open source software

cube talk
After almost three decades of development, open source software has firmly crossed over into mainstream use. Companies understand the unique value derived from software developed through open communities and are welcoming its use in mission critical settings throughout the enterprise.
3 comments Posted 4 Mar 2013 by James Falkner Feed
favoring open source
As a parent of three (children aged: 10, 7, and 5), I'm eager to share with my kids the values that attracted me to open source and the hacker ethos: sharing and building great things together, taking control of your environment, and embracing technology as a means of expression, rather than as... Read more
23 comments Posted 26 Feb 2013 by Dave Neary (Red Hat) Feed
developing possibilities
In 2005, Arlington Career Center teacher David Welsh had an unmanageable list of 77 Video and Media Technology competencies to evaluate for each student in his classes. A Yorktown High School computer science teacher Jeff Elkner was teaching his students to program in Python and bursting with... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Feb 2013 by Tom Hoffman Feed
open for business
On two recent occasions I've been asked to share why the open source economic model is sound. The first was on the elevator with an academic researcher while attending a recent meeting. We talked about open source, and he asked me: "If the software is open source,how are developers suppossed to... Read more
6 comments Posted 13 Feb 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
copyright in the dark
Modern copyright law grants copyright automatically to any creative work, including simple things like blog posts – and small pieces of code on github. This default copyright creates an assumption that for someone to do anything further with someone else's creative work requires permission from the... Read more
10 comments Posted 12 Feb 2013 by Luis Villa Feed
get ready to open source
I'm always on the lookout for open source software I might not already know about. I actually keep my own list on Delicious so that when people in workshops approach me and ask me for an open source alternative to the proprietary software they're using, I can recommend something. So, when I saw... Read more
3 comments Posted 7 Feb 2013 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
open up book
A group of journalists are announcing the launch of their breakthrough open source solution for the problem many writers and journalists have of how to take data in PDFs or images and easily convert it to a spreadsheet or other usable format.
4 comments Posted 7 Feb 2013 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
liberate docs
The City of Santa Cruz is the smallest community to ever partner with Code for America, but it had one of the largest problems to solve: how to make it easier to take an idea for a small business from conception to reality. From a concept to a permit. They created an online permitting portal... Read more
1 comment Posted 6 Feb 2013 by Emily Jarvis Feed
on the scene
FOSDEM, held annually in Brussels, Belgium, is a free event for open source communities to meet, share ideas, and collaborate. It offers a mix of focused devrooms and themed main track talks, with no requirement for registration. It has a reputation of being highly developer-focused, this year... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 Feb 2013 by Marcus D. Hanwell Feed
Starting off on the right foot
It should not surprise you that year after year the most common resolution people make is a combination of lose weight, eat healthier, and get in better shape. This, along with my own resolutions, prompted me to think about what it means to get a company in open source shape.
1 comment Posted 30 Jan 2013 by Guy Martin Feed

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