Organize your scholarly research with Docear
Researchers can keep track of their citations and notes, and easily include them when mapping the structure of their paper.
4 comments Posted 23 Aug 2016 by Joshua Allen Holm Feed
What do we mean when we talk about software 'alternatives'?
The term "alternative" generally means something not in the majority or the mainstream. When it comes to software, who picks the standard and defines the alternative?
0 comments Posted 22 Aug 2016 by Seth Kenlon Feed
How scientists are using digital badges
The open source world pioneered the use of digital badges to reward skills, achievements, and to signal transparency and openness. Scientific journals should apply open source methods, and use digital badges to encourage transparency and openness in scientific publications.
0 comments Posted 22 Aug 2016 by Marcus D. Hanwell Feed
Open source news roundup for August 14-20, 2016
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look Google's new open source operating system, Intel's VR HoloLens device, Microsoft open sourcing PowerShell, and more.
2 comments Posted 20 Aug 2016 by Robin Muilwijk Feed
Top 5 articles of the week on
In this week's Top 5, we highlight an introduction to copyleft, the most popular open source web servers, the background story on a Certificate Authority called Let's Encrypt, the state of West Virgina turning to an open source game engine for their new school curriculum, and open source options... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Aug 2016 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
Writing an academic paper? Try Fidus Writer
This month we learn about Fidus Writer, a web-based collaborative writing tool made specifically for the needs of academic writers who need to use citations or formulas.
0 comments Posted 19 Aug 2016 by D Ruth Bavousett Feed
3 command-line music players for Linux
Do you want to know how to play music straight from your Linux terminal? Here’s a look at three command-line music players.
8 comments Posted 19 Aug 2016 by Scott Nesbitt Feed
custom-built maker workbench
Bill Rainford's heavy-duty maker workbench features dimmable LED lamps, electrical outlets, sturdy shelving, and more.
1 comment Posted 19 Aug 2016 by Bill Rainford Feed
runC, a lightweight universal container runtime, is a command-line tool for spawning and running containers according to the Open Container Initiative (OCI) specification. That's the short version. The long version: The governance umbrella created by Docker, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, and... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Aug 2016 by Phil Estes Feed
How to manage binary blobs with Git
Git has extensions for handling binary blobs such as multimedia files, so today we will learn how to manage binary assets with Git.
8 comments Posted 15 Aug 2016 by Seth Kenlon Feed