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Measuring the value of open hardware design

Monday 9th of February 2015 10:00:00 AM

With the rise of distributed manufacturing of 3D printing, hardware designs released under open source licenses are increasing exponentially. These designs—for everything from phone cases to prosthetic hands for children—can have an enormous value for those who need and want them.


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Highlights and editor's picks: February 2015 report

Monday 9th of February 2015 09:00:00 AM

A new world record has been set for our community. We started 2015 with our momentum from December and garnered 596,721 page views (old record: 547,016) and 335,290 unique visits. We published 78 articles including eight posts during our Careers in Open Source week.


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OpenStack's inflection point, developer tools, and more

Monday 9th of February 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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Emulation on the Raspberry Pi 2, Git Game, and more

Saturday 7th of February 2015 01:30:00 PM

Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at the Raspberry Pi 2, some thoughts on Alibaba's recent investment into the Ouya, a way to test your Git knowledge, and more!

And, welcome to Andrew Mandula! A new writer for our weekly open source and Linux games roundup.

Open source and Linux games roundup Week of January 31 - February 7, 2015


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Top 5: Winners, Raspberry Pi news, and the Linux philosophy

Friday 6th of February 2015 03:38:00 PM
Welcome to the Opensource.com Top 5!

Every Friday, I give you a quick rundown of the five, best performing articles of the week. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to find out as soon as we upload it to our Top 5 video playlist.


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The new Raspberry Pi 2, boost for Cyanogen, US budget data on GitHub, and more

Friday 6th of February 2015 12:00:00 PM

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Microsoft's investment in Cyanogen, U.S. government budget data on GitHub, the debut of the Raspberry Pi 2, and more!

Open source news for your reading pleasure. January 31 - February 6, 2015


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The art of learning OpenStack

Friday 6th of February 2015 10:00:00 AM

Trying to learn more about what OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project, might have to offer? Need some help figuring something out, or inspiration for a new approach to try? We're here to help. We have gathered some of the best how-tos, guides, tutorials, and tips published over the past month into this handy collection.


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Easing into open source

Friday 6th of February 2015 08:00:00 AM

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.


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Save boring software from the brink

Thursday 5th of February 2015 12:00:00 PM

How often have you felt bored with the software you use?


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Rapid open hardware innovation to redefine wireless

Thursday 5th of February 2015 10:00:00 AM

Hardware design and development traditionally have been shrouded in secrecy, with companies desperate to keep their designs for internal use only. But in a world where sharing and transparency have become the norm, and global collaborative development is no longer just a phrase used by marketers—at least in software engineering—it’s time for things to change.


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Community open sources medical diagrams and animations

Thursday 5th of February 2015 08:00:00 AM

OPENPediatrics (OP), a free online education and best practice sharing community for pediatric clinicians worldwide, has launched a new library of openly licensed medical animations and illustrations, making them available for non-commercial educational use.


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Tesora's pivot to open source and the OpenStack Trove project

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 12:00:00 PM

Early in 2014, we launched our company Tesora as the OpenStack Trove company focused on the open source database-as-a-service project. This wasn’t, however, a brand new open source company. We began our life as ParElastic, developing a proprietary engine that could transparently scale-out MySQL.


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Open up as much social-good data as possible

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 11:00:00 AM

Most software produces data, and many data owners are currently working out how to release their data publicly as part of a wider “data for good” movement that includes groups like the Engine Room, NGOs, private individuals, communities, and companies.


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Introducing the Raspberry Pi 2, and a new resource

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 10:00:00 AM

If you're interested in open hardware, this one has been hard to miss: this week, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the release of the Raspberry Pi 2. This tiny open hardware project has grown so large that its new releases are now making headlines in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and on the BBC.


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The US government bids adieu to Clipper Chip

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 08:00:00 AM

Some lessons relevant for today.

In a short notice published last month, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) announced it was retiring a number of Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) because they were obsolete. Notably, that list of retirements includes FIPS-185.


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More in Tux Machines

Korora 21

My install went quite well, I had no problems and the install itself was relatively speedy. Bear in mind, however, that I have used the Anaconda installer often in the past. So I’m quite familiar with how it is laid out and what it has to offer. Use the Fedora install guide for Anaconda I linked to above if you’re new to it as it might save you some time when installing Korora 21. Read more

How to run Linux and Chrome OS on your Chromebook

Chromebooks are pretty darn handy. Even some hardcore Windows users now acknowledge that a Chromebook might be just what you need for work. But, as great as Chromebooks are, and as much progress as Google has made in getting "Web-only" apps such as Google Docs to work offline, there are still times that you want an application that's only available off-line such as the LibreOffice office suite or the GIMP photo editor. For those times, it's darn handy to be able to run a Linux desktop on a Chromebook. Read more

Developing Linux Is Essential To Intel's Success

The dominant position of Intel in the server processor market is likely helped by the company's consistent strong support for Linux. Based on the W3Techs chart below, Linux is almost as popular as Windows-based servers are. Read more