A developer's guide to getting into open source

Want to contribute to an open source project, but don’t know where to start? Finding the first problem to fix in an unfamiliar codebase can seem pretty difficult—and even more so if it counts millions of lines of code—but it’s usually much easier than it looks. This article should give you a few tips and ideas on how to get started.read more

From: LXer

Pivotal Punts Big Data Platform to Open Source

By Jack M. Germain

Pivotal on Wednesday announced its decision to open source all of the core components of its big data platform, becoming the first big data industry player to do so. The company also announced its participation in the Open Data Platform, which seeks to encourage more enterprise collaboration, along with the adoption of modern, scalable data architectures. The opening of the Pivotal Big Data Suite follows Pivotal’s success last year with open sourcing its Cloud Foundry.

From: Linux Insider

How to install a USB webcam in Raspberry Pi

By Xmodulo If you want to take pictures or record videos using Raspberry Pi board, you can install Raspberry Pi camera board. If you do not want to shell out money just for the camera board module, there is yet another way, which is to utilize a commonly found USB web camera. You may already have one for your PC. In this tutorial, we show how to set up a USB web camera on Raspberry Pi board. We assume that you are using Raspbian operation system.

From: LXer