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.

The golden age of open source, predictions for 2016, and more news

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at reasons to use open source software, betting on open source,...Read more

Steam controllers, Street Fighter V coming to Linux, and more open gaming news

Open source and Linux games roundup blue swirl graphic
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at a Steam controller update, a Company of Heroes Linux update, and more.Read more

Top 5: Open source projects of the year, sys admin tools, and more

Top 5 articles of the week on Opensource.com
In this week's Top 5 articles of the week, we highlight our 10 editor's picks from the most popular projects of the year, an open letter to parents...Read more

Internet access and privacy with FreedomBox

Neon sign: Internet
FreedomBox is a personal server that allows you to use the Internet privately or in locations that have bad or no Internet connection.Read more

3 open source genealogy tools for mapping your family tree

Family tree
Genealogy, the study of family histories, is a popular pastime for millions of people worldwide. Individuals seeking to learn more about their...Read more

5 favorite 3D printing projects of 2015

2015 Yearbook
Aleph Objects' Harris Kenny shows us some of the year's biggest 3D printing developments and projects.Read more

Dear parents: Let your kids use open source software

Jim Salter addresses concerns about FOSS in an open letter to parents.Read more

Staking a career on open source software's success

My open source story
"It was the best professional decision I've ever made," says OpenNMS CEO Tarus Balog.Read more