Debian Needs Your Help to Improve UEFI Support in the Distribution
Steve McIntyre, a renowned Debian developer and leader of the "Debian-CD" team, wrote an interesting announcement a couple of days ago informing us all that there was a new team of developers for Debian, maintaining all of their UEFI packages.
To Expedite Innovation, Give Away Your Code
Open-source software has been a growing phenomenon for more than two decades, but in recent years it has risen in importance in a whole new way: as a key to rapid innovation for startups and corporate giants alike.
One example of open-source software being used to increase the velocity of technical innovation can be seen with Airbnb. In early June, Airbnb did something that might sound crazy. It decided to give away a sophisticated software tool it developed called Aerosolve.
Aerosolve uses machine learning to understand what consumers will pay for a certain kind of room in a certain place — and helps people figure out how to price their Airbnb rentals.
Teaching students the value of open source
Open source is not just about making something publicly accessible. It is a set of values—a way of working that practices open collaboration between a community to build or maintain something. On the basis of these values, today we can observe a vibrant and thriving open source community responsible for many of the great successes in many industries.
Hayao Miyazaki CG Tribute Made with Open Source Tools
Dono produced photorealistic worlds for the memorable stars of Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and many more of Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpieces using a suite of open source tools, including Blender for 3D, Gimp for image editing, and Natron for compositing. The only non-open source software was the rendering engine, Octane.
DebConf15, the Annual Debian Conference, Announced for August 15-22 in Germany
The Debian Project proudly announced the dates, the schedule, and the venue for the annual meeting of all Debian developers, contributors, and supporters for 2015, DebConf15.
Tanglu 3 Distro Comes with Linux Kernel 4.0, GNOME 3.16, and KDE Plasma 5.3
Today, August 4, Matthias Klumpp was extremely happy to announce the release of the final version of his Tanglu 3 GNU/Linux distribution, dubbed Chromodoris Willani and based on the latest stable Debian GNU/Linux operating system.
Red Hat finance exec resigns for ChannelAdvisor CFO seat
Mark Cook, vice president of finance and controller of open-source technology firm Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) since 2007, has resigned, signing on to take over the chief financial officer role at Morrisville-based e-commerce software firm ChannelAdvisor (NYSE: ECOM).