• The options for someone looking to build open source electronic devices is consistently expanding with a selection of high quality competing devices. Choosing the platform you will use is one of the first steps in designing your own electronics, and its important to choose the platform that best fits your needs. Arduino – Arduino is […]

  • MeArm is a small robotic arm which the creators hope to turn into an accessible platform for everyone. The final goal of the project is to design a robotic arm that can be built with nothing but a screwdriver. It is built from a standard sheet of acrylic with low-cost servo motors, and uses an […]

  • Cars are becoming much more intelligent every year, but many traditional manufacturers have developed strictly controlled, walled off gardens for the computer systems in their cars. OSVehicle is best known for their Tabby chassis, which is shipped in a flat-pack box and can be assembled in under an hour, but the company behind it looks […]

  • Community management is a job that is dynamic and requires a broad skillset. These tips from established community managers in the open source industry can be beneficial to anyone looking to get better at this role. The tips include providing contributors with appreciation and gratitude, celebrating work and making heroes, listening to the major complaints […]

  • The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) has joined the Open Source Initiative’s affiliate membership program. OSEHRA has a mission to build and support a vendor-neutral community for the creation, evolution, promotion, and support or open source health IT software, something that mirrors the directive of the OSI. More from the Open Source Initiative

  • The GPL has been the king of open source licenses for a while now, but with the rise of services like Github, that is slowly changing. The GPL was once more popular than the rest of the licenses combined, but this is no longer the case as Apache, BSD, and MIT licenses have all grown […]

  • Microsoft has announced they will be releasing the code for “Project Orleans” which is used to power the basis of the Halo 4 services and architecture. The company has previously stated they think this application would be well suited to handle input from a large number and variety of Internet sensors, running social networks, or […]

  • On November 12, Microsoft announced the .NET core stack would be made open source and that it would be capable of running on platforms other than Windows, such as Linux, and Mac. Under their new CEO, the company has refocused on attracting developers, and they realized that many smaller groups, open source developers, and academic […]