One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Australia is set to launch a new initiative centred on the Linux-based XO laptops the nonprofit organisation distributes.
Stories by Rohan Pearce
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), which oversees freedom of information and privacy for the federal government, is seeking to migrate to a new website based on the open source Joomla CMS.
The Ada Initiative, an organisation that works to increase women's participation in open source and open culture, will be in the spotlight at the July Wikimania conference in Washington DC, with one of the organisation's co-founders, Mary Gardiner, keynoting the international Wikimedia conference.
Android has made massive strides forward since its debut in 2008, and in Q3 2011 more than half of all smartphones sold worldwide ran Google's mobile platform. In one sense it represents a massive validation for open source, and proof that free software is not condemned to a future of 'merely' running servers.
In 2011 'Big Data' was, next to ‘Cloud’, the most dropped buzzword of the year. In 2012 Big Data is set to become a serious issue that many IT organisations across the public and private sectors will need to come to grips with.
After searching for a co-working space that suited her and not finding one that was an ideal fit, Lucy Chen, a Sydney-based user experience designer, did what any good entrepreneur would and started her own. WhatSpace is a warehouse that Chen has fitted out to host startups, IT and creative professionals, as well as events such as exhibitions.
The NSW and Victorian governments have selected ARI Registry Services to prepare their application for new top-level domains (TLDs): .melbourne, .sydney and .victoria.
Sydney-based start-up Airtasker today opened its site to the public, offering people the chance to compete for small chores -- like cleaning the house or doing the shopping -- that someone in their neighbourhood needs done.
Australian researchers at the University of NSW's ARC Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology have successfully created a single-atom transistor with implications for both classical and quantum computing.
Minister for home affairs, Jason Clare, has introduced legislation into parliament that will pave the way for an R18+ classification for video games. The state and territory governments will also have to introduce legislation to allow adults only games.
The Department of Finance and Deregulation's Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) has issued a series of 'better practices' guides for government departments and other federal bodies to help them navigate the legal, privacy and financial issues of Cloud computing.
Analyst firm Telstye is predicting that Windows 8 will give tablets a stronger foothold in conservative enterprises that until now have been wary of the form factor, at the same time as it gives Microsoft an in in the tablet market.
Semester 1 2012 marks the debut of Macquarie University's new programs focussed on the design, development and critical analysis of video games.
Techworld Australia recently caught up with some of the developers of Rockbox to discuss the open source project, which is designed to replace the firmware shipped on MP3 players and portable media players.
The tipping point for Linux kernel developer Valerie Aurora was when one of her friends was groped for the third time in a single year at a conference. "As I heard about it I knew I'd remember all the times I'd been groped as well, and insulted and harassed -- and that was just too much," Aurora says.