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Oracle v. Google: What it means for software developers

Saturday 11th of June 2016 05:23:49 AM
On May 26, 2016, the jury in the well-publicized Oracle v. Google trial returned a unanimous verdict in favor of Google, essentially concluding that the copyright fair use doctrine allowed Google to use Java SE APIs in its implementation of Android.read more

Getting started with ReactOS

Saturday 11th of June 2016 03:35:10 AM
ReactOS is a relatively new open source operating system that resembles the looks of Windows NT and aims to offer similar levels of functionality and application compatibility. Featuring a wine-based user mode, this system doesn't use any of the Unix architecture, but is a rewrite of the NT architecture from scratch, with its very own FAT32 implementation, and completely free of legal implications. That said, this is not yet another Linux distro, but a unique Windows-like system that is a part of the free software world. This quick guide aims at users who want an easy to use, open source replacement for their Windows system.

Judge blasts Oracle’s attempt to overturn pro-Google jury verdict

Saturday 11th of June 2016 01:46:31 AM
Alsup's stinging order [PDF], which rejects Oracle's argument [PDF] on every front, hardly comes as a surprise. But the document provides the first insights as to what Oracle might bring up in an appeal proceeding, which the company has said it will pursue. In the order, Alsup defends how he ran the trial. The evidence and instructions presented to the jury were a mix of mandates from the appeals court, which overruled Alsup on the key issue of API copyrightability, and modifications urged by both sides' lawyers.

FreeBSD vs. Linux: Which Open Source OS Does Microsoft Now Love More?

Friday 10th of June 2016 11:57:53 PM
Microsoft's FreeBSD images for the Azure Marketplace mean Microsoft is officially supporting another open source OS besides Linux on its cloud.

Open music: Bolero enters public domain, music encoding standards news

Friday 10th of June 2016 10:09:15 PM
This month I offer a bit of an open musical smorgasbord: a famous work of music that recently passed into the public domain; a new proprietary music-encoding standard that is gaining ground; three open audio players; and, of course, new music available for download from Linux-friendly vendors.read more

The Reasons Why You Should Think Twice Before Buying OnePlus 3

Friday 10th of June 2016 09:00:38 PM
Hi Guys, Hope you are doing good! As we all know about OnePlus Started back in December 2013 in China. The company promised to provide Smartphone devices at very affordable prices. They did it. People liked the first device OnePlus One which was really an appreciable....

Contributing to Fedora Quality Assurance

Friday 10th of June 2016 07:52:01 PM
Every day, people from all over the world work together to create and support new releases of Fedora. One of the many important tasks is QA, or quality assurance. The QA sub-project in Fedora helps test software updates and new versions... Continue Reading →

Software Freedom Conservancy’s Karen Sandler On FOSS and the IoT

Friday 10th of June 2016 06:43:24 PM
As an increasing number of our devices become connected to the Internet, Karen Sandler explains, the openness of open source becomes more important than ever.

An IRC quickstart guide

Friday 10th of June 2016 05:34:47 PM
With the basic concepts of IRC under your belt, you're ready to dive in and get started with IRC. This guide will help minimize the learning curve and get you into the conversations as easily as possible. Once you get started you'll find that IRC can be a great place for learning, fun, and friendships.GeneralTypes of inputIRC accepts two basic types of input:read more

Firefox 48 beta brings 'largest change ever' thanks to 'Electrolysis'

Friday 10th of June 2016 04:26:10 PM
Browser to split into a UI process and a content process, with secure sandboxes to comeFirefox 48 entered beta this week, complete with a feature called “Electrolysis” that Mozilla bills as “the largest change we’ve ever made to Firefox.”…

RIP ROP: Intel's cunning trick to kill stack-hoping exploits at CPU level

Friday 10th of June 2016 03:28:59 PM
How Chipzilla and Microsoft hope to get one step ahead of hackersIntel is pushing a neat technique that could block malware infections on computers at the processor level.…

Getting started with IRC

Friday 10th of June 2016 02:31:48 PM
Recent years have shown a resurgence in online chat technology.read more

How Bitcoin’s Blockchain tech could aid IoT interoperability

Friday 10th of June 2016 01:34:37 PM
Blockchain technology’s qualities of universality and security could be applied to the IoT messaging protocol problem, said Benedikt Herudek at OpenIoT Summit. One of the main themes of this year’s Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit was the challenge of bridging the growing number of Internet of Things (IoT) standards. Many speakers were hopeful about […]

Securing the server programs hiding in your Docker containers

Friday 10th of June 2016 12:37:26 PM
People worry about how secure containers are to outside attackers. That's a legitimate fear. I think what's even more of a concern is whether the application within your container is secure, or if it's really what you think it is.

