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AGPL: Open Source Licensing in a Networked Age

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OSS

redmonk.com/sogrady: When the reforged GNU General Public License, Version 3 (GPLv3) was finalized and released to an expectant public on June 29, 2007, the most important decision may have been one postponed.

5 Apps Every Self Respecting Linux User Should Have

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Software

customdistros.com: Linux distros come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but the one thing that is pretty consistent through all of them are the applications you can use. Here are 5 that no self respecting Linux user should ever be caught without.

Also: Desktop Linux Video App Roundup

Coverty: Scanning Open Source Code

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Software

earthweb.com: Code analysis vendor Coverity is now expanding its analysis beyond just the static code layer to include the sometimes overlooked build system.

GNOME 2.26.1 Released

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gnome.org: This is the first update to GNOME 2.26. It contains the usual mixture of bug fixes, translations updates and documentation improvements that are the hallmark of stable GNOME releases.

Two more rocking Linux Distros

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Linux

go2linux.org: Few days ago, Blair Mathis has written a post about eight rocking Linux Distros, but I think two distros were missed there.

The difference between Linux and Windows

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Linux
Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: As Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.04 and Fedora 11 all approach their launch dates, I've been thinking about the differences in how they're created and released.

4 IM Clients for Ubuntu

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: This article is an overview of 4 most popular IM clients available on Linux, and particularly in the upcoming release of Ubuntu, Jaunty Jackalope.

10 (more) Awesome Themes For Ubuntu

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Software
Ubuntu

clububuntu.com: Since I have started to use Ubuntu I came across many cool themes so I decided to make a list of them. Here are my best looking themes in no particular order:

Linux needs games, games need you

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Linux
Gaming

pinstack.blogspot: It's no surprise that gaming is one of the areas lagging most in the Free Software world. Fanatics will say that yes there are good FOSS games, but the truth is, they're nothing compared to the plethora of proprietary options for Windows.

SMILE - Powerful Slideshow Maker In Linux

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Software

aldeby.org/blog: SMILE is a slideshow building program by Stephane Gibault, author of manDVD, and is the successor to manslide.

The Best of Bread Linux Synchronization

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Linux

Using rsync to Synchronize two machines easier and faster than ever before with rsync

Back In Time Does Full Linux Backups in One Click

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Software

lifehacker.com: Back In Time, a Linux backup app inspired by Macs' Time Machine and offering the same kind of no-worry, space-saving snapshot protection, is worth adding to your must-install list. Why?

Collecting and analyzing Linux kernel crashes - LKCD

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HowTos

dedoimedo.com: Having found the available information on system analysis rather sparse and/or written in such a fashion that is hardly of any use but to the people who wrote the actual documents,I have decided to write a series of articles on Linux system analysis.

gNewSense 2.2 released

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Linux

fsf.org/blogs: The gNewSense project today announced version 2.2 of its free GNU/Linux distribution. This is the second point update to the release codenamed 'deltah'.

Interview With Ricky Zhou - Fedora Project

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Linux
Interviews

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Ricky. In specific, we talk about: Identity of the Fedora community and its relationship with Red Hat, Relationship between Fedora and other distributions, and Public opinion about the Fedora project.

How FOSS makes better programmers

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OSS

raiden.net: A hot button topic of late that I've seen rising up in the programming world is the discussion of how FOSS destroys the programming trade. Now on the surface one might think that to be true.

Tutorial: Build The Ultimate PC

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Hardware

pcplus.co.uk: You can never have enough processing power, especially if you enjoy working with 3D graphics or compiling your own software. Luckily, it's easy to use any spare machines you may have to create a single homogeneous computing mega-matrix and calculation engine just by wiring them all together.

Faceoff: PCLOS 2009.1 vs LinuxMint KDE CE 6

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Linux
PCLOS

teqnix.blogspot: In the past few days, I was lucky to be able to test drive two wonderful Linux distributions that both promises to work "out of the box" -- PCLinuxOS 2009.1 and LinuxMint 6.

Top 15 Creative and Hilarious Acronym Expansions of Emacs

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Humor

junauza.com: We all know that Emacs stands for "Editor MACroS", but several creative people have given the feature-rich text editor some innovative and rather funny definitions. --Here are a few.

RMS on Amazon's "Swindle"

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OSS

opendotdotdot.blogspot: As you've probably seen, there is concern over Amazon's plans to pull the text-to-voice capability of the Kindle e-book reader, because of misguided pressure from authors groups in the US.

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    I’ve been meaning to write about the demise of Ostatic for a month or so now, but it’s not easy to put together an article when you have absolutely no facts. I first noticed the site was gone a month or so back, when an attempt to reach it turned up one of those “this site can’t be reached” error messages. With a little checking, I was able to verify that the site has indeed gone dark, with writers for the site evidently losing access to their content without notice. Other than that, I’ve been able to find out nothing. Even the site’s ownership is shrouded in mystery. The domain name is registered to OStatic Inc, but with absolutely no information about who’s behind the corporation, which has a listed address of 500 Beale Street in San Francisco. I made an attempt to reach someone using the telephone number included in the results of a “whois” search, but have never received a reply from the voicemail message I left. Back in the days when FOSS Force was first getting cranked up, Ostatic was something of a goto site for news and commentary on Linux and open source. This hasn’t been so true lately, although Susan Linton — the original publisher of Tux Machines — continued to post her informative and entertaining news roundup column on the site until early February — presumably until the end. I’ve reached out to Ms. Linton, hoping to find out more about the demise of Ostatic, but haven’t received a reply. Her column will certainly be missed.
  • This Week In Creative Commons History
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R1Soft's Backup Backport, TrustZone CryptoCell in Linux

  • CloudLinux 6 Gets New Beta Kernel to Backport a Fix for R1Soft's Backup Solution
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  • Linux 4.12 To Begin Supporting TrustZone CryptoCell
    The upcoming Linux 4.12 kernel cycle plans to introduce support for CryptoCell hardware within ARM's TrustZone.

Lakka 2.0 stable release!

After 6 months of community testing, we are proud to announce Lakka 2.0! This new version of Lakka is based on LibreELEC instead of OpenELEC. Almost every package has been updated! We are now using RetroArch 1.5.0, which includes so many changes that listing everything in a single blogpost is rather difficult. Read more Also: LibreELEC-Based Lakka 2.0 Officially Released with Raspberry Pi Zero W Support

Leftovers: Gaming