Browsing articles in "FOSS"
Mar
12
2009

Science Commons

I have been talking about the Open Source Science Movement in a previous post, but I missed an important movement – Science Commons, it is a Creative Commons project for designing strategies and tools for faster and more efficient web-enabled scientific research. Science Commons was launched with the goal of bringing the openness and sharing that have made Creative Commons licenses a success in the arts and cultural fields to the world of science. Science [...]

Mar
10
2009

Open Source Robotics

Even after better hardwares are available, there was a serious problem in the availability of software toolkits for robot developers. Now the Open Source movement offers a helping hand with its Open Source Hardware and Open Source Robotic movements. Building a Robot involves different skill sets including firmware design, hardware design, mechanical design etc. But Open Source Robotics toolkits and simulation environments can provide a virtual environment for building, testing and visualizing robotics algorithms with [...]

Mar
8
2009

Open Source Science

Science is for the good of society, the scientists must work together for the progress and prosperity of the world, but unfortunately the competition for intellectual property protection and for other reasons that is not happening in the real world. Sharing the ideas and Opening Scientific problems to a community of Experts will only help the problem or experiment to be solved or improved in one way or other. I recently had a talk about [...]

Mar
7
2009

OpenRep : Open Source Homeopathic Repertorization software

One of my friend is a Homeopathic Doctor. One day after talking a while he asked me if I can help him switch to Linux, so that he don’t need to worry about the viruses anymore. Then as usual I introduced him the basic Migration strategies. Then he realized that the homeopathic software he uses is one of the most important software he need and it will not work under Linux. He told me if [...]