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 new era of community

Open community, gardeners and food co-op
Nicole Engard summarizes Jono Bacon's keynote, The new era of community, at All Things Open 2015.Read more

Raspberry Pi answers: Are my hamsters lazy or super athletes?

Gadgets and open hardware
Tinkerer Michelle Leonhart shares how she tracks her hamsters' activity levels with a Raspberry Pi.Read more

Iconic Linux debate sparks an open source career

Cesar Brod shares how he discovered Linux during the famous Tanenbaum-Torvalds debate.Read more

Open source code isn’t a warranty

Why open source code is not enough, but it's the right place to start as we move to more interconnected systems.Read more

Inside SparkFun's Fellowship of the Things video series

Open hardware words in neon
Chelsea Moll tells us about SparkFun's new IoT-inspired video series.Read more

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