Welcome to Opensource.com's Weekly Top 5! This week we talk about Human Hacking at SCALE 13X, the open hardware phenomenon, DevOps culture, reducing smartphone waste, and the new Ubuntu phone. Plus, we've got a new column on the site!
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the the new Ubuntu smartphone, Tower drone flight control app, farmers get open source, and more! February 7 - 13, 2015
Next week, Opensource.com will begin publishing a series on Beginners to Open Source. This collection of articles will live as a resource that anyone can access anytime to learn more about what it's like to get started in open source, in any position and for any type of open source project.
An update of what is going on with the open source agenda at NASA, and how The Apache Foundation fits in.
Robyn is an Operations Advocate for Elasticsearch, an end-to-end search and analytics platform. In this interview, she answers my questions about her role as part community manager, part developer advocate at this acclerating open source company. But, what is it exactly? Bascially, Elasticsearch is... Read more
The South California Linux Expo (SCALE) is an annual event aiming to provide educational opportunities on the topic of open source software. This is SCALE13X, and prior to the event I caught up with one of the speakers, Emily Durham, who will give a talk called Human Hacking.
The other side of community involvement in an open source project is the end users. It's hard to be a successful open source project if no one is using it! But aside from providing documentation and forums, how else can projects and users connect?
Open source hardware significantly shortens the gap between the concepts of “project” and “product,” and in conjunction with the boom in Additive Manufacturing, is creating fertile ground for growth in the small-business world.
Dave Hakkens is the founder of Phonebloks, an initiative that supports and pursues the creation of modular hardware for cellular phones to reduce electronic waste (e-waste) and increase efficiency. In this interview, Dave shares the story of what brought him to this mission and what he believes the... Read more
With the rise of distributed manufacturing with 3D printing, the number of hardware designs released under free licenses is growing exponentially. These designs—ranging from Android phone accessories to prosthetic arms—can have an enormous value for those that want them.