October, 2014
MOD Duo, Linux-based multieffect pedal, gets crowdfunded

MOD Duo, Linux-based multieffect pedal, gets crowdfunded

The MOD team has raised $82,781 instead of the requested $65,000 at Kickstarter and is planning to deliver their new Linux-based multieffect pedal to musicians around June 2015.

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Artificial intelligence designs websites, uses open technology stack

Artificial intelligence designs websites, uses open technology stack

It's been years since AI was supposed to take over dirty bits of work and let humanity get on with creating amazing art, exploring the universe and generally enjoying life. The Grid, a San Francisco based company, recently made a contribution to the matter. Their AI-based web publishing tool designs and maintains websites, and it's based on a slew of free/libre software projects. But will it actually automate boring work or will it swap creative humans with robot overlords?

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Blender returns to VIEW Conference 2014

Blender returns to VIEW Conference 2014

Next week Blender will be featured again at VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy. On October 13, 16, and 17, Alfonso Annarumma will lead a workshop called "Architectural Previsualization of Interior Design with Blender 3D and Cycles Rendering".

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Axiom Beta, open digital cinema camera, funded on IndieGoGo

Axiom Beta, open digital cinema camera, funded on IndieGoGo

Apertus team has just reached the 100K euro milestone in the crowdfunding campaign that should bring Axiom, their new open digital camera, to the masses.

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Change of heart: Inkscape starts encouraging paid development

Change of heart: Inkscape starts encouraging paid development

After years of being dead against paid development, Inkscape Board revisited the controversial topic and came up with a policy that encourages personal (crowd)funded projects to add new features and fix bugs in this popular free/libre vector graphics editor.

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Is Photoshop for Chrome OS going to kill GIMP?

Is Photoshop for Chrome OS going to kill GIMP?

There are two interesting points that seem to prey on people's minds today: is Project Photoshop Streaming for Chrome OS the first step to Photoshop on Linux? Will it, therefore, threaten GIMP in its own habitat? All good questions, let's dive into this.

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Lightworks 12 gets better assets management, improves interoperability

Lightworks 12 gets better assets management, improves interoperability

EditShare released the new version of Lightworks, a proprietary-going-opensource non-linear video editor for Windows, Linux, and Mac.

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Meet BirdFont 1.0, free type design app

Meet BirdFont 1.0, free type design app

Is FontForge all there is to type design on Linux? Not quite. Johan Mattsson released BirdFont 1.0, a new(er) free type design program for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

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Artist uses Audacity, GIMP, Processing to create 3D printed jewelry

Artist uses Audacity, GIMP, Processing to create 3D printed jewelry

Dot Silverman, an independent designer and a student research assistant at Pomona College, made an interesting use of free software: creating jewelry in shape of 3D-printed waveforms.

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Quasado opensources Gravit, web-based design tool

Quasado opensources Gravit, web-based design tool

Berlin-based company Quasado released source code of Gravit, their HTML5-based design app, under dual GPLv3+/commercial license.

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