open source tools

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
share quality code
Sharing is easy. Everyday we have faster, easier and many more ways to do it. Sharing is also important. They say happiness gets bigger when it’s shared, as sorrow gets smaller. We share everyday and we feel good about it. We share our knowledge about an issue, we share advice when needed, and we... Read more
2 comments Posted 5 Sep 2013 by Belén Jiménez Feed
open tools on the web
One of my favorite workshops to give is the one that introduces librarians and their staff to open source software. After defining open source to them and debunking all the FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) out there, I focus my talk on a list of open source tools that can be useful to libraries...
5 comments Posted 14 Aug 2013 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
Review of 4 text editors for Linux
This is a short list of my favorite graphical text editors for Linux that can be classified as IDE (integrated development environment). Here, I give the pros and cons of working with the following:  
19 comments Posted 30 Jul 2013 by Linuxaria Feed
Robots deliver apples to teachers at school
Maker Machine is a mobile makerspace that brings 3D printers, DIY robotics, and interactive art to primary schools, libraries, museums and youth clubs. The project is currently fundraising for a tour of Australia to bring our workshop to schools around the country. Started by myself and Sam... Read more
1 comment Posted 27 Jun 2013 by Jethro Pugh Feed
Open source business plan
Perhaps you’ve considered migrating your company to an open source desktop productivity suite? There are a host of good reasons for such a move. The most obvious one that comes to mind is to save on license fees, but don’t be fooled. For the migration process to be a success and the full benefits... Read more
2 comments Posted 28 May 2013 by Simon Phipps Feed
open word bubbles
Here's a job title you may not have considered: Open Source Officer. The CIA hires Open Source Officers (OSOs) to collect and analyze publicly available information in foreign affairs to provide unique insights into national security issues. OSOs may specialize in an area of the world (country or... Read more
4 comments Posted 24 Apr 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
5 Questions with...
Luis Ibanez was recently awarded a People's Choice Award by our readers for his contributions to the site. It's no wonder he has so much to say and impart on open source projects—he works on them fulltime!  In this Community Spotlight, Luis sheds light on what projects he contributes to, why he... Read more
3 comments Posted 17 Apr 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
5 Questions with...
In a previous interview, former Product Manager, Runa Bhattacharjee, and Lead Developer, Sean Flanigan, gave us some insight into the development of Zanata. Today's Product Manager for the open source translation platform, Isaac Rooskov, tells us what complaints about other products influenced the... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Mar 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed

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