The OpenOCD package is an extremely powerful addition to the open hardware toolbox. Its versatility means that just about anything that can wiggle pins is capable of becoming a hardware debugger, and the wide availability of commodity hardware means that these powerful tools are available to those... Read more
On Monday, March 16 we will begin a series, one article each day through the end of the month, on the theme: Open Source in Education. Our series on Open Source in Education will share stories from educators, students, advocates, parents, and more who are implementing open source in education and... Read more
Do you remember what it was like when you first started out in open source? I recently asked a group of developers to recount what it was like for them and what prompted them to start contributing to open source in the first place. Each has worked professionally as a developer for a range of 3 to... Read more
The story of Open Food Source (OFS), one of the longest running open source food hub software available today.
Our food system desperately needs change for the better. At Community Food Lab, we think critically and creatively about how this change can happen.
Kyle Mestery is an open source cloud computing architect working on the Neutron project on OpenStack, where he serves as PTL (program team lead). Neutron is the networking component of OpenStack, which handles the complex task of connecting machines in a virtual environment. Here what he's working... Read more
Niki Acosta is the Director of Cloud Evangelism at Metacloud, now a part of Cisco. She is one of those technologists who strives to pull together all aspects of the OpenStack community for the betterment of everyone. As an active OpenStack participant, tweeter, and blogger, she has become a... Read more
Being open is part of Mozilla's DNA. It's not just the code, and Mozilla has opened up its design process to its community. In this interview, Art Director Sean Martell discusses why Mozilla went open with the design process and shares the surprising results.
Teradata is essentially a data company. They are leaders in data analytics platforms, applications, and related services. Prior to the All Things Open conference in Raleigh this year, Nitish Tiwari and Opensource.com asked Adrian Pomilio, UI Architect at Teradata, a few questions about the session... Read more
The academic paper is old—older than the steam engine, the pocket watch, the piano, and the light bulb. The first journal, Philosophical Transactions, was published on March 6, 1665. Now that doesn’t mean that the journal article format is obsolete—many inventions much older are still in wide use... Read more