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Contributing to an Open Source Project

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There are many ways to contribute to an open source project. There are also many reasons for doing so. But before jumping in, you might want to know how things generally work within these projects.

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If you’re interested gaining some tips and insights into how to contribute […]

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Krebs Goes Down, Opera Gets a VPN & More…

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Also included: Yahoo’s big hack, Garrett on Lenovo, new Audacious and GNOME, and Ubuntu get’s ready for Yakkety Yak.

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I spent time this week terminating a Yahoo account I’ve had since way back in the last century. For years, the My Yahoo page was my “home” page […]

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Blender: An Introduction for Final Cut Pro Users

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Have you often considered quitting your day job to begin an exciting career as a filmmaker? You don’t need the resources of a Hollywood studio anymore. In fact, you can do it all with free and open source software.

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Blender is a very popular 3D animation program, […]

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HP Retrofits Ink Cartridge DRM on Printers

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You’ve owned your printer for a year or more, and have happily used off-brand ink cartridges during that time. Suddenly the manufacturer says you can’t do that anymore, and suddenly orders the printer you own to not accept the ink cartridges of your choosing.

Have you tried using you HP printer recently? If […]

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John Weathersby: Selling Open Source to the Federal Government

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It’s a no-brainer to us that free and open source should be the default for governments, because governments should be…well, open. With the Open Technology Center, John Weathersby is working to help bring open source to national defense and security.

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John Weathersby founded and ran the […]

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Surprise! Microsoft Isn’t Blocking Linux on Lenovo Laptops

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It was easy to place the blame on Microsoft in a knee-jerk reaction — and it didn’t help that a Lenovo representative placed blame firmly in Redmond’s lap. It appears, however, that Microsoft’s not involved, and Lenovo’s not to blame either.

The news of the day, so far, has been the speculation that […]

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Abigail Cabunoc Mayes: How to Bring Open Source to a Closed Community

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One of the things we took away from this talk is that open source can be fun — and that’s a good thing.

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Abigail Cabunoc Mayes, who works for the Mozilla Foundation as the lead developer for open source engagement, recently gave a lively talk explaining open […]

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Discord at Libreboot Over GNU Withdrawal

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A member of the Libreboot development team has painted a picture of a lead developer who is out-of-control.

It will probably not come as a surprise to anyone who’s been following the news about Libreboot’s sudden withdrawal from the GNU Project that not everyone connected with the Libreboot project is in agreement with […]

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