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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.

A beginner's bumpy journey to find a few good bugs

A beginner's bumpy journey to find a few good bugs
Beginners to open source should ask lots of questions, even if it's scary.Read more

Overcoming language and distance barriers in open source projects

Overcoming language and distance barriers in open source projects
With help from open source communities around the world, Jose's English got better and he learned a lot about cultural differences.Read more

Raspberry Pi sells 10 million units, Open Library Foundation established, and more open source news

Open source news roundup for September 4-17, 2016
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Raspberry Pi's 10 million unit milestone, the launch of the Open Library...Read more

Top 5: 4 reasons to create an open source program office, Linux for musicians, and more

Top 5 articles of the week on Opensource.com
In this week's Top 5, we highlight four reasons to create an open source program office, why using open document formats could create a domino effect...Read more

Good things come from projects that fail

Good things come from projects that fail
The International Aid Transparency Initiative has done something it didn't originally set out to do.Read more

Got the writing bug? An introduction to bibisco

bibisco, the choice tool for novelists
bibisco supports multiple writing projects, and you can start a new one any time.Read more

What is free software?

What is free software?
The Digital Freedom Foundation defines free software as the freedom to use, study, distribute, modify, and access software. You can't go wrong with...Read more

Global group communication and culture tips

Global group communication and culture tips
If open source needed a new slogan it would be: Think Globally, Act Globally .Read more