I've been working as the documentation manager for the Koha project for six and a half years, so when I saw that Sarah White would be talking about documentation at OSCON this year I knew I wanted a chance to interview her.
Fedora Scientific is a Linux distribution specifically designed for enabling open science. It is a Fedora spin targeted at users whose work involves scientific and numerical computing. Perhaps like other Fedora spins, it was conceived out of a simple need: the need to avoid constantly installing... Read more
Docker (previously dotCloud) made a big splash this year when they open-sourced their software for creating "lightweight, portable, self-sufficient containers" that powers their Platform-As-A-Service offering. Developers are excited because Docker offers an easier to use alternative to Chef and... Read more
Raspberry Pi hackers now have a new OS option built by the The Seneca Centre for Development of Open Technology (CDOT). Pidora is a Fedora remix optimized specifically for the Raspberry Pi based on a brand-new build of Fedora for the ARMv6 architecture. "The Pidora build was performed at Seneca... Read more
Exploring different desktops is a good thing. I’ve recently converted to GNOME 3 ("hallowed be its Name in all the earth, etc.") and I admit freely to enjoying it (a lot). I also have to admit that part of the reason I’m enjoying it is because it’s a change.
Last October, I received a message via Twitter from a hot dog. This hot dog, calling itself The Beefy Miracle, informed me that the latest version of the Fedora operating system, Fedora 17, was going to be named after it. The voting was close, but Beefy Miracle ended up winning by almost 150... Read more
The free-market capitalistic definition of companies' goals was, for a long time, very simple: to make as much profit as possible. With that in mind, the only difference between a success and a failure was the investor's return on investment. Short-term profit became priority number one. However,... Read more
The 2012 Developer Conference (held at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic) included talks on numerous topics and had several side events in smaller rooms. Most of them were practical workshops focused on a certain technology or project. Aslak Knutsen had two of them--the first one focused... Read more
Part I: History and planning The third-annual Developer Conference took place February 17 and 18, 2012 at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. This conference, organized by Red Hat Czech Republic, JBoss.org, and Fedora.cz, hosted important and interesting talks about topics including... Read more
There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer. Some of the most amazing projects in the world have seen the light of day only because of the contributions of these selfless individuals. The same holds true for hundreds of open source projects from Fedora to Mozilla to WordPress. What... Read more