The security of a strongly encrypted software tool is not compromised by having its code openly available as open source. In fact, that the tool's source code is open strengthens its security and, by extension, the safety and privacy of its users.
Wikipedia is one of the most frequently visited websites in the world. The vast online encyclopedia, editable by anyone, has become the go-to source for general information on any subject. However, the "crowdsourcing" used by Wikipedia opens their doors to spin and whitewashing–edits that may be... Read more
ERPNext is an open source enterprise resource planning tool focused on the do-it-yourself user.
Dr. Nazir Peroz (Head of the ZiiK) on rebuilding tech in Afghanistan and a new IT center at the University of Herat.
Michael DeHaan is CTO and co-founder of the configuration management tool Ansible. In my interview with him prior to the All Things Open conference in October where he'll be speaking, Michael tells me about what it's like to work in open source tech.
In 2001, Moodle was launched as an online solution for educators to freely adopt as a tool to reach and engage students in the learning experience within their own websites. Today, Moodle’s design and evolution continues to achieve this goal as a free and open source learning platform with clear... Read more
How to evaluate yourself, including your skills and time, before jumping into an open source project. Then, how to evaluate an open source project before stepping into the community. From seasoned open source developer, Matt Micene.
You know the Human Genome project. Well, this is the Belief Genome project. Instead of mapping genes, Sidian Jones is mapping beliefs—across ages, genders, and geographies. He says that beliefs are what makes us tick. They are how we move about in the world and the why to our decisions. Indeed,... Read more