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How open source shaped our world in 2012

Year in review

It's been a great year for the opensource.com Life channel. We've seen tremendous growth of the open source community, and it's been a pleasure to help record and publicize all the exciting projects all of you are working on. Here are some articles that represent the gamut of topics and stories that came through the Life channel in 2012: » Read more

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Beer brings people together: Obama, homebrewers, and online communities

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In my favorite open source quote, Richard Stallman explains that "Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand that concept, you should think of 'free' as in 'free speech,' not as in 'free beer'." 

However in the past week, I've begun to question the validity of this explanation. In fact, I would argue that free software is exactly like free beer.  » Read more

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Six ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day the open source way

Six ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day the open source way

Bet you didn't think St. Patrick's Day had anything to do with open source. You're wrong--here are six things you can do to celebrate the green day the open source way:  » Read more

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Bring back the open source beer project

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Dear Flying Dog,

I know that you've moved from your cozy spot in Denver, Colorado to Frederick, Maryland, but you've had time to settle in. It's time for you to revitalize the Open Source Beer Project.  Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to try the Wild Dog Collaborator Dopplebock (love the name by the way). But where is version 1.1? What's on tap for the next beer collaboration project? » Read more

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