• The Linux Foundation and Dice surveyed more than 1,000 hiring managers and Linux Professionals in December 2014 to gain perspective on the current job landscape for people working in Linux. The information they discovered paints a very bright picture for the future of Linux professionals and highlights how proper training and certification can help individuals […]

  • Chillhub: a new, open source smart fridge was revealed at CES back in January by GE. The fridge is a part of firstbuild: a collaborative project with the open source, crowd development, car company Local Motors. It is run by a Raspberry Pi running Linux and it features internal USB hubs that allow anyone to […]

  • H.R. 9 (The Innovation Act) is an attempt by the US Congress to fix some of the issues that remain in the US Patent Law. This bill seeks to address many of the problems associated with how our judicial system handles patent law. For starters, one area the judicial system has failed to adequately handle […]

  • SUSE has decided to follow Red Hat into Ceph: an object data storage platform. Ceph was originally developed by the company InkScape, but the company was purchased by Red Hat in 2014, and its primary features are cache tiering, copy-on-write cloning, thin provisioning, and erasure coding.  This development appeals primarily to people looking to build […]

  • The biggest benefit of open source can also be its greatest challenge. While the ability to modify, reuse, and redistribute software freely helps open source innovate at an extreme pace, it also puts the responsibility of it’s improvement in the hands of the users. This means that users of open source have a responsibility to […]

  • The ability to add messages to payments is an extremely useful function, but one that has been mostly lacking in the Bitcoin protocol. Now, CoinSpark has released an open source messaging protocol for Bitcoin in which only the sender and receiver can view the message. It is a method of coloring the Bitcoin in a […]

  • Free and open source alternatives to proprietary platforms have been improving vastly in recent years, and they offer alternatives to proprietary technology that is being forced into choke points that destroy privacy, limit freedom, and inhibit culture and commerce. If we want to live in a society where technology is a force for freedom, then […]

  • Cassidy James, the founder of Elementary OS, a popular Linux distribution, recently came under fire after suggesting that users who downloaded their software without paying were “cheating” the system. He has since retracted those words, but the implications of this statement are still being discussed. Open source is built on the concept that anyone can […]

  • Walmart has already seen measurable benefits from investing money and developer time in the Node.js community. Now, the company is focusing on hapi, a framework for building applications and services. The company has found that investng time and money in open source communities like this has benefited them immensely by making it easier to find […]

  • Blockly is a visual programming language that allows people to build apps using a drag and drop format where elements are combined to produce an application. It was originally launched by Google and was called the App Inventor, but when the company abandoned it they handed the code over to MIT to continue the work […]