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Open source and humanities in the digital age

Welcome to the first installment of a monthly feature where we explore how open source software and the open source way are used in the digital...Read more

Blockly makes it easier to learn to code

Blockly is a visual coding program that helps people understand the basic logic behind computer programming. Neil Fraser, from the Blockly...Read more

Why open access matters

Imagine a world where scientists and inventors had no access to the accomplishments of the generations which came before us. The wheel would, quite...Read more

Get a paycheck in open source, be a social activist

Ross Brunson, director of member services with the Linux Professional Institute, offers advice for those looking to work in open source and shares...Read more

Confessions of a systems librarian

Though it's not always obvious, libraries use a remarkably large amount of free and open source software and systems. Systems librarian Robin Isard...Read more

Find a greater audience for your creative work

Open source and Creative Commons licensing has opened the door for everyone to inexpensively and easily find a new and authentic audience for their...Read more

A shift in education: Teachers who create content, not consume

Stephen O’Connor is a fifth grade public school teacher at Wells Central School. He contracts with the New York State Education Department to create...Read more

An open source mantra: Avoid "no derivatives"

In this interview with Bill Fitzgerald, head of FunnyMonkey, learn how he got started in open source and how it led him to supporting open access to...Read more