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Developers, like everyone else, often struggle with mental health issues. And like everyone else, these struggles are often left unspoken. In 2013, Ed Finkler decided to change that. Finker started the Open Sourcing Mental Illness campaign to bring the issue to light and prompt discussion.
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My open source story
Budding computer scientist Lauren Egts shares her open source story.
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Ahead of Unity 8's release, longtime Ubuntu user Jono Bacon explores the GNOME Shell.
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Find out more about the culture within the Internet Archive and the backgrounds of two people helping keep it alive.
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Eleven years ago, Firefox 1.0 was released with much excitement and anticipation.
7 comments Posted 9 Nov 2015 by Benjamin Kerensa Feed
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Linux-loving audiophile Chris Hermansen explains the benefits of lossless audio formats, and why he ultimately chose FLAC for audio.
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D. Ruth Bavousett shares how she discovered Linux.
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Those of us who are concerned about software freedom should prefer completely free formats like Ogg Vorbis (lossy) and FLAC (lossless, compressed). We should particularly avoid file formats that include options for digital rights management (DRM). In theory, one might think that DRM is just a... Read more
0 comments Posted 9 Nov 2015 by Chris Hermansen Feed
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Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at a Linux Kernel 4.1 update for SteamOS, Nvidia support for Vulkan, Objects in Space and open hardware, and more.
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In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at a new release of Docker, R-Hub for R packages, the Raspberry Pi Foundation's acquisition of Code Club, and more!
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