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Free Online Book On Blender: Solid 3D Rendering/Animation Lessons

http://ostatic.com

One of the great things about open source platforms and applications is that skilled authors often put free books online as guides.

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Created by kbcornwell 5 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 17 weeks ago
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Programming Linux Games

http://get-free-book.com

This is a complete guide to developing 2D Linux games, written by the Linux gaming experts. It discusses important multimedia toolkits (including a very thorough discussion of the Simple DirectMedia Layer) and teaches the basics of Linux game programming.

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Created by sharkswithlazers 5 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 20 weeks ago
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Gutenberg books with GNU/Linux - Part 1

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

I am a great fan of the Gutenberg project, a noteworthy and honorable effort to digitize copyright-free texts. This project has released into the public domain over 20,000 classic books. This article will explain how to integrate this huge body of material with the Ubuntu desktop.

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Created by oshea 5 years 21 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 21 weeks ago
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Multicore and parallel programming books

http://www.multicoreinfo.com

This site recommends a list of books for those interested in multicore programming.

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Created by mard 5 years 22 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 22 weeks ago
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Danger of using RFID in passport cards -- via Richard Stallman, The Last of the True Hackers

http://www.vnunet.com

RMS: « A clever hacker (though the reason he is a hacker is not what they think) demonstrated the danger of using RFIDs in US passport cards.

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Created by can.axis 5 years 23 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 23 weeks ago
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Writing a Book With Free Software

http://www.jonobacon.org

Some of you have emailed to ask what I am using to write the Art Of Community, and some of my Free Software friends out there have been asking if Free Software tools were used when writing the content. Oh yes. :)

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Created by docsmartz 5 years 24 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 24 weeks ago
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Free Culture by Lawrence Lessig (99 of 108)

http://www.coboto.com

«... In a math department, anyone would be free to tinker with a proof that someone offered. If you thought you had a better way to prove a theorem, you could take what someone else did and change it. In a classics department, if you believed a colleague's translation of a recently discovered text was flawed, you were free to improve it.

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Created by can.axis 5 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 25 weeks ago
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Art Of Community: First Snippet From The Book

http://www.artofcommunityonline.org

"Well, with the project officially announced, I think it may be time for a sneak peek. What better to kick off a sneak peek than to share with you the very first two pages of the book, lovingly reproduced here for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy! ..."

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Viral Spiral

http://www.onthecommons.org

«Now out: my new book about “how the commoners built a digital republic of their own.” ...»

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Created by can.axis 5 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 25 weeks ago
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FLOSS+Art

http://goto10.org

"FLOSS+Art critically reflects on the growing relationship between Free Software ideology, open content and digital art. It provides a view onto the social, political and economic myths and realities linked to this phenomenon [...] FLOSS+Art is triple licensed GNU GPL, GNU FDL and Free Art License..."

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Created by can.axis 5 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 25 weeks ago
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Learning Haskell through Category Theory, and Adventuring in Category Land...

http://dekudekuplex.wordpress.com

«Two days ago, there was an interesting post by Andrzej Jaworski, entitled “[Haskell] Teach theory then Haskell as example,” [...] In my response, I listed the following publications on category theory, a branch of mathematics which forms a theoretical framework for Haskell...»

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Created by can.axis 5 years 26 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 25 weeks ago
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The Art Of Community inside and outside the Free Software world

http://www.jonobacon.org

"Today I am proud as punch to announce the Art Of Community. A while back I was approached by Andy Oram, a senior editor at O’Reilly to write a definitive book about how to grow, build and energise a community. This book will be called the Art Of Community..."

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Created by can.axis 5 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 26 weeks ago
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The Culture of Free, and The Power of Less: why the "Copyleft Attitude" is better than Public Domain

http://zenhabits.net

"... I believe that art, in all its forms, and creative people of all types, benefit tremendously from free information. When a writer (for example) is able to take the work of another writer and use it and modify it and build upon it in his own work, the artist benefits and so does the world.

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Created by can.axis 5 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 27 weeks ago
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Announcing the Django Book, second edition

http://www.holovaty.com

"I'm excited to announce that I'm working on a second edition of the Django Book..."

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Created by can.axis 5 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 27 weeks ago
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Internet & Creation

http://paigrain.debatpublic.net

« “Internet & Creation : how to recognize non-market exchanges over the internet while funding creation” has been published in French on 28 October 2008 by InLibroVeritas. See the French page for details. An English-speaking version adapted for global readership is in the works. An English summary can be found below... »

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Created by can.axis 5 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 27 weeks ago
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