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Top 5 articles of the week: January 19 - 23
Top 5 articles of the week: Video editing for Linux, FOSS Andriod apps, and more
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Every week I bring you the best of what we've published this week. It's always five articles, about five most interesting open source stories from around the globe.
Top 5 articles of the week
biicode is a startup that began with closed code but has since made their work open source. You may have figured out or know first hand that part of this process of transitioning a project to open source is building a community of users and developers. But before they could start exploring that option they had address their investors' trepidations. See how it played out in this article.
Vince Ryan, a journalist and project lead at SourceFabric, makes the argument that newsrooms for online publications need an open source content management system to handle varying media types and differing media companies. The diversity present in today's newsroom needs a flexible system, one that can be modified and then owned in a sense by the team that built it. For more on this story, read on about the new management suite of newsroom tools called Superdesk.
Do you have an Android phone or other device? Scott Nesbitt asks what choice do we have if we want to use Android and keep our apps as free and open source as possible? Well, we turn to F-Droid, a catalogue of FOSS applications just for the Android platform. See how to install and get apps in this article.
We often cover open hardware stories on the site. So, what is open hardware? Frank Thomas-Hockey says it means "the components that make up the device are available for the user to see. No secret formulas. The ingredients are completely transparent, and if you chose, you can source the raw parts and assemble them yourself." In this article, check out five of his favorite projects that run on Raspberry Pi or Ardunio platforms.
Chris Long spent many years in the visual effects industry, and as a Red Hat Systems Engineer, the question kept arise of whether there were good options for video editing tools for Linux. So, he investigated. Take a look at what happened when we installed and tried to work with six different video editing programs. And ultimately which one won out.