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  • Announcing Our First SysAdmin Linux Certification Workshop at LinuxCon

    Taught by Dr. Jerry Cooperstein, The Linux Foundation’s Training Program Director who developed the Essentials of System Administration course, this workshop will provide the opportunity to dig into topics relevant to taking the exam and to get your questions answered live. Jerry is an amazing Linux talent and teacher so this is a wonderful chance to learn from the best at a very small price.

  • gtk3 clipboard support implemented

    Our LibreOffice gtk2 vclplug inherits from our generic X11 vclplug and so in lots of places we just continued to use our historic X11 vclplug for various things, one big example being clipboard support.

  • LibreOffice debuts in the Mac App Store

    Getting an open source project into the storefront of Apple's walled garden is tough. But LibreOffice has done it, thanks to hard work from community member Collabora

  • Localizing a WordPress Blog

    There are many translation plugins available for WordPress, and most of them deal with translations of articles. This might be of interest for others, but not for me. If you have a blog with visitors from various language background, because you are living abroad, or writing in several languages, you might feel tempted to provide visitors with a localized “environment”, meaning that as much as possible is translated into the native language of the visitor, without actually translating content – but allowing to.

  • A template for starting project documentation

    Let's say you've created a program or launched an open source project, and now you have people's attention. They start to ask more and more questions, taking more and more of your precious developer time to answer. They fill your mailbox, sometimes even spam your IRC channel, often repeating the same questions. You know that you need to provide something in writing to help your users. But where should you start? What tools can you use? What output format do you choose? What subjects must you cover?

  • Facebook Open Sources Analysis Tool That Can Keep Apps Hardened

    Now Facebook is extending its practice of delivering tested open source tools through releasing Infer, a code verification tool. Facebook bills it as "a static program analyzer that Facebook uses to identify bugs before mobile code is shipped." Static analyzers are automated tools that spot bugs in source code by scanning programs without running them.

  • KualiCo as a Driver of Open Source Development

    To be clear, open source is a key, long-term, strategic differentiator for us, with the knowledge that times are changing. Instead of the majority of the development work being done by the community (as was the case historically) the larger proportion of development will be done by the company, going forward. But we will continue to involve the community, encourage them to make checkins, and continue to make all the Kuali code available.

  • Open Source WSO2 API Manager 1.9 Now Available
  • AtScale, Marrying Business Intelligence and Hadoop, Nabs $7 Million

    Throughout 2015, tools that demystify and function as useful front-ends and connectors for the open source Hadoop project are much in demand. Hadoop has been the driving technology behind much of the Big Data trend, and there are many administrators who can benefit from simplified dashboards and analytics tools that work with it. In fact, as we covered here, MapR's CEO predicted toward the beginning of the year that "in 2015, IT will embrace self-service Big Data to allow developers, data scientists and data analysts to directly conduct data exploration."

  • LLVM 3.7 Penciled In For A Late August Release
  • Demonopolization

    Better late than never… In 2010, Putin ordered Russia to convert to FLOSS by 2015. It took them until now just to figure out how to do that:

    - Prefer locally generated software,

    - Choose GNU/Linux and FLOSS as the platform, and

    - Collaborate with other countries, particularly BRICS, to create specific applications.

  • Whatever You Call It -- Open Journalism, Social Media Journalism, Open-Source Intelligence -- It's Going Mainstream

    Of course, Higgins then goes on to pinpoint the exact position in Russia of the military convoy shown there, using not just the image's co-ordinates (which anyway need to be verified) but tiny signs in the photo, including road markings, half-visible posts and cracks in the road that most of us would miss completely. It's an amazing performance, and demonstrates well the incredible potential of this field. Whatever it's called.

  • Jurismatic, TheFamily’s latest concoction, provides open source legal documents for French startups
  • Review CeDEM15, the international Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government
  • Animal figures in ZeMarmot

    Also in case you missed the news, ZeMarmot’s crowdfunding got extended by the platform so you are still encouraged to contribute if you wish to be part of an awesome 2D animation film under Creative Commons BY-SA/Free Art, made with Free Software and with a cool story (well I write it, of course it is cool Tongue)!

