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.

Why and how I became a software engineer

My Open Source Story: Gloria Bwandungi
Open source software played an instrumental role in Gloria Bwandungi's journey to becoming a full-stack engineer.Read more

7 science projects powered by open source GIS

7 science projects powered by open source GIS
FOSS4G North America is taking place in Raleigh, NC next week. We highlight some of the ways open source geographic tools are changing science.Read more

Purdue's IronHacks series puts unique spin on hackathons

Purdue's IronHacks series puts unique spin on hackathons
Hackathons are well-known as events where developers come together to quickly turn out a piece of software, often competing against each other. But...Read more

Measurement Lab explores the current state of the Internet

M-Lab explores the current state of the Internet
M-Lab is the largest open Internet data project powered by crowdsourcing measurements of people's Internet connections from around the world.Read more

Spit-balling creative concepts with open source tools

How to get creative ideas on to paper with open source tools
It doesn't matter if your project is a painting, a feature film, or a software tool that someone else will use to paint or make a movie. They're all...Read more

Open sourcing planet discovery with PANOPTES

Open sourcing planet discovery with PANOPTES
The creators of PANOPTES believe a network of small telescopes can be just as powerful as some of the world's largest.Read more

We're giving away 10 free copies of our Open Source Yearbook

2015 Yearbook covers
10 lucky readers will score free copies of the 2015 Open Source Yearbook (hardcover edition).Read more

Experimenting with the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT

Experimenting with the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT
The Opensource.com team has been fascinated by the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT , a low-cost addon for the Raspberry Pi that enables astronauts and citizen...Read more