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The state of encryption: How the debate has shifted

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 03:55:21 PM
Susan Landau, was a former distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems and is now a professor at Tufts. I had an opportunity to check in with her at a recent event in Washington, D.C.

Plasma 5.13, a new version of KDEs desktop environment, is here

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 02:41:00 PM
Optimized and less resource-hungry, Plasma 5.13 can run smoothly on under-powered ARM laptops, high-end gaming PCs, and everything in between.

Common Firewall Rules and Commands in iptables

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 01:26:40 PM
Today we are going to show you some common firewall rules and commands in iptables. Iptables is a useful command line utility for configuring Linux kernel firewall.

Fedora 28 on Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 12:12:20 PM
The Raspberry Pi model 3 B+ (RPi 3 B+) is the latest available in the Raspberry Pi series, released in mid-March 2018. RPi 3 B+ has some nice features and improvements over the previous RPi 3 B. They include faster 1.4 GHz processor clock speed, Gigabit Ethernet speed, dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz wifi support, and Bluetooth ..........

Systemd Services: Reacting to Change

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 09:43:40 AM
In prior installments, we saw that systemd services can be started or stopped by hand or when certain conditions are met. Those conditions are not limited to when the OS reaches a certain state in the boot up or powerdown sequence but can also be when you plug in new hardware or when things change in the filesystem. You do that by combining a Udev rule with a systemd service.

Embedded Linux Conference Europe wants your presentations (and money)

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 08:29:20 AM
The Linux Foundation opened a call for papers for the Embedded Linux Conference Europe to be held Oct. 22-24, in Edinburgh, and released the speaker list for the Aug. 29-31 Open Source Summit North America in Vancouver. The Linux Foundation is asking for presentation pitches for this fall’s Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) .........

Acer Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 Will Support Linux Apps on Day One

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 07:15:00 AM
Acer's recently announced Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 appear to be the first Chromebooks to ship with support for Linux apps out-of-the-box at launch.

How to Install Java 10 on Debian 9

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 06:00:40 AM
Java is a general-purpose programming language developed by Sun Microsystems before being bought by Oracle, who maintain and develop Java to this day.

Automation controller upgraded with new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 04:46:19 AM
Techbase has upgraded its Linux-powered ModBerry M500 controller with the RPi 3 Model B+ SBC, advancing to a 1.4GHz SoC, GbE, and dual-band WiFi-ac. The launch follows several new NanoPi and Orange Pi based ModBerry M300 models. Techbase announced the availability of a new version of its ModBerry M500 industrial control computer (also called the […]

Linux ping Command Tutorial for Beginners (8 Examples)

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 03:31:59 AM
Regardless of the type of Linux user you are (beginner or pro), there are certain tools that you must be aware of. One such utility is Ping. In this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of this tool using some easy to understand examples.

How to Install SilverStripe CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 02:17:39 AM
SilverStripe is a free, open source, secure and flexible CMS written in PHP language that can help you to create and manage the content of your websites and web applications. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install SilverStripe CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver).

Intel has confirmed their plans for a discrete GPU to release in 2020

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 01:03:18 AM
Intel has now officially confirmed that they will release a discrete GPU that will be available in 2020.

Devuan ships second stable cut of its systemd-free Linux

Tuesday 12th of June 2018 11:48:58 PM
Open source luminary and former Debian leader Bruce Perens gives it a big thumbs upSystemd-free Linux distro Devuan has released its stable Version 2.0.…

7 open source tools to make literature reviews easy

Tuesday 12th of June 2018 10:34:38 PM
A good literature review is critical for academic research in any field, whether it is for a research article, a critical review for coursework, or a dissertation. In a recent article, I presented detailed steps for doing a literature review using open source software.The following is a brief summary of seven free and open source software tools described in that article that will make your next literature review much easier.read more

KDE Plasma 5.13 Officially Released with Revamped Lock & Login Screens, System Settings

Tuesday 12th of June 2018 09:20:18 PM
The KDE Plasma 5.13 desktop environment has been officially released today for Linux-based operating systems, bringing lots of new features and improvements over previous releases.

