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Sunglass, a platform for collaborating on 3D projects in real time, and DIYRockets, a global space company helping humanity establish a civilazation in space by building an open space frontier, are partnering in an effort to build rocket engines.
5 comments Posted 21 Mar 2013 by Alanna Howard (Red Hat) Feed
open source why
Pete Herzog began an article he wrote for opensource.com last year about Hacker Highschool by saying: It might sound strange, but every industry and profession could benefit from an employee as creative, resourceful, and motivated as a hacker.  You see, Pete is not only motivated by what open... Read more
2 comments Posted 6 Mar 2013 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
fortune cookie
The Obama administration recently responded to a petition asking the government to "require free access over the Internet to scientific journal articles arising from taxpayer-funded research." I first heard about the petition on Google+, and am very proud to be signature #52. Back then 25,000... Read more
0 comments Posted 5 Mar 2013 by Marcus D. Hanwell Feed
lightning talk
Erin Robinson, the Information and Virtual Community Director for the Foundation for Earth Science, the management arm of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (@ESIPFed), says that earth science matters to all of us. For example, when Hurrican Sandy devastated areas of the country,... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 Feb 2013 by Erin Robinson Feed
on the scene
FOSDEM, held annually in Brussels, Belgium, is a free event for open source communities to meet, share ideas, and collaborate. It offers a mix of focused devrooms and themed main track talks, with no requirement for registration. It has a reputation of being highly developer-focused, this year... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 Feb 2013 by Marcus D. Hanwell Feed
good bad ugly
Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves.—Aaron Swartz I have been a PhD student for less than two years. On the other hand, for six years, I have been a member of the free culture movement, which emphasizes the importance of access to and... Read more
6 comments Posted 5 Feb 2013 by Alex Leavitt Feed
creativity
Scientific software tools have long lived in the conflict zone between open source ideals and proprietary exploitation. The values of science (openness, transparency, and free exchange) are at odds with the desires of individuals and organizations to transition scientific tools to a commercial... Read more
1 comment Posted 13 Dec 2012 by Shane T. Mueller Feed
mMass software code
Over the last months, I became more and more aware of the "open" movement. "Open" as in open access, open source, open data, open science.
4 comments Posted 6 Dec 2012 by Timo Niedermeyer Feed
open source in the stars
Open source as a buzzword has lost much of its buzz. It’s not quite as dead as "SOA," but it’s definitely been supplanted by today’s favorites: the Cloud, Mobile, and Big Data. Open source's demise as a hype label was inevitable—it’s hard to fake giving away your software for free (although there... Read more
3 comments Posted 3 Dec 2012 by Bryan Cheung Feed
Publishing the open source way
As a child I remember being fascinated by science, and developed an overwhelming urge to learn how everything worked. I loved science fiction, seeing authors explore the very edges of possible futures, extrapolating out the possibly feasible to its very limits. As I grew older and began a degree in... Read more
4 comments Posted 29 Nov 2012 by Marcus D. Hanwell Feed

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