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.

A template for creating open source contributor guidelines

A template for creating awesome contributor guidelines
Open source contributor guidelines should be easy to read, thorough, and friendly.Read more

How to configure Raspberry Pi as a microcontroller

How to configure Raspberry Pi as a microcontroller
Seth Kenlon shares tips for getting the Raspberry Pi to act more like an embedded microcontroller than a mini PC.Read more

15 podcasts for FOSS fans

15 podcasts on open source for your listening pleasure
Jason van Gumster shares 15 of his favorite podcasts on free and open source software and related topics.Read more

Raspberry Pi project to regulate room temperature and sleep better

Raspberry Pi project to regulate room temperature and sleep better
Jeff Geerling is a father concered with his kid's cold room and their sleep because of it. To remedy the situation, he implements a Raspberry Pi...Read more

Rocket League promised for Linux, MAME open source after 19 years, and more gaming news

Open gaming news on
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at MAME going open source after 19 years, SteamOS update 2.64 released, Rocket League...Read more

The White House launches The Opportunity Project, the new Open Data Button, and more news

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we highlight The Opportunity launched by The White House, a call for public comment on a...Read more

Top 5: Open source alternatives to Picasa, SourceForge/Slashdot interview, and more

Open in sky
In this week's Top 5, we highlight open source alternatives to Google's Picasa for organizing your photos, a cutting-edge math tool for the classroom...Read more

Making music with field recordings and open source

Bird singing and music notes
We dive into music making with open source tools, field recordings, and "found" sounds.Read more