Apr
22
2009
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Saving the Planet : An Open Source Way!

Today is Earth Day, (Earth day ,celebrated April 22, is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth‘s environment). If we look at a broader scale of the global movement, we can see that the world is progressing towards a better position.Science and Technology helped us (and still helping us) improve a lot, but when we look at the nature and the destruction caused to it by humans, it is catastrophic. Several [...]

Apr
10
2009

Inkscape : An Open Source Vector Graphics editor

Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community [...]

Apr
4
2009

Arduino – Open source electronics prototyping platform

Exceptionally boring classes made me think about some alternatives, so that I can get myself engaged in something. And some how I ended up googling about electronics. Amazingly my fingers led me to Arduino – an Open Source electronics prototyping platform. Arduino Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Arduino can sense the [...]

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 [...]