Bet you didn't think St. Patrick's Day had anything to do with open source. You're wrong--here are six things you can do to celebrate the green day the open source way:
- Take a look at a different type of green--the Open Source Ecology Project.
- Write an open source limerick and leave it in the comments. Need help? Finish one of these:
A lady once made her source open.
It was the code for which we'd been hopin'
There once was a man who shared--
Every bit of his work he bared.
Stop. Collaborate and listen.
Patrick's back with a brand new invention.
No, not that last one. Don't finish that.
- Or read about how the city of Limerick is implementing open source.
- Read the story of St. Columba and copyright in 6th century Ireland. It's not St. Patrick, but their relics may be together, so they're practically neighbors. Pat won't mind.
- Tint your open source beer green. Of course, if you haven't already brewed it, it's a bit late. Feel free to save this one for next year.
- Send an opensource.com St. Patrick's Day e-card to let a friend know you're always in luck when you're open. (Update: the e-card feature has been removed.)
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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