Friday December 6, 2013
Nothing says Christmas quite like an open source font ... well, nothing except for maybe a Christmas tree, or candy canes, stockings hung by the fire, Santa Claus, etc. Okay, so maybe lots of things say Christmas more than open source fonts, but if you want your Christmas cards, decorations, and party invitations to be free of restrictions and ready for fun, don't miss Celebrate Christmas with Free Open Source Fonts and More Open Source Christmas Fonts.
Image © Catharine Rankin
Friday December 6, 2013
You've probably heard the expression that there's no such thing as a free lunch, and that may have you got thinking about free and open source software. It's not all free-of-cost, but when it is, why is it? Who exactly is willing to put all that time and effort into making something only to not get paid for it? And, how do companies who make open source software stay in business if they're not charging for the software? If you've ever wondered any of these things, we've got the answers you've been looking for in Why is Open Source Software Free?
Photo © Lawrence OP
Thursday December 5, 2013
There's not too much notice for the 2014 Pizzigati Prize, but with a $10,000 USD cash grant at stake, it could be worth rearranging your day a little bit to fit in an application or nomination. Who's eligible you ask? The prize is sponsored by Tides, so they're looking for open source projects that have "significant value to the nonprofit sector and movements for social change." So, if you have or know of an already released, already in use open source project that can be used by nonprofits, head on over to the Application & Timeline page for instructions. And don't worry -- the process isn't too intimidating. The deadline for submission is December 6, 2013, though, so don't wait too long to check it out!
Photo by Andrew Magill / CC BY / Cropped from original
Saturday November 30, 2013
If it seems like open source is everywhere these days ... you're right. But there are some hubs of activity worth keeping your eye on here in the U.S., and if you're curious to see who's working right around the corner from you or you're just scoping out a potential move, check out Where in the World is Open Source? for our lists of who's who. And be sure to flip through the latest addition to our series-- Portland, OR. It's not just coffee and local brews up there in the Northwest!
Image © Uwe Dedering