Q&A: Ulf Lundgren on how open source is just the ticket
I think that open source technology has a bright future as more and more people realise the true value of a service. That value is not in the products anymore, but rather in what vendors can provide in terms of services, knowledge and manpower. Also, we feel it is more fun and more rewarding when you have the power to choose freely how to work and what tools to use to reach your goal. This isn't always an option in a closed source environment.
Linux Mint 18 Will Arrive in 2016, Linux Mint 17.2 and LMDE 2 Coming Very Soon
The Linux Mint developers have announced today, March 30, in their monthly newsletter, that the team works hard these days to release the final version of the LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) 2 (codename Betsy), as well as to implement its awesome new features to the upcoming Linux Mint 17.2 update of the current stable distribution of the project, Rebecca.
Cinnamon Developers Working to Improve Loading Times for the Desktop
The Linux Mint developers are also working on the Cinammon desktop environment, so the distribution is not their entire focus. They are now trying to make it load faster and they say they already had some success.
How the current intellectual property landscape impacts open source
Meet Doug Kim. He's a computer engineer-turned-lawyer who chairs the Intellectual Property Practice Group at McNair Law Firm in Columbia, South Carolina. Doug's practice includes patent preparation and prosecution, trademark, service mark preparation and prosecution, and securing copyright registrations in areas that include Geographical Information Systems (GIS), software, books, music, product packaging, and distribution. He has expertise in software, method, and mechanical patents as well as open source licensing.