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Huawei’s new Mate 30 phones to run on open-source version of Android: source

Friday 20th of September 2019 01:20:54 AM

Huawei’s new Mate 30 smartphone range will run on an open-source version of Google’s Android operating system, a source familiar with the matter said ahead of a major launch event in Germany on Thursday. (Yahoo! News)

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Linux-powered NVR can stream and analyze 12 HD cam feeds without a cloud connection

Friday 20th of September 2019 01:17:33 AM

A Mountain View-based startup called Camect has successfully launched an Apollo Lake-based, AI-enabled camera hub and network video recorder for analyzing surveillance feeds. After more than quintupling its $50K Indiegogo goal, the Camect is available for another 15 days in $279 early bird packages, down from the eventual $399 when it ships in January. (Linux Gizmos)

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Introducing Microsoft’s AirSim, an open-source simulator for autonomous vehicles built on Unreal Engine

Friday 20th of September 2019 01:13:44 AM

Microsoft AirSim is an open-source, cross-platform simulation platform for autonomous systems including autonomous cars, wheeled robotics, aerial drones, and even static IoT devices. It works as a plugin for Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. There is also an experimental release for the Unity game engine. (Packtpub)

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Weaveworks Named a Top Kubernetes Contributor

Thursday 19th of September 2019 11:06:00 PM

Weaveworks was recently named as one of the top eight companies contributing to Kubernetes in the CNCF’s recent Kubernetes Project Journey Report. This is an outstanding achievement for us, given the relative size of Weaveworks as compared with the other companies on that list which include Redhat, Google, IBM, Microsoft and several others. (Weaveworks)

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Microsoft Gifts Semmle to GitHub, Plans $40B Stock Buyback

Thursday 19th of September 2019 10:55:52 PM

Microsoft bolstered its GitHub operations by acquiring software engineering analytics firm Semmle for an undisclosed amount. The move ties in a security component to the open source supply chain. Semmle’s semantic code analysis engine allows developers and security teams to discover and track potential vulnerabilities in their code. They can then tag those concerns to that code that is distributed into the open source community. (SDX Central)

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Linux 5.3 releases with support for AMD Navi GPUs

Thursday 19th of September 2019 01:37:07 AM

Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux 5.3 on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (lkml). This major release brings new support for AMD Navi GPUs, the umwait x86 instructions, and Intel speed select. Linux 5.3 also presents a new pidfd_open(2) system call and 16 millions new IPv4 addresses in the 0.0.0.0/8 range. There are also many new drivers and improvements in this release. (Packtpub)

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Microsoft open-sources its C++ Standard Library (STL)

Thursday 19th of September 2019 01:35:11 AM

Last week, Microsoft open-sourced its implementation of the C++ Standard Library, also known as STL. The library is shipped along with MSVC (Microsoft Visual C++ compiler) toolset and the Visual Studio IDE. This announcement was made by MSVC team at the CppCon 2019 conference, two days ago. Users can use the C++ library repo for participating in the STL’s development by reporting issues and commenting on pull requests. (Packet Hub)

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Linux malware masks illicit crypto mining with fake network traffic

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 10:21:05 AM

A new cryptocurrency mining malware targeting Linux systems has demonstrated how complex this type of malware has become. Known as Skidmap, the malware is not only harder to detect, it also gives the attackers unfiltered access to the affected system. (Coin Geek)

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Amazon open-sources its Topical Chat data set of over 4.7 million word

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 10:18:53 AM

Way back in April, Amazon announced its intention to publish a data set — the Topical Chat data set — of crowdsourced human conversations to teams competing in the annual Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge competition. It finally made good on that promise today with the release on GitHub of more than 235,000 utterances containing over 4,700,000 words, which it asserts will support “high-quality” and “repeatable” dialogue systems research. (Venture Beat)

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GitLab Inhales $268M Series E, Valuation Hits $2.75B

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 10:16:51 AM

GitLab raised a substantial $268 million in a Series E funding round that was more than doubled what the firm had raised across all of its previous funding rounds and pushed its valuation to $2.75 billion. It also bolsters the company’s coffers as it battles in an increasingly competitive DevOps space. (SDX Central)

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How Intel’s Clear Linux Team Cut The Kernel Boot Time From 3 Seconds To 300 ms

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 10:12:07 AM

Intel engineer Feng Tang spoke at this week’s Linux Plumbers Conference in Lisbon, Portugal on how the Clear Linux team managed to boot their kernel faster. They started out with around a three second kernel boot time but cut it down to just 300 ms. (Phoronix)

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Oracle Announces Autonomous Linux

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 04:07:00 AM

Oracle on Monday announced Oracle Autonomous Linux, an autonomous operating that eases management of Linux by automating providing, patching, scaling and tuning without any downtime. Oracle has borrowed the ideas from the autonomous database to make its Linux offering More compelling than those offered by players like Canonical, Red Hat and SUSE. (Source: TFIR)

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How the Worlds of Linux and Windows Programming Converged

Friday 13th of September 2019 05:03:29 AM

Christopher Tozzi at IT Pro Today writes about how Windows and Linux worlds are coming closer. “Once upon a time, the world of developers was split into two halves: One half was composed of Windows developers, who created most of the productivity apps that powered PCs (and, occasionally, servers). The other half comprised Linux and Unix developers, whose work focused on server-side development. Today, however, as the worlds of Windows and Linux move ever closer together, the distinction between Windows and Linux developers is disappearing. Gone are the days when you had to specialize in one ecosystem or the other.”

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The Pentagon Needs to Make More Software Open Source, Watchdog Says

Thursday 12th of September 2019 07:45:52 PM

The White House in 2016 required every agency to make at least 20 percent of its custom software available for reuse across the government, but the Pentagon isn’t even halfway there, according to the Government Accountability Office. The Defense Department is not abiding by a federal mandate to promote the use of open source software and make common code more readily available to other agencies, according to the Government Accountability Office. The department has also failed to fully implement a number of other open source software initiatives required by the OMB memo, such as creating an enterprisewide open source software policy and building inventories of custom code, auditors said. Additionally, officials never created performance metrics to measure the success of their open source software efforts. (Source: Next Gov)

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Huawei selling MateBook laptops with Linux preinstalled

Thursday 12th of September 2019 07:40:52 PM

Despite the trade blacklisting of Huawei by the US government, the Chinese electronics giant’s notebook division is plugging along, despite reports of component order cancellations in June, prompting concern they could exit the PC OEM market. Huawei is now selling the Matebook 13, Matebook 14, and Matebook X Pro at VMALL, Huawei’s ecommerce marketplace in China, with Deepin Linux preinstalled. (Source: Tech Republic)

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Working on Linux’s nuts and bolts at Linux Plumbers

Thursday 12th of September 2019 03:50:47 PM

Linux is built on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML) and numerous other more specialized development mailing lists. But email and Internet Relay Chat (IRC) can only get you so far. Sometimes, to get things done, top Linux programmers really need to talk face-to-face with each other. That’s where the Kernel Maintainers Summit and Linux Plumbers comes in. The Kernel Maintainers Summit, Linux ceator Linus Torvalds told me, is an invitation-only gathering of the top Linux kernel developers. But, while you might think it’s about planning on the Linux kernel’s future, that’s not the case. “The maintainer summit is really different because it doesn’t even talk about technical issues.” Instead, “It’s all about the process of creating and maintaining the Linux kernel.” (Source: ZDNet, SJVN)

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IBM Buries The Hatchet Between Red Hat And Cloud Foundry

Thursday 12th of September 2019 09:00:16 AM

IBM has buried the hatchet between Red Hat and Cloud Foundry by bringing its Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment to Red Hat’s OpenShift container platform. Tech Crunch reports that “this work is still officially still a technology experiment, but our understanding is that IBM plans to turn this into a fully supported project that will give Cloud Foundry users the option to deploy their application right to OpenShift, while OpenShift customers will be able to offer their developers the Cloud Foundry experience.”

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Debian 10 Review By Ars Technica

Thursday 12th of September 2019 05:30:13 AM

Scott Gilbertson at Ars Technica reviews the latest release of Debian. He wrote: “Debian is always a tough distro to get excited about because, while there’s a ton of new things in this release, most of these updates long ago arrived in nearly every other distro. Debian releases look like the distro is playing catch-up with the rest of the Linux world. And in some ways, that’s exactly what’s happening.

This time around, though, it feels like there’s more to the new Debian release than that. Most of the major updates in Debian 10 involve security in one way or another, making Buster feel a bit like “Debian, hardened.”

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Cloud Foundry Investment And Deployments Increasing

Wednesday 11th of September 2019 01:59:56 PM

Broad deployment of Cloud Foundry has nearly doubled in just the last two years, according to the latest report released by Cloud Foundry Foundation, home to open source projects helping build the future of cloud applications. The study was released at the Foundation’s European Cloud Foundry Summit in The Hague. It revealed that 45 percent of user respondents describe their Cloud Foundry use as “broad” compared to 30 percent in 2018 and 24 percent in 2017. Furthermore, 39 percent of developers are deploying applications in less than one day. Nearly one in five respondents started using the platform in just the last 12 months, indicating a healthy and growing community of developers. (Source: e3zine)

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Ballerina Reinvents Cloud Native Middleware as a Programming Language

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 03:31:49 PM

Ballerina has announced a new open source project created and sponsored by WSO2, which radically simplifies how developers will build and deploy cloud native distributed applications and services. Ballerina 1.0, which is available under the Apache License, is being announced in conjunction with ApacheCon North America 2019. Ballerina, an ApacheCon Gold Sponsor, will offer technical sessions and demos of the new Ballerina release at the event. WSO2 CTO Paul Fremantle will also hold a session on Tuesday, September 10 at 2:30 p.m., “Ballerina – Re-inventing Middleware in a Programming Language.” ApacheCon North America 2019 is being held September 9-12, 2019 at the Flamingo in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Source: Yahoo!)

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