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When Open Source Invests in Diversity, Everyone Wins

Jessica McKellar is an entrepreneur, software engineer, and open source developer. She helps organize the Boston Python user group and plays a big role in diversity outreach by...

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3D Printing Surfaces Interesting Legal Issues

3D printing looks set to take off in Singapore, but the cool technology throws up legal questions around product liability and copyright.

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Observations From NSA Open Source Industry Day

I attended the NSA Open Source Industry Day in Maryland this year and thought I'd summarize what did and didn't surprise me. We'll see if these observations prove controversial or helpful! More importantly we'll see if organizations can effectively manage, govern, and secure their applications given the reality of open...

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Ten Open Source Hardware and Design Projects that are setting New Standards

The Open Source hardware and design community is on fire these days. Apart from the projects that eventually already gained worldwide recognition such as Open Source Ecology, DIYDrones, Arduino or RepRap, many fantastic projects, focused on specific aspects, hold great promises. In the last couple of years, in fact, we have witnessed the emergence of several communities around specific human issues such as construction, transportation, sustainability, fabrication, furniture and even materials. In this post, we’ll  mention ten amazing projects that have potentially revolutionary impacts and already deliver great opportunities to worldwide makers.

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The Role of Software Patents in the Patent Reform Debate

Momentum seems to be building in Congress to tackle patent reform. From an open source perspective, any reform that reduces the risk and expense of patent lawsuits is surely a good thing. But the reforms under current discussion so far have largely been focused on the problem of NPEs (non-practicing...

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