All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Open Source’

Raspberry Pi Developer Webinar Coming April 4

The Raspberry Pi is a tiny $25 computer intended for children that sold out to adults wanting to play with it. It really is quite the amazing work of art as far as computers are concerned. It runs on Linux and has a minimalistic design consisting of an HDMI out, USB port, SD card port and an ethernet port. Eben …

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Drupal Bringing Open Source CMS To The Masses

Open source is a fantastic element of the software ecosystem and recent studies have shown that it’s on par with traditional proprietary software. Drupal is one of the ring leaders in the open source movement by providing expansive, yet simple tools for Web site content management systems. It’s even so popular that it’s used for the White House’s Web site. …

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Mozilla Announces Living Docs Project in Open-Source Documentaries

Mozilla hopes to revolutionize open-source, Web-based documentaries through its new Living Docs Project, which launched yesterday. The open source non-profit organization announced recently its partnership with The Tribeca Film Institute, The Center for Social Media at American University, ITVS, and BAVC. The goal of the project is to encourage a spirit of open innovation and collaboration in the world of …

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Microsoft Donates “Mayhem” To Outercurve Foundation

The Outercurve Foundation has announced that Microsoft Research has donated an open-source scripting system called Mayhem to the foundation. Mayhem is to serve as the centerpiece of Outercurve’s newly-formed Innovators Gallery. Mayhem is scripting software designed to enable non-programers to interconnect services and devices both within and outside of the Windows ecosystem. Paul Dietz, leader of the Mayhem Project, says …

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Open Source Now On Par With Proprietary Software

I’m a huge proponent of open source software. I’ve always found it to be just as good as proprietary software that I would have to pay an arm and leg for. Microsoft Word? Ha, I use Open Office. iTunes? Even a bigger jovial laugh as I use foobar. Anyway, Coverity released the results of their 2011 Coverity Scan Open Source …

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BrailleTouch Aids Visually Impaired With Keyboard Of The Future

When you think about it, it really doesn’t make any sense that we still use QWERTY keyboards on handheld devices. There are so many characters that it actually requires two or three (or more?) screens in order to display all of them, the keys themselves are small enough to promote eyestrain, and typos are prominent if you don’t have thin-ish …

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Firefox 10 Launching Tomorrow

Firefox is moving on to double digits tomorrow with the release of Firefox 10. PC Mag is reporting that the update will apply to the desktop formats as well as the mobile edition for Android. For those “people,” who never upgraded to Firefox 4, version 3.6 will be updated to version 3.6.9 which only adds security and stability fixes. During …

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NASA’s Code Laid Bare

NASA’s code has now gone open source – cue homebrew rocket ships. Open source development is a great thing. With NASA opening a new open source software-dedicated Web site, it allows street coders to access and improve the source code that NASA is working on. This can lead to new discoveries that the professional engineers at NASA could possibly never …

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