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  • Nov. 7 Webinar on Taking the Complexity Out of Hadoop and Big Data
  • Embedded Linux + OpenIoT 2016 Conference Videos Now Available

    Watching the ELCE 2016 / OpenIoT Summiy 2016 videos is free, but a basic registration is required. If you want to watch it, visit LinuxFoundation.org.

  • A new directory of open source technology events

    For the past several years, Gabor Szabo has been the owner and primary editor of the Perl Weekly, and the Perl Maven. Never willing to rest on his laurels, he recently started the Code Maven Podcast, and recently, during the last week of October, he spun up his newest site, a listing of open source technology events.

  • DevOps is a battlefield at the IT shop

    If implementing DevOps practices is difficult, then maintaining them may be even tougher. Michael Nygard knows this—which is why he's turned to the language of warfare to describe the ongoing campaign that is the agile workflow.

    In his upcoming talk at this year's DevOps Enterprise Summit ("Tempo, Maneuverability, and Initiative"), Nygard, VP of Customer Solutions at Cogitect, Inc., will draw several useful parallels between the theater of modern war and the scene inside the contemporary IT shop. He graciously agreed to tell us about them in advance of the conference, which begins next week.

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  • First International UbuCon Europe Ubuntu Conference Takes Place November 18-20

    Are you ready for the most important Ubuntu event in Europe in 2016? Well, you should, because the long anticipated UbuCon Europe conference is taking place in only two weeks from today, between the 18th and 20th of November.

    Dubbed as the first international European Ubuntu conference, UbuCon Europe 2016 was put together by a group of Ubuntu members, and it now looks like everything is good to go. Registrations have been opened for the past two months, along with the release schedule, and the event will take place at the Unperfekthaus in Essen, Germany.

  • Video: What's Next for Containers?

    Red Hat's Vincent Batts gives a presentation at systemd.conf 2016 conference entitled, "What's next for containers?". It is a good overview of where the various container projects are (with no mention of OpenVZ however) and what work needs to be done. I enjoyed his assessment that the first thing that is next is, "Get Past the Hype," and to, "Make Containers Boring." Vincent goes over several of the userland tools as well as covers the areas where Linux native containers still need work.

  • Video: systemd.conf 2016 - State of the Union / Portable Services

    There have been a ton of conferences in the last couple of months... and luckily a lot of the presentations were recorded and have been posted. Here is Lennart Poettering's presentation from the systemd.conf 2016 conference on, "State of the Union / Portable Services".

  • Software Freedom Kosova 2016

    The 7th edition of Software Freedom Kosova took place in Prishtina from October 21-23. The main conference venue was held at RIT Kosovo (AUK) and workshops were held at Prishtina Hackerspace as well as at Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK). This years conference involved around 300 participants, 41 speakers, 48 sessions, 10 booth tables aand lots of food

  • GUADEC 2017 accommodation survey

    We are looking at accommodation options for GUADEC 2017 in Manchester and we would like some feedback from everyone who is hoping to attend!

    Manchester’s hotels fill up quickly in summer so we are going to do one or more group bookings now to ensure we have enough rooms for everyone.

GStreamer 1.10 Open-Source Multimedia Framework Supports Vulkan API on Wayland

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It appears that the first day of November 2016 was fruitful for the open source ecosystem, as many major software releases and GNU/Linux distributions have landed, including the GStreamer 1.10 multimedia framework.

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m23 Rock 16.3 Linux Software Deployment Tool Supports Signing of Package Sources

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The m23 project, an open-source network deployment and management system for Linux-based operating systems, recently announced the release and general availability of m23 Rock 16.3.

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An Everyday Linux User Guide To The Thunderbird Email Client

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This is an overview of Thunderbird and hopefully it has highlighted a few new features to those of you who didn't know they existed and for others it might have convinced you that actually this is a tool I might want to use after all.

The RSS feed reader is very useful as it allows you to browse your favourite sites without actually visiting them.

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Developers prefer open source tools

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New research shows that 98 percent of developers use open source tools at work, with 56 percent revealing that more than half of their development tools are open source, and 18 percent using only open source tools.

The study from code collaboration platform GitLab also shows that more than half of developers (55 percent) are able to choose the tools they work with.

When asked about the tools and techniques that are most important to them, 92 percent say distributed version control systems (Git repositories) are very or extremely important for their everyday work followed by continuous integration (77 percent), chat/collaboration tools (63 percent), agile development (59 percent) and continuous delivery (55 percent).

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How the Apache Way has Influenced Open Source

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Brian Behlendorf is well known in the open-source community as one of the founders of the Apache Software Foundation. Today, Behlendorf serves as the Executive Director of the Hyperledger project at the Linux Foundation, though he still takes an interest in Apache.

In a video interview, Behlendorf discusses how the Apache Way continues to influence the open source movement. Among the key ways that Apache has helped to influence open source development is by having a focus on enabling a community that outlasts the original developers.

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Linaro Ltd.'s OpenDataPlane

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Linaro adds that work already has begun on network protocol stacks, such as OpenFastPath (OFP), products like the nginx web server accelerated with ODP and OFP and libraries like OpenSSL that provide crypto acceleration via ODP. In addition, ODP and ODP-based products, such as OFP, nginx and OpenSSL, now can be made available as packages in popular Linux distributions like Debian, CentOS and OpenEmbedded. To accompany the release, Linaro launched a validation test suite that permits users and vendors to verify API compatibility between different ODP implementations.

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EC’s eHealth interoperability tests use open source

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The European Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) is using the open source tools for its interoperability testing. On Wednesday, the DG published a request for tender, specifying the eHealth test framework Gazelle and the healthcare documentation and ePrescription specification, implementation and testing tool Art-Decor as reference tools for its digital service infrastructure (DSI).

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    Topping the list of updates for snapshot 20161129 was the update to Light Display Manager 1.21.1, which added an Application Programming Interface (API) version to the greeter-daemon protocol for future enhancements. Other updates in the snapshot include openVPN, which added a recommended utility for network and traffic protocols, and subpackages for systemd relevant for 32-bit users. Desktop manager xfdesktop updated to version 4.12.3 and introduced rotating wallpaper images if the images contain rotation information. The programming language vala, which aims to bring modern programming language features to GNOME developers without imposing any additional runtime requirements, updated in the 20161129 and 20161201 snapshots.
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