open source software
I suspect that many of your days in high school looked something like this: An adult teacher stands in the front of a square room, lecturing or drawing, with a flood of facts, figures, and dates flowing into a well organized grid of neatly arranged desks. As the teacher lectures, students... Read more
Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on Opensource.com: September 5, 2014.
Open source invoicing tools can help freelancers and small business owners to not only get paid, but save money while they're at it.
Michael Tiemann contemplates how agriculture and how we grow food could benefit from open source methods and software. FarmBot could be a great start. Find out more about how the farm could be the next frontier for open source.
It’s one of the most basic lessons we teach our children when they’re young—the idea of sharing their toys with others. We try to instill in them the values of giving up control and playing alongside others. Of finding joy in a shared toy. We recognize the importance of this idea, and we work hard... Read more
Mark Bohannon gives an overview of some new open initiatives by the U.S. federal government, including the Digital Services Playbook and the U.S. Digital Service. Both focus on a "default to open" mentality.
Organizations large and small are changing their approach to open source software (OSS). Increasingly, OSS is being viewed as more than just a development tool, but as a strategic asset. And the implications of this change are becoming clear.
Pia Mancini discusses the challenges DemocracyOS faces and how Democracia en Red is planning to overcome them
Bird-I is an app to manage your location and your friends, plus an alarm for emergencies.
The beauty of open sourcing development resources is that a single library or wrapper, once released to the world, can be integrated and built out by thousands of other people. And because the future of any new platform depends on what people can do with it, over the past few months Leap Motion has... Read more