Open source software

The common ways software costs to sneak in | We’re used to hearing of software being described as “free as in freedom” and “free as in beer.” But there’s another kind of “free” that doesn’t get talked about as much: “free as in puppy.” This concept is based around the idea that when someone gives you a free puppy, that puppy isn’t really free. There’s

Why the last thing open source needs is more corporate oversight – TechRepublic Well-intentioned people keep proposing solutions to open source governance and revenue models. They’re wrong. Here’s why. According to a new Black Duck survey, developers can’t get enough of open source, ramping up open source adoption by 60% last year. Why the uptick? A whopping 84% cited superior cost savings, ease-of-access, and no vendor lock-in. Open

What to know before you open source your project Before your company makes a project open source, make sure you’re ready for all your new responsibilities to the community that forms around it. It’s the ecosystem, stupid With so much innovation happening in open source projects, why not take advantage of it across your product and supply chain?

The fun and semi-useless toys of Linux There are several minor tools and applications out there that keep popping up in my toolkit. You might not call any of them “killer apps,” but darn it, they’re fun to play around with and they sometimes take you in interesting directions. This collection has computer art, image manipulation, fractals and music.

How open film project Cosmos Laundromat made Blender better At the beginning of August—the 10th, to be exact—the Blender Institute released Cosmos Laundromat: First Cycle, its seventh open project (and sixth open movie). Cosmos Laundromat is a 10-minute short film animation for grown-ups. It’s also the Blender Institute’s most ambitious project to date, serving as a pilot for the first fully free and open animated feature film. The

How to launch a community project on GitHub | GitHub has become a fairly central part of many open source projects. Although many people focus on the code-hosting aspect of GitHub, the platform also includes comprehensive features for issue management, code review, and integration with many other tools and platforms. For new open source projects, however, getting started and ensuring that GitHub repos are

The top 7 Linux IoT projects | Network World It’s a Linux world, and the rest of computing is just living in it. IoT is no exception. The Linux Foundation lists these seven projects as the key players in the march of connected open-source systems. This article is a quick rundown on them.

A 10-step guide to creating an email client with Webix framework Free Webix framework is a JavaScript and HTML5 framework for developing cross-platform, data-rich web applications with responsive user interfaces. The library is fast, lightweight, and easy to learn. Integration with AngularJS, Vue.js, and jQuery may be pretty handy. Based on this article Webix looks interesting.

Getting started with open source robotics | Robots are playing an increasing role in our world, and while we perhaps haven’t reached the utopian future with robotic housekeepers imagined for us in the Jetsons, robotics are making advances in many fields. Now, with the advances of self driving cars, drones, and other transport technologies, the line between what is a robot