markfreeman writes "The one burning need I have felt over the last year was to get involved with open source as a contributor. I have wanted to help with documentation, advocacy, and most of all, with programming. Here's the story of how I got started, thanks to openhatch.org (which calls itself 'an open source involvement engine') and how you can too."
johnsee writes: "Atomicmpc has an incredibly in depth look at a wide range of video codecs. It looks not only at their inner workings in depth, but also shows the quality produced by each at a variety of settings and situations."
portscan writes: This week's Economist has a special report on Apple, Inc. and innovation. There is also an article on the business of the iPhone and the future of the company. The articles provide the Economist's usual high quality blend of insight and analysis. Also there is a list of features which will probably be news to no one.