Fast-Tracking Speech Recognition The Open Speech Initiative Begins

Mar 10, 2014

OSI seeks to bring advanced speech processing to free software.

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MakePlayLive Releases New Single-Board System Open Hardware Collective Takes on the Big Vendors

Dec 17, 2013

The KDE Vivaldi tablet isn’t here yet, but its development team is proposing cooperative businesses and open hardware as the future of free software.

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The Linux-libre Project Freeing the Linux Kernel

Nov 04, 2013

The Linux kernel and its penguin mascot are widely viewed as the symbol of free and open source software. The truth, however, is that the Linux kernel is only partly free.

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Introducing the Accessible Computing Foundation Assistive Technology

Sep 23, 2013

Assistive technologies may be the next major challenge for free software.

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Replicant: The Struggle for Free Mobile The Struggle for Free Mobile

Aug 26, 2013

Most people are under the impression that Android is free software, so why the need for Replicant, a project that describes itself as a “fully free Android distribution”?

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GNOME Women in Open Source Project The GNOME Outreach Program for Women

Jun 28, 2013

The GNOME Outreach Program for Women has seen success that other programs set up to encourage women in FOSS have not. We look at some of the reasons why.

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Welcome Editorial

May 31, 2013

The long anticipated phenomenon of 3D printing, which the futurists have long identified as a potential “disruptive technology,” truly arrived this month with the appearance of the first 3D-printing controversy: 3D printing of cheap hand guns. Pop science prognosticators who have been bleary-eyed over the “promise” of 3D printing seemed caught off guard by the appearance of the first 3D guns. (You mean this wasn’t just for printing heart valves and Ironman exoskeletons?) At last, 3D printing was not just a quirky popular science oddity, but something that could serve as the fodder for moral arguments – by both sides, and a blogosphere seemingly thrilled to have some new material for speech making and hand wringing.

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Interview: Eben Upton Eben Upton of Raspberry Pi

May 22, 2013

After six years of development, founder Eben Upton and the other members of the Raspberry Pi Foundation are finally seeing the results of their efforts.

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