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Trust your students with open source

trust your students with open source
In Zen Buddhism the concept of Shoshin, or "Beginner’s Mind," teaches us to approach learning with openness and a lack of preconceptions. Zen Monk...Read more

Golden opportunity for public libraries to meet digital needs of women

Women use the Internet 17% more than their male counterparts yet are underrepresented in programming and open source. Public libraries (and public...Read more

Announcing Youth in Open Source Week: January 13 - 17

Youth in Open Source Week
Our first-ever Youth in Open Source Week at Opensource.com was January 13 - 17, 2014! We were excited to offer you a solid week of content focused on...Read more

OpenSaaS and the future of government IT innovation

OpenSaaS and Government IT
In recent years, open source software projects, and, separately, cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) products have begun to significantly...Read more

What to consider when transitioning your open source business to a revenue-based model

principles of open source business models
Can SQL as a language be integrated and standardised into Java through a set of simple formal language transformation rules? Yes it can. Data Geekery...Read more

Top 5 open source project management tools in 2014

Last year, Opensource.com covered some popular open source project management tools (ProjectLibre, ]project-open[, and OpenProject.) We found these...Read more

How to set up a free and open source environment on your computer

free and open source software on your computer
Previously, I provided several options for organisations wanting to update their current Windows XP environment to a free and open source (FOSS)...Read more

The rise of Drupal and the fall of closed source

history of open source content management system Drupal
The story of Drupal's beginning sounds like a story ripped from the pages of a cyberpunk novel. It was in a small apartment during college that Dries...Read more