A planned death is not a moment in time, like a car accident or a fatal stroke. It is a process. A social process that involves hundreds of people, each doing their part, grieving their loss, accepting their own mortality.
Every software project has moments where they have "a bit of spinach in their teeth"—that is, a simple problem that they just can't see.
To address this, Deb Nicholson started SpinachCon, an informal workshop that brings free and open source software projects and volunteers together to identify and fix little problems that can pose big obstacles.
NoSQL databases have emerged as a key tool for organizations battling the data deluge. What does NoSQL actually mean, and which advantages does it deliver for data storage needs? Here's everything you need to know about NoSQL.
For starters, let's make clear that NoSQL is not a specific database product. It's a term that refers to a general category of database, which different vendors have implemented in different ways.
Softpedia has been informed by The Document Foundation's Mike Saunders about a new campaign which aims to credit every single contributor to the open-source LibreOffice office suite.
Dubbed Month of LibreOffice, the new campaign kicks off on the first day of May 2016, awarding some of the LibreOffice contributors with a barnstar via a special wiki page. The campaign has just started, so you won't see many entries there, as they need to be added by members of The Document Foundation in time, depending on the task they did.
[Matthew] is working on an Open Source Lead Tester for his entry into the 2016 Hackaday Prize.
Ubuntu 16.04 Review: What’s New for Desktop Users
Ubuntu is a tricky distribution. As much as I love it on my home server, my desktop is a different ballgame. In my experience, releases between LTS versions have many new technologies that may or may not survive in the next LTS. There were many technologies or features that Canonical thought were ambitious -- HUD, experimenting with menus, online dash search, Ubuntu Software Center, etc. -- but they were abandoned. So, if I were to use Ubuntu on my desktop, I would still choose LTS.
Workflow and efficiency geek talks Drush and Drupal
I started using Drupal because I needed an open source content management system (CMS) to use in several community projects. One of the projects I was involved with was just getting started and had narrowed its CMS selection down to either Drupal or Joomla. At the time I was using a different framework, but I had considered Drupal in the past and knew that I liked it a lot better than Joomla. I convinced them to go with the new Drupal 6 release and converted all of my other projects for consistency. I started working with Drush because I wanted a unified mechanism to work with local and remote sites. My first major contribution to Drush was site aliases and sql-sync in Drush 3.