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Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on Opensource.com, this week October 6 - 10, 2014.
Let's reminisce. What was the first open source tool you ever used? Was it for work or fun? Maybe you were trying to start or finish a project and reached for a free and accessible tool? Or maybe you just have a preference for open source software? Tell us about it. We're collecting stories. You... Read more
What is geocaching? Heiko Rupp shares what it's like to search and find caches using GPS coordinates and other clues like riddles in this offline, outdoor activity.
What is geocaching? Heiko Rupp shares what it's like to search and find caches using GPS coordinates and other clues like riddles for this new kind of offline, outdoor scavenger hunt. Open source tools like c:geo can be used to "go geocaching" and the methods of the game resemble those used in open... Read more
Whether you need to set up a blog, a portal for some specific usage, or any other website, which content management system is right for you? is a question you are going to ask yourself early on. The most well-known and widely used open source content management system (CMS) platforms are: Joomla,... Read more
In February of this year, I reported that the Raleigh Public Record—a local, online news publication in Raleigh, NC—was in the process of creating an open source solution to extract data from PDFs. The problem many news journalists have is easily and quickly (which is very important given the... Read more
In the fall of 2010, I asked the biology class I teach at Western Carolina University for volunteers to help map the campus. Three years later, dozens of students have participated in learning how to use aerial photography and cartography techniques created by Public Lab.