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Patience and empathy are the basis of good documentation, much as they are the basis for being a decent person. Here's a how-to for creating better open source project docs, which can help your users and grow your community.
22 comments Posted 14 May 2015 by Rich Bowen (Red Hat) Feed
Anderson Silva shows us how to use a Raspberry Pi and LightshowPi to create a musical light show.
0 comments Posted 19 Mar 2015 by Anderson Silva (Red Hat) Feed
To kick off a new series called Multimedia Makers on Opensource.com, Seth Kenlon shows you how to create split screens with Kdenlive. Multimedia Makers is a series of tutorials and tips on creating multimedia with Linux and its vast creative toolkit. Brought to you by slackermedia.info and... Read more
2 comments Posted 10 Mar 2015 by Seth Kenlon Feed
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A quick explanation of how to resize images in python while keeping the same aspect ratio.
2 comments Posted 27 Feb 2015 by Dayo Ntwari Feed
A look back at the best open source tutorials and how-tos on Opensource.com in 2014.
1 comment Posted 15 Dec 2014 by Scott Nesbitt Feed
Open source code drives collaborative innovation from a larger pool of developers at a lower cost, which is why federal agencies are adopting the "open source first" model. In fact Sonny Hashmi, CIO of the General Services Administration, recently announced that implementing open source software is... Read more
1 comment Posted 24 Nov 2014 by David Egts (Red Hat) Feed
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Inkscape tutorial for tracing an image. For the purpose of this demonstration, I’m using Inkscape for Linux Mint.
0 comments Posted 4 Nov 2014 by Kim Keyes Feed
Using Audacity, you can quickly clean up audio file so that any background noise becomes tolerable.
6 comments Posted 3 Oct 2014 by Scott Nesbitt Feed
Astute readers will have noticed that we’ve begun publishing our "Open Voices" eBooks in the ePub format. Now, some of our best essays and interviews are available as lightweight and portable files, and can be read on any electronic reading device that supports this open standard. And who better to... Read more
43 comments Posted 6 Aug 2013 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
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On February 23, I participated in my first hackathon event; not a coding event as typical of computer programmers, but an education hackathon—a "Course Sprint" where a group of 14 individuals (educators, open science advocates, community members, and students) collaborated to design and build an... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Mar 2013 by Debbie Morrison Feed