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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.

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

Ask Safia: How do I unite similar open source projects?

Ask Safia postcard of a pier and water
Dear Safia, I work in a research laboratory facility and I've developed some open source tools to interact with research equipment. After doing some...Read more

Long live print! Open Source Yearbook print editions now available

Yearbook covers
Last month we announced the free 2015 Open Source Yearbook PDF. We're excited to unveil the 2015 Open Source Yearbook print editions, which are now...Read more

Bulldog: A surprisingly fast GPIO library

Bulldog: A surprisingly fast GPIO library
Learn more about Bulldog, a Java library that lets developers access GPIO and other low-level IO interfaces in record time.Read more