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.

Coding in a safe place

Grace Hopper Open Source Day interview (purple podium)
The Python Software Foundation's (PSF) Director Carol Willing will be mentoring coders for OpenHatch and the Systers' Volunteer Management System...Read more

Why and how to plan lightning talks

Your event might benefit from lightning talks too—here's why and how to plan them.Read more

How to move the needle in open source

Open source interview series
We caught up with All Things Open co-presenters Guy Martin and Nithya Ruff to hear about their talk, "Many ways to move the needle in open source."Read more

A kid in an open source candy store

My open source story
Kartik Subbarao shares why using open source software makes him feel like a kid in the world's largest candy store.Read more

Exploring the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT

Raspberry Pi Sense HAT board
A closer look at the Raspberry Pi add-on board that's going to space with astronaut Tim Peake.Read more

Call for writers: Open Food and Beverage & LISA15 speaker interviews

Call for Writers, purple with pen
Two new series are coming up for Opensource.com in the month of November. Yes, November—it's planning time! We invite you to contribute by sending us...Read more

Cocos2d update, Amazon Fire TV gaming, pick of the week, 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 updates for Cocos2d and xoreos game engines, porting Shovel Knight to Amazon Fire...Read more

Zulip chat from Dropbox, Linux Foundation report, FCC rules, and more news

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Dropbox's open source chat tool Zulip, the FCC comments on open source...Read more