SourceForge Media announced the termination notice with a promise of other policy changes coming soon.
DevShare was an opt-in revenue-sharing program for developers that was started in 2013. The program attempted to give open source software developers a monetizing stream by bundling selected software titles with the free downloads. It garnered negative reactions because projects hosted on SourceForge could bundle adware with project installers.
There was a time when SourceForge was the defacto default standard open-source code repository. That time is not now - as Github and mis-steps at SourceForge have eroded both the mind and market share that SourceForge once had.
The Node.js Foundation has taken the Express Node.js framework under its wing.
Express will be a new incubation project for the Foundation. IBM, which purchased Express maintainer StrongLoop last September, is contributing the code.
With more than 12 million users, GitHub is one of the largest online communities for collaborating on development projects. Now a team of researchers has done an exhaustive analysis of millions of GitHub pull requests for open source projects, trying to discover whether the contributions of women were accepted less often than the contributions of men. What they discovered was that women's contributions were actually accepted more often than men's—but only if the women had gender-neutral profiles. Women whose GitHub profiles revealed their genders had a much harder time.
Snapdragon Wear is a platform that aims to power the latest Android Wear watches and expand from there. Snapdragon Wear includes processor, software, support and reference designs to target everything from health trackers to fashion to mobile devices.
Google has introduced a new API for developers to take advantage of: the People API. The purpose of the People API is to simplify gathering information about a user's contacts once they have given permission. As Google points out in its announcement post, the People API essentially condenses the current process of tapping into two different APIs (Google + and Contacts) for the same information.
Google is moving forward with its plans to allow Bluetooth beacons to broadcast location-based information and URLs to your phone. The Bluetooth-based technology is designed so that a subway can tell you when the next train is coming, or a nearby parking meter can alert you how to pay when you park. This seamless interaction with, what Google calls, the "physical web" has long been promised, but an upcoming update to Chrome for Android will make it more of a reality.
In the latest stage of its transformation into a managed services provider that just happens to own some cloud infrastructure, Rackspace announced today that it has been certified by Red Hat to manage Red Hat OpenStack deployments in data centers.
Hosting company Rackspace has launched Private Cloud which (as the name suggests) is a private cloud ‘as a service’ built on the foundation of OpenStack technology.
The new offering is an addition to its portfolio of Rackspace OpenStack-as-a-Service offerings, as part of the hosting company’s strategy to simplify and popularise OpenStack private and hybrid clouds.
Rackspace’s contention is that there are many customers that start down the OpenStack path before realizing that it’s a lot harder to set up and run than anticipated. Then Rackspace can swoop in to configure and run that cloud for them either in their own server rooms, in a third-party data center, or on Rackspace equipment.
In today’s session Red Hat Inc (RHT) registered an unusually high (178) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the March, 2016 call, expecting serious RHT increase. With 178 contracts traded and 5074 open interest for the Mar, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: RHT160318C00067500 closed last at: $1.75 or 40% up. The stock increased 3.10% or $1.91 on February 10, hitting $63.51. Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) has declined 16.38% since July 8, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 6.86% the S&P500.
Systemd 229 Released With Many Changes, DNS Resolver Now Fully Supported
The last major systemd update was all the way back in November, which is rather strange considering their normal frequent releases, but that changed today with the release of systemd 229.
Systemd 229 has been released and given the span since systemd 228, this is a very hearty release. First up, the systemd-resolved DNS resolver is no longer experimental but is now fully-supported and offers a ton of new features, including DNSSEC support.
The Linux Foundation continues to think big. It became a hub for containers by spearheading the Open Container Project and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and it has pushed to make APIs self-standardizing. Now, it's kicked off yet another industry-wide open source initiative: the Fast Data Project (Fd.io).
The idea of "an I/O services framework for the next wave of network and storage software" (per the Foundation) may not sound as vital as protecting core Internet infrastructure or making it simpler for Web server admins to support HTTPS. But on closer inspection, FD.io is in line with the Foundation's ambitions to nurture the future Web.
Canonical has this week announced that the Ubuntu Core now supports the Intel NUC DE3815TY mini PC after working together with Intel the company has now created a standard platform for developers to test and create x86-based IOT solutions using snappy Ubuntu Core.
GitHub pages is a free offering that can host your Jekyll blog for free. It also takes care of generating static HTML files from your Markdown text files, so there's no need to install anything on your computer. You can also use Jekyll with your own domain name (if you have one).
Image recognition has become increasingly critical in applications ranging from smartphones to driverless cars, and on Wednesday UCLA opened up to the public a new algorithm that promises big gains.
The Phase Stretch Transform algorithm is a physics-inspired computational approach to processing images and information that can help computers "see" features of objects that aren't visible using standard imaging techniques. It could be used to detect an LED lamp's internal structure, for example -- something that would be obscured to conventional techniques by the brightness of its light. It can also distinguish distant stars that would normally be invisible in astronomical images, UCLA said.
The standard textbook for Fundamentals of General Chemistry I at the University of Connecticut has a list price of $303. For students who use the version professor Edward Neth is preparing for the fall semester, the cost will be zero.
An early adopter of open source textbooks, Neth said he turned to the new technology out of frustration with spiraling prices of commercial textbooks.
"It's seeing the costs go up every semester and almost feeling powerless," Neth said.