Open source resources
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Frequently asked questions
- What is open source?
- What are open standards?
- What is open government?
- What is open education?
- What is open science?
- What is open gaming?
- What is open access?
- What is open hardware?
- What is Linux?
- What is OpenStack?
- What is Docker?
- What are Linux containers?
- What is big data?
- What is an Arduino?
- What is Raspberry Pi?
- What is software defined networking?
- What are microservices?
- What is the Internet of Things?
- What is Vagrant?
- What is Kubernetes?
Open source how-to guides and tutorials
- How to get started in open source
- How to become an open source contributor
- How to contribute to open source projects (without writing code)
- How to license your open source project
- How to set up a free and open source environment on your computer
- How to build an open source community
- How to promote your open source project
- How to submit your presentation to an open source conference
- How to transition to an open source business model
- How to adopt open source software in your business
- How to get started in civic hacking
- How to organize a CityCamp unconference
- How to get your city to pass an open government policy
- How to build an open data initiative for your city
- How to contribute to OpenStack
- How to edit video the open source way
- How to write a book using Linux
- How to create an eBook the open source way
- How to organize an educational hackathon
- How to teach hacking in high school
- How to get your class involved in an open source community
- How to learn the M programming language
- How to introduce open source to your public library
- How to manage passwords the open source way
- How to use open source software to print in 3D