Tag: open-source

  • Tesla: All our patents are belong to you

    In a move that is at once impressive and baffling to many commentators, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk recently announced that they are applying the open source philosophy to their portfolio of patents. While a great publicity stunt, there seems to be more to it than that. Musk said:

  • Google Wave: First Impressions

    For the last month or so, I’ve been playing around with Google newest online toy; Google Wave. Billed as a “personal communication and collaboration tool”, it is designed to combine email, IM, wikis and social networking. Written in Java, using OpenJDK, Google has announced plans to release most of the source code as Open Source. […]

  • Google Gears for Offline and Online goodness

    The clever people at Google have made Gears, an Open-Source multiplatform program that enables more powerful web applications, by adding new features to your web browser, such as:  

  • Free and powerful image editing

    Continuing my series of posts about handy software that I use and love, I’ve now arrived at paint.net. Paint.net is a powerful piece of open-source image editing software which I’ve been using for a long time. It’s what I use to edit all of the images for my blog, and I’ve found it intuitive, practical […]