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HabitRPG to-do list, OUYA gets support, Linux games, and more

Saturday 31st of January 2015 01:00:00 PM

Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at HabitRPG to gamify your to-do list, new support for OUYA, new Linux games, and more!

Open source and Linux games: January 24 - 30, 2015


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Weekly Top 5: The big R, 30 on Twitter, and open source jobs

Friday 30th of January 2015 04:36:00 PM
The Opensource.com Weekly Top 5

The best and brightest burning star articles from this week: January 26 - 30


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Ghost security flaw, Revolution Analytics is acquired, leadership at Docker, and more

Friday 30th of January 2015 12:00:00 PM

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at new leadership at Docker, Microsoft acquires Revolution Analytics, the Ghost security hole, and more!

Open source news for your reading pleasure. January 24 - 30, 2015


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How I landed a job in open source

Friday 30th of January 2015 10:00:00 AM
Open Source
Careers

A collection of articles about jobs and careers in open source.

I have been working in the computer business for over 40 years, but the best years have been the last 17 or so working with Linux and open source software. I got into the computer business unintentionally and kind of sideways, but that is a whole other story. I'll tell you about how I got into open source and Linux semi-intentionally and also kind of sideways.


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An introduction into Ceph storage for OpenStack

Friday 30th of January 2015 09:00:00 AM

When you are considering building a cloud, there are many important decisions to make. Among the top decisions you'll want to make is how to implement your storage. One open source project which many have turned to as a solution to some of their storage needs is Ceph.


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Breaking out of the 'comfort zone' with open source

Friday 30th of January 2015 08:00:00 AM
Open Source
Careers

A collection of articles about jobs and careers in open source.

I'm joining DigitalOcean as a developer evangelist, where I'll work closely with the PHP community to help create amazing things! I'm really excited about this, especially because I never thought I would have such an amazing opportunity. Just to put things into perspective, I want to share the story of how I got where I am right now.


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The future of devices for health is not wearables

Thursday 29th of January 2015 12:00:00 PM

Dozens of new self-tracking wearable devices appear every month. They target health and quality of life applications, from sleep to physical activity. And, they are packaged as smart watches or as standalone pieces, launched under the umbrella of startups and industry leaders alike. Currently, there is no shortage of thoughtfully designed wearable devices promising to improve our health and quality of life, but amidst the ongoing technological deluge—do you think the future will be wearable or anti-wearable?


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bitHound puts out features, not fires

Thursday 29th of January 2015 10:00:00 AM

The following is a partial transcript from a phone interview with Dan Silivestru, CEO and co-founder of bitHound.io—automated, open source, code quality analysis software.


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Get a paycheck in open source, be a social activist

Thursday 29th of January 2015 08:00:00 AM
Open Source
Careers

A collection of articles about jobs and careers in open source.


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The earnestness of being important

Wednesday 28th of January 2015 12:00:00 PM
How open source search and machine learning are driving insight into what’s important

“What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important." —attributed to Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States

In today’s data-driven, constantly-connected, technology-centric world, we are awash in attention-grabbing content, events, and requests. Like me, I suspect most Opensource.com readers relish this way of life—after all, us technologists created it—except for, that is, when we don’t. We like it if, like Ike, we can properly separate the urgent from the important and use this tidal wave of data to our personal and professional advantage. As data sizes grow, this becomes harder and harder.


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Confessions of a systems librarian

Wednesday 28th of January 2015 11:00:00 AM
Open Source
Careers

A collection of articles about jobs and careers in open source.

I decided to become a librarian after my undergraduate because I liked working with computers and the job seemed easy. A friend who’d already taken the plunge enlisted me, telling me how technological libraries had become, which I guess made sense. I knew computers had replaced the old card catalogues, but what caught me by surprise when I started my Master's in Library and Information Science degree—other than the fact that it was by no means an easy—was how ubiquitous technology had become in libraries.


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Building a cloud career with OpenStack

Wednesday 28th of January 2015 08:00:00 AM
Open Source
Careers

A collection of articles about jobs and careers in open source.

What can OpenStack do for you? How about helping you along your career? OpenStack is a growing space and there are more than enough jobs still to go around for qualified seekers. So how do you go about getting one of those jobs?


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Why now is the time to learn R

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 12:00:00 PM
Open Source
Careers

A collection of articles about jobs and careers in open source.

We’ve all heard about big data; over the past few years, many companies have invested in Hadoop, NoSQL, and data warehouses, to collect and store massive volumes of new data. Even when based on open source platforms like Hadoop, these investments can easily measure in the millions of dollars for large companies with new hardware, new staff, and untold person-hours spent implementing new systems and procedures.

Now it’s time for that investment to pay off.


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How volunteering at events can advance your open source career

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 10:00:00 AM
Open Source
Careers

A collection of articles about jobs and careers in open source.

When I look back at my years working in open source, I realize how much conferences have helped my career. Back when I was an editor at Linux Pro Magazine, I met dozens of writers in person at conferences, which almost always improved our working relationships, and I recruited countless new and first-time authors. Watching other speakers and then meeting them after their sessions helped inspire me to get past my stage fright (with a dash of imposter syndrome) and start speaking at events. I've also forged friendships at conferences that are now almost as old as my career. And I've met more than one person who ended up being a future employer.


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Scalable open virtual networking with MidoNet

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 08:00:00 AM

Networking is an important part of any modern datacenter. As open source continues to grow in virtualization solutions, virtualized networking is an important part of the picture. MidoNet, an open source network virtualization platform for Infrastructure-as-a-serivice (IaaS) clouds like OpenStack cloud software, is gaining traction as a way to implement networking solutions.


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30 community managers in open source to follow on Twitter

Monday 26th of January 2015 12:00:00 PM

For Community Manager Appreciation Day 2015, I wanted to do something special to thank many of the hard working community managers involved in the open source ecosystem.


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What leadership and community look like at Opensource.com

Monday 26th of January 2015 11:00:00 AM

Opensource.com's 5 year anniversary was yesterday, January 25!

Our team celebrated during an afternoon last week that focused on the growth our readership has seen since 2010, but most importantly, an afternoon that recognized the tremendous work of the publication's Project Lead and Community Manager, Jason Hibbets.

Jason has been instrumental in the evolution, growth, and success of Opensource.com over the past five years. And, in this post, the core Opensource.com Team and the Community Moderators take a moment to thank him and give their thoughts on what his leadership has meant to them.

To me, Jason has been a mentor in open source, a teammate in the trenches, and a friend. He is the type of leader that enables and empowers others to create more and think bigger. Opensource.com's adventures have been many and the future is bright! Thank you.


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How open source can be a gateway to your next job

Monday 26th of January 2015 10:00:00 AM
Open Source
Careers

A collection of articles about jobs and careers in open source.


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Tales from the trenches, looking ahead to OpenStack Kilo, and more

Monday 26th of January 2015 08:00:00 AM

Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.


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Steam news, ChilliSource engine, new Linux games, and more

Saturday 24th of January 2015 01:00:00 PM

Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at news from Steam, open source engine ChilliSource, new Linux games, and more!

Open gaming roundup Week of January 17 - 23, 2015


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Pro tip: Find tons of open-source Android software with F-Droid

If you're looking for truly open-source software for the Android platform, you don't have to do a ton of searching or check through licenses from within the Google Play Store. All you have to do is download a simple tool called F-Droid. With this tool, you can download and install apps (from quite a large listing) as easily as you can from the Google Play Store. You won't, however, find F-Droid in the Google Play Store. Instead, you have to download the .apk file and install it manually. Once it's installed, the rest is just a matter of searching for an app and tapping to install. Read more