FedEx Will Pay You $5 to Install Flash on Your Machine
We certainly hope that FedEx shows more concern over the safety of its drivers and pilots than it shows to customers wanting to order printing online.



FedEx is making you an offer you
iCub the Open Source Robot
It occurs to us that the iCub might be the perfect companion for an only child. Probably cheaper in the long run than a little brother or sister, and it can be turned off at night.

The Screening Room



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Linux Action Show to End Eleven-Year Run at LFNW
Six more episodes before the popular Linux podcast, Linux Action Show, ends its nearly 11-year run in a live broadcast from LinuxFest Northwest.

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Jupiter Broadcasting's long-running
No, Evil Hackers Aren't After You
Humankind has outgrown the need to have monsters hiding under our beds. Now we let them hide in our phones, computers and microwave ovens.

Roblimo's Hideaway



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Four Things a New Linux User Should Know
When you move from "that other operating system" to Linux, you're going to find that in most ways you'll be in familiar territory. However, that's not always the case. We sometimes do things a little differently
Should the U.S. Army Have Its Own Open Source License?
Should the U.S. armed forces begin releasing software under an OSI approved open source license rather than as public domain?

Roblimo's Hideaway



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GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath on Open Source
Did you know that the software Stephen Hawking uses to speak is open source and that it's available on GitHub? Neither did we.

The Screening Room




At the Computer History museum, GitHub CEO Chris
December 16th, 2016

Maker Movement and FOSS: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

When you think about it, “making” is just a more down-to-earth and less abstract version of coding, with results you touch and feel instead of experience on a screen.

Joel Gordon maker movement

The Video Screening Room

An open source buddy of mine, Joel Gordon, in Little Rock, Arkansas, has a knack for explaining how society can move forward towards a more participatory future. In this short video, he uses the language of the maker movement, but I often wonder whether the maker movement and the open source movement are two different names for the same movement.

You can learn more about what Joel is building in Arkansas in a blog post I wrote for MAKE magazine in 2014.

And if you live in the Little Rock metropolitan area, or are visiting there, stop by and chat with Joel. Bottle up his positive spirit and carry it home to your own city. And feel free to explain to people — “The maker movement and open source movement are in some ways just two different names for the same movement — building a more participatory future for all of us.” You can live your life according to the terms set by others, or you can set your own terms. I opt for the latter.

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Phil Shapiro

For the past 10 years, Phil has been working at a public library in the Washington D.C.-area, helping youth and adults use the 28 public Linux stations the library offers seven days a week. He also writes for MAKE magazine, Opensource.com and TechSoup Libraries. Suggest videos by contacting Phil on Twitter or at [email protected]

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