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How open source helped one woman break into the tech industry

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Open source communities have been paving the way for innovation for years, and recently they've been paving the way for diversity in the IT fields, too. For some women, the way into technology was clear and well-lit. Others faced harsh criticism from their families, friends, and society. Thankfully, open source communities are creating a level playing field, enabling women from all over the world to learn, contribute, and make their mark in technology.

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Stephen Hawking’s Speech Software Is Now Open Source

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Intel has decided to release the software under a free software license, meaning that it is basically open source and developers can go ahead and check it out. Dubbed ACAT (Assistive Context-Aware Toolkit), Intel has described it as “an open source platform developed at Intel Labs to enable people with motor neuron diseases and other disabilities to have full access to the capabilities and applications of their computers through very constrained interfaces suitable for their condition.”

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CIO Insight: British Gas IT boss on open source, smart meters, cloud and digital skills

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Cooper said that using open source meant that British Gas did not need to build database systems and big data clusters completely from scratch, thereby cutting down the cost and resources of handling vast amounts of data.

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Leftovers: OSS

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  • LinkedIn Open Sources Highly Useful Hadoop Tools

    LinkedIn has already adopted Gradle as itsprimary build system. "With Gradle, developers can easily extend the build system by defining their own plugins," the company claims. "We developed the Hadoop Plugin to help our Hadoop application developers more effectively build, test and deploy Hadoop applications. The Plugin includes the Hadoop DSL, a domain-specific language for specifying jobs and workflows for Hadoop workflow managers like Azkaban and Apache Oozie."

  • Glibc 2.22 Now Officially Released
  • Kodi 15.1 “Isengard” Stable Has Been Released, Bringing Mostly Fixes

    As you may know, Kodi (previously named XBMC) is a famous open source media hub and home theater PC, being translated in more than 30 languages. Also, its features can be highly extended via third party plugins and extensions and has support for PVR (personal video recorder).

  • Perl Weekly

    Yesterday was CPAN day: the 20th(!) anniversary of the day CPAN appeared online. A few articles of this week's edition celebrate the event, and promote the kind of interaction that keeps it alive.

LinuxCon: Zipcar’s Robin Chase believes open-source collaboration can solve the world’s biggest problems

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Zipcar co-founder Robin Chase is worried about climate change. If countries don’t strictly follow climate-friendly initiatives, we could see the average temperature rise 7 degrees Celsius by 2060. And today’s solutions may not be enough.

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Also: Linuxcon: Open Source Peer Collaboration Could Save the Planet

5 reasons why local government needs open source

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Technology is only one part of the delivery jigsaw puzzle, but it has a big role to play in helping to create modern local government. Open source in particular has a lot to offer. As a technology it's always skirted around the periphery, but I've got a feeling that is about to change.

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Ransomware goes OPEN SOURCE in the name of education

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Turkish security bod Utku Sen has published what appears to be the first open source ransomware that anyone can download and spread.

The "Hidden Tear" ransomware, available to GitHub, is a functional version of the malware the world has come to hate; it uses AES encryption to lock down files and can display a scare warning or ransom message to get users to pay up.

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The Focal Camera: An Open Source Modular Camera

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Over the past year, Dutch artist Mathijs van Oosterhoudt has been developing a new camera system. No, it’s not a high-tech digital system that’s intended to go up against the major camera companies. Instead, it’s an open-modular camera system that’s intended to teach people how to build complex cameras. Its name is The Focal Camera.

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Evolution 3.18 Beta Open Source Groupware Client Lands with Multiple Bugfixes

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The Evolution open-source email and calendar client used by default in numerous GNU/Linux distributions and distributed as part of the GNOME desktop environment has been updated recently to version 3.17.90, which is the first Beta towards version 3.18.

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An Open Letter to Apache Foundation and Apache OpenOffice team

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So I realize that the Apache Foundation took a lot of pride in and has invested a lot of effort trying to create an Apache Licensed Office suite based on the old OpenOffice codebase, but I hope that now that it is clear that this effort has failed that you would be willing to re-direct people who go to the openoffice.org website to the LibreOffice website instead. Letting users believe that OpenOffice is still alive and evolving is only damaging the general reputation of open source Office software among non-technical users and thus I truly believe that it would be in everyones interest to help the remaining OpenOffice users over to LibreOffice.

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