In the final installment of this series we shift our focus away from FLOSS applications for creating bitmap graphics (in Chapter 1 we talked about Krita and in Chapter 2 about GIMP) to Inkscape, a seriously cool application for creating vector graphics, and we do so by talking to Tom Carlos, an artist who uses…No comments.
The idea that Free Software has no decent design programs, and that it is impossible to produce quality art without proprietary apps is one of those myths that refuses to die. For quite some time now, OCSmag has been on a mission to prove otherwise. In this latest series we talk to three artists who…1 comment
First came the Raspberry Pi, the single board computer the size of a wallet. Now, after a year of anticipation, the do-it-yourself community that sprang up around the Pi has resulted in Pi-Top, a modular laptop powered by the Pi.6 comments
On March 21st, Richard Stallman delivered the keynote at the LibrePlanet 2015 conference. In typical RMS fashion, instead of concentrating on one concrete topic, he run through a list of topics that had been bothering him lately, all with the common underlying theme of the dangers of the threats to users’ freedoms.No comments.
Aaron Swartz was a brilliant computer programmer and activist who helped develop the RSS news feed protocol, co-founded Reddit, developed the web.py framework, and helped shape the Creative Commons licensing system. At fourteen he was authoring documents for the World Wide Web Consortium. At fifteen he was working alongside the likes of Tim Berners-Lee and…No comments.
The very talented Nina Paley talks about copyright, Creative Commons and the free flow of ideas in her thought-provoking and entertaining talk at a PechaKucha 20×20 Night held in December 2013. Nina Paley is a cartoonist, filmmaker and general all-round artist. Her film “Sita Sings the Blues”, a retelling of the Hindu epic “Ramayana” from…No comments.
Elon Musk, the serial hi-tech entrepreneur and visionary that would give Steve Jobs a run for his money, has cited the Spirit of Open Source as the reason for freeing patents regarding the electric Tesla cars his company manufactures. “We believe that applying the open source philosophy to our patents will strengthen rather than diminish…No comments.
Because it is the future of everything: Watch Amanda’s talk at TED to see how she transited from the “demand payment” model imposed by record labels, to request money from willing fans to continue creating her art. And read the article about funding her music.No comments.
Recently, a new team composed by extremely talented designers was formed. Their goal? Design the visual appearance of KDE 5. Known as The Visual Design Group (VGD), they will ultimately design what will become the default look. There’re relatively newcomers on the group as well as old faces, Nuno Pinheiro the lead designer behind KDE 4’s…10 comments
Thank you Ballmer. Thanks to your bright leadership Microsoft is better than it has ever been. Stocks have gone up incredibly in these few days since you announced your retirement, stock holders know about your incredible job so they’re just giving you a few millions as a parting gift. Look, I know it has been…4 comments