Article: HECTAR offers free design plans for open source hydroponics unit

Food, Open Provisioning

HECTAR offers free design plans for open source hydroponics unit

Described as an open-source hydroponics unit, the HECTAR vertical farm is designed especially for interiors to help more people grow healthy food from home. Sponsored by multinational technology company Huawei, the unit is inspired by open-source electronic and 3D-printing companies.

Open-source describes a type of computer softwarethat’s released under a special license made to be accessible to the public. HECTAR has since been selected as one of 25 companies in the Imperial College Venture Catalyst Accelerator, a competition for local entrepreneurs.

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Article: MacStadium offers free cloud-based Mac mini for open source developers

Code, Open Software, Open Source

MacStadium offers free cloud-based Mac mini for open source developers

Qualifying iOS and macOS developers can now remotely build software on a Mac mini, provided by MacStadium specifically to support the creation of open source apps.

Hosting company MacStadium has already helped developers move to Apple Silicon, such as the team behind macOS utility HomeBrew, and now it wants to extend that help to more people. Developers working on open source projects, and not funded by other companies, can apply to use MacStadium’s services for free.