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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.

How to organize your scholarly research with Docear

Organize your scholarly research with Docear
Researchers can keep track of their citations and notes, and easily include them when mapping the structure of their paper.Read more

What do we mean when we talk about software 'alternatives'?

What do we mean when we talk about software 'alternatives'?
The term "alternative" generally means something not in the majority or the mainstream. When it comes to software, who picks the standard and defines...Read more

How scientists are using digital badges

How scientists are using digital badges
The open source world pioneered the use of digital badges to reward skills, achievements, and to signal transparency and openness. Scientific...Read more

Google's new OS, Intel's open source VR headset, and more news

Open source news roundup for August 14-20, 2016
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look Google's new open source operating system, Intel's VR HoloLens device,...Read more

Top 5: What is copyleft? Top 5 (os) web servers, and more

Top 5 articles of the week on Opensource.com
In this week's Top 5, we highlight an introduction to copyleft, the most popular open source web servers, the background story on a Certificate...Read more

Writing an academic paper? Try Fidus Writer

Writing an academic paper? Try Fidus Writer
This month we learn about Fidus Writer, a web-based collaborative writing tool made specifically for the needs of academic writers who need to use...Read more

3 command-line music players for Linux

3 command-line music players for Linux
Do you want to know how to play music straight from your Linux terminal? Here’s a look at three command-line music players.Read more

How to build your own maker workbench

custom-built maker workbench
Bill Rainford's heavy-duty maker workbench features dimmable LED lamps, electrical outlets, sturdy shelving, and more.Read more