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Open Hardware Summit

Chris Gerty | | October 24, 2012

NASA’s Open Innovation Program recently participated in the Open Hardware Summit, sponsored by the newly formed Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA).  What we witnessed was a community in its early stages, developing in front of our eyes, tackling technical/legal/cultural challenges with an openness that we have grown to respect and see as an essential part of the way NASA will do business in the future. Read More »

Open Hardware… the Next BIG Thing in Mobile?

Matt McCrann | Think Mobile | August 20, 2012

Users are already capable of modifying the look and feel of their mobile devices and computers thanks to open source operating systems, software, and their own creativity. Read More »

Open Is the Solution to Improving 21st Century Education

Much of the Internet runs Linux and open source software, yet in most of our schools—whether PK-12 or higher education—Linux and open source software are given short shrift. Linux has made serious inroads on hand-held devices, the desktop, and the Internet of things (IoT) that use platforms such as Raspberry Pi, Galileo, and Arduino. Despite this astounding growth, a relatively small number of secondary and post-secondary schools offer technology training that prepares students for increasingly in-demand technical skills. The growth of the maker movement and the concurrent interest in STEM skills, which include coding and ethical hacking, may provide a much-needed impetus to change this trend. The problem for most schools is finding the mentors and exemplars of this paradigm...

Open Science Leaps Forward In 2014

Marcus D. Hanwell | | December 23, 2014

We have had quite a year of open science at in 2014! I couldn't hope to cover every article we published over the year, but I will highlight some of my favorites...

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Open Source And Linux In 2014

Jim Lynch | IT World | December 29, 2014

In today's open source roundup: Looking back at open source and Linux in 2014. Plus: Switching from Apple laptops to Chromebooks, and the best gaming mouse for Linux?...

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Open Source Hardware & Robots displayed at Maker Faire in NYC

Joshua Philipp | Epoch Times | October 1, 2012

Many of the inventors at the Makers Faire had products for sale, but they also give out the designs to the open source community. The belief is that those with the time and skill can build them on their own, but most people may still purchase the systems to save time. Keeping the designs open source also means that people can enhance and alter the products freely. Read More »

Open Source Hardware (OSHW) opens new opportunities

David Tarrant & Andrew Back | Electronic Design | October 11, 2013

Open-source hardware (OSHW) concerns hardware design that is publicly available for anyone to study, modify, distribute, make, or sell, or hardware based on that design. Read More »

Open Source Hardware : Less Costly Works Best

Staff Writer | The Customize Windows | December 8, 2012

[...] Richard Stallman initiated the Free Software Movement, for whom, we are now using various softwares, services for free or at lesser cost; in the same way, Open Source Hardware makes the devices less costly, affordable and breaks vendor lock in. Read More »

Open Source Hardware And Maker Spaces Make Sense For Libraries

Matthew Gunby | Information Space | April 15, 2013

On Monday, April 8th, Jason Griffey presented at Computers in Libraries on open source hardware (slides will be available on his website soon).  He is perhaps best known for his work on the Library Box, a portable device used for content distribution.  I have previously written about the Library Box on Infospace. Read More »

Open Source Hardware Camp 2012

Andrew Back | DesignSpark | September 21, 2012

The second annual Open Source Hardware Camp take place in the Pennine town of Hebden Bridge in the North of England, with ten talks on the Saturday and four hands-on workshops on the Sunday. Read More »

Open Source Hardware Development Board Lil’ Nardo Is The Focus Of New Fundraiser On Kickstarter

Press Release | Myownduino | February 19, 2014

Augustine DiCiacce, Cyril Moore and Dan Ward, founders of Myownduino, have recently launched a fundraiser on the Kickstarter website that is designed to raise money for the development of an open source hardware mini development board called the Lil’ Nardo. Read More »

Open Source Hardware On The High Street

Andrew Back | DesignSpark | January 14, 2013

The open source hardware movement continues to grow at a rapid pace but could it ever give birth to mass market products that are seen on the high street? Read More »

Open Source Hardware Relies On Creative Commons And Crowdfunding

Alvin Chang | | December 20, 2012

Open hardware enthusiasts seem to prefer the crowdfunding site Indiegogo, instead of Kickstarter. If you are interested in promoting and support open hardware crowdfunding efforts, be sure to check out Indiegogo and search for open source hardware.

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Open Source in Death and Beyond

Benjamin Franklin was known to say, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." There are open source solutions for completing your taxes, such as Open Tax Solver, but what about the other side of that quote? What does open source have to do with death? It's quite a lively subject, it seems. I know you are just dying to know, so let's dig in. We all experience death and it becomes a long drawn out process of paperwork and burial rituals that we hope doesn't weigh too much on the loved ones we've left behind. The open source community has given this process some thought, not surprisingly. They've lent their mindshare towards rethinking how to deal with that final episode of life. It turns out, not only is open source great in life, but it comes in handy in death, too...

Open Source Space Satellites Launched

This news story in NewScientist by Lisa Grossman caught the attention of a lot of people this week – "Space station poised to launch open-source satellites". Read More »