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Companies should be on the hunt for gremlins in the open-source machine

Open-source software makes the computer code at its heart publicly accessible. This in turn means that anyone can update it or change it to suit their own needs. Closed-source, or proprietary software, remains the property of its original authors, who are the only ones legally allowed to copy or modify it. So Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is a closed-source product, but if you are reading this article on Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you are making use of an open-source product. The authors of those browsers have made the source code available to you, and – if you were so inclined – you could view the code, copy it, learn from it, alter it and share it. But read to the end before you dive in. Read more

exiii Japan releases Open Source files for amazing 3D printed HACKberry Bionic Hand

Exiii, which consists of graduates from Sony’s manufacturing industry including Gentu Kondo, Hiroshi Yamaura, Tetsuya Konishi and by Akira Morikawa – have concluded the first iteration of their Open Source HACKberry bionic hand and have just released all of the design files online for others to use in creating their own bionic hands using a 3D printer and some basic hardware components - including an existing smartphone for the onboard computer. Read more

HP Laptops with Ubuntu 14.04 Available for Purchase Now, £100 Cash Back Limited Offer

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Fedora 20 end of life on 2015-06-23

Greetings. This is a reminder email about the end of life process for Fedora 20. Fedora 20 will reach end of life on 2015-06-23, and no further updates will be pushed out after that time. Additionally, with the recent release of Fedora 22, no new packages will be added to the Fedora 20 collection. Please see https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedUp for more information on upgrading from Fedora 20 to a newer release. Read more