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EU Law Threatens Free/Open Source Software

  • EU votes on copyright law that could kill memes and open source software
    The European Union has passed an initial vote in favour of the Copyright Directive, a legislation experts say "threatens the internet". As reported by Wired, the mandate is designed to update internet copyright law but contains two controversial clauses. Ultimately, it could force prominent online platforms to censor their users' content before it's posted—which could impact everyone from meme creators to open source software designers and livestreamers. Despite passing a vote yesterday—held by the EU's Legal Affairs Committee (JURI)—the directive needs parliamentary approval before becoming law.
  • The EU Parliament Legal Affairs Committee Vote on Directive on Copyright, David Clark Cause and IBM's Call for Code, Equus' New WHITEBOX OPEN Server Platform and More
    Yesterday the European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee voted in favor of "the most harmful provisions of the proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market", Creative Commons reports. The provisions include the Article 11 "link tax", which requires "anyone using snippets of journalistic content to first get a license or pay a fee to the publisher for its use online." The committee also voted in favor of Article 13, which "requires online platforms to monitor their users' uploads and try to prevent copyright infringement through automated filtering." There are still several steps to get through before the Directive is completely adopted. See EDRi for more information.
  • GitHub: Changes to EU copyright law could derail open source distribution
  • The E.U. votes to make memes essentially illegal
    On Wednesday, European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs voted to essentially make memes illegal. The decision came as part of the approval process for the innocuously named “Article 13,” which would require larger sites to scan all user uploads using content recognition technology in an attempt to flag any and all remotely copyrighted material in photos, text, music, videos, and more. Meaning memes using stills from copyrighted films could be auto-blocked, along with remixes of viral videos, and basically anything that’s popular on live-streaming sites like Twitch.
  • Europe takes step towards 'censorship machines' for internet uploads
    A key committee at the European Parliament has voted for a new provision in a legislative act that forces tech giants and other online platforms to share revenues with publishers. It is known as Article 13, and is part of an updating of the Copyright Directive. Article 13 proposes that large websites use “content recognition technologies” to scan for copyrighted materials, though it doesn’t explain how this works in practice. This means texts, sounds and even code which get uploaded have to go through an automated filtering system, potentially threatening the creation of memes and open-source software developers.

The EC’s Expected Decision Against Android Is an Unfortunate Attack on Open Source Software

The European Commission (“EC”) is preparing to release its decision against Android, and its framing of the issues makes clear that successful open source software will have a hard time in Europe. In its Statement of Objections, the Commission signaled that Apple’s iOS, Android’s fiercest rival, would be excluded from the market definition because it is closed source and not available to other hardware makers. The decision is expected to declare unlawful strategies to monetize a free product, provide a consistent user experience to customers expecting the Google brand, and to maintain code consistency to minimize problems for developers using the platform. The decision is not expected to contain any indication on how open source platform developers can solve these problems that are fundamental to their success. Read more

Google, IBM and Microsoft

  • Five Common Chromebook Myths Debunked
    When Chromebooks first came out in 2011, they were basically just low-spec laptops that could access web apps – fine for students maybe, but not to be regarded as serious computers. While they’ve become more popular (the low cost, simplicity, and dependability appeal to businesses and education systems), as of 2018 Chromebooks still haven’t managed to become widely accepted as a Windows/Apple/Linux alternative. That may be about to change. The humble Chromebook has gotten a lot of upgrades, so let’s get ourselves up to speed on some things that just aren’t true anymore. [...] The 2011 Chrome OS was pretty bare-bones, but it’s gone to the opposite extreme since then. Not only is it steadily blurring the line between Chrome and Android, it can now install and run some Windows programs as well, at the same time as a Chrome and an Android app, if you like. And hey, while you’re at it, why not open a Linux app as well? You can already install Linux on a Chromebook if you want, but one of the next versions of Chrome OS is going to include a Linux virtual machine accessible right from your desktop (which is already possible, just not built-in and user-friendly). In sum, Chrome OS has gone from barely being an operating system to one that can run apps from four other OSes at the same time.
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