Welcome to Freecode – Freecode Free Software on the final frontier: GNU Radio controls the ISEE-3 Spacecraft The International Sun-Earth Explorer-3, or ISEE-3, was launched in 1978 by NASA to monitor activity on the sun. After three years of observation, NASA repurposed the satellite, which soon became the first spacecraft to visit a comet. The mission ended in 1999, when NASA abandoned ISEE-3 to orbit the Sun, despite the fact that twelve of the satellite's thirteen instruments were still working. In 2008, when it was discovered that the satellite was still transmitting a signal and would fly close to Earth, NASA realized that they no longer had the funding or equipment to reinitiate contact. To do this, the group turned to GNU Radio, a free software toolkit for implementing software-defined radios and signal processing systems. You can support GNU Radio by making a donation through the FSF's Working Together for Free Software Fund. The successes of the ISEE-3 Reboot project demonstrate the importance of developing, maintaining, and promoting free software.
TrueCrypt, the final release, archive Yes . . . TrueCrypt is still safe to use. Google is generating a false-positive alert Recent attempts to download the TrueCrypt files here, using Chrome or Firefox (Mozilla uses Google's technology), have been generating false-positive malware infection warnings. They must be false-positives because no change has been made to the files since this page was put up nearly a year ago (May 29th, 2014) and many people have confirmed that the downloaded binaries have not changed and that their cryptographic hashes still match. Also, the well-known and respected “VirusTotal” site, which scans files through all virus scanners reports ZERO hits out of 57 separate virus scan tests: VirusTotal scan results. We have no idea where or why Google got the idea that there was anything wrong with these files. The mistake these developers made was in believing thatthey still “owned” TrueCrypt, and that it was theirs to kill. But that's not the way the Internet works. TrueCrypt's creators may well be correct.
Joomla! Coding Standards Introduction Good coding standards are important in any software development project. These standards are even more important when a large, diverse and worldwide community of developers are contributing to a project. One of the things that sets good software apart from great software is not only the features or the actual function the software performs, but the quality of its source code. In order to perform in the highly competitive Open Source and proprietary software industries, source code not only needs to be beautifully designed, it also needs to be beautiful and elegant to look at. Guiding Principles Since readable code is more maintainable, the compass that guides us in achieving that goal is a set of well thought out coding standards for the different software languages that are employed in the Joomla software project. The Joomla Coding Standards borrows heavily from the PEAR coding standard for PHP files, augmenting and diverging where it is deemed sensible to do so.
Freecode.com scripty2: for a more delicious web June 26th, 2009 The script.aculo.us 2 alpha is out! Check it out now at scripty2.com. As you would expect, it brings a lot of change and new features. scripty2: for a more delicious web As the effects framework forms the base for all the eye candy in any UI elements, it’s the logical first step towards a complete scripty2. scripty2 will consist of three parts: scripty2 fx: the framework for DOM/CSS-based visual effectsscripty2 ui: user interface behaviours (not in right now)scripty2 core: helpers for a more delicious developer experience Alpha! In this release, the focus has been on the effects engine, with the UI parts still pending a rewrite (there will be a lot of really cool stuff coming for the UI part, but more about that later). Even in alpha, the effects engine can now do so much more, with less code to write. And we’re actually using it in our own live projects, like twistori and freckle time tracking, so it’s pretty damn stable already. Docs, Docs, Docs A rewrite?! Yes, it’s all new.
Open Source Comes to Campus/In a Box - OpenHatch wiki This page is deprecated. See the website for up-to-date info. Open Source Comes to Campus In a Box is our attempt to make this event easy for other people to adapt and run. If you're interested in working with us to run an event, please contact us and tell us so! (If you'd like to take these materials and go do your own thing, that's fine too, but the rest of this page assumes you'd like our remote support.) We've done a lot of work to document our process.  Curriculum You can find the full curriculum for Open Source Comes to Campus on the Curriculum page. We're happy to talk with you at length about the curriculum and do trainings for any activities or sections you don't feel comfortable with.  Logistics There are a number of logistical hurdles when planning an event, from finding space and making sure you have the right equipment to ordering the right amount of food.  Publicity  Staff We'll also support you with a number of remote staff, including:   A Note
Modkit and the Kickstarter Campaign - News by zagGrad | September 22, 2010 | 28 comments We're suckers for creative ideas that will help bring new people to the world of physical computing. So when we heard about Modkit we were all over it! In their own words: Modkit is an in-browser graphical programming environment for little devices called embedded systems. In our own words: it's awesome! Modkit can be used to program Arduino, and they're working to integrate different shields into the included code blocks. The creators of Modkit are currently searching for funding. We think Modkit is a great idea coming from great people.