free and open source software

A study of participants in open source projects reveals best practices for community managers and lead developers. Study researched and performed by Brenda Chawner, currently the IST Programmes Director at Victoria University of Wellington's School of Information Management.
0 comments Posted 26 Aug 2014 by Joshua Holm Feed
Open source news for your reading pleasure. August 9 - 15, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at OpenStreetMap's 10th birthday, open source medical devices, and more!
2 comments Posted 15 Aug 2014 by Robin Muilwijk Feed
Open innovation
Open source. What started as a simple description for software source code and a development model has moved far beyond that into a strong culture where presentation of patterns and models for debate is promoted. Open source has become a challenge to view the world in a pioneering way, looking for... Read more
2 comments Posted 1 May 2014 by Adam Monago Feed
Information wants to be free
No matter how well organized you are, no matter how well you manage your time, you probably don't get the chance to read all of the interesting articles that you find when you find them. To get around that, you can use services like Readability, Instapaper, and Pocket that allow you clip articles... Read more
2 comments Posted 9 Apr 2014 by Scott Nesbitt Feed
Open source in education is key
The Association for Computing Machinery's annual meeting of their Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education is one of the largest academic computing meetings there is. This year's event featured a full-day workshop on teaching open source practices, tools, and techniques by engaging... Read more
3 comments Posted 31 Mar 2014 by Greg Hislop Feed
Welcome to open education
Like other non-profit organizations, The Partnership for Appalachian Girls' Education (PAGE) faces funding challenges as it aims to achieve its mission of delivering innovative out-of-school learning opportunities for adolescent Appalachian girls.
1 comment Posted 12 Mar 2014 by Thomas Mirc (Red Hat) Feed
How-to videos for getting started with open source software
Getting started with new software can be overwhelming. It's even more frustrating when you transition from one tool to another, because you have to unlearn some habits in order to make room for new ones. But, there are huge benefits to switching from closed software to open source alternatives.
4 comments Posted 28 Feb 2014 by Michael Harrison Feed
free software legal issues
The year 2013 continued the trend of the increasing importance of legal issues for the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community. FOSS projects have  increased from 900,000 in 2012 to 1,000,000 in 2013, according to Black Duck Software. Last year, I provided a look at the top legal issues from... Read more
7 comments Posted 11 Feb 2014 by Mark Radcliffe Feed
open heartbeat
In 2006, Luis Falcón founded GNU Health, a free health information system that recently recieved the "Best Project of Social Benefit" award given by the Free Software Foundation. GNU Solidario is the non-profit NGO behind GNU Health, started as a free software project for Primary Care facilities in... Read more
5 comments Posted 12 Mar 2013 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
foss lawyers
The year 2012 had many important FOSS legal developments which reflects the continued increase in FOSS use. FOSS projects have increased from 600,000 in 2010 to 900,000 by December 2012. In addition, a Dr. Dobbs' survey in the third quarter of 2012 stated that more than 90% of developers are using... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Jan 2013 by Mark Radcliffe Feed