  • NIFO updates eGovernment report on EU and EC

    The EU's Open Data Portal is the single point of access for businesses and citizens to a growing range of data from European institutions. Data are free for reuse for commercial or non-commercial purposes. By providing easy and free access to data, the portal aims to promote their innovative use and unleash their economic potential. The EC adds that the portal aims to help foster transparency and accountability.

  • Revised PSI Directive approved in Spain

    This approval represents a key evolution in Open Data policy in Spain, as it transposes the new elements of the revised PSI Directive into Spanish law. The PSI Directive provides a framework for Member States to help them include a public data re-use model in their laws.

  • Tony Frazier: DigitalGlobe-NGA Open Source Project Eyes Geospatial Big Data Analytics

    DigitalGlobe has partnered with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to launch the Hootenanny open source project in an effort to offer developers software tools for crowdsourced mapping and geospatial big data analytics functions.

  • The graffiti drone that tagged Kendall Jenner's face is now open source

    Earlier this year, graffiti artist and feces portrait painter KATSU carried out what has been described as the first recorded act of drone graffiti. Using a modified quadcopter, KATSU sprayed a thin, red scribble over the face of Kendall Jenner on a gigantic advertising billboard in New York City. It wasn't the most legible of tags, but it was there. Now, KATSU wants to make this power available to all, and earlier this month he launched ICARUS ONE: the "world's first open-source paint drone."

  • Build your own graffiti drone? Artist releases open-source design for autonomous flying vandalism

    A little more than a month ago, Katsu demonstrated the drone to the world by drawing on a billboard of Kendall Jenner. He captured the historic event on video and put it on YouTube, where it has racked up nearly 1.3 million views.

  • Running circle-packing in the Browser, now using GHCJS

    Quick summary: Cabal integration is very good (like haste, but unline fay), interfacing JavaScript is nice and easy (like fay, but unlike haste), and a quick check seems to indicate that it is faster than either of these two. I should note that I did not update the other two demos, so they represent the state of fay and haste back then, respectively.

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  • How to install Budgie desktop on Manjaro

    Budgie is an elegant and simplified desktop environment that integrates very well with Manjaro. Budgie is developed and maintained by the Solus team. This article will delve into the details of everything you need to know while installing the Budgie Desktop on Manjaro.

  • How To Update Fedora Linux using terminal to apply updates - nixCraft

    I recently switched from Windows server to Fedora 32/33 server running in the cloud. How do I apply software updates and patches on Fedora 32/33 server using the terminal application? Fedora Linux uses dnf command. It is the next upcoming major version of yum command. Yum is a package manager for RPM-based Linux distributions such as CentOS/RHEL 7.x and older version of Fedora Linux. You need to use the dnf command to update Fedora Linux using terminal for latest software patches. This page explains how to update a Fedora Linux using the terminal.

  • How to Turn Off Automatic Brightness on Ubuntu Linux

    Some new laptops come with built-in integrated light sensor. Operating systems use this sensor to measure the ambient light conditions and change the screen brightness automatically. This helps in reducing eye strain. You can see that this is a useful feature. But not everyone might like it all the time. For example, while watching Netflix on Linux at night, it reduces the screen brightness at the lowest for me. This makes the movie scene quite dull. This is one of the many cases when you probably would not want automatic brightness. Turning off automatic brightness on Ubuntu is quite simple. I’ll show that to you in this quick article. This tutorial is valid for GNOME desktop environment. The command line method should work for MATE desktop as well. If you are not certain, check which desktop environment you are using.

  • MultiCD - A Shell Script to Combine Multiple Bootable ISO's into One CD

    If you’ve ever used a multiboot CD that contains different utilities or bootable ISOs then creating one for yourself would be amazing. In this article, we shall take a look at, a shell script that is designed to help you build a multiboot CD image that can contain different, small Linux distros and/or utilities. There are many advantages of using this script and they include among others; no need for different CDs for small Linux distributions or utilities, you can simply use ISO images that you already have without downloading them again and in case of new versions, simply download them and run the script again and build a new multiboot image.

  • Linux Sponge - Soak Up Standard Input and Write to a File - Putorius

    The sponge command is part of the moreutils package. It is a utility that provides a function that is so simple it’s genius. It’s basic use is to soak up (get it? sponge..) standard input and write it to a file. The terminology “soak up” is more important than just creating a fun play on words. In this short tutorial we show you the sponge commands basic usage and why the term “soak up” is important.

Moving commits between independent git histories

PyPy is an alternative Python implementation. While it does replace a large part of the interpreter, a large part of the standard library is shared with CPython. As a result, PyPy is frequently affected by the same vulnerabilities as CPython, and we have to backport security fixes to it. Backporting security fixes inside CPython is relatively easy. All main Python branches are in a single repository, so it’s just a matter of cherry-picking the commits. Normally, you can easily move patches between two related git repositories using git-style patches but this isn’t going to work for two repositories with unrelated histories. Does this mean manually patching PyPy and rewriting commit messages by hand? Luckily, there’s a relatively simple git am trick that can help you avoid that. Read more

today's howtos

  • Learn How to Use Postman to Test APIs

    Anyone who creates APIs should also be testing APIs. One of the most popular ways to test APIs is to use Postman. Postman has over 10 million users worldwide. We've released a Postman crash course on the YouTube channel that will teach you everything you need to know to start easily testing your APIs. Valentin Despa created this course. Valentin is a developer educator who has been teaching software concepts for many years.

  • How to find NetworkManager version on Linux - nixCraft

    How do I check or find NetworkManager version on Linux distribution? We can use the nmcli command line for controlling NetworkManager and reporting network status. Another option is to use the NetworkManager to print the version on Linux.

  • [Older] Introduction to database normalization: the first three normal forms

    The table above, doesn’t satisfy the first normal form, why? For the first normal form to be satisfied, each column of a table must contain atomic (indivisible) data. In the second row of our table, which contains information about the “The Usual Suspects” movie, we can see that the genre column contains data which is not atomic. Two genres are actually listed: Thriller and Neo-noir. Let’s say in our representation we want to allow one movie to be associated with more than one genre; how do we solve the problem? The first thing that comes to mind may be to add a new row in the same table, repeating the information about the movie, and just specify one genre per raw. This idea is quite horrible, since we would have a lot of redundant data (we should repeat the same movie information each time we want to associate it with a new genre!). Another slightly better solution, would be to add a new column, so to have, for example, a genre1 and genre2 columns. This however would, among the other things, represent a limit: what if a movie should be listed under more than two genres?

  • How To Install Atom Text Editor on Manjaro 20 [Ed: The problem is that it's controlled by Microsoft]

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Atom Text Editor on Manjaro 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Atom is a free and open-source text and source code editor for OS X, Linux, and Windows with support for plug-ins written in Node.js, and embedded Git Control, developed by GitHub. It supports more than 35+ programming languages by default. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of Atom Text Editor on a Manjaro 20 (Nibia).

  • Learning through breaking | Bryan Quigley

    I run Steam in a flatpak for convenience and confinment reasons. One day my Steam install failed with

Free Software Foundation awarded consulting project grant from Community Consulting Teams of Boston

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the award of a pro bono management consulting project from Community Consulting Teams of Boston (CCT). The strategic need is an analysis and marketing plan focused on the FSF's diverse network of supporters worldwide. The project is anticipated to be completed this summer. As one of eight pro bono consulting project grants awarded by CCT in 2021, the FSF was chosen among Boston-area nonprofits based on its demonstrated need, organizational stability, and readiness to plan and implement change. CCT has awarded over 200 consulting grants to Boston-area nonprofits since its inception in 1990, providing an estimated $20 million value. Read more