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.

I'm an artist who loves Linux

Sreenivas Alapati shares how a love for Linux led to a career in visual effects and a commitment to producing art using open source tools.Read more

Linux console DragonBox Pyra, Ubuntu patched, and more 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 the Linux-based gaming console DragonBox Pyra, a new Pick of the Week, Linux games...Read more

Europe adopts open source, new BeagleBoard announced, and more news

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the U.K. moving away from proprietary software, France voting to adopt more...Read more

Top 5: Linux, Sonic Pi, LibreOffice, and more

Open in sky
In this week's Top 5, we highlight a Linux story, an open source story, open hardware with Sonic Pi, a wrapup of the LibreOffice Conference, and an...Read more

Open source design is ugly, here's why

Ginny Hamilton reports from Garth Braithwaite's session on design in open source at the All Things Open conference this year.Read more

IoT and open source contributions keynote at All Things Open 2015

All Things Open moons
Nicole Engard reports from keynotes at All Things Open 2015 on passion in open source and the Internet of Things.Read more

Top 4 Java web frameworks built for scalability

Michael Dowden takes a look at four Java web frameworks built for scalability.Read more

How open source took me from a beginner coder to a credited contributor

My open source story
Scott Junner shares how attending a free software workshop helped him make meaningful contributions to open source software.Read more