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.

Version control isn't just for programmers

Open art versioning
Everyone can benefit from using version control—even artists. Jason van Gumster explains how.Read more

3D drawings with code using POV-Ray

POV-Ray: Draw with your keyboard
Learn how to render 3D objects as both images and videos using the open source POV-Ray tool.Read more

LilyPond scores beautiful music

Sheet music with geometry graphic
In this month's Nooks and Crannies column, we look at LilyPond, a free, mature music-typesetting program that is part of the GNU Project.Read more

How to make sense of any open source mess

Book review: How to make sense of any mess
Abby Covert's How to Make Sense of Any Mess is a excellent, beginner-friendly, way to learn about information architecture.Read more

Lay down a beat with LMMS

Lay down a beat with LMMS
In the world of digital audio workstations, the project that brings a bunch of modular technology and binds them together nice and neatly for users...Read more

Low-cost robotic hands for amputees around the world

open source prosthetic hand for the masses
OpenBionics' 25-year-old CEO Joel Gibbard wants to make low-cost robotic hands for everyone.Read more

5 free and open music-making tools

5 free and open music-making tools
Aaron Wolf shares five tools for those looking to get started making music on Linux.Read more

Attending technical conferences: What's the big deal?

Attending technical conferences: What's the big deal?
Conferences are about more than being out of the office and free lunch.Read more