open source tools

introducing open source
I was intrigued to read this recent article in The Guardian about public libraries’ new role as community problem solvers. If you read carefully into this article you’ll notice the author talks about libraries becoming more involved with "proactive community engagement." This means that libraries... Read more
3 comments Posted 17 Apr 2014 by Phil Shapiro Feed
Open source movie
For animators working with free and open source software, nothing compares to Blender. A fully-featured 3D animation suite, it offers a huge array of tools that individuals and small studios need: modeling, rendering, motion tracking, and more. Volunteers power Blender. Artists, visual effects... Read more
5 comments Posted 15 Apr 2014 by Michael Harrison (Red Hat) Feed
open source tools for libraries
There was a time when working in the library I found it very frustrating (as many librarians do) that there were so few options for software that actually did what I needed. In libraries we're so used to there being this vendor=software model. Where one vendor controls a product and while there... Read more
5 comments Posted 14 Apr 2014 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
open source business
CEO Jeff Walpole of Phase2 helps persuade businesses to consider open source as a viable solution. Particularly, Drupal. Jeff says, "Phase2 invests an estimated $500,000 every year in time, code, and sponsorship to grow this remarkable open source project." And, in return? Jeff and his team show... Read more
2 comments Posted 3 Apr 2014 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
open for business
In January 2013, I started exploring open source solutions to help implement my business idea. I used Wordpress, Joomla, and OpenShift to create FilmBoxFestival, a platform for streaming documentary films. Note: It is still in the testing phase. I created, validated, and gained traction for my... Read more
2 comments Posted 26 Feb 2014 by Nabeel Hussain Feed
Guides and tutorials from Opensource.com
This year at Opensource.com, we challenged our contributors to give us the best and most useful guides, how-tos, and tutorials they could produce from their experiences and work in various open source industries and sectors. In this Best of Opensource.com, our top guides and tutorials this year... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Dec 2013 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
open education resources
I never realized how much I rely on open source and public libraries until I started homeschooling last year. When I started to write for Opensource.com, my son was in school. He's nearly eight years old, but he's already been in both public and private schools and in both special needs and gifted... Read more
5 comments Posted 13 Dec 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
open source in the cloud
I recently covered the release of Dropbox platform and my thoughts on the impending cloud storage lock-in. I was also fortunate enough to run across what the guys over at NimbusBase are doing over the weekend. They seem to be the answer to the open API for mobile and web applications, providing a... Read more
18 comments Posted 7 Nov 2013 by Adam Clater (Red Hat) Feed
release early, release often
I've read Scripting News for years—since roughly 1998, I'd say. For reference, that was the year Google really came on the scene. But, more importantly, that was when I discovered Userland Frontier and the joys of using outlines for content authoring and content management.
2 comments Posted 2 Oct 2013 by Matt Jadud Feed
Open source educational materials
What if teachers could fork educational materials just like software developers fork code? Imagine if educators far and wide could collaborate on curriculums beyond their school, district, or university. Imagine a revolutionized education system by way of the open source model. Well, the future is... Read more
9 comments Posted 23 Sep 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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