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Top 20 open source gifts for the holidays

The ultimate open source gift guide for 2013

Our 2013 open source holiday gift giveaway ended on December 11. Read the official rules for more details.

You could win some of the gifts from this guide, and the grand prize winner will receive a Lulzbot TAZ 2 3D printer! View the complete list of prizes.


We've searched the Internet and consulted with the open source geeks in our lives to identify some of 2013's coolest open source-related gifts for the holidays. We've found something for everyone's budget from big (a LulzBot TAZ 2 3D printer!) to small (who doesn't need a free download of Cards Against Humanity?), and everything in between.

So whether you're shopping for the open source enthusiast in your life or just for yourself, we hope you enjoy our The ultimate open source gift guide for 2013. Don't forget to enter our giveaway. » Read more

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Open source deals on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday shopping

We don't condone shopping when you should be working, but everybody needs a break, right? When you're out shopping for the online deals today, here are a few Cyber Monday specials we like: » Read more

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Poll: Your favorite open source gift

Poll: Your favorite open source gift

Check out the open source gift guide and if you'd like a chance to win an iNecklace, Atmega32u4 Breakout Board, or MintyBoost, you have until Friday, December 2 to enter. » Read more

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Open source gift guide and giveaway: Our answer to Cyber Monday

Open source gift guide and giveaway: Our answer to Cyber Monday

It's the season for a lot of us to go shopping--and you might as well celebrate the spirit of open source in your gift-giving. We've got a few suggestions to help you out with that. And since it's always nice to get something for yourself, we also have three great giveaways from open source hardware company AdaFruit.

Open source gift giveaway

First of all, we'd highly recommend these or any of AdaFruit's offerings for your open source gift list. But if you'd like a chance to win one, all you have to do is be a registered user of opensource.com and let us know you'd like to win. Read to the bottom of this post for details on how to get a chance at one of the following three prizes: » Read more

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Open source cufflinks, space station notification, and other last-minute Father's Day ideas

Sunday is Father's Day in many parts of the world, and while it's never too late to pick up another tie for good ol' dad (the 8-bit version is always a good choice), I've got a few more open source suggestions for you.

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Open source, giving freely, and self-awareness

In a July 2010 post on opensource.com, Jonathan Opp wrote about the nature of giving and participating in a gift culture/economy. One point that he mentions is the benefit of giving freely, without strings attached. I’d like to expand on that, since I think there’s a lot we can learn from recognizing the hidden strings that we sometimes attach to our gifts. » Read more

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