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Penguin swimming underwater
The new edX course, Introduction to Linux, is hosted by The Linux Foundation and teaches newbies all about Linux. Jen Wike takes the course and gives her account of what it's like.
36 comments Posted 29 Aug 2014 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
newbies to open source
Open Source Comes to Campus is an event series run by OpenHatch that introduces college students to open source tools, projects, and culture. Whenever we get a new-to-us question at an event, we write it down and answer it more fully on our blog. Here’s a collection of "Infrequently Asked Questions... Read more
2 comments Posted 26 Feb 2014 by Shauna Gordon-McKeon Feed
A potter's community: Mother of innovation
One of the great things about being a potter is the way that experience, tools, and tips are shared by those who love the craft. At my first lesson at the potter's wheel, I was blown away by the way my peers (who were strangers at the time) invested in sharing knowledge with the newbies. The more... Read more
0 comments Posted 5 Apr 2012 by Paula Weigel (Red Hat) Feed
Today you might have noticed a few new things on opensource.com, like badges appearing under users in the comments. We're launching a points and badge system (in beta) for the site. We're still ironing out some bugs, but here's a little more about the system and why we're doing it. Meritocracy is... Read more
32 comments Posted 24 Jan 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed