Off the Beat: Bruce Byfield's Blog

Off the Beat is a selection of news, reviews, and commentary about what's happening in the free and open source software community. Events, legal issues, developer profiles, attempts at innovation – all these and more are potential subjects. Bruce wrote the book Designing with LibreOffice, which was released under a Creative Commons License in March 2016. You can buy or download his book at Contact Bruce at bbyfield AT linuxpromagazine DOT com.

Productivity Sauce

Want to make your daily computing more productive and efficient using open source applications and tools? Dmitri Popov's Productivity Sauce provides you with tips, tricks, and ideas on how to get the job done. Contact the author at sauce AT linuxpromagazine DOT com.

Paw Prints: Writings of the maddog

Observations, news, and musings on the Free and Open Source Community around the world by Jon “maddog” Hall, President of Linux International™. Jon has been working with computers since 1969, Unix since 1980, and Linux since May 1994, when he first met Linus Torvalds and facilitated the port of Linux to a 64-bit system. 

Email may be sent to pawprints AT linuxpromagazine DOT com.

ROSE Blog: Rikki's Open Source Exchange

Stop by Rikki's Open Source Exchange for dispatches from the world of women in open source. Rikki Endsley examines the experience of women across the spectrum of open source – the people, projects, organizations, events, articles, issues, and news.


An editor's field report on the BeagleBoard which is a very tiny (2.5x2.5 inches) developer board with a low-power OMAP3530 CPU by Texas Instruments, featuring an ARM core and an additional DSP (digital signal processor) for multimedia applications.

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