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  • Finding Open Source Projects Looking For Help?
    By on July 5, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    aus writes “I’ve been doing web development for about 10 years now. It’s been very good to me, but I want to do more that write HTML, PHP, Javascript and CSS. Since the job market isn’t all that great right now in the US, it would seem that volunteering some time on an open source project would give me the satisfaction I’m looking for. The problem is finding a project that wants/needs help that I would also be interested in. I’ve tried browsing around (more…)

  • 9 Best Open World Video Games Ever Made
    By on June 6, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    In America, we feel empowered by making our own decisions and controlling our destiny. Open world video games help us scratch this itch. While open world games have changed over time, our affinity for them has not.


  • Siem & Dodt share Wales Open lead
    By on June 5, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Marcel Siem’s second-round 67 sees him share the lead at the Celtic manor Wales Open with Australian Andrew Dodt.


  • Aquaria Goes Open Source
    By on June 4, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A post on the Wolfire blog yesterday announced that the source code for Aquaria has now been released. Aquaria, an action-adventure, underwater sidescroller from Bit Blot, was part of the Humble Indie Bundle, which was so successful that the developers of four games pledged to release them as open source. This marks the final release, following Lugaru, Gish, and Penumbra: Overture. The source code is available from a Mercurial repository.


  • An Open Letter to Princess Peach
    By on June 3, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Yet again, Princess Peach has been kidnapped by Bowser in the new Super Mario Galaxy 2. But maybe she’s behind this scheme all along and someone (like us) needs to give her a girl-to-girl reality check.


  • Obama Themed Nightclub to Open in Shanghai
    By on April 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    The Obama Entertainment Club claims to be “probably…the biggest club in the city…”. The venue is named after the most glamorous U.S. president since Rutherford B. Hayes.


  • Google to Open Source the VP8 Codec
    By on April 13, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Several reader noted Google’s reported intention to open source the VP8 codec it acquired with On2 last February — as the FSF had urged. “HTML5 has the potential to capture the online video market from Flash by providing an open standard for web video — but only if everyone can agree on a codec. So far Adobe and Microsoft support H.264 because of the video quality, while Mozilla has been backing Ogg Theora because it’s open source. Now (more…)

  • Paralympic Games open in Vancouver
    By on March 14, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Spectators cheered as the Paralympic cauldron flared to light in Vancouver, marking the start of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games which get underway here Saturday. More than 500 athletes with disabilities, from 45 countries, are due to compete in alpine skiing, biathlon and cross-country skiing, wheel chair curling and ice sledge hockey.


  • AMD Publishes Open-Source “ATI Evergreen” Driver
    By on February 2, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Several readers have written to tell us that AMD has published their code to support the Radeon HD 5000 “Evergreen” graphics cards on Linux in an open-source driver. Unfortunately the driver isn’t quite as complete as some might hope. The current offering doesn’t promise 2D (EXA) acceleration or 3D support. “The DDX driver supports mode-setting on the Evergreen/R800 series GPUs with VGA and DVI connectors while the DisplayPort connectivity is still (more…)

  • NZ School Goes Open Source Amid Microsoft Mandate
    By on January 25, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Dan Jones writes “Kiwis have built an entire school IT system out of open source software, in less than two months, despite a deal between the New Zealand government and Microsoft that effectively mandates the use of Microsoft products in the country’s schools. Albany Senior High School in the northern suburbs of Auckland has been running an entirely open source infrastructure since it opened in 2009. It’s using a range of applications like OpenOffice, (more…)