Preventing break-ins on your Linux system

Friday 10th of June 2016 11:40:15 AM
All too often we hear about breaches in security where usernames and passwords were obtained and published online. Most of the time, what's revealed is that most passwords are very simple or iterative of a previous version (e.g., 12345 followed by 123456 on the next change). Implementing password requirements can help keep weak passwords out of your environment. These forced changes have their pros and cons, but when it comes down to it there are still flaws in authentication.read more

Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" Live Editions Are Now Available to Download

Friday 10th of June 2016 10:43:04 AM
We reported last week on the general availability of new install mediums for the Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" operating system, as well as the release of the last update for Debian GNU/Linux 7 "Wheezy."

HITMAN looks like it's coming to SteamOS & Linux

Friday 10th of June 2016 09:45:53 AM
This is one series I had hoped we would get and it looks like we will be. HITMAN (the new 2016 version) looks like it's coming to SteamOS & Linux.

Container and Microservices Myths: The Red Hat Perspective

Friday 10th of June 2016 08:48:42 AM
Red Hat executive Lars Herrmann discusses container and microservices trends, including container portability, security and standards.

KDE neon User Edition 5.6 Available now

Friday 10th of June 2016 07:51:31 AM
KDE neon User Edition 5.6 is based on the latest version of Plasma 5.6 and intends to showcase the latest KDE technology on a stable foundation. It is a continuously updated installable image that can be used not just for exploration and testing but as the main operating system for people enthusiastic about the latest desktop software.

Help Make Open Source Secure

Friday 10th of June 2016 06:54:20 AM
Major security bugs in core pieces of open source software – such as Heartbleed and Shellshock – have elevated highly technical security vulnerabilities into national news headlines.

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today's leftovers

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  • ANNOUNCE: libosinfo 0.3.1 released
    I am happy to announce a new release of libosinfo, version 0.3.1 is now available, signed with key DAF3 A6FD B26B 6291 2D0E 8E3F BE86 EBB4 1510 4FDF (4096R). All historical releases are available from the project download page.
  • There and Back Again: The MongoDB Cloud Story
    Before it was a database company, MongoDB was a cloud company. Founded in 2007 and originally known as 10gen, the company originally intended to build a Java cloud platform. After building a database it called MongoDB, the company realized that the infrastructure software it had built to support its product was more popular than the product itself, and the PaaS company pivoted to become a database company – eventually taking the obvious step of renaming itself to reflect its new purpose.
  • C++17: New Features Coming To 33-Year-Old Programming Language
    The C++17 standard is taking shape and adding new features to the vintage programming language. This major update aims to make C++ an easier language to work with and brings powerful technical specifications.
  • Clearing the Keystone Environment

GNU/Linux Leftovers

Red Hat Summit

  • Red Hat Summit Advocates the Power of Participation
    Red Hat hosted its annual Red Hat Summit customer event June 28-30 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, with a theme of harnessing the power of participation. Once again, the DevNation developer event, which is the successor to JBoss World, was co-located with Red Hat Summit. For JBoss, 2016 is a particularly significant year as it marks 10 years since Red Hat acquired it. At DevNation, Red Hat announced the new JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 7 release, providing new cloud-enhanced capabilities for Red Hat's flagship middleware platform. JBoss is now also working to help enable Java for the container era, with the launch of the MicroProfile Project, an effort to optimize enterprise Java for a microservices architecture. Java wasn't the only focus of DevNation this year either, as Microsoft took center stage too, announcing the availability of its .NET Core for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the Red Hat Summit and DevNation 2016 events.
  • How Red Hat is tailoring OpenStack to fit … everyone
    Even though there have been no major changes announced to the OpenStack platform of late, it was still one of the most talked about subjects at this year’s Red Hat Summit. Red Hat plays a significant role in the development of the platform and is very proud of its contribution to the community.
  • New technologies foster an open-source environment
    In 2007, when 3scale, Inc. was founded, some people thought it was crazy to be investing so much time and energy into API. But Steven Willmott, CEO of 3scale, Inc., said that even at that time his team knew that the future was API-driven, and they wanted to help that happen.

Leftovers: Gaming