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.

Top 5: Blender movie, Minecraft alternatives, and more

Top 5 articles of the week on Opensource.com
In this week's Top 5, our best articles of the week are about a new Blender short film, alternatives to Minecraft, back to school with open source,...Read more

Did you ever use open source tools in school?

Open Source in Education chalkboard
People of all ages are heading back to school now. For the next couple of weeks, Opensource.com is highlighting a range of open source software,...Read more

Code ninjas earn "belts" with CoderDojo

By engaging young people ages 7-17 in informal, creative environments, independent clubs of youngsters can learn web and application development...Read more

Wikimedia contributor shares his Linux story

Wikimedia contributor Subhashish Panigrahi shares his Linux story.Read more

Rackspace developer advocate on getting started with open source

We reached out to Rackspace's Don Schenck to get a sneak peek of his All Things Open talk, "OMG—How do I start an open source project?"Read more

An open source celebration of one whimsical video game

We interview Bill Eager, author of EarthBound Text, a tool for fans of a video game that continues to delight two decades after its 1995 release.Read more

How open film project Cosmos Laundromat made Blender better

Cosmos Laundromat (or Project Gooseberry for those of us who have been following its production from the start) isn't just a 10-minute short film. It...Read more

Common problems in open source communities (and how to solve them)

In her Texas Linux Fest keynote, Joan Touzet talked to us about how to improve our open source communities.Read more