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Linus Torvalds
To understand the widespread use of Linux today, you need to know the history of the larger free and open source universe.

For Fun and Profit: A New Book on the History of Linux and Open Source

Twenty-six years ago this month, a geeky student in Finland released the Linux kernel to the world. Today, hundreds of millions of people are using Linux. Why? That’s a question I try to answer in my new book For Fun and Profit: A History of the Free and Open Source Software Revolution. Sure, you...
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7 Mistakes You're Probably Making

It can be tough to start a new open source project. You have an awesome idea in your head, but it takes work to turn it into a productive, healthy, engaging community. Sadly (as seems to be the case in practically anything), the same mistakes are made over and over again by new projects. Here are...
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vkmark: More Than a Vulkan Benchmark

Say hello to vkmark, a Vulkan benchmarking tool providing an extensible suite of targeted, configurable benchmarking scenes. Written by Alexandros Frantzis, Senior Software Engineer at Collabora. Ever since Vulkan was announced a few years ago, the idea of creating a Vulkan benchmarking tool in the...
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Jono Bacon
Jono Bacon provides tips for building and managing open source communities in a free webinar, Monday, July 24 at 9:30am Pacific.

Free Webinar: Join Jono Bacon for Open Source Community Tips and Tricks

Community manager and author Jono Bacon will provide tips for building and managing open source communities in a free webinar on Monday, July 24 at 9:30am Pacific. In this webinar, Bacon will answer questions about community strategy and share an in-depth look at this exciting new conference held...
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Open Source Artificial Intelligence Projects For GNU/Linux

Artificial intelligence is becoming more ingrained with the consumer market. Microsoft has Cortana, Apple has Siri and Amazon has Alexa as self-learning artificial intelligence projects. Self-driving cars are now becoming a reality thanks to AI driving technology. Even the marketing industry is...
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Linux Clear Command Tutorial for Beginners (3 Examples)

Sometimes, while working on the command line, you arrive at a point where there's too much text on the terminal screen, and none of that is relevant to you. So, in order to avoid distraction, you'd want to clear the terminal screen. Those new to the Linux command line may not know that there exists...
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Diversity Empowerment Summit
Check out the session highlights for the new Diversity Empowerment Summit (DES), taking place Sept. 14, 2017, in Los Angeles as part of Open Source Summit North America.

Diversity Empowerment Summit Facilitates Inclusion and Culture Change

Check out the session highlights for the new Diversity Empowerment Summit (DES), which will take place Sept. 14, 2017, in Los Angeles as part of Open Source Summit North America. Featured sessions and speakers for DES include: Chaos Theory + Civil Liberties = 21st Century Corporate Practices -...
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Why Do Open Source Projects Fork?

Open source software (OSS) projects start with the intention of creating technology that can be used for the greater good of the technical, or global, community. As a project grows and matures, it can reach a point where the goals of or perspectives on the project diverge. At times like this,...
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What Is IT Culture? Today's Leaders Need to Know

"Culture" is a pretty ambiguous word. Sure, reams of social science research explore exactly what exactly "culture" is, but to the average Joe and Josephine the word really means something different than it does to academics. In most scenarios, "culture" seems to map more closely to something like...
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Ohio LinuxFest 2017

The Ohio LinuxFest is a grassroots conference for the GNU/Linux/Open Source Software/Free Software community that started in 2003 as a large inter-LUG (Linux User Group) meeting and has grown steadily since. It is a place for the community to gather and share information about Linux and Open Source...
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