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free software legal seminar
The Free Software Foundation will be providing a half-day legal seminar titled "GPL Enforcement and Legal Ethics", taking place on Monday, March 24 at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Anyone can register to attend the seminar, though it is aimed particularly at practicing lawyers and law... Read more
0 comments Posted 12 Mar 2014 by Richard Fontana (Red Hat) Feed
exploring code
What skills do you need and which projects should you participate in as beginner in open source? These are common questions for beginners to open source software, hardware, communities, and methodologies. New folks to open source can start their discovery online and offline. Events and projects of... Read more
6 comments Posted 17 Feb 2014 by Robin Muilwijk Feed
open source gift giveaway box
It's the most wonderful time of the year: time to give open source presents. The opensource.com team gathered ten of our favorite gadgets to help you pick out that perfect present for that special (open source) someone. Some of these items will be a part of our 2012 open source gift guide giveaway... Read more
2 comments Posted 26 Nov 2012 by Casey Brown Feed
Open source beer
In my favorite open source quote, Richard Stallman explains that "Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand that concept, you should think of 'free' as in 'free speech,' not as in 'free beer'."  However in the past week, I've begun to question the validity of this explanation.... Read more
6 comments Posted 31 Aug 2012 by Casey Brown Feed
Parallels between open source and education
Education, infrastructure development, and the democratization of media are the three key sectors on which progression of any society depends. In the United States in particular, and the western world in general, the foundations of world leadership were laid when the country channeled massive... Read more
9 comments Posted 18 Jul 2012 by Aseem Sharma Feed
Examining comments: A podcast with Peter DePasquale
The SIGCSE community (ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education) is fairly large and quite diverse. Computing educators from all across the world and all levels (K-16+) gather to discuss tools, techniques, and research that might inform our work as techers of computing.  At the... Read more
3 comments Posted 6 Mar 2012 by Matt Jadud Feed
The first FOSDEM Legal Issues DevRoom
For FOSDEM 2012, held last weekend in Brussels, I had the privilege of co-organizing (with Tom Marble, Karen Sandler, and Bradley Kuhn) the first-ever DevRoom track devoted to discussion of legal issues relating to free/libre/open source software. With several thousand attendees and hundreds of... Read more
14 comments Posted 9 Feb 2012 by Richard Fontana (Red Hat) Feed
Three Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) students recently gained recognition for a Humanitarian Free and Open Source (HFOSS) proof-of-concept project, Open Video Chat (OVC).  OVC put a functional video chat program written designed for deaf students on to the OLPC XO 1.5 computer. This is the... Read more
0 comments Posted 8 Apr 2011 by Stephen Jacobs Feed
I’m feeling a little nostalgic. Reading Amazon’s announcement about the recent Cloud Drive music service, I immediately thought of quite a few other moments where the music industry provoked a sense of overwhelming... disappointment. They just don’t get it. They. You know, The Music Industry. Sony... Read more
1 comment Posted 4 Apr 2011 by bascha (Red Hat) Feed
In Meadville, Pennsylvania, it's snowing. And when we get lake effect snow this many days in a row, the only thing to be done is to pour a cup of hot chocolate, put your feet up by the fire, and tell a yarn about open source in education. Specifically, I'm going to tell you a story of how the... Read more
1 comment Posted 14 Dec 2010 by Matt Jadud Feed

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