‘Meeting for Good’ – Schedule Meetings in Multiple Time Zones

One of the great joys of open source is that it can unite geographically dispersed people to work together on software and other projects. This often happens asynchronously, via email and other tools. However, sometimes there are real benefits to having a live meeting. When that happens, keeping track of people’s availability in different time zones becomes a challenge. […]

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Using SlideWiki for OpenCourseWare

Open source is about more than free software and hardware designs. It’s being harnessed to bring health care to undeveloped nations, and for free education. […]

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Review of BeansBooks, Released Under ‘Open Code’ License

Before using BeansBooks, be sure to take a look at its “open code” license, which is a free software license but incompatible with the GPL and all GPL compatible licenses, whether “copyleft” or “permissive.”

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Four Things a New Linux User Should Know

Linux

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 […]

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Growing Young FOSS Programmers With Help of Scratch and Al Sweigart

Scratch Cat

If your young child is showing an interest in learning computers, an introduction to Scratch and these instructional videos by Al Sweigart might be in order.

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