibank’s Changi Business Park office in Singapore. Hundreds of mission-critical applications hit the production servers, security patches are applied, hundreds of professionals including developers, systems engineers, Linux gurus, and management professionals spend the whole night on the conference calls ensuring the smooth functioning of servers at this financial giant. The applications that get life over the weekend have monetary value and therefore require robust servers to host them. These servers need to maximize the utilization of the applications and should have the stability to run for a longer period of time without a reboot. These servers should also have the capability to be scaled up as the infrastructure grows. The bottom line: these enterprise level boxes need to be tough. » Read more

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Open Hardware Week kicks off March 17

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Complete list of Open Hardware Week articles

When you see this image on an article, it is part of our full list of Open Hardware Week stories. Share with friends at #oshweek. » Read more

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What are you doing for Open Data Day 2014?

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So, with much help from various community members, I am pleased to say we are starting to gear up for Open Data Day 2014 on February 22.

From its humble beginnings of a conversation between a few friends who were interested in promoting and playing with open data, last year Open Data Day had locally organized events take place in over 100 cities around the world. Check out this video of open data day in Kathmandu last year.

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Submit your open source event to our calendar

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Are you planning, hosting, or going to an open source conference in 2014? If so, help spread the word about it by submitting it to our events calendar.

Opensource.com maintains a calendar of user group meetups, seminars, webinars, and more. It's an easy place to share and discover open source-related events. We already have a slew of events listed for 2014, but we know there are many more. Anyone can submit an event, whether you're a speaker, sponsor, organizer, attendee, or just a fan. » Read more

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The spread of open source at SXSW

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If you need evidence of the spread of interest in open source, look to the history of SXSW Interactive schedules. Just between this year and last, the number of talks tagged with "open source" grew from 17 to 26, and that doesn't include the growth in relevant book readings, meetups, sponsors, and parties. Even one of this year's keynotes was delivered by Julie Uhrman, founder and CEO of OUYA. » Read more

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Highlights from OSCON 2012 and the Community Leadership Summit

Tim O'Reilly's 2012 OSCON keynote

Whether you're in Portland trying to keep up with everything, or at home and following along, here are some mid-week highlights from OSCON 2012. » Read more

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David Eaves' OSCON keynote encourages open source communities to apply negotiation theory among contributors

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David Eaves (read his opensource.com posts) is an open government and open data expert with a background in negotiation theory. In his OSCON 2012 keynote today, Eaves described how the broad open source community has spent a lot of time wrestling with the art of community management and told attendees how he believes negotiation theory could be applied to improve those communities. » Read more

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Penguicon--Would you like some sci-fi in your open source?

Penguicon

Perhaps you've looked around a Linux conference and noticed more than a few "Han Shot First" t-shirts. Or maybe you enjoy sci-fi cons and are always pleased to see costumes powered by Arduinos. This year, the tenth annual Penguicon celebrated what happens when you cross those streams. » Read more

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