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Todd Robinson believes in open source
In open source software communities, few events are as exciting as the release of a new operating system. Community members may wait for months—even years—as fresh versions of their favorite Linux distributions are collectively and meticulously prepared, debugged, and packaged for the world. Next... Read more
2 comments Posted 30 Jul 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
5 Questions
Meet David A. Wheeler. He's a Research Staff Member for the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) and a well-known speaker, author, and expert on open source software and security. He helped develop the Department of Defense's open source software policy and FAQ and has written other guidance... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Jul 2012 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Linux.com t-shirt finalists
Last month, we reported that the Linux Foundation launched its annual t-shirt design contest by asking Tux fans around the world to submit ideas for new threads "inspired by freedom." Nearly 100 entries flooded in, and a committee has just completed the difficult work of selecting five finalists.... Read more
3 comments Posted 22 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Preparing for my first open source conference
It's time for a confession: I have never been to an open source conference. I've been an open source and free culture advocate for more than half a decade. I've used open source operating systems and applications on my computers and mobile devices for nearly as long. I've contributed to open source... Read more
8 comments Posted 6 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Preparing for my first open source conference
It's time for a confession: I have never been to an open source conference. I've been an open source and free culture advocate for more than half a decade. I've used open source operating systems and applications on my computers and mobile devices for nearly as long. I've contributed to open source... Read more
8 comments Posted 6 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Beefy Miracle
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
2 comments Posted 30 May 2012 by Chris Grams Feed
Inspired by Linux? Design a T-shirt
The Linux Foundation launched their annual T-shirt design contest. The theme this year is "Inspired by Linux," and The Linux Foundation created an inspirational video urging people to create a design based on what inspires them.
0 comments Posted 17 May 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
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
Steam
One of the most popular posts we've ever had on opensource.com was "Steam for Linux confirmed." Unfortunately it was last year's April Fool's Day joke. But check today's date--April Fool's is almost a month ago now, and this time you can actually see pictures. Phoronix's Michael Larabel has long... Read more
11 comments Posted 25 Apr 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Oatmeal and laptop
The Oatmeal made a webcomic that's been reformatted and recently passed around Facebook and other social media. It's titled “How To Fix Any Computer” and pokes fun at Windows, Apple, and Linux each in its own way. And although I love The Oatmeal, this comic’s screed on Linux promotes a myth that... Read more
80 comments Posted 10 Feb 2012 by Jim Salter Feed

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