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Looking for a technology job? Learn as much as you can about open source

15 hours 58 min ago

The Friday afternoon I received an offer for an internship at Red Hat was hands down one of the most important days of my career. Every time people asked me where I was working and I saw their reactions when I told them, I knew I was in a fortunate position.


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Lawsuit threatens to break new ground on the GPL and software licensing issues

17 hours 58 min ago

When Versata Software sued Ameriprise Financial Services for breaching its software license, it unwittingly unearthed a GPL violation of its own and touched off another lawsuit that could prove to be a leading case on free and open source software licensing. This post takes a look at the legal issues raised by both cases and what they mean for FOSS producers and users.


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Women interns rocking open source at Xen Project

19 hours 58 min ago

With mid-term evaluations just around the corner for many technology-focused summer internship programs, here's a closer look at how the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Outreach Program for Women (OPW) are helping mentors as well as interns.


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Who's using Docker?

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 11:00:00 AM

I've spent the last couple of months working an internship for The Linux Foundation, doing research on new developments and adoption trends in the open source industry. If you have spent any amount of time reading about open source over the last year, you have probably heard about Docker; a lot of people are talking about it these days and the impact it's going to have on virtualization and DevOps.


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6 open source tools for data journalism

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 09:00:00 AM

When I was in journalism school back in the late 1980s, gathering data for a story usually involved hours of poring over printed documents or microfiche.

A lot has changed since then. While printed resources are still useful, more and more information is available to journalists on the web. That’s helped fuel a boom in what’s come to be known as data journalism. At its most basic, data journalism is the act of finding and telling stories using data—like census data, crime statistics, demographics, and more.


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6 open source tools for data journalism

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 09:00:00 AM

When I was in journalism school back in the late 1980s, gathering data for a story usually involved hours of poring over printed documents or microfiche.

A lot has changed since then. While printed resources are still useful, more and more information is available to journalists on the web. That’s helped fuel a boom in what’s come to be known as data journalism. At its most basic, data journalism is the act of finding and telling stories using data—like census data, crime statistics, demographics, and more.


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Leaders are catalysts for shared purpose and results

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 07:00:00 AM

On every floor at Red Hat Tower in downtown Raleigh, you’ll find a brand message sign that describes Red Hat’s values and culture. On the floor where I intern, the brand message is “Leaders are catalysts, turning shared purpose into shared results.” I see this sign multiple times everyday. Coming into work. Going to meetings. Grabbing a coffee. It’s always there.


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Leaders are catalysts for shared purpose and results

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 07:00:00 AM

On every floor at Red Hat Tower in downtown Raleigh, you’ll find a brand message sign that describes Red Hat’s values and culture. On my floor, where I am an intern at Red Hat, the brand message is “Leaders are catalysts, turning shared purpose into shared results.” I see this sign multiple times everday. Coming into work. Going to meetings. Grabbing a coffee. It’s always there.


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Last call for OpenStack Summit speakers, Juno security updates, and more

Monday 28th of July 2014 04:00:00 PM

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.

OpenStack around the web

There's a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling:


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Open source love at first commit

Monday 28th of July 2014 09:00:00 AM

The power to learn, the freedom to change, and the push for innovation. What is there not to love about open source software? The world of open source consists of a passionate community of individuals hacking away in their dens, all with the same vision for the future of programming: openness and collaboration.


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Collaboration isn't what they taught you in school

Monday 28th of July 2014 07:00:00 AM

Throughout most of my education, I was taught that collaboration was cheating. With the exception of teacher-sanctioned group projects, I had learned that working with others to solve problems was not acceptable. So when I got to college and the first assignment in my computer science class was to read an article about the benefits of pairwise programming and open source, I was very confused.


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GOG offers up Linux games, Steam Controller speculation, and more

Saturday 26th of July 2014 02:00:00 PM
Open source games roundup Week of July 20 - July 26, 2014

It's good to be back! I had a blast at the beach last week and avoided looking at screens pretty much the whole time. Aside from some Cards Against Humanity and some Jungle Speed, the only games I played were rum- and beach-related.

In this week's edition of our open source games news roundup, we take a look at GOG's Linux offerings, speculations on the Steam Controller, and more.


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Celebrating sysadmins in the cloudy future

Friday 25th of July 2014 11:00:00 AM

System administration can be a thankless job. To all of the tireless administrators out there who keep the systems we reply upon up and running, today is the day that we say thank you!


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Docker acquires Orchard, SAP supports OpenStack, ODF and more

Friday 25th of July 2014 09:00:00 AM
Open source news for your reading pleasure. July 19 - 25, 2014


In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Docker acquiring Orchard, SAP who will support Cloud Foundry and OpenStack, the UK government who made ODF its official document standard, and more!


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How open sourcing Android made it a mobile market leader

Friday 25th of July 2014 07:00:00 AM

About 10 years ago, when I got my first mobile phone, I hardly knew anything about its operating system or its processor. Even its screen size didn’t matter. I was just happy to have a "mobile" phone.


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Keynotes from OSCON 2014 Day 3

Thursday 24th of July 2014 04:01:00 PM

We're back with keynote coverage on Day 3 of OSCON 2014! This comes to you (live stream) from Portland at the Oregon Convention Center.


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Open source education for lifelong learners

Thursday 24th of July 2014 11:00:00 AM

In the world of the Internet, where everything is so easily available, it seems like all technology is a benefit to online learners. For those who aren't able to use the available traditional resources for various reasons, open source technology specifically is a huge boon. Let me share my seven-year journey of using open source and how it helped me add more value to both my personal and professional lives.


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How do team dynamics relate to open source?

Thursday 24th of July 2014 09:00:00 AM

Recently I had the opportunity to watch a soccer game (football to the majority of the world). This game was one of the most amazing displays of team effort I’ve ever had the privilege of watching. (Here’s an obligatory link if you don’t know to which game I refer). Almost every score was predicated with a series of passes and touches by various players. There was a level of unselfish play and team spirit I don’t often see when observing professional sports.


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Open source product development most effective when social

Thursday 24th of July 2014 07:00:00 AM

Benetech started out in the 90s without even understanding the meaning of the term open source. They just "needed an easy way to interface with different voice synthesizers" to develop readers for people who are blind and "shared the code to be helpful."

Sound familiar? Opensource.com started covering stories like in 2010 and they recur more often than you might think. Stories of people sharing the code to help others—but sharing code to get help developing better code. When code is open, a community has the opportunity to form around it.


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Keynotes from OSCON 2014 Day 2

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 04:30:00 PM

We're back with keynote coverage on Day 2 of OSCON 2014! This comes to you (live stream) from Portland at the Oregon Convention Center.


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