Open Source

Open Source technologies power so much of the web, most people probably don’t even realize it. While “giving away” the source code to popular applications may sound counter intuitive, it’s because developers do that many of the things web surfers do are possible.

Blog: Thoughts About Brendan Eich

Bendan Eich has stepped down as CEO of Mozilla because he made some donations to the Prop. 8 campaign. It seems wrong now but things were different in 2008. And I think he’s been railroaded because of it.

By Colin Andrew Ferm April 4, 2014 Tags: , ,
News: New Dynamic Timeline

We’ve added a new visual timeline widget to the Unified Republic of Stars. Using a new Javascript widget, it’s now interactive and easier to understand. Read on to find out more.

By Colin Andrew Ferm February 6, 2013 Tags: , ,
Blog: Why A WordPress?

Taking a look at what a post-based content management system has to offer and why someone might choose it over, say, a wiki.

By Colin Andrew Ferm January 9, 2012 Tags: , ,
Blog: Why A Wiki?

Taking a look at wiki software in particular, what it does, and why it may or may not be useful on a particular content site.

By Colin Andrew Ferm December 27, 2011 Tags: , ,
Blog: Why Open Source Is Amazing

I’ve been doing some modifications to the systems that run the Unified Republic of Stars and realized that the open source projects that underly everything are pretty damn amazing. If you’re interested in combining MediaWiki and WordPress, this might be the article for you.

By Colin Andrew Ferm November 29, 2011 Tags: , , ,