open source tools
Open source scares people. And tossing them into the deep end usually doesn’t help dampen that fear. Instead, we need to help ease people into using open source. Scott Nesbitt, technology coach and writer, shares some advice to help you do that.
Founder and COO of Per Vices Corporation on why open source is the most efficient path to progress and innovation.
Five new open source project management tools for 2015 plus updates of the tools mentioned in our 2014 list. All in all, this article gives a good look at 11 of the top open source project management tools out there.
Charlie Reisinger, IT Director at Penn Manor High School in Lancaster Pennsylvania delivers a talk on how we can empower students at all public schools with the elements of the open source way.
Play a classic computer adventure game on a modern operating system, including Linux, with these open source tools. Plus, get a snack recipe from Mystery Manor! Article includes Grim Fandango with ResidualVM, Monkey Island with ScummVM, and Tex Murphy with DosBox.
Ansible shares some of their community practices, which have helped to make Ansible remarkably successful in generating participation in a relatively short time.
Steven Ovadia interviews Scott Nesbitt to find out how his Linux machine and work station are set up to produce top notch writing.
I was intrigued to read this recent article in The Guardian about public libraries’ new role as community problem solvers. If you read carefully into this article you’ll notice the author talks about libraries becoming more involved with "proactive community engagement." This means that libraries... Read more
For animators working with free and open source software, nothing compares to Blender. A fully-featured 3D animation suite, it offers a huge array of tools that individuals and small studios need: modeling, rendering, motion tracking, and more. Volunteers power Blender. Artists, visual effects... Read more
There was a time when working in the library I found it very frustrating (as many librarians do) that there were so few options for software that actually did what I needed. In libraries we're so used to there being this vendor=software model. Where one vendor controls a product and while there... Read more