The challenges of Open edX's large and complex codebase

One of the fundamental tenets of the open source movement is the freely available access of knowledge. There has been a growing scene of educators, institutions, and organizations that see open access to knowledge as not being limited to that of source code. For several groups and universities this has been a focal point for the future of worldwide education.

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In the future, the web must be open

On stage at this year’s Great Wide Open conference, Steven Klabnik made a sobering proclamation.

“We have completely failed non-programmers and their ability to use computers,” he said.

Klabnik works for marketplace payment company Balanced, where he is—and how awesome is this?—Philosopher in Residence. His job, he says, “is to pay attention to where things are going and also think about where we should be going.”

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18 interviews with speakers of upcoming OSCON 2014

Oregon Convention Center

The O’Reilly Open Source Convention—or OSCON, as it’s popularly known—is one of the world’s premier open source events. For more than a decade, open-minded developers, innovators, and business people have gathered for this weeklong event, which explores cutting edge developments in the open source ecosystem. The event will be held from July 20 – July 24 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

And, Opensource.com will be there! We’ll cover the keynote sessions, talk with industry thought leaders, and be tweeting about our adventures @opensourceway.

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