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The other day I heard the phrase every open source educator hates to hear: "Well, you get what you pay for..." So, this time in my talk to the group, instead of explaining that 'free' means 'free as in freedom' not 'free of cost', I changed it up. I replied, "You're right you do."
16 comments Posted 26 Jun 2014 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
Assistive technology software is any program or operating system feature designed to let a user with cognitive, sensory, or physical impairments use a computer system. Innovations in assistive technology software can make a huge difference in the daily lives of these people.
0 comments Posted 25 Jun 2014 by Peter Cheer Feed
Open source is the combined contributions of millions of independent volunteers. This single concept brings with it a few inherent realities. In this article let's look at a few potentially concerning points about the nature of open source contributions.
0 comments Posted 24 Jun 2014 by David Hurley Feed
This article reviews three top open source business intelligence and reporting tools. In economies of big data and open data, who do we turn to in order to have our data analysed and presented in a precise and readable format? This list covers those types of tools. The list is not exhaustive—I have... Read more
14 comments Posted 23 Jun 2014 by Robin Muilwijk Feed
Coraline Ehmke has developed apps for the web for 20 years. In that time, she's learned a lot about open source culture and what makes a community of contributors tick. At the Great Wide Open conference this year, Coraline gave a talk about diversity in open source.
2 comments Posted 23 Jun 2014 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
If you haven’t heard, science has been experiencing some issues. Though most scientists believe in the ideals of openness, transparency, and reproducibility, the reality is that the incentive structure of academic research encourages exactly the opposite. So, scientists have a stronger professional... Read more
1 comment Posted 18 Jun 2014 by Joshua Carp Feed
The OSS Watch blog has been on our radar for a while now as a great resource for open source commentary. We've looked to their team, including development manager Mark Johnson, for thought leadership on how open source software is being used and to gauge the pulse of the open source movement. I... Read more
3 comments Posted 2 Jun 2014 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
When you want to set up an application, most likely you will need to create an administrative account and add users with different privileges. This scenario happens frequently with content management, wiki, file sharing, and mailing lists as well as code versioning and continuous integration tools... Read more
14 comments Posted 28 May 2014 by Emidio Stani Feed
Open source is valuable. Very few people would argue that point. There is most definitely a sense of intrinsic worth. But where does this value exist? Is it in the code produced or in something else?
2 comments Posted 27 May 2014 by David Hurley Feed
The administration in the Austrian capital, Vienna, is expanding its use of open source solutions, including on its workstations, because of new requirements, open data, budget constraints and the major shift towards smartphones and tablets. "Open source helps to solve IT vendor lock-in situations... Read more
5 comments Posted 26 May 2014 by Gijs Hillenius Feed

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