Articles by bob@lxer.com

linux

Make your first contribution to an open source project

It’s a common misconception that contributing to open source is difficult. You might think, “Sometimes I can’t even understand my own code; how am I supposed to understand someone else’s?”Relax. Until last year, I thought the same thing. Reading and understanding someone else’s code and writing your own on top of that can be a daunting task, but with the right resources, it isn’t as hard as you might think.The first step is to choose a project. This decision can be instrumental in turning a newbie programmer into a seasoned open sourcer.read more

linux

Linux computer maker to move manufacturing to the U.S.

Linux computer manufacturer System76 made its mark in part because of its commitment to open source principles and doing what it believes is right. Last year it released its homegrown Linux, Pop!_OS. In early March, System76 founder Carl Richell tweeted about the company’s plans to locate its computer manufacturing factory in Denver, Colorado.read more