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.

March 2016: Top 10 and editor's picks

dandelions in a field and text that says Top 10
With more than a million page views, 16 new authors, and 98 articles published, March was a busy month for Opensource.com. Here are the highlights.Read more

Meet the PHP developer behind monitoring tool JaM

The PHP developer behind monitoring tool JaM
Developer and JaM maintainer Jess Portnoy tells us how and why she got involved with the PHP monitoring tool.Read more

How MongoDB motivates and inspires its developer community

How MongoDB motivates and inspires its developer community
Meghan Gill discusses the importance of volunteer leadership in MongoDB's open source community.Read more

How to start a ChickTech chapter

Helping the next generation of women in tech find their dream careers
Nicole Engard shares how and why she started a ChickTech chapter in her city.Read more

Discord's experimental Linux release, Mono relicensed under MIT, and more open gaming news

Open gaming news on Opensource.com
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Discord's experimental Linux release, Mono relicensed under MIT, and new games out...Read more

Strontium-90 and a Raspberry Pi to teach college students, Thyrosim for thyroid treatment, and more news

Weekly news on Opensource.com
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at open source Thyroid treatment software, Strontium-90 and a Raspberry Pi for...Read more

Top 5: 11 project management tools, 5 home automation tools, and more

Open in sky
In this week's Top 5, we highlight 11 project management tools for 2016, 5 open source home automation tools, a My Linux Story, an interview with...Read more

Industrial city hackerspace teaches something more valuable than code

Access Space hackerspace
Interview with James Wallbank, a founder of one of the longest-running hackerspaces in the U.K. Access Space opened in the center of the northern...Read more