Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

OSS

The Web is the biggest open source success of all

Filed under
OSS
Web

pingdom.com: Perhaps the most famous example is the LAMP stack that lies behind so many websites, i.e. Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. But there’s so much more when you think about it. Here are some of the open source projects that make the Web tick.

Is there still a place for the open source "maverick"...?

Filed under
OSS

computerweekly.com: Commercialisation in the open source space appears to be spreading downwards by virtue of the big vendors' OSS interests at the moment doesn't it?

School's in for open source advocates

Filed under
OSS

computerworld.co.nz: An impression that schools and even tertiary institutions are not producing the software developers New Zealand needs has led Wellington open-source specialist Catalyst IT to pilot an “Academy”.

Apple pulls VLC from App Store over open-source DRM dispute

Filed under
OSS

slashgear.com: VLC was a surprise addition to the App Store back in September, but one which iPad and iPhone users quickly came to appreciate. Now the multi-format media player has been yanked from the store, the result of incompatibilities with Apple’s App Store DRM policies.

Dreaming of an Open-Source CES 2012

Filed under
OSS

pcworld.com: It's been an interesting week watching all the many products coming out of this year's CES, with all their shiny new features and innovative appeal.

When trouble strikes, who speaks for open source?

Filed under
OSS

itworld.com: The thought of 882 Novell patents getting sold to CPTN Holdings, LLC (a holding consortium made up of Apple, EMC, Microsoft, and Oracle America) does not sit well with me.

My Top 5 Favorite Open Source Happenings in 2010

Filed under
OSS

sourceforge.net: It’s a new year, and as we look to 2011 as the year that open source kicks butt, we should take a few moments to reflect back on 2010. After all, that’s what you’re supposed to do in January, right? Look back, then look ahead, then resolve to be better.

Key open source security benefits

Filed under
OSS

blogs.techrepublic.com: When trying to engage in a truly productive exchange of ideas, it is helpful to keep in mind the fact that when something is worth doing, it is usually worth doing for more than one reason. This applies to the security benefits of an open source development model.

FOSS Is Fun – The Unsung Heroes

Filed under
OSS

linuxforu.com: There is always an ongoing debate in FOSS circles on how to define a FOSS contributor. What is real FOSS contribution? Who are the elite contributors, and who are the also-rans?

What the WWF has to learn about FOSS

Filed under
OSS

thebeezspeaks.blogspot: The WWF must have understood by now that you cannot enter the realm of software development without finding the FOSS community on your way.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Find The Perfect Linux-Compatible PC With Ubuntu's Hardware Database

Some PCs are more difficult to run Linux on than others — it’s all about the drivers. Some laptops are available with Linux pre-installed, but plenty aren’t — even though they may make great Linux PCs. The Ubuntu Certified Hardware database helps you find Linux-compatible PCs. Most computers can run Linux, but some are much easier than others. Certain hardware manufacturers (whether it’s Wi-Fi cards, video cards, or other buttons on your laptop) are more Linux-friendly than others, which means installing drivers and getting things to work will be less of a hassle. Read more

GNOME Software Package Manager App Updated for GNOME 3.16 to Fix Multiple Bugs

The GNOME Project released earlier today, August 3, the fifth maintenance release of the stable GNOME Software package manager application for the GNOME 3.16 desktop environment, a version that fixes seven issues. Read more

Linux Kernel 4.1.4 LTS Released with Numerous Updated Drivers, ARM64 Improvements

Today, August 3, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the release and immediate availability for download of the fourth maintenance release of the stable, long-term supported Linux 4.1 kernel. Read more

Open-spec motor control kit runs Linux on Zynq SoC

Avnet’s revamped, Linux-based “ZIDK-II” kit for motor control combines its ZedBoard SBC, featuring an ARM/FPGA Zynq SoC, with improved Analog Devices gear. Avnet Electronic Marketing’s “Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC/Analog Devices Intelligent Drives Kit II,” or “ZIDK-II,” is a major upgrade to a previously released kit of the same name, featuring an enhanced Analog Devices ” brushless DC motor control reference design. As before, the system is built around Avnet’s community-backed, Ubuntu Linux-based ZedBoard single board computer, which showcases the Xilinx Zynq-7020, a SoC that combines see farther below. Read more