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  • Curlew 0.1.22.3 Has Been Released

    The open-source multimedia converter for linux Curlew has reached version 0.1.22.3 bringing some missing dialog icons, a “Português – Brazil” translation and an updated russian translation.

    Curlew is an open-source multimedia converter for linux with a support for more than 100 different file formats. It can also be used to add subtitles to your video file and show file informations such as duration, remaining time, estimated size, and progress value.

  • wc: Is there anything it can’t count?!
  • wcalc: A calculator with a conventional appeal
  • Twilio and Google Mashup Optimizes Chromebooks for Call Centers

    Twilio will depend on partners to bring Twilio CX to market. Customer service startup LiveOps has signed up as an early partner, leveraging the new solution for call centers. If other similar partners bite, Chromebooks could suddenly find a healthy new market in call centers.

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Ubuntu Archive Still Free Software

In conclusion there is nothing which restricts people making derivatives of Ubuntu except the trademark, and removing branding is easy. (Even that is unnecessary unless you’re trading which most derivatives don’t, but it’s a sign of good faith to remove it anyway.) Which is why Mark Shuttleworth says “you are fully entitled and encouraged to redistribute .debs and .iso’s”. Lovely. Read more

Xubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 Drops Gnumeric and Abiword in Favor of LibreOffice Writer and Calc

Canonical has announced the release of the first Beta build for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) opt-in flavors, which include the well-known Xubuntu distribution built around the lightweight Xfce desktop environment. Read more

Technology, the law and you: Open-source software

But “free as in beer” isn’t really the point – huge numbers of corporate open-source users opt for paid commercial versions of open-source projects, for simplicity and support. And then there are all those various licenses that protect the openness of the software – GPL, Apache, Eclipse. But the good news is that, with very few exceptions, there aren’t many legal issues for the average company to worry about. Read more

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