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Open Source Projects Must Work Together to Survive

1 hour 51 min ago
Open source software is in danger of being beaten at its own game by upstart services that are tightly integrated, less complex, and easier to use. That message was at the heart of the cautionary tale told by Stephen O’Grady in his keynote at this year’s ApacheCon North America in May.

Asian Penguins turn failed program into a Linux success

2 hours 48 min ago
Stu Keroff will be speaking at All Things Open in Raleigh this year. The Community School of Excellence (CSE) Asian Penguins are the world's first and only Linux user group based in a Hmong charter school. A failed Windows laptop program at the school was turned by the Asian Penguins into a Linux success.read more

Choosing the right metrics for your project

3 hours 45 min ago
Last month we discussed setting goals for your community metrics program. These goals serve as a constant reminder of what you want to achieve in the program and should be used as metrics themselves when deciding exactly what you are going to measure.This month we'll document a basic strategy for deciding what to measure, and give examples of specific community metrics we've used in practice. Using our knowledge of our community and the goals we previously came up with, we'll make sure the metrics we choose are relevant.read more

How to install and use KDEConnect on Ubuntu 16.04LTS

4 hours 42 min ago
In this article, we will discuss one such application - dubbed KDEConnect - that connects your Android or BlackBerry phone to your Linux computer. Suppose you are working on your computer and your phone rings. You pick it up and see that there's a spam SMS. You just ignore it. After some time, the phone rings again. You again pick it up only to see another spam SMS. And this goes on, until you choose not get distracted while you are working.

How to install & configure Jenkins on CentOS/RHEL/Fedora/openSUSE

5 hours 39 min ago
Jenkins is a self-contained Java-based program, ready to run out-of-the-box, with 1000 of plugins to support building, deploying and automating any project.

10 tips for DIY IoT home automation

6 hours 37 min ago
We live in an exciting time. Everyday more things become Internet-connected things. They have sensors and can communicate with other things, and help us perform tasks like never before. Especially at home.read more

7 Ways Linux Users Differ from Windows Users

7 hours 34 min ago
To casual users, one person at a keyboard looks much the same as any other. Watch for a while, however, and the differences start to emerge -- and whether they are using Linux or Windows is the least of them.

Linux and Open Source Hardware for IoT

8 hours 46 min ago
Most of the new 21 open source software projects for IoT that we examined last week listed Linux hacker boards as their prime development platforms. This week, we’ll look at open source and developer-friendly Linux hardware for building Internet of Things devices, from simple microcontroller-based technology to Linux-based boards.

Unsafe at any clock speed: Linux kernel security needs a rethink

9 hours 43 min ago
The Linux kernel today faces an unprecedented safety crisis. Much like when Ralph Nader famously told the American public that their cars were "unsafe at any speed" back in 1965, numerous security developers told the 2016 Linux Security Summit in Toronto that the operating system needs a total rethink to keep it fit for purpose.

Linux and open source hardware for building IoT devices

10 hours 40 min ago
This guide to open source and developer-friendly hardware for IoT device development ranges from simple MCU-based modules to powerful Linux-based SBCs. ? ? An Open Source Perspective on the Internet of Things Part 3: Linux and Open Source Hardware for IoT ? Most of the 21 open source software projects for IoT that we examined […]

TripleO deployment of 'master' branch via instack-virt-setup on VIRTHOST (2)

11 hours 37 min ago
Upstream gets close to Newton Release , bugs scheduled for RC2 went away.Following bellow is a clean and smoothly running procedure of Overcloud deployment TripleO Master branch via instack-virt-setup on 32 GB VIRTHOST Network isolation in overcloud is pre-configured on instack (undercloud )

The Linux Setup - Daniel Foré, elementary OS

12 hours 34 min ago
An interview with the project lead of elementary OS about his favorite software.

EFF calls on HP to disable printer ink self-destruct sequence

13 hours 32 min ago
"The software update that prevented the use of third-party ink was reportedly distributed in March, but this anti-feature itself wasn't activated until September," EFF Special Advisor Cory Doctorow wrote in a letter to HP Inc. CEO Dion Weisler. "That means that HP knew, for at least six months, that some of its customers were buying your products because they believed they were compatible with any manufacturer's ink, while you had already planted a countdown timer in their property that would take this feature away.

KDE's Kirigami UI Framework for Mobile and Convergent Apps Hits 1.1 Milestone

14 hours 29 min ago
The KDE developers proudly announced the availability of the first point release for their recently introduced Kirigami UI framework to create mobile and convergent applications.

Ubuntu’s OpenStack on IBM’s Big Iron

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 06:52:52 AM
The use of Ubuntu's cloud platform is likely to escalate now that IBM and Ubuntu's parent company, Canonical, have formed a partnership that brings Ubuntu OpenStack to Big Blue's metal. According to an announcement released September 19 by Ubuntu, its implementation of the open source cloud platform is now available to run on the entire line of IBM servers.

Free Today: September Issue of Linux Journal

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 05:55:41 AM
For a limited time, the September issue of Linux Journal is free of charge, no strings attached, just click thru to start your download.

GNOME 3.22 Supports Flatpak Cross-Linux Distribution Framework

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 04:58:30 AM
GNOME 3.22, the second major update this year to the GNOME desktop environment, debuted Sept. 21—and since then, has made its way into the repositories of Linux distributions

Latest Firefox Expands Multi-Process Support and Delivers New Features for Desktop and Android

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 04:01:19 AM
With the change of the season, we’ve worked hard to release a new version of Firefox that delivers the best possible experience across desktop and Android.

An Introduction to GNOME Boxes (virtualization) on Linux

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 03:04:08 AM
GNOME Boxes is a system virtualization application that is a core part of the GNOME desktop environment. Based on the QEMU machine emulator, it offers a simplified and user-friendly approach to the whole OS virtualization idea. This post is just an introduction to its capabilities and a statement that it finally works in other distributions besides Fedora.

Fusion 3, the next generation game engine and editor from Clickteam will support Linux

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 02:06:57 AM
Clickteam are the company behind some really cool tools like Fusion, previously called Multimedia Fusion. They did an AMA today where a developer noted their Fusion 3 editor is running on Linux and other platforms.

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    Proponents of open source software argue that by letting passionate developers get involved and tweak underlying code, the tools they create are stronger and more reliable. Plus, for companies looking to bolster their digital defenses, the software has the added benefit of being free.
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  • LibreSSL 2.5 Released With New Features, iOS Support
    LibreSSL 2.5.0 is available today as the newest version of this growing fork of OpenSSL led by the OpenBSD project. LibreSSL 2.5's libtls implementation now supports ALPN and SNI while handling four cipher suite groups, there is tightened error handling in some areas, support for OCSP intermediate certificates, initial support for Apple's iOS platform, and a variety of other fixes and functionality improvements.

OSS Leftovers

  • Open source storage hits the mainstream
    Open source storage has gained mainstream acceptance in high performance computing, analytics, object storage, cloud (OpenStack) and NAS use, but can it crack the enterprise?
  • Rogue Wave Improves Support for Open Source Software with IBM
  • Rogue Wave Software to improve open-source software support with IBM
    Rogue Wave Software announces it is working with IBM to help make open source software (OSS) support more available. This will help provide comprehensive, enterprise-grade technical support for OSS packages.
  • Vendors and Customers Gettin' Open Sourcey With It
    Basically, “open source enablement" seems to be about teaching customers how to embrace open source principles, both in terms of internal processes as well as external communities and ecosystems. As I've worked with many engineering and product teams over the years, I've seen many open source initiatives fail to reach their potential because of ingrained cultural obstacles that usually manifest in the form of corporate inertia that blocks forward progress.
  • Digium Announces Asterisk 14 Open Source Communications Software
    Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, today at its annual AstriCon users and developers conference, announced Asterisk 14, the next major release of the world's most popular open source communications platform. Asterisk 14 continues the track of previous major releases, such as Asterisk 12 and Asterisk 13, by offering developer- and administrator-focused features and capabilities to simplify the scaling and deployment of Asterisk within large, service-based ecosystems.
  • Announcing the open source release of MORI, from Chalkbeat
    In 2014, Chalkbeat developed and started using a WordPress plugin for tracking impact. We called it MORI — Measures of Our Reporting’s Influence. As we wrote then, MORI grew out of one of our key beliefs: Journalists can make a difference, but the ability to measure the difference we make can multiply our impact over time. If we can document how, why, when, and where we made a difference, we are more likely to repeat our success. The quantitative data we track in MORI lets us see the big picture of how our work affects the world, beyond raw readership analytics; the qualitative narrative we record helps us tell the story. Our editorial teams can put important impacts in the hands of our fundraising team and others to turn around and share with the broader education community.
  • ODL: Open Source Hastens Software Usability
    Open Daylight Summit -- Open source is connecting users and developers more intimately, and that's a good thing, OpenDaylight Executive Director Neela Jacques said here today. In kicking off the OpenDaylight Summit, Jacques said the ability of users and developers to work side-by-side is evolving, and helping drive the faster pace at which open source can bring solutions to the industry. "Users can sit next to the developers of the code they use, and the interaction doesn't go one way," he said. "The real difference is the way users interact with developers. This is why we are able to get production-grade solutions so much faster than you ever would in proprietary world."
  • General Electric and Bosch announce IIoT collaboration
  • GE and Bosch to create open-source industrial IoT platform

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