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.

Organize your cooking with an open source recipe manager

Penguin chef
When it comes to recipes, it pays to be organized. Years of clipped recipes and notes written on napkins stuffed between the pages of countless...Read more

Why I chose Wordpress for my college football blog

Todd Jones shares why he fell in love with the popular open source content management system.Read more

3 open source alternatives to Google Maps API

Web mapping
Jason Baker explores open source tools for creating JavaScript maps.Read more

Farmers need better software

Farmers need better software - open food
The Open Food Network seeks to provide an open source solution for connecting local farmers and buyers.Read more

14 amazing open source gifts for the holidays

2015 Holiday Gift Guide
The annual Opensource.com gift guide serves up open source gadgets and gifts that kids, adults, hobbyists, and beginners are sure to love and...Read more

Betty Hacker embeds open hardware electronics into cakes

An open-hardware-powered wedding cake.
Alicia Gibb, aka Betty Hacker, offers tips for embedding open hardware electronics into cakes.Read more

How many stickers are on your laptop?

sticker poll lead
How many stickers does it take to cover a laptop? Many people try to find that out as they add new stickers after each meetups or conferences, or to...Read more

Tasty translations for the Taste of Stockholm food festival

Wikimedia Sweden shares how its community helped translate menus for the Taste of Stockholm food festival.Read more