writing

I'm in love with open source, but I've been dating open content for many years. You would think these two would jump at the chance to cross-promote, but too often that doesn't happen. Open source claims it has a headache. Open content says it's too busy. Really, a headache? Really, too busy?
1 comment Posted 10 Jul 2014 by Phil Shapiro Feed
Scientific writing with JotGit
Years ago, in a graduate computer science course, I was tasked with implementing an algorithm for "variational image segmentation by motion detection." The algorithm was, as they say, a doozy. Tersely described over the course of half a dozen papers, it had dozens of subroutines, which when... Read more
2 comments Posted 16 Jun 2014 by John Lees-Miller Feed
open source tools for writing
Most of us encounter parts of our workday where we must write or document something. Whether for building out the plan of a project, for the documentation of a project, or for the creation of the project itself, like an article or blog post, writing is a part of many of our daily lives regardless... Read more
35 comments Posted 8 May 2014 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
open source content management system
When it was released in 2011, Drupal 7 was the most accessible open source content management system (CMS) available. I expect that this will be true until the release of Drupal 8. Web accessibility requires constant vigilance and will be something that will always need attention in any piece of... Read more
3 comments Posted 6 May 2014 by Mike Gifford Feed
writing and publishing a book the open source way
If you shut people in a room for a week with seven other people with the same interests, they have a ball and write a book. —Adam Hyde, founder of FLOSS Manuals That’s what happened at the 2013 edition of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Doc Camp. A group of 20 open source enthusiasts gathered... Read more
7 comments Posted 21 Nov 2013 by Scott Nesbitt Feed
open up book
A group of journalists are announcing the launch of their breakthrough open source solution for the problem many writers and journalists have of how to take data in PDFs or images and easily convert it to a spreadsheet or other usable format.
4 comments Posted 7 Feb 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
Publishing the open source way
My favorite thing about the Internet is the way it makes so many of us into storytellers. It turns people on to sharing their own experiences, especially experiences they might be uncomfortable relating in person. My enthusiasm for the Internet’s encouragement of transparency extends beyond digital... Read more
5 comments Posted 26 Sep 2012 by Michael G. Williams Feed
Here on the Life channel, we've realized there are a lot of stories about everyday life that are using open source principles—collaboration, participation, sharing, transparency—what we call the open source way. But we can't find them all. And we certainly can't tell them all. That's where you come... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 Jul 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Over the past few weeks, we've had a great response through our contact form about how to write and contribute blog posts to opensource.com. Our readers have told us that "contact a moderator" isn't a good enough solution to grow the community. We've decided to address this.
0 comments Posted 31 Mar 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed