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... Read more
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-... Read more
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... Read more
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.
David Eaves' OSCON keynote encourages open source communities to apply negotiation theory among contributors
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... Read more
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.
One of my favorite projects I have the good fortune to be contributing to was created by the US Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (that's DHS S&T in Beltway lingo, the equivalent of the R&D arm of the agency for the rest of us mere mortals) It's called... Read more
The Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) was one of the earliest regional Linux gatherings and celebrated its tenth year late last month. Many of today's local Linux conferences draw inspiration from it; just last August, Linux Journal interviewed SCaLE organizer Gareth Greenaway for a behind-the... Read more
FUDCon is the Fedora Users and Developers Conference, held multiple times a year in different parts of the world. Each region (North America, EMEA, LATAM, APAC, and Africa) gets one conference per year, and Fedora enthusiasts are invited to submit bids to host the conference in their regions.... Read more
We've already asked you to help compile a list of open source events and conferences. Now we've got a map. What's missing? Leave a comment with the event name, location for 2012, and URL. Anything you mention here, we'll also add to the list in our Resources section. Feel free to share this map,... Read more