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Need Linux or FOSS Help? Ways to Make Sure You Don’t Get It

FOSS Linux help

One of the great things about free and open source hardware is the availability of help online. There are ways, however, to make sure that help is never forthcoming.

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Emily Dunham delivers these nuggets of wisdom in an entertaining way in this four minute lightning talk at […]

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Conversation With Jonathan Thomas of OpenShot

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The OpenShot Video Editor has had over a million downloads and might seem like the work of a large corporation. In reality, the founder, CEO and lead developer of the project works out of his home in rural Texas.

The Heart of Linux

One of the main benefits of having a […]

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Mozilla’s Dave Herman on Building an Open Source Research Lab

Open source organizations find the methodology behind open source software development also works well in other areas of the organization as well.

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Listen to a very interesting talk by Dave Herman, Director of Strategy at Mozilla Research, explaining how research and practice can better talk to each […]

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SJVN Talks FOSS, Linux, Microsoft & More…

SJVN Steven J. Vaughan Nichols

SJVN has been writing about Linux and FOSS since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, and started writing about IT back when single-celled organisms and CP/M dominated the landscape.

The FOSS Force Video Interview

The official Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols LinkedIn page says, “I’ve written over 9,000 articles on business and technology subjects. Highlights […]

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Koha Integrated Library System Brings FOSS to Libraries

Floss Weekly Koha

The proprietary software used by most libraries is incredibly expensive, and comes with support costs that can be even higher. Projects like Koha bring the option of a free and open source solution into play.

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Randal Schwartz, from TWiT.tv’s “FLOSS Weekly,” interviews Nicole Engard and Brendan Gallagher, […]

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How Open Source Is Becoming the Core of All Software

The New Makers open source

The open source development model is taking over the enterprise. Two companies that were late coming to the OSS table but which now contribute much code are Cisco and Capital One.

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This panel discussion, recorded at this year’s OSCON in Austin, Texas, with two Cisco open source […]

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How ‘The Things Network’ Built IoT Data Network in Amsterdam

The Things Network Amsterdam

The Things Network crowdsourced a complete city-wide Internet of Things data network with the people of Amsterdam in six weeks. Here’s how they did it. You can apply some of their methods to your own project.

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Open source teaches us that when you have no obstacles in […]

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A Discussion on Contributing to Open Source

Are you wondering how to get involved in an open source project? Maybe this episode from the Mondern Web podcast will give you some ideas.

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Learn tips for participating in an open source community from Ben Lesh and Zack Chapple in this engaging short video interview by […]

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