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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.

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

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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

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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

Evangelizing open source: Interview with OSCON speaker Gabrielle Crevecoeur

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Interview with a technical evangelist at Microsoft specializing in open source development.Read more

How to build a Linux router, Internet of Things devices, and more news

Weekly news on Opensource.com
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at how to build a Linux router, why Internet of Things devices should be...Read more

Open Morrowind release, Vector 36's native release on Linux, and Hyper Light Drifter

Open gaming news on Opensource.com
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition we take a look at Open Morrowind (OpenMW), Vector 36's native release on Linux, and Hyper Light...Read more

Top 5: 11 Python resources, Linux system monitoring, and more

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In this week's Top 5, we highlight resources for teaching and learning Python, thoughts from a longtime Linux user on system monitoring tools, DevOps...Read more

Automate your home with openHAB

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The openHAB open source automation platform is designed to use a pluggable architecture, which means new devices and protocols can be added easily...Read more