FOSS

Can an ipad be used to promote free and open source software?
I have many Linux-using friends who have no plans whatsoever to buy an iPad, and I respect them for having that stance. They are opposed to closed, locked, proprietary systems. I share their general values, but have chosen to buy a third-generation iPad and plunge headlong into creating iBooks... Read more
6 comments Posted 1 May 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed
What do you get when you mix the Free Software Foundation, Creative Commons, and OpenGameArt? We'll know the answer for sure come August, because these three organizations have joined forces to create the Liberated Pixel Cup. A contest where artists and developers will come together, to create... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Apr 2012 by Juan Rodriguez Feed
Open source companies create shared value
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
2 comments Posted 23 Apr 2012 by Hervé Marcy (Red Hat) Feed
Forges and foundations: Chalk and cheese
Black Duck Software and North Bridge Venture Partners, working with 451 Research, are conducting the sixth annual Future of Open Source Survey. I took the survey, but one question caused me concern, considering what I do for a living. Question 11 states, "OSS [Open source software] forges and... Read more
2 comments Posted 18 Apr 2012 by Stephen R. Walli Feed
Bohemian broadband and the FOSS/maker culture
Last month, Verizon announced their HomeFusion broadband Internet service, which provides faster-than-DSL Internet service to a broad swath of rural America. After paying a one time fee of $200 for a device that hangs on the side of your house, you can live anywhere Verizon's LTE cell phone service... Read more
16 comments Posted 12 Apr 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed
Iceland's public administrations moving towards open source
All public administrations in Iceland are increasing their use of free and open source software. The country's government recently launched a one year migration project for all of its public institutions. "The goal of the project is not to migrate public institutions to free and open source... Read more
0 comments Posted 26 Mar 2012 by Gijs Hillenius Feed
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A new book sharing the perspectives of 42 open source contributors launched this month at FOSDEM. Open Advice, edited by Lydia Pintscher, shares what those successful people wish they'd known when they got started with open source software. In the foreword, Georg Greve, founding president of the... Read more
1 comment Posted 13 Feb 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
RIT STEM video game challenge hackathon
This post originally appeared on the Joan Ganz Cooney Center Blog. You can follow updates from the Cooney center via facebook, and twitter.
0 comments Posted 2 Feb 2012 by Remy DeCausemaker Feed
Some of the compositing tools of Kdenlive
It is expected that even a modest video editor will feature a set of basic video transitions. The challenge is to offer critical effects without becoming bloated and unfocused in scope. Kdenlive manages to offer the most commonly required effects with all the standard options without sacrificing... Read more
9 comments Posted 5 Dec 2011 by Seth Kenlon Feed
Open government, what is it really?
Below are my notes from the talk I gave at OSDC (Open Source Developers Conference) 2011 on open government, where I tried to go into some of the practicalities of open government implementation and projects. I had a great response from the packed room, so thanks everyone for attending (and for... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Nov 2011 by Pia Waugh Feed

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