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how to get started in open source
Opensource.com will publish articles focused on where beginners can start in open source from February 17 - 28. These stories will include accounts of first time experiences working for an open source company, working on open source software, and building open source apps. Plus, find useful tips... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Feb 2014 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
Community participation
Last month, I asked 55 OpenStack developers why they decided to submit one patch to OpenStack and what prevented them from contributing more. The sample polled people who contributed only once in the past 12 months, looking for anecdotal evidence for what we can do to improve the life of the... Read more
0 comments Posted 12 Feb 2014 by Stefano Maffulli Feed
Marcus Hanwell is a physicist by training, but his background in science led him down a different path than most reseachers. Today he is a contributer to a number of open source projects aimed at helping the scientific community better analyze and visualize their data. If you've got a question... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Feb 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
Copyright statements emerging in source code
I was looking at a source file for the OpenStack Ceilometer docs one day and noticed that there's a copyright statement at the top. Now, in no way do I want to pick on Nicholas. There are hundreds of such copyright statements in the OpenStack docs and code, and this is just the example I happened... Read more
12 comments Posted 4 Feb 2014 by Rich Bowen (Red Hat) Feed
Open thread
While Opensource.com is preparing for our upcoming Beginners in Open Source Week starting February 17, we want to hear from our readers about which open source projects are best for beginners. After you've responded to the poll, mark your calendars for:
33 comments Posted 30 Jan 2014 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
Open thread
While Opensource.com is preparing for our upcoming Beginners in Open Source Week starting February 17, we want to hear from our readers about which open source projects are best for beginners. After you've responded to the poll, mark your calendars for:
33 comments Posted 30 Jan 2014 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
open source why
One of my favorite quotes is "We are what we celebrate." Dean Kamen, founder of FIRST Robotics, says this and it comes up on an almost daily basis one way or another in my work in open source hardware and education. One of the challenges of getting more young people into engineering and computer... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Jan 2014 by Limor Fried Feed
digital girl of the year
Lune van Ewijk is ten years old and already a role model for kids and adults alike. Last year, she won the Digital Girl of the Year 2013 award from the European Commision, who had this to say about her: Lune develops her own games and interactive movies, designs robots, and dreams of becoming an... Read more
2 comments Posted 15 Jan 2014 by Robin Muilwijk Feed
open source event calendar
Are you planning, hosting, or going to an open source conference in 2014? If so, help spread the word about it by submitting it to our events calendar. Opensource.com maintains a calendar of user group meetups, seminars, webinars, and more. It's an easy place to share and discover open source-... Read more
4 comments Posted 14 Jan 2014 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
share your code
Last year, Lauren Egts designed and programmed a game (The Great Guinea Pig Escape) using a youth-focused programming language called Scratch. She presented it at the 2013 Cleveland Mini Maker Faire where it caught the eye of Element14's David Hamblin. He was impressed, and in June, Opensource.com ... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Jan 2014 by The Dave and Gunnar Show (Red Hat) Feed

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