A team of National Geographic Explorers set out to the Okavango Delta in the African wilderness to measure water quality, wildlife sightings, and more using open hardware and the Raspberry Pi as well as open source software. They created a portal to share data openly, preserving a piece of African... Read more
A look back at the best open source tutorials and how-tos on Opensource.com in 2014.
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Google (again) embracing open document formats, the Marines going Linux, the European Commission updating its open source policy, and more!
Jono Bacon previously spent 7 years as a community manager at Canonical. Today, he is the senior director of community at XPRIZE: an organization that creates big prizes for teams to help them reach their goals. They believe that facilitating competition, and rewarding it, can change the world.... Read more
Open source ten years ago and today. A lot has changed, for the better.
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at open source speech system from Stephen Hawking, Docker getting a competitor called Rocket, the White House playbook, and more!
Google Code-in is an initiative for 13-17 year olds to get involved in open source software projects. Participating organizations select its top five participants as finalists and its top two to win the grand prize of a trip to Google headquarters in California, USA with a parent or a guardian.... Read more
Openwashing is when a company undertakes egregious marketing and promotion schemes that exaggerate their participation in / contributions to / licensing of open source software. How can you be sure you are aware and not affected?
Giving back to a community is the ultimate gift. Whether it's code, documentation, bug reporting, project management, designing, or a financial donation, what we give back makes a difference. Four students in a dorm room at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill want to change the way... Read more
All operating systems have a philosophy. And, the philosophy of an operating system matters. What is the Linux philosophy and how does it affect the community? How has it changed software development for the ages?