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Using Inkscape in Cartography

Wednesday 8th of June 2016 03:00:00 PM

 FOSSforce: Interesting use-cases for Inkscape

Samba 4.4.4 Fixes a Memory Leak in Share Mode Locking, Adds systemd 230 Support

Wednesday 8th of June 2016 02:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Samba 4.4.4 comes five weeks since the previous point release, Samba 4.4.3

HPE invites open-source developers to pitch in on 'The Machine'

Wednesday 8th of June 2016 01:00:00 PM

 CIO: Welcome to the (not quite) open-source machine.

ROSA Desktop Fresh R7 KDE: nothing to complain... almost

Wednesday 8th of June 2016 12:00:00 PM

 DarkDuck: The descendants of Mandriva live on.

Chrome OS vs. Endless OS

Wednesday 8th of June 2016 11:00:00 AM

 Datamation: Endless's version of Ubuntu GNOME clearly has its advantages

HPE Discovers Docker, Expands Helion and OneView Platforms

Wednesday 8th of June 2016 06:00:00 AM

ServerWatch: Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today kicked off its Discover conference with new infrastructure offerings including an updated Helion cloud stack , OneView management platform and Docker integration.

7 DBaaS Vendors You Should Consider

Wednesday 8th of June 2016 02:00:00 AM

 EnterpriseAppsToday: Database-as-a-Service - yes it's a thing.

Webmin is a web-based system configuration tool for Unix-like systems

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 10:00:00 PM

 tecmint: Webmin is an open source web based system configuration application for Linux system administration.

Catalog of 81 open-spec, hacker friendly SBCs

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 09:00:00 PM

 hackerboards: It wasn't all that long ago that there were only a handful of Linux boards...

Upcoming Features of Fedora 25 Linux, Fedora 24 Launches Next Week on June 14

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 08:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Some of the features (system-wide changes) that have been approved for the Fedora 25 Linux distro

How To Install Btrfs Tools And Manage BTRFS Operations

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 07:00:00 PM

LinuxPitStop: Learn how to use Btrfs

Tiny Core Linux 7.1: Big Where It Counts

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 06:00:00 PM

 FOSSforce: Tiny isn't 'tiny' on features

How to effectively clear your bash history

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 05:00:00 PM

TechRepublic: If you're serious about security on your Linux machines, you might want to clear the bash history.

Google Patches 40 Android Flaws in June Update

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 04:00:00 PM

eWEEK: In its June Android update, released on June 7, Google has fixed 40 vulnerabilities, eight of which are rated critical.

SUSE Enterprise Storage 3 released for serious storage work

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 03:00:00 PM

ZDnet: The latest release of SUSE Enterprise Server 3 comes with Ceph Jewel support.

openSUSE's Open Build Service 2.7 Adds Better Integration of External Resources

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 02:00:00 PM

softpedia: OpenBuild lets developers build multiple types of packages including .deb and .rpm

Install Horde 5 Webmail for ISPConfig on Debian Jessie through PEAR

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 01:00:00 PM

HowToForge: Horde is a groupware suite that offers email, calendar, task, contact management and more things.

How to build projects using the Raspberry Pi camera

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 12:00:00 PM

 opensource.com: The Raspberry Pi camera has lots of uses

How to Use Tmux Terminal to Access Multiple Terminals Inside a Single Console

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 11:00:00 AM

tmux (short for Terminal MUltipleXer) is a simple and modern alternative to the well-known GNU screen utility

The Linux Process Table - on Linux everything is a file for good reason

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 06:00:00 AM

A fundamental design feature of Unix-like Operating Systems is that many of a system's resources are accessible via the filesystem, as a file.

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  • GitHub Visualizes the Impact of Open Source
    Code repository GitHub published data visualizations that show the impact of open source development on hosted projects, along with the "shape" of project activity. The visualizations emphasize the effect of teamwork, collaboration and communication that reinforce coding efforts.
  • Meet Codemoji: Mozilla’s New Game for Teaching Encryption Basics with Emoji
    The above message may seem like a random string of emoji. But not so: When decoded, it reads: “Encryption Matters.” Today, Mozilla is launching Codemoji, a fun, educational tool that introduces everyday Internet users to ciphers — the basic building blocks of encryption — using emoji.
  • DSS, Inc. Releases New Version of Open Source EHR, vxVistA, to Healthcare IT Community
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  • Self-driving cars and open source - what about GPLv3 and anti-tivoization?
    Primarily, the car manufacturers say that their dislike of the GPLv3 software is due to security issues. According to them, it should not be possible for the car owners to modify the software of the car because this could lead to exposing the users themselves and other road users to danger. In the light of the above, is seems reasonable to question whether security considerations is actually the true reason for the car manufacturers not wanting the users to run their own software on the cars’ hardware. For many years, car owners have replaced parts of their cars, e.g. tires, brakes and even software – which is supported by the car industry. To give an example, there is a large market for the replacement or modification (“remapping”) of the Engine Control Units (“ECU”) software of cars. The ECU’s are computers that control the car’s engine, including fuel mix, fuel supply and gearing. The car industry takes advice and uses data from companies which offer ECU remapping and thereby indirectly supporting the companies although – according to the car industry – changes to the engine allegedly can pose a security risk. Another aspect of the matter is that stating that the clause in GPLv3 absolutely prohibits the car fabricants from forbidding the users running their own software on the hardware of the cars is not completely true. Section 7 of GPLv3 makes it possible for the creators of GPL programs to give the car factories an extra license under which it is possible to use the GPLv3 software in their cars without having to comply with the former-mentioned obligation to provide the installation information to the users of the cars. The way the system works now, the car industry allows modifications of cars which may cause a loss of security. It is possible to develop GPLv3 software that the car fabricants can use without having to allow the car owners modifications. Furthermore, it is only GPLv3 – and therefore not other FOSS licenses – which on a general level forces the car manufacturers to allow modifications of their software. The question of the security level of the cars should hardly be a hindrance to the use of FOSS in self-propelled cars. If the car fabricants could realize this, the many advantages of the freely-available source code could clear the way for the technology generally being adopted faster.
  • Open Source: It’s Not Just About Software Anymore
    Open source is no longer just about the software that sits on your computer. Open methods are being used to develop everything from better automobiles to life altering medical devices.
  • Kickstarting open source steampunk clocks that use meters to tell the time
    Kyle writes, "The Volt is a fully open source, arduino-based, handmade analog clock that tells time with meters. Available in a DIY install kit, 2 pre-made models, and a mix & match hardware option. The clocks are but with solid black walnut and maple, with faceplates produced in brass, copper, and steel. Only on Kickstarter!"
  • Libarchive Security Flaw Discovered
    When it comes to security, everyone knows you shouldn't run executable files from an untrustworthy source. Back in the late 1990s, when web users were a little more naive, it was quite common to receive infected email messages with fake attachments.

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