open source software

3 tools that make scanning on the Linux desktop quick and easy

While many scanners makers don't supply Linux versions of the software that drives their wares, there are a number of excellent scanner applications...Read more

3 tools to make creating presentations easy

Why and how to use Bespoke.js, a presentation framework that sits at the opposite end of the complexity scale.Read more

Students power this open source high school

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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...Read more

Top 5 articles of the week: WordPress 4.0, FarmBot, and Docker security

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 September...Read more

Top 4 open source invoicing tools for freelancers and small businesses

Open source invoicing tools can help freelancers and small business owners to not only get paid, but save money while they're at it.Read more

The next open source frontier is the farm

Michael Tiemann contemplates how agriculture and how we grow food could benefit from open source methods and software. FarmBot could be a great start...Read more

Kids aren't the only ones learning to share

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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...Read more

U.S. Digital Services and Playbook: "Default to Open"

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...Read more