• James Pearce explains the role open source has played at facebook since it was founded and the practices he uses for developing open source business methodologies. Pearce has 12 concepts he uses in his work. Always articulate the value FOSS brings to the company. Use your own open source. Decentralize project ownership Invest in Instrumentation […]

  • Both the software and pharmaceutical industries are experiencing ongoing problems with hampered innovation due to burdensome patent law. In 2007, Médecins Sans Frontières created a new innovation inducement prize for tuberculosis that gave a proportion of the prize money to any researchers who produced open work that contributed to the winning product. The idea was […]

  • Open access journals provide an alternative to expensive paid journals for use in research and they help propagate knowledge by making it more accessible. Here are five great open access journals that provide a wealth of high quality, free information. First Monday – Covers communication issues on the internet such as censorship and digital media […]

  • As a part of Google’s material design visual language, the company has released 750 open source icons for use in designing and making interactive content.  The icons can be downloaded, modified, and used by anyone and they are licensed CC-BY-SA. More from Google Developers Blog.

  • Any business that wants to use open source software must understand a few important things. First, open source and free software are not the same. Free software is always open source, but open source is not always free software. Second, just because many developers contribute freely to open source, it doesn’t mean they will prioritize […]

  • The second annual All Things Open (ATO) conference is right around the corner in Raleigh, NC. The first year was a major success, attracting over 800 attendees, making it one of the biggest open source conferences on the east coast. This year the conference is expanding in many directions, including adding content that targets users […]

  • OpenHere is a 3-day international festival being held in Dublin, Ireland on November 14-26. The festival will promote technologies that are disrupting and reshaping our economy such as 3D printing, cryptocurrencies, and digital sharing. The festival will bring together artists, researchers, engineers, and activists to discuss things like alternative economic models, open source ecology, and […]

  • Mozilla is currently redesigning their logo and is looking to the community for help in the process. The primary goal is to create a logo that doesn’t rely on Adobe Illustrator specific masks so that anyone can open and edit the logo on the design software of their choice. The company chose to do this […]

  • The congressional budget office (CBO) is a nonpartisan group that rates the economic impact of many bills that pass through congress. The group uses complex algorithms and figures to calculate a score for each bill that represents how the law would effect the economy. This service is important to understanding the impact of legislation, but […]