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Growing the next generation of open source hackers

As a parent of three (children aged: 10, 7, and 5), I'm eager to share with my kids the values that attracted me to open source and the hacker ethos: …

2012 Future of Open Source - 6th Annual Survey results

The annual Future of Open Source Survey provides a report on the state of the open source industry and analysis of future trends. Now in its seventh year, this annual survey was supported by nearly 30 collaborators open source software industry leaders and collaborating organizations, and compiles …

The Free Software Foundation Wants to Create a Truly Open Source Mobile OS

Android is already open source though, right? Well technically yes, but also no. While it’s possible to compile AOSP from the readily available …

Download Free, Open-source Textbooks from OpenStax College

Textbooks are incredibly expensive (not to mention cumbersome and heavy in dead tree format). Smart students can pick up free digital textbooks from …

Textbooks

Strategic Plan 2 Ambitious

<b>Abstract:</b> This is a plan for creating the Open Source Economy (see Definition). The program begins with developing the open source Global Village …

Is Android Really Open Source?

Google's Android mobile operating system has emerged to become a dominant force in the smartphone landscape. Sitting at the core of Android is Linux …

Software Integrity

Synopsys eLearning goes beyond your typical training solution. Our course offerings provide developers with targeted training that centers …

The Architecture of Open Source Applications

Architects look at thousands of buildings during their training, and study critiques of those buildings written by masters. In contrast, most …

The legacy of open source and the tide of progress

<i>Why not change the world?</i><p>I have always been interested in science, technology and (most of all) computers. These are things that I always loved, even …

Why Free Software Is More Important Now Than Ever Before

It is now 30 years since I launched the campaign for freedom in computing, that is, for software to be free or "libre" (we use that word to emphasize …

After switching 37,000 PCs to Ubuntu, French Armed Forces says open source cuts costs 40 percent

The French Gendarmerie, a branch of the French Armed Forces in charge of public safety, has been a leader in moving away from proprietary software in …

Blog Jobs Demand Rising For Linux And Open Source Skills

User profile: Blog Jobs Demand Rising For Linux And Open Source Skills<br>This is Blog Jobs Demand Rising For Linux And Open Source Skills's personal …

Linux

50 million lines of code and counting: supporting students in open source

Open source software is more secure than you think

According to a recent survey by Black Duck Software, there are more than one million unique open source projects today, with a projected growth of …

What is open source?

The term "open source" refers to something people can modify and share because its design is publicly accessible.<p>The term originated in the context …

10 ways to contribute to an open source project without writing code

<b>What are the ways we can give to an open source community without contributing code?</b><p>A recent comment to an Opensource.com article a career in open …

Open Source Software

California Takes a Big Step Forward: Free, Digital, Open-Source Textbooks

<i>A Golden State experiment with nationwide impact</i><p>The main idea here, politically and socially, is to lighten the burden -- a little bit -- for students who have been hit with tuition increases at California's public schools in recent years. "Many students are paying more than $1,000 every year on …

Open Source: A Platform for Innovation

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Mark Hinkle, Citrix. Mark Hinkle, Citrix<p>The hobbies that inspired the scientific curiosity of my generation were Erector Sets, …

Top 20 open source gifts for the holidays

<b>Our 2013 open source holiday gift giveaway ended on December 11. Read the official rules for more details.</b><p><b>You could win some of the gifts from this</b> …

Microcontroller

Free and Open-Source Textbooks

• Resources<br>• Textbooks<p>Here is a (partial) list of free and/or open-source textbooks. If you find one of these more helpful than another, please let me …

How open source changed Google - and how Google changed open source

Google has just celebrated its 15th birthday, and much of its success is thanks to Linux and open source software.<p>This gave us the perfect excuse for …

How to get involved with open source in 2014

<b>Get your start as an open source user.</b> First and foremost, we hope you're an open source user! There are open source solutions for nearly every need …

Open Source Movement

Three Benefits of Open Source Legal Docs

In my last post, I discussed how open-source software could potentially be used as an alternative to expensive TAR platforms or, even worse, teams of …