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Typing at 255 WPM shouldn't cost $4000: Plover, the open source steno system

Plover, the open source steno system

"Imagine if programming required a special computer that couldn't connect to the internet or run games or do anything else except write computer software, and that it sold for $1,500. What do you think the state of software development would look like?" » Read more

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Reddit, Cheezburger, and Anonymous will go black Jan. 18 to protest SOPA

Last week, there were some rumors that a few rather high-profile sites were considering taking down their sites, possibly in conjunction with SOPA and PIPA returning to Congress January 23 and 24. Within a day, the rumors were denied. Today, however, several have stepped up to say there will be blackouts, and January 18 is the day.

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How has open source changed your life?

How has open source changed your life?

What has open source changed about you? Did you create something that is valuable to you and others? Maybe you met new people or learned a new skill that you can apply to your job or your next project?

Tell us how being part of an open source project or being involved in an open source community has enhanced you life.

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Crowdsourcing the RPG: D&D fifth edition building with community input

Playing Dungeons and Dragons together for 20 years

If you're an RPG (role-playing game) player, even on the fringes of that community, you remember what happened when the fourth edition of Dungeons and Dragons came out a few years ago. It wasn't pretty. A lot of fans didn't like the changes. Now that it's time for the fifth edition, Wizards of the Coast (which owns the game) is asking fans what they want it to look like. » Read more

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Open Video Conference: Sharing more through open video

Open Video Conference: Sharing more through open video

For the past three years, I've attended the Open Video Conference in New York City, and in that short time the conference has not only grown in attendance, but the conversations being had there have changed quite a bit as well. What began as many small conversations about codecs, file types, and open source video software have now evolved into a much larger conversation around how content creators and educators are seeking ways to leverage the power of video to share their stories and open up their dialogues with the world. » Read more

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NASA launches code.nasa.gov to share and collaborate further with the open source community

code.nasa.gov

Following the release of its Open Government Plan and the Open Source Summit last year, NASA has now launched code.nasa.gov to "continue, unify, and expand NASA’s open source activities." » Read more

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Kdenlive Part 6: Workflow and Conclusion

Kdenlive Part 6.  Cut and Print.

Post-production is a long and involved process. As these articles have demonstrated, Kdenlive is capable of handling every step with efficiency and flexibility. In this final article, we will discuss the final export of the full project from Kdenlive, as well as examine the over-all free software workflow of post-production. » Read more

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Open*Life: 2011 in review

Open*Life: 2011 in review

A second great year on opensource.com has proven even more that openness can improve just about anything. No matter what you're interested in, we've had a story for you. A few examples: » Read more

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Open*Life 2011 best images

Open*Life 2011 best images

The visual components on opensource.com are an important element to the look and feel of our content. The images help set the tone for the site. The imagery embodies qualities such as motivational, editorial, authoritative (but not authoritarian), human, and optimism.

Without our imagery, the content on the site would be plain and unsightly. We'd like to highlight some of the images from 2011 and give you a chance to pick your favorite. » Read more

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FUDCon Pune: The making of a conference

FUDCon Pune

FUDCon is the Fedora Users and Developers Conference, held multiple times a year in different parts of the world. Each region (North America, EMEA, LATAM, APAC, and Africa) gets one conference per year, and Fedora enthusiasts are invited to submit bids to host the conference in their regions.

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