A rather handsome looking free serif typeface based on Gargantua. Spectral is available under an Open Font License.
A nice free and open source font designed for digital interfaces:
Inter UI is a font for highly legible text on computer screens.
The largest complaint by far is that the URLs for AMP links differ from the canonical URLs for the same content, making sharing difficult. The current URLs are a mess.
This is something that the Google gang are aware of, and they say they’re working on a fix. But this post points out some other misgivings with AMP, like its governance policy:
This keeps the AMP HTML specification squarely in the hands of Google, who will be able to take it in any direction that they see fit without input from the community at large. This guise of openness is perhaps even worse than the Apple News Format, which at the very least does not pretend to be an open standard.
Joschi is documenting his commitment to “contribute at least one meaningful commit a day to a public Open Source project or a similar community effort.” So far it’s a really nice mix of coding and face-to-face activities.
Jamie Zawinski tells the story of how John Carpenter’s They Live led to Shepard Fairey’s Obey Giant which led to Mozilla’s logo.
So that was the time that I somehow convinced a multi-billion dollar corporation to give away the source code to their flagship product and re-brand it using propaganda art by the world’s most notorious graffiti artist.
Stuart has written some wise words about making privacy the differentiator that can take on Facebook and Google.
He also talks about Aral’s ind.ie project; all the things they’re doing right, and all things they could do better:
The ind.ie project is to open source as Brewdog are to CAMRA.
Those smart people at Filament Group have gathered their open-source code into one handy place. Useful!
A good history lesson in rendering engines: KHTML, WebKit, and now, Blink.
This is such a brilliant and empowering idea: an open-source object-oriented to electronics, like LEGO bricks for circuit-building.
Now this is what I call science hacking: building an open source fusion reactor.
A call-to-arms for web developers combined with a handy list of projects you can get involved in.
A free open source planetarium for your computer.
"We're done with the tired old fontstacks of yesteryear. Enough with the limitations of the web, we won't have it. It's time to raise our standards. Here, you'll find only the most well-made, free & open-source, @font-face ready fonts."
Magnolia's going Open Source. Soon you'll be able to host and run your own instance of the social bookmarking service.
Tantek talks about the importance of open media for the longevity of data.
This is the secret I've been keeping ever since I visited Six Apart a few weeks back: Movable Type is going open source.
This is just about one of the geekiest things I've ever seen. A crop circle of the Firefox logo. This is not Photoshopped.
An interesting looking lightweight framework for PHP.