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  • Release notes for the Genode OS Framework 15.11
  • Genode OS Continues Making Progress As A Desktop OS

    Genode OS 15.11 has many desktop-related enhancements, ports over the Intel KMS driver from the Linux kernel, enhanced USB Armory support, support for the Xilinx Zynq 7000, optimized VirtualBox, and more.

  • Non-Linux FOSS: Airsonos
  • Open-source contributor wants to bring healthcare innovation to the masses

    Glucosio is the only open-source diabetes app that does glucose tracking with third-party integrations and crowdsourced research, led by Kerensa himself. It gives open-source developers the ability to use, copy, study or change the source code as a way to contribute to the project. Contributors can find the source code on GitHub, and the team behind Glucosio is always looking for feedback to improve the project.

  • Reasons Why Google's Latest AI-TensorFlow is Open Sourced
  • Open Source Will Drive Telecom Innovation: Telestax's Restcomm Is Poised To Set The Precedent

    Smaller, more focused conferences like TADSummit and The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) are bringing significant competition to the larger industry events and tradeshows. These gatherings provide more product and technology insight and better 1:1 networking opportunities. Competitors collaborate and learn, and smaller technology vendors can rise above the noise with direct access to end users and service providers. Please see my colleague John Fruehe’s overview of the ONUG conference here.

  • US regulators propose powers to scrutinise algo traders' source code
  • Execs at Financial Firms Offer Their Take on Containers

    Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch tech executives talk about how they're using containers and why cost savings is not the primary driver.

  • MINIXCon 2016 Announcement and Call for Talks

    MINIX has been around now for about 30 years so it is (finally) time for the MINIXers to have a conference to get together, just as Linuxers and BSDers have been doing for a long time. The idea is to exchange ideas and experiences among MINIX 3 developers and users as well as discussing possible paths forward now that the ERC funding is over. Future developments will now be done like in any other volunteer-based open-source project. Increasing community involvement is a key issue here. Attend or give a presentation. The schedule will be posted in early January.

  • Standing up clouds

    One thing that is interesting for me is the sheer number of ways of getting your OpenStack cloud to an end product and the way in that no one system has prevailed.

  • Cloudera Deepens Integration of Spark with Hadoop

    Cloudera, focused on big data and Apache Hadoop, has announced that it has further matured Apache Spark integration within Hadoop environments. Spark and Hadoop are both flourishing on the big data scene. To further expand the enterprise capabilities of Spark, Cloudera has added support for Spark SQL and MLlib into Cloudera Enterprise 5.5 and CDH 5.5, which the company launched recently.

  • Open Sourcing Your Website: Automattic Revamps WordPress.com Blogging

    WordPress.com is fully open source and on GitHub as the result of a revamp of the popular blogging website by Automattic, which has rewritten WordPress.com to work like a mobile app rather than a traditional website.

  • ‘This House believes 21st Century skills aren’t being taught – and they should be’

    I’ve no problem with skills per se. In teaching, ‘behaviour management’ is a skill. Coding is a skill. So is searching for things on Google.

    I have some problem though with the notion that there are ‘21st century’ skills, but Allan did a fine job already of demolishing that notion.

  • ARM Cortex-A35 Support Added To LLVM

    The ARM Cortex-A35 processor cores are now supported by upstream LLVM.

    As of this morning, the latest LLVM code adds support for the Cortex-A35 ARMv8-A core.

  • bsdtalk259 - Supporting a BSD Project

    A recording from vBSDCon 2015 of the talk titled "Supporting a BSD Project" with Ed Maste and George Neville-Neil.

  • DHS IT priorities focused on data, agile and open source

    In general:

    Data fusion and integration
    User experience – lessons learned from Healthcare.gov means that there is a need to take a more holistic view of systems and solutions.
    Agile development
    Digital Service
    Open source

  • Take a Tour of Austin's Newest Co-Working Space

    Open Source Co-Working is part of a boom in co-working space in Austin that includes Capital Factory, WeWork, Urban Co-Lab, Vuka, Orange Co-Working and several others. Filipos said Open Source diferentiates by providing a calm and quiet space that's largely dedicated to developers and designers who want a distraction-free work space.

  • Top Chefs Talk Open Source Cooking at ICC
  • New, Open Source Database Compares the Environmental Impacts of Building Products and Materials

    To that end, we launched The Quartz Project, a collaborative open data initiative based on the understanding that data can help lead to better buildings. Data enables designers and builders to take into account all the factors that make performant and sustainable buildings. The four founding partners -- thinkstep, committed to helping clients adopt more sustainable practices, Healthy Building Network, committed to research into the health impact of building materials, Google, a tech leader committed to healthier buildings for their global workforce, and Flux, a technology innovator committed to better processes to improve design – bring perspectives required to make this kind of initiative work.

  • Climate resilient development: New open source index and indicators

    The JRC's new open source index facilitates the ex-ante evaluation of the structural features of the vulnerability to climate change of the target countries of the GCCA+. It covers social, economic and environmental aspects of achieving climate-resilient development by aggregating 34 country-level 'fit-for-purpose indicators'. These have been identified on the basis of their relevance for the EU GCCA+ initiative and their compliance with criteria such as reliability, open source, consistency, scientific robustness, global coverage, and publicly available data.

  • Science for All: How to Make Free, Open Source Laboratory Hardware

    In the not-so-distant future you will read of a scientific breakthrough in an area your daughter was excited about in school. In the journal article you will click on the supplementary materials and be able to download all of the source code needed to replicate the instruments used to do the experiment. You will fire up your home 3-D printer to fabricate the equipment. Then, with a few more clicks, you will order any specialty supplies. By the weekend all the supplies will have arrived and now you and your daughter will have the fun of assembling the experiment and participating in state-of-the-art research for almost no money on a quiet Saturday afternoon.

  • More Details On The Do-It-Yourself ARM64 Laptop

    Last week I wrote about the in-development, build-it-yourself 64-bit ARM open-source laptop. That generated a fair amount of interest by the community in Olimex's work and now some more details have emerged.

More in Tux Machines

Arduino Projects: Sun and Power Trackers

  • This sun tracker uses an Arduino to increase solar panel efficiency | Arduino Blog

    With the rapid pace of solar panel installations over the course of the previous decade, there has been an ongoing challenge of trying to improve their efficiency. Apart from the typical silicon crystal photovoltaic cells, there are also more efficient/expensive cells known as concentration photovoltaics (CPV), which rely on a set of mirrors to focus sunlight into a small multijunction cell. Although this technology reduces the size and material requirements, it also requires precise sun tracking for peak performance. Ruediger Loechenhoff has been able to create a far cheaper solar tracker controller, which relies on an Arduino Uno to drive a set of two motors that position the panel. To achieve this, the Uno was connected to a 9-axis MPU-9250 compass module for internal positioning, a DS3231 real-time clock for accurate timing, and a DIY shading beam sunlight sensor to detect optimal angles. Operating the tracker is also quite simple since the firmware only requires an occasional calibration step after a set number of days.

  • This Arduino device can anticipate power outages with tinyML | Arduino Blog

    Our reliance on electronic devices and appliances has never been higher, so when the power goes out, it can quickly become an unpleasant and inconvenient situation, especially for those who are unable to prepare in time. To help combat this problem, Roni Bandini has devised a device he calls “EdenOff,” which is placed inside an electrical outlet and utilizes machine learning at the edge to intelligently predict when an outage might occur. Developed with the use of Edge Impulse, Bandini began by creating a realistic dataset that consisted of three columns that pertain to different aspects of an outlet: its voltage, the ambient temperature, and how long the service has been working correctly. After training a model based on one dataset for regular service and the other for a failure, his model achieved an excellent F-1 score of .96, indicating that the model can forecast when an outage might take place with a high degree of accuracy.

LibreOffice and More

  • LibreOffice at the Univention Summit 2022

    After two years of pandemic restrictions, more and more in-person events are now taking place. Members of the LibreOffice community attended the recent Univention Summit 2022 in Bremen, northern Germany. They had a stand with LibreOffice merchandise, talked to visitors and answered questions.

  • May 2022, Month of LibreOffice Awards

    In May 2022, LibreOffice has received two Awards: SourceForge’s Open Source Project of the Month, and Software Informer’s Editor’s Pick.

  • Do While – Loop Example in Python | Mark Ai Code

    Loops are an important and widely utilized element in all current programming languages. A loop is the finest solution for automating a certain repeated operation or preventing yourself from writing repetitive code in your projects. Loops are sequences of instructions that are executed repeatedly until a condition is fulfilled. Let’s take a closer look at how Python loops function.

Proprietary Software and Microsoft Proxies

  • Patch now: Zoom chat messages can infect PCs, Macs, phones with malware

    Zoom has fixed a security flaw in its video-conferencing software that a miscreant could exploit with chat messages to potentially execute malicious code on a victim's device. The bug, tracked as CVE-2022-22787, received a CVSS severity score of 5.9 out of 10, making it a medium-severity vulnerability. It affects Zoom Client for Meetings running on Android, iOS, Linux, macOS and Windows systems before version 5.10.0, and users should download the latest version of the software to protect against this arbitrary remote-code-execution vulnerability. The upshot is that someone who can send you chat messages could cause your vulnerable Zoom client app to install malicious code, such as malware and spyware, from an arbitrary server. Exploiting this is a bit involved, so crooks may not jump on it, but you should still update your app.

  • SAP attracts further criticism for Russia presence, despite promise to leave

    A Ukrainian minister has accused software giant SAP of continuing to operate in Russia despite the German vendor previously vowing to withdraw from the aggressor nation. In the months following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, SAP attracted criticism as it continued to support installations of its software in Russia and cloud services used by Russian businesses, including state-owned bank Sberbank.

  • OpenLogic by Perforce: Why we support OSI [Ed: OSI boasts about being controlled by Microsofters]
  • OpenLogic by Perforce Announces Sponsorship of Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation [Ed: Microsoft proxy lays its hands on Rocky after it ran away from Microsoft]

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