Life

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.

Code ninjas earn "belts" with CoderDojo

By engaging young people ages 7-17 in informal, creative environments, independent clubs of youngsters can learn web and application development...Read more

Wikimedia contributor shares his Linux story

Wikimedia contributor Subhashish Panigrahi shares his Linux story.Read more

Rackspace developer advocate on getting started with open source

We reached out to Rackspace's Don Schenck to get a sneak peek of his All Things Open talk, "OMG—How do I start an open source project?"Read more

An open source celebration of one whimsical video game

We interview Bill Eager, author of EarthBound Text, a tool for fans of a video game that continues to delight two decades after its 1995 release.Read more

How open film project Cosmos Laundromat made Blender better

Cosmos Laundromat (or Project Gooseberry for those of us who have been following its production from the start) isn't just a 10-minute short film. It...Read more

Common problems in open source communities (and how to solve them)

In her Texas Linux Fest keynote, Joan Touzet talked to us about how to improve our open source communities.Read more

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