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Open source solutions impact our daily lives in an interesting variety of ways. Read our collection of articles on how open source technologies are making lives better.

Linux helps rural student transform rocky academic start into FOSS confidence

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Gauthamraj Elango is from a small, rural town in southern India. His academic studies floundered, and then he found Linux. From there he has...Read more

Surveillance and the erosion of weirdness (a TxLF report)

Deb Nicholson gave a fascinating talk about privacy and surveillance at this year's Texas Linux Fest.Read more

Unity on Linux, TuxRacer on Ubuntu Touch, and more open gaming news

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Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Unity on Linux, TuxRacer on Ubuntu Touch, and more open gaming news. Open gaming...Read more

Linux Foundation security badge, Raspberry Pi success, White House tool, and more

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the Linux Foundation's new security badge program, Raspberry Pi success, a...Read more

Top 5: Linux kernel birthday, Pinrepo, alternatives to Trello, and more

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In this week's Top 5 we talk about markup languages, Pinterest's new open source tool, 20 years worth of open source knowledge from Stephen Walli,...Read more

Developer lowers Drupal's barrier to entry

Kalamuna co-founder Alec Reynolds talks about his company's Kalabox project, Drupal, and his hopes for the future of open source.Read more

3 steps for planning a successful open source meetup

Community moderator Nicole Engard recaps Karen Vuong's Texas Linux Fest talk on open source event planning.Read more

For UNC scientists, open source is the way forward

The human genome specifies more than 500 kinases, enzymes that can manipulate protein activity. More than 400 of them are understudied, even though...Read more