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  • ownCloud Folds in U.S. as Its Founder Starts New Firm

    ownCloud Inc., an open-source Dropbox replacement, shut down its U.S. operations. Meanwhile, its founder forked the code to start a new company.

    Open-source cloud file storage, sharing and synchronization vendor ownCloud Inc. is shutting down in the United States amid internal turmoil. At the same time, Frank Karlitschek, founder of the ownCloud project, is forking the code to create a new company called Nextcloud.

  • HPE 'rewrites' ALM to target agile and open source folks

    Application Lifecycle Management – ALM – was, in many ways, the early 2000s version of DevOps.

    In that pre-cloud world, it was the idea of taking software from build through test and retirement from inside your integrated development environment.

  • Developer creates open source computer vision platform that lets ‘machines see’

    A Russian developer here has created an open source computer vision platform, in collaboration with Facebook and Google, that acts as a teaching machine and enables them “see”.

    VisionLabs, a solutions developer in the field of computer vision, data analysis and robotics, and a Skolkovo IT Cluster resident have developed this as a global open-source computer vision project with the support of Facebook and Google, an official said.

Spark Summit

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Open source and IoT: A match made for the enterprise

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Open source IoT platforms are starting to emerge as an attractive options for organizations embarking in the IoT journey. In an extremely nascent and crowded market like enterprise IoT, organizations are trying to rely more and more on open platforms and control their own destiny. Although we are still in the first generation of open source IoT technologies we can already see how this model can become dominant in the enterprise.

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Open source networking: The time is now

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We are never going back to proprietary networks. Today’s world is all about open—from APIs to partnerships to end-to-end orchestrated services. It's about time.

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Qt 5.7 GUI Toolkit to Port the NFC API to Android, Add Raspberry Pi 3 Support

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The Qt Company, through Jani Heikkinen, announced the general availability of the Release Candidate (RC) build of the upcoming Qt 5.7 open-source and cross-platform GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit.

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

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  • Employment agreements for free-software developers

    At OSCON 2016 in Austin Texas, Karen Sandler of the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) spoke about an issue that impacts an ever-growing number of free-software developers: employment agreements. As the number of paid contributors to free-software projects grows, so do the complications: copyright assignment, licensing, patents, and many other issues may be codified in an employment agreement, and a developer who fails to consider the implications of an agreement's conditions may be in for an unpleasant surprise years down the road.

  • The value of drive-through contributions

    The conventional viewpoint among open-source projects is that drive-through contributors—meaning people who make one pull request, patch, or other contribution then are never seen again—are problematic. At best, one would prefer to lure the contributor back, eventually cultivating them into a regular project participant. At worst, they can be seen as a disruption, taking up developers' time for work that may, ultimately, lead nowhere. At OSCON 2016 in Austin Texas, however, Vicky "VM" Brasseur from HP Enterprise presented an alternative viewpoint. Drive-through contributors are a good sign of a healthy project, she said, and optimizing the project to meet drive-through contributors' needs benefits contributors of every stripe.

  • WebGazer turns webcams into eye-trackers for free

    Eye-tracking technology has long been the domain of high-end research, but this week new – and freely available – code brings it within reach for anyone with a website.

  • Russian developer collaborates with Facebook, Google to make 'machines see'

    A Russian developer here has created an open source computer vision platform, in collaboration with Facebook and Google , that acts as a teaching machine and enables them "see".

  • Nextcloud
  • ownCloud Forked as Nextcloud & More…

    The week ahead looks exciting. Again this year, I’ll be going to the SouthEast LinuxFest and will be turning in reports from the conference. Also, FOSS Force will have a booth at this year’s event, a first for us at any conference. So if you’re going to be there, remember to keep an eye out for us.

  • Why Did File Sharing Startup OwnCloud Shut Down?

    OwnCloud Inc., is (or was) a Boston-area company that sold software for sharing files to business users. Products like ownCloud, along with rival services from Box and Dropbox Business, let people store and share their documents and synchronize changes so they’re all working off the most recent version.

  • Open Source: Speeding Development and Driving Business Innovation

    Open source provides the benefits of enabling developers to work more quickly and for businesses to accelerate the time it takes them to go to market. The quality of open source software, the features, and the technical capabilities often make it not only competitive but often the preferred solution in a specific market category.

  • What is open source software?

    Fact or fiction, open source software is free. Find out below.

    Open source software has grown in popularity as a way for businesses to avoid vendor lock-in and to develop in a more collaborative way.

    The increased interest in open source software (OSS) has resulted in numerous vendors supporting this method of development, including proprietary driven businesses.

  • EMC’s newest open-source project attempts to unify storage access for containers
  • CloudBees snuggles Mesosphere -- 5 steps to high-velocity cloud apps
  • CloudBees And Mesosphere Partner To Enable High-Velocity Continuous Delivery Workloads For Modern Application Development
  • GRsecurity is preventing others from employing their rights under version 2 the GPL to redistribute source code

    GRsecurity is preventing others from employing their rights under version 2 the GPL to redistribute (by threatening them with a non-renewal of a contract to receive this patch to the linux kernel.)

  • Dutch government publishes updated 'Manual for the Law on the Re-use of Public Sector Information'

    Thirty questions and answers, and two flow charts, guide the reader through the implications of the law, clarify the differences between this law and the Dutch Freedom of Information Law ('Wet Openbaarheid van Bestuur', WOB), and explain how to handle requests for public sector information.

  • Finland: fifth anniversary of open data service in Helsinki

    The HRI service, created in 2011, “distributes municipal public data from the Helsinki Metropolitan Area for free use by anyone“, according to information on the service’s website. It also centralises data from the cities of Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen.

    According to HRI usage statistics, city procurement data, historical aerial photos and postal codes are the most downloaded open data in the service. “The Helsinki procurement data contains tens of thousands of transactions made by city departments,” the statement said. The information covers “stationary purchases worth less than one euro all the way to the city’s half-billion-euro contribution to the health care operations of the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District.”

  • Open data important resource and growth driver in Danish Digital Strategy

    Public sector data is defined as an important resource and growth driver in the Danish 'Digital Strategy 2016-2020' published earlier this month. Making available high-quality public sector data will remain an essential focus area to boost data-driven innovation.

    "In an international perspective, Danish public sector data is of high quality and holds a large commercial productivity and growth potential," the strategy states. "Businesses can use public sector data to optimise their business processes and to develop new products and services which create value for citizens, public authorities and fellow businesses. In the digital age, data is one of the most valuable resources for running a business."

  • CSPs Seek Virtualization Interoperability for All

Google Magenta

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FOSS CMS News

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  • Bolt CMS Release Offers Multiple Upgrades: Open Source CMS News

    Bolt — an open source content management system (CMS) that markets itself as a "sophisticated, lightweight and simple" — has a new release with a number of visual and under-the-hood changes.

    Released in May, Bolt's version 3 has "matured, and grown into a very extensible tool that can be used both as a straightforward CMS, as well as a platform to build your custom applications on," the company claims.

  • Arastta: Cloud Hosted, Open Source & Free eCommerce

    Launched in 2015, Arastta is a free and open source eCommerce solution that traces its roots back to the history-steeped Istanbul.

Leftovers: OSS

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  • OwnCloud forked to create Nextcloud

    As I expected, Frank Karlitschek is forking ownCloud to create a new open source project called Nextcloud. In an interview, Karlitschek told me that he is joining with Spreedbox founder Niels Mache to create a new company with the same name.

    The new company, Nextcloud, is being founded in Germany. Both Mache and Karlitschek will serve as managing directors.

  • ownCloud Founder Forks Open-Source Project to NextCloud

    NextCloud is supposed to be a drop-in replacement for ownCloud 9 with added security and stability updates as well as integration of Spreed.ME video conferencing and chat. Perhaps most importantly, Nextcloud GmbH (which is the new commercial entity behind NextCloud) has pledged that it will fulfill all contracts customers signed with ownCloud, Inc. until June 2nd - "That way customers won't be without the support from the experts they need to keep their servers running.," the company stated.

  • Use the Web to make interactive displays out of almost anything
  • Google Open Sources Tool for Making Interactive Displays Smart

    The digital display trend has been going through a renaissance for some time now, with many organizations reaching out to their employees and customers by curating and delivering information via displays that are, increasingly, interactive. Touchscreen displays that respond to you can create immersive experiences, and Google has announced that it is open sourcing its hardened and tested AnyPixel software for programming interactive displays similar to the one in the lobby of its New York City office.

    Hardware and software tools and references and example apps are available now on GitHub.

  • VirtualBox 5.1 Beta Released, Qt5 Porting & Better Python 3 Support

    Oracle's VM VirtualBox team has been working on VirtualBox 5.1 as a minor update to this cross-platform virtualization software.

  • Rapid7 CEO Aims to Secure the Future

    The company also some strong open-source roots, with the Metasploit penetration testing framework, which has both free and commercially supported editions available.

  • If Your Kickstarter Campaign Isn’t Ready for Prime Time

    If you’re an open source enthusiast who thinks you might have a good idea for a Kickstarter campaign, but are not yet ready to launch the campaign, why not launch a draft campaign and request feedback from the public? In doing so, you might be able to rally supporters before your campaign launches — and you might also receive vital cautions that could help you revise (or abandon) the planned campaign. This neat video for an Audio DSP Shield for Arduino reminds us that you can use Kickstarter to test the waters before launching a campaign.

  • 8 steps to more open communications

    Open communications is a major change, and, as with all good changes, it will take constant care and feeding to keep it going. My leaders need to remain involved. We need to ensure newcomers are encouraged to stay. The last thing I want is for team members to feel their input isn't heard or taken seriously.

  • Monovar — This New Computer Program Written In Python Is Here To Beat Cancer

    Monovar is a sophisticated algorithm to detect single nucleotide variants (SVNs) in cancer cells. Written in python, this program can help in providing a more personalized treatment to cancer patients by pinpointing important variations in a single cancer cell.

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Introducing the potential new Ubuntu Studio Council

Back in 2016, Set Hallström was elected as the new Team Lead for Ubuntu Studio, just in time for the 16.04 Xenial Long Term Support (LTS) release. It was intended that Ubuntu Studio would be able to utilise Set’s leadership skills at least up until the next LTS release in April 2018. Unfortunately, as happens occasionally in the world of volunteer work, Set’s personal circumstances changed and he is no longer able to devote as much time to Ubuntu Studio as he would like. Therefore, an IRC meeting was held between interested Ubuntu Studio contributors on 21st May 2017 to agree on how to fill the void. We decided to follow the lead of Xubuntu and create a Council to take care of Ubuntu Studio, rather than continuing to place the burden of leadership on the shoulder of one particular person. Unfortunately, although the result was an agreement to form the first Ubuntu Studio Council from the meeting participants, we all got busy and the council was never set up. Read more

today's leftovers

  • My Experience with MailSpring on Linux
    On the Linux Desktop, there are quite a few choices for email applications. Each of these has their own pros and cons which should be weighed depending on one’s needs. Some clients will have MS Exchange support. Others do not. In general, because email is reasonably close to free (and yes, we can thank Hotmail for that) it has been a difficult place to make money. Without a cash flow to encourage developers, development has trickled at best.
  • Useful FFMPEG Commands for Managing Audio and Video Files
  • Set Up A Python Django Development Environment on Debian 9 Stretch Linux
  • How To Run A Command For A Specific Time In Linux
  • Kubuntu 17.10 Guide for Newbie Part 7
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  • Why Oppo and Vivo are losing steam in Chinese smartphone market
    China’s smartphone market has seen intense competition over the past few years with four local brands capturing more than 60 percent of sales in 2017. Huawei Technologies, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi Technology recorded strong shipment growth on a year-on-year basis. But some market experts warned that Oppo and Vivo may see the growth of their shipments slow this year as users become more discriminating.
  • iPhones Blamed for More than 1,600 Accidental 911 Calls Since October
    The new Emergency SOS feature released by Apple for the iPhone is the one to blame for no less than 1,600 false calls to 911 since October, according to dispatchers. And surprisingly, emergency teams in Elk Grove and Sacramento County in California say they receive at least 20 such 911 calls every day from what appears to be an Apple service center. While it’s not exactly clear why the iPhones that are probably brought in for repairs end up dialing 911, dispatchers told CBS that the false calls were first noticed in the fall of the last year. Apple launched new iPhones in September 2017 and they went on sale later the same month and in November, but it’s not clear if these new devices are in any way related to the increasing number of accidental calls to 911.
  • Game Studio Found To Install Malware DRM On Customers' Machines, Defends Itself, Then Apologizes
    The thin line that exists between entertainment industry DRM software and plain malware has been pointed out both recently and in the past. There are many layers to this onion, ranging from Sony's rootkit fiasco, to performance hits on machines thanks to DRM installed by video games, up to and including the insane idea that copyright holders ought to be able to use malware payloads to "hack back" against accused infringers. What is different in more recent times is the public awareness regarding DRM, computer security, and an overall fear of malware. This is a natural kind of progression, as the public becomes more connected and reliant on computer systems and the internet, they likewise become more concerned about those systems. That may likely explain the swift public backlash to a small game-modding studio seemingly installing something akin to malware in every installation of its software, whether from a legitimate purchase or piracy.

Server: Benchmarks, IBM and Red Hat

  • 36-Way Comparison Of Amazon EC2 / Google Compute Engine / Microsoft Azure Cloud Instances vs. Intel/AMD CPUs
    Earlier this week I delivered a number of benchmarks comparing Amazon EC2 instances to bare metal Intel/AMD systems. Due to interest from that, here is a larger selection of cloud instance types from the leading public clouds of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine.
  • IBM's Phil Estes on the Turbulent Waters of Container History
    Phil Estes painted a different picture of container history at Open Source 101 in Raleigh last weekend, speaking from the perspective of someone who had a front row seat. To hear him tell it, this rise and success is a story filled with intrigue, and enough drama to keep a daytime soap opera going for a season or two.
  • Red Hat CSA Mike Bursell on 'managed degradation' and open data
    As part of Red Hat's CTO office chief security architect Mike Bursell has to be informed of security threats past, present and yet to come – as many as 10 years into the future. The open source company has access to a wealth of customers in verticals including health, finance, defence, the public sector and more. So how do these insights inform the company's understanding of the future threat landscape?
  • Red Hat Offers New Decision Management Tech Platform
    Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) has released a platform that will work to support information technology applications and streamline the deployment of rules-based tools in efforts to automate processes for business decision management, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

Vulkan Anniversary and Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers

  • Vulkan Turns Two Years Old, What Do You Hope For Next?
    This last week marked two years since the debut of Vulkan 1.0, you can see our our original launch article. My overworked memory missed realizing it by a few days, but it's been a pretty miraculous two years for this high-performance graphics and compute API.
  • Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers
    Noralf Trønnes has spent the past few months working on generic FBDEV emulation for Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) drivers and this week he volleyed his third revision of these patches, which now includes a new in-kernel API along with some clients like a bootsplash system, VT console, and fbdev implementation.