People who say you can’t make money from open source probably misunderstand open source.
Open source is a way of developing software; it’s not a business model. You can’t make money from open source, you make money around open source.
Red Hat challenged and changed the traditional way of selling software, the exchange of money for a good, by giving away the software for free and building a support model around it. It was a very brave move compared to what Microsoft and other proprietary companies had been doing. Red Hat was building everything in the open, it’s product was available for free and there was no vendor lock in. Red Hat’s success proves that you can make money around open source.
Adapter interfaces 40-pin Raspberry Pi add-ons over USB
Ryanteck’s “RTK.GPIO” is a Raspberry Pi 40-pin GPIO header simulator that lets SBCs or other systems interface with Raspberry Pi expansion boards over USB.
There have been numerous attempts to turn a Raspberry Pi into the equivalent of a desktop PC. Now UK-based Ryanteck LTD aims to turn your PC (or non-RPi SBC) into a Raspberry Pi. You can plug the RTK.GPIO into the USB port of any Linux, Mac, or Windows system and be able to interface with the majority of 40-pin Raspberry Pi add-on boards, says the UK-based company.
Xiaomi is about to release a 6.4-inch Android phone
We're expecting a bunch of new products out of Xiaomi next week, but in the meantime we still have leaks to chew on. The latest is out of TENAA, China's version of the FCC, which is never shy with sharing pictures of upcoming hardware. Xiaomi is about to announce the Mi Max, a truly mid-range monstrosity. It's powered by a Snapdragon 650 (the current top of the line is the Snapdragon 820), and it has a 6.4-inch, 1080p screen.
The Mi Max won't be the first 6.4-inch phone. Or "phone," if you refuse to accept the phablet revolution. But it's certainly an ode to size above all other considerations.