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Joe Colantonio: ‘Why Recreate the Wheel — Use Open Source’

Joe Colantonio wants to “show you how to succeed with all your testing efforts.” He says, “Automation testing, like all development efforts, is difficult. Most projects don’t succeed.” Frankly, it’s all a little over our heads.

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In this new video, Joe Colantonio, speaking from his home in […]

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Techright’s Roy Schestowitz on All Things Free Tech

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Do you love Microsoft? Dr. Roy Schestowitz doesn’t. He also led a “Boycott Novell” movement back when there was a Novell to boycott, and he has crusaded against other tech companies, especially regarding software patents. It is, as they say, “Clean indoor work, but somebody has to do it.” And Roy is that somebody. […]

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Putting Together a Video Book Review

Video book review NeuroTribes

Some things are easier than you might think. For example, here our contributing video editor gives you an example of a way that you can give thanks to a favorite author in a useful way with nothing more than a laptop, some freely available software and a YouTube account.

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Open Source Agriculture

Controlled environment agriculture

An open source tool, the Food Computer, is being developed at MIT that can be used to create, save, and share climates for growing crops, maximized for nutrition, yield and taste, regardless of location or season.

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MIT Mechanical engineer Camille Richman explains in this TEDx talk how […]

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Open Source Bionics Promise: Affordably Make Lives Better

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We already know that open source gives us better and more secure software. But with the advent of 3D printing, the open source model shows even more meaningful promise in areas like open source bionics.

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Learn about the promise and economically disrupting effect of 3D printed prosthetics […]

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Software Freedom Conservancy’s Karen Sandler On FOSS and the IoT

Karen Sandler

As an increasing number of our devices become connected to the Internet, Karen Sandler explains, the openness of open source becomes more important than ever.

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A fascinating interview conducted by Jenn Webb at this year’s OSCON with Karen Sandler, open source evangelist and executive director of the […]

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Bruce Byfield Talks ‘Designing With LibreOffice’

Bruce Byfield designing with LibreOffice

Byfield’s thoughtful book on design using LibreOffice can help improve the quality of both online and print material you create with LibreOffice — or even with its progenitor, OpenOffice.

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Disclosure: I (the interviewer) have known Bruce Byfield for many years. When I was editor-in-chief of NewsForge […]

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Using Inkscape in Cartography

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There are literally thousands of practical uses for the free and open source Inkscape vector graphics editor. Here, we get a glimpse at how mapmakers can use it in combination with another FOSS tool.

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Michele Tobias, an environmental scientist with the California Department of Parks and Recreation, […]

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