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ZFS On Linux 0.6.4.2 Brings Linux 4.1 Support, Fixes

ZFS On Linux, a native port of the ZFS file-system to the Linux kernel via out-of-tree modules, was updated last week. ZFS On Linux 0.6.4.2 brings fixes for a variety of issues, improved metadata shrinker performance on pre-3.1 kernels, Linux 3.12 improvements, and support for the brand new Linux 4.1 kernel. Read more

Free Professional Creation Suite Blender 2.75 Arrives with AMD GPU Support

The Blender Foundation, the developer of Blender, an integrated 3D creation software suite, has just announced that a new version of the suite, 2.75, has been released and is now available for download. Read more

Fedora 23: Python 3 Default Approved; Netizen Spin Rejected

All self-contained changes were approved this week except for the io.js change and the proposed Netizen spin. The Fedora Netizen spin was to be about: "Fedora Netizen is an open source operating system for enabling internet citizens to engage with online services and communities...The philosophy for Netizen closely relates to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs by establishing three primary software package levels in a hierarchical model. The first and lowest software package level addresses the need for Netizen Privacy in the areas of personal privacy, informational privacy, and communication privacy. After Netizen Privacy, the second software package level addresses the need for Netizen Security in the areas of data security, local security, and network security. After Netizen Security, the third software package level addresses the need for Netizen Engagement in the areas of publishing, education, and social engagement. Future Netizen software package levels will address analytics, awareness, design, develop, and others." Read more

Q&A: Zipcar founder Robin Chase on open source and the collaboration economy

Robin Chase is a transportation entrepreneur known for founding the transportation related companies such as Zipcar, Buzzcar and Veniam. She wears many hats and is an inspiration to women all around the globe. She is also a strong supporter of Open Source and Open Collaborative technologies. She recently authored a book called Peers Inc: How People and Platforms Are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism. Chase will be delivering a keynote at the upcoming LinuxCon event. Read more