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Can the FOSS community save 197 endangered Indian languages?

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 07:00:00 AM

On Jan 21, 2008, Marie Smith Jones died. Her death was not just a loss of one human being, she was the last speaker of the Eyak language.


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CloudBees programmer to give talk on how to develop a massively scalable HTTP server

Tuesday 15th of July 2014 02:00:00 PM

Garrett Smith from CloudBees has been in software engineering for over twenty years. He got introduced to the Erlang programming language while evaluating CouchDB. Along with Visual Basic, Visual C++, and Erlang, Garrett also learned about Python.


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CloudBees programmer to give talk on how to develop a massively scalable HTTP server

Tuesday 15th of July 2014 02:00:00 PM

Garrett Smith from CloudBees has been in software engineering for over twenty years. He got introduced to the Erlang programming language while evaluating CouchDB. Along with Visual Basic, Visual C++, and Erlang, Garrett also learned about Python.


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How DreamHost is reinventing itself with OpenStack

Tuesday 15th of July 2014 11:00:00 AM

Founded in 1997, DreamHost is a seasoned internet business home to over 400,000 happy customers, 1.5 million sites and applications, and hundreds of thousands of installs of WordPress, the dominant open source CMS. Open source is in our blood, and has powered every aspect of our services since 1997. DreamHost is built on a foundation of Perl, Linux, Apache, MySQL, and countless other open source projects. In our 16+ years of existence, DreamHost has seen the realities of internet applications and hosting drastically evolve. Our journey to the cloud requires a bit of history and context, so let’s dive right in.


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A call to arms for open source!

Tuesday 15th of July 2014 09:00:00 AM

For both my friend and me, open source has been critical to how we live our lives. It's not a job or a career, but a calling.


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Open source to make caring for your health feel wonderful

Tuesday 15th of July 2014 07:00:00 AM

Juhan Sonin wants to influence the world from protein, to policy, to pixel. And, he believes the only way to do that is with open source principles guiding the way.


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OpenStack Juno previews, Docker all the things, and more

Monday 14th of July 2014 03:00:00 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.


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Is making your product free and open source crazy talk?

Monday 14th of July 2014 11:00:00 AM

Making money from open source. To many in the corporate world, that seems like a contradiction in terms. How are you supposed to make money from something that you give away? they ask. It can be done. A number of companies, large and small, have done quite well in the open source space over the years.


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Is making your product free and open source crazy talk?

Monday 14th of July 2014 11:00:00 AM

Making money from open source. To many in the corporate world, that seems like a contradiction in terms. How are you supposed to make money from something that you give away? they ask. It can be done. A number of companies, large and small, have done quite well in the open source space over the years.


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Inception team launches DevOps at Red Hat

Monday 14th of July 2014 09:00:00 AM

How do you kickstart a DevOps culture at your company? It's not easy, but focusing your team on the open source can be a big help. Many of the principles of DevOps are similar to the open source way like rapid prototyping, knowledge sharing, and collaboration.


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Justin Miller on how Mapbox runs like an open source project

Monday 14th of July 2014 07:00:00 AM

Justin Miller is an open source vet. He's the lead developer on the Mapbox mobile team, but he's been through the ranks. He worked on Linux.com, put in his time as a sysadmin, and then made his way into mobile development.


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Mozilla brings Indian communities together

Sunday 13th of July 2014 10:00:00 AM

Mozilla organized two national events in India during the month of June this year: Indic FirefoxOS L10n Sprint 2014 and Mozcamp Beta 2014.


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Epic Games contributes to Blender, Oculus open sources new acquisition, and more

Saturday 12th of July 2014 02:00:00 PM
Open source games roundup Week of July 6 - July 12, 2014

In this week's edition of the open source games news roundup, we take a look at Epic Games' donation to the Blender Foundation, Oculus VR's new open source acquisition, and more.


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Xiki shell Kickstarter, HummingBoard computer, and more

Friday 11th of July 2014 11:00:00 AM
Open source news for your reading pleasure. July 5 - July 11, 2014

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the Xiki shell Kickstarter, a Raspberry Pi competitor called HummingBoard, and more!


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Understanding the metrics behind open source projects

Friday 11th of July 2014 09:00:00 AM

What do the numbers behind an open source project tell us about where it is headed? That's the subject of Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona's OSCON 2014 talk later this month, where he looks at four open source cloud computing projects—OpenStack, CloudStack, Eucalyptus, and OpenNebula—and turns those numbers into a meaningful analysis.


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Asciidoctor coder writes less documentation

Friday 11th of July 2014 08:00:00 AM

I've been working as the documentation manager for the Koha project for six and a half years, so when I saw that Sarah White would be talking about documentation at OSCON this year I knew I wanted a chance to interview her.


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What is open knowledge and how do you spread it?

Friday 11th of July 2014 07:00:00 AM

Beatrice Martini shared the work she does alongside a talented group working to bring openness to the world for Open Knowledge with me earlier this year.


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3 ways to contribute to Firefox OS

Thursday 10th of July 2014 11:00:00 AM

Firefox OS, Mozilla's open source mobile phone operating system, needs developers. And Benjamin Kerensa knows just where to find them.


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Girls' skills are needed in tech

Thursday 10th of July 2014 09:00:00 AM

ChickTech is based in Portland but plans to be nationwide by 2016. After interviewing Jennifer Davidson about how ChickTech gets girls involved in tech, I have high hopes it's even sooner.

The non-profit targets girls who would never nominate themselves to participate in a tech workshop and who wouldn't dream of a career in tech. Why? Because they've never had someone believe their skills were valuable in that world. I believe that our society understands that girls' skills are needed in tech, we've just needed support for our girls like we've shown for our boys.


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Open storytelling to boost literacy

Thursday 10th of July 2014 07:00:00 AM

I'm in love with open source, but I've been dating open content for many years. You would think these two would jump at the chance to cross-promote, but too often that doesn't happen. Open source claims it has a headache. Open content says it's too busy. Really, a headache? Really, too busy?


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