In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the 30th anniversary of the GNU Manifesto; Google Code shutting down; a new open source, voice-activated digital assistant; and more. Open source news roundup for March 14 - 20, 2015.
Who really owns our devices and the software they run? John Sullivan, executive director of the Free Software Foundation, shares his refreshing thoughts on the subject.
The Language Atlas of UNESCO shows that 197 Indian languages are endangered. I believe if the FOSS community works together, we can save them.
I occasionally get asked why I spend so much of my free time writing software and giving it away for free. There are a number of reasons for this—I like to build things and I use it as an excuse to practice and improve my skills—but one of the most driving motivators for me is that I see open... Read more
Remember when we told you about MediaGoblin, the open source media publishing system? Now they're building higher and higher, and they're looking for help. As they write on the campaign page:
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... Read more
Traditionally, the film editing process was regimented and compartmentalized. The assistant editors helped organize footage, the editor cut the picture, a sound engineer mixed the sound tracks, and a music composer provided the score. In today's quickly evolving landscape of film production, these... Read more
Good photography doesn't just happen. Careful attention to lens settings, depth-of-field charts, and lighting will produce quality images but even those, since the days of the earliest photography, have been taken into the darkroom and adjusted.
It is expected that even a modest video editor will feature a set of basic video transitions. The challenge is to offer critical effects without becoming bloated and unfocused in scope. Kdenlive manages to offer the most commonly required effects with all the standard options without sacrificing... Read more
GNU/Linux has infamously been wanting for a good, solid, professional-level free video editor for years. There have been glimpses of hope here and there, but mostly the editors that have the look and feel of a professional application are prone to blockbuster-worthy crashes, and those that have... Read more