For our October “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected TeXstudio, an integrated writing environment for creating LaTeX documents. Next week we will post the complete interview about the project’s history, purpose, and direction.
Today is German Unity Day: A quarter of a century ago, Germany became one and by this, it became a truly democratic country. The oppressive system of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) was ended and with it an immense surveillance apparatus disappeared. This is an extremely joyful moment to all Germans, yet, it also has to remind us that we can't take the freedoms we currently enjoy for granted.
Recently we have presented the important project launched by our friends Stefano Terna and Daniele Grieco: IoTTLY, an open source distro dedicated to IoT for Makers. They have launched a Kickstarter campaign too but it didn't go according our expectations. Anyway, Stefano and Daniele don't give in and are going on with the project. In the next days, they are going to: publish the source code on GitHub and release a cloud version of IoTTLy available for everyone setup a community support platfo
Another year of Google Summer of Code, our program designed to introduce university students from around the world to open source development, is drawing to a close. In April, we accepted 1,051 university students from 73 countries.
Science can be expensive. But making customized scientific equipment doesn't have to be. Researchers at Michigan Technological University have compiled economic data on the effectiveness of open source hardware in the laboratory—and the process looks promising. The new study, published in Science and Public Policy, was led by Joshua Pearce, an associate professor of materials science and engineering as well as electrical and computer engineering at Michigan Tech. Pearce says that distributed dig
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