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Ben Balter is the Government Evangelist at GitHub—he's encouraging the use of open source philosophies in government entities. Prior to joining GitHub, he was a fellow in the Office of the U.S. Chief Information Officer within the executive office of the President................
Google has reduced spam reaching inboxes to a fraction of a percent, but in the process sometimes misclassifies bulk-mailed messages like monthly statements and ticket receipts. It's a big problem for large bulk emailers of legitimate messages. To deal with it, Google has created a toolset to help those mailers figure out what's happening to their messages.
Many companies, including leading corporations and financial institutions, think that a website is just a "webpage" in the middle of nowhere, without much value for them or for the hackers. They think that a hacked website can be quickly and easily repaired, and nobody will ever remember the incident. They are seriously wrong.
This week's Top 5 looks at Linux in the military, text editors, text tools, document tools, and Python and Raspberry Pi for education.
Zuul is a software developed by the OpenStack community. It was developed as an efficient gated commit system, allowing projects to merge patches only after they pass a series of tests. It reduces the probability of breaking the master branch, for instance when unit tests or functional tests no longer pass on the tip of master.
The move makes good on an earlier statement by Angel Calvo, Microsoft's PowerShell Team Group Software Engineering Manager, that they won't be just adopting openSSH, they will also be contributing to it.
WP-CLI is a command line interface for managing WordPress installations. WP-CLI provides a set of command line tools for upgrading the WordPress core files, installing/uninstalling themes or plugins, enabling/disabling plugins and much more.
Canonical has just announced that a large number of Firefox vulnerabilities have been fixed and that version 39.0 of the browser has been added to Ubuntu 15.04 and all the other supported Ubuntu versions.
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In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at a million lines of code for Linux, more open source software from Google and Microsoft, a new tiny computer for education, and more!Open source news: July 4 to July 10, 2015read more
It's Stallman's philosophy that 'a program must not restrict what jobs its users do with it' -- and that includes the NSA.
This article describes the installation of Proftpd with