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As Expected: Trial Lawyers Made A Huge Miscalculation In Killing Recent Patent Reform

1 hour 3 min ago
Back in May, we wrote about how, despite pretty much everyone agreeing on a (decent, if not amazing) patent reform bill in the Senate, the whole thing got shot down at the last minute. That was when the trial lawyers called Senator Harry Reid, asking him to kill the whole thing, which he did by telling Senator Patrick Leahy that he wouldn't allow the bill to go to the floor for a vote. This came after months of detailed negotiations, getting nearly everyone into agreement on the bill, which would have made life at least somewhat more difficult for patent trolls.

Competition: Win a PiKon telescope

6 hours 44 min ago
Write code to improve this Pi-powered telescope and you could win one of your own

Battle for Wesnoth 1.12.0 Is a Complex Turn-Based Strategy For Linux

9 hours 33 min ago
The Battle for Wesnoth is free, turn-based tactical strategy game that features both single-player and online/hotseat multiplayer combat. The developers have just updated it after a long hiatus.

A price to pay -- the Free Software column

12 hours 49 min ago
For a successful open source company, the lack of process control is just a small price to pay in the grand scheme of things

OpenSUSE 13.2 KDE Edition : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

14 hours 43 min ago
OpenSUSE 13.2 has been released and announced by The openSUSE Project Developer, it now available to download and install on you computer. OpenSUSE 13.2 KDE is defaut desktop OpenSUSE, but there is also a GNOME edition, this release openSUSE Project Developer shipped the latest version of KDE 4.14.

Android 5.0 dev kits simplify octacore Snapdragon designs

Sunday 23rd of November 2014 02:15:06 AM
Intrinsyc unveiled an Android 5.0 dev platform for the Snapdragon 810 SoC in phone, tablet, SBC, and COM versions that debut DDR4 and TransferJet tech. Intrinsyc Technologies has released three Android 5.0 development platforms, as well as a computer-on-module, supporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 system-on-chip: Open-Q 8094 System on Module (SOM) — Snapdragon 810 with […]

Roll up, roll up, Microsoft's rolled up dozens of OS fixes

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 11:30:50 PM
Linux VMs over 2TB now possible and Cloud Platform gets a scaled-up cleanupMicrosoft's just released its November rollup of product fixes to address issues that go back to April 2014.…

Top 5 articles: Linux for your food, Tips for Docker users, and more

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 07:03:44 PM
The race for Top 5 was tight this week on Opensource.com. Here's the best of the best from the site: November 17 - 21, 2014. Top 5 articles of the weekread more

Pie Noon by Google, Super Smash Bros on your TI-83, and more

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 05:01:57 PM
Open gaming roundupWeek of November 15 - 21, 2014Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Google's release of open source Pie Noon, an update of the Steam Client, Super Smash Bros on calculaters, and more!read more

Guadalinex 9 Screenshot Tour

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 02:45:53 PM
Guadalinex 9 has been released. Guadalinex is a Linux distribution developed by the Council of Economy, Innovation and Science of the Government of Andalucía (Spain) to facilitate the access to information technology for all citizens of the Spanish province. It is largely based on Ubuntu 14.04, with elements from Linux Mint and Debian GNU/Linux. The main edition comes with the Cinnamon desktop, while the "lite" variant, provided for the first time and designed to run on older computers or computers with limited hardware, includes the lightweight LXDE desktop environment.

Python explained

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 12:51:31 PM
Python is the popular programming language used on the Raspberry Pi. What makes it so special?

Hands On Embedded Linux Development Training course.

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 10:57:09 AM
LinuxCertified Inc, a leading provider of Linux training and services, announced its next Hands On Embedded Linux Development class to be held in San Francisco Bay Area from [url=http://www.linuxcertified.com/class_schedule.html]December 6th - 8th, 2014.[/url]

Elasticsearch Uses Power of Community for Open Source Analytics VIDEO

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 09:02:47 AM
How has the ELK stack emerged to become a leading open source data analysis platform?

Weighing in on SCALE & More…

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 07:08:25 AM
Get those proposals in: The Call for Papers for the 13th annual Southern California Linux Expo — SCALE 13x, for those of you keeping score at home — ends in less than three weeks from today.

Fedora Community Action and Impact job opening (Red Hat OSAS)

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 05:14:03 AM
We don’t have an official job posting for this yet (soon, I think), but in the meantime, I’ve been told that candidates should email interest and resume to Andy Pittaluga (apittalu at redhat.com) with subject line “Fedora Community”.

OPNFV Adds Chinese Telecom to Open Source NFV/SDN Partnership

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 03:19:41 AM
ZTE Corporation, a telecommunications company based in China, has joined the Linux Foundation's OPNFV project for open source network functions virtualization and software-defined networking.

Barbie becomes a Debian developer and creates systemd

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 01:25:19 AM
In today's open source roundup: Barbie enters the systemd fray. Plus: A Linux desktop based on Google's Material Design, and what's in Linux Mint 17.1?

Android projector offers 400 lumens on battery power

Friday 21st of November 2014 11:30:57 PM
AAXA’s Android-based M4 is claimed as “the world’s brightest battery powered projector,” with 400 lumens running on battery power, or 800 lumens plugged-in.

Calligra Gemini Added to Calligra Suite

Friday 21st of November 2014 09:36:35 PM
About a year ago, the Calligra community added a new application to the suite by the name of Krita Gemini, which combined the functionality of the Krita digital painting application with the touch optimised user interface of the tablet focused Krita Sketch, into a shell with the ability to switch between the two at runtime. The goal was to create a responsive user interface for Krita, and this is now a part of Calligra. In May of this year, Intel approached the team which produced Krita Gemini with the idea of doing the same for other parts of Calligra, by creating an application which would encapsulate the Words and Stage components in the same way as Krita Gemini did for the Krita component.

Serve websites with Nginx

Friday 21st of November 2014 08:39:24 PM
Nginx (pronounced Engine X) is a web server developed in Russia by Igor Sysoev back in 2002. In this article you will learn how to install and run Nginx on a Linux machine, how to configure it and how to install and use Joomla with Nginx.

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French, German, Dutch and Italian hackathons fuel UK ODF plugfest

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