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Gumstix and KIPR have used Gumstix Geppetto to design a new Linux-on-Sitara based robot controller for upcoming K12-focused autonomous Botball contests. The nonprofit KISS Institute for Practical Robotics (KIPR) has been holding regional and international Botball Educational Robotics competitions for K12 students since 2003. At this year’s international competition, which runs this week from July […]
This also just in: Dogs and cats living together in peace. Microsoft did this for OpenBSD's help in porting OpenSSH to Windows.
The Opensource.com team asked if I'd share some of my thoughts about The Open Organization, seeing as I'm quoted in the book.read more
The AMD developers have announced that a new Catalyst Linux driver, 15.7, has been released and is now available for download. It's been a while since we had a stable version of the Catalyst driver, but it's still not all that impressive.
When you deal with a lot of documents every day, whatever you write—whitepapers, manuals, presentations, different marketing materials, contracts, etc.—at a certain point (most commonly, at the final stage) you have to interact with different people, specifying and discussing details, proofreading and approving them.read more
This article explains the various optimization techniques in power assembly so as to make applications run faster. Applying certain techniques in IBM® PowerPC® processor-specific applications improves the performance of the program. Some of the following techniques are now applied on Linux glibc string and memory functions and there is a significant amount of performance improvement. This article is intended for IBM AIX and Linux programmers who write assembly code for performance improvement in IBM Power Architecture.
Michelle Brush will talk at OSCON this year about how engineers and architects in tech can make better decisions by understanding their environment. How? Through behavioral economics, a discipline that, in her words, straddles psychology and economics.Hear insights that can be applied to any position in tech. Plus, have you heard of Midwest.io? Get all the details in this interview.read more
Flying pension scheme dips toe in the water – but nothing elseBritish Airways is giving developers tentative access to small amounts of its data, launching a scheme to open up some of its APIs.…
How to secure your Debian virtual server
If the probability of your assets being prodded by attackers foreign and domestic doesn't scare the bejesus out of you, don't read this article. If you're operating in the same realm of reality as the rest of us, here's your shot at redemption via some solid preventive pen testing advice from a genuine pro.
Open Hardware Summit 2015 is open for registration and preparations are in full swing. The Summit will be held in Philadelphia, on September 19 this year. This annual conference is organized and hosted by the Open Source Hardware Association, and this year will be the sixth conference, maintaining its focus on open hardware.
Immediately after the verdict, Newegg, which has made it a policy to duke it out in court rather than settle patent claims it thinks are unfounded, vowed to appeal. Trouble is, they can’t. Not until U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap, who conducted the trial, enters a final judgement, which he hasn’t done. He also hasn’t indicated when, if ever, that’s likely to happen.
uReadIt is as a native application for Ubuntu Touch for browsing Reddit. It's one of the best of its kind, and it can easily compete with any other similar app from other platforms.
What ISO 27001 auditors will be looking for from Unix sysadmins. If your Unix/Linux servers are to be involved in an ISO 27001 audit, there are a lot of things you should be doing ahead of time to ensure that they won't end up generating findings. The key to getting a Unix system to pass an ISO 27001 audit is knowing what the auditors are likely to ask and what they will need to see.
Count the committers for an OSS project, and go from there. Comment In a world where even Microsoft gets the open source religion, the planet’s overall quota for positivity and good karma must be increasing, right? Of course this is not the case, there are bad eggs in every basket and open source has had its share of so-called “openwashing” from time to time.
Mirantis is now offering turnkey OpenStack appliances.
There are only two times when you need to dig through piles of data to get your job done -- when you know what you're looking for and when you don't. The best tools and techniques will depend on which of these two situations you're facing.
Those OpenSSH bugs aren't going to patch themselves. Microsoft has handed a pile of money to the OpenBSD Foundation, becoming its first-ever Gold level contributor in the process.
We all know that open source software isn't always pretty. Una Kravets, a front end developer at IBM, will be speaking at OSCON this year about getting more designers involved in our projects. While it's easy for developers to see that working together produces better software, it's not always that way for designers who are trained to work alone. I had the chance to interview Una about open source, design, and her upcoming talk.read more
In today's open source roundup: Five of the best desktop environments for Linux. Plus: Debian will switch from Libav to FFmpeg. And Samsung launches a clamshell Android phone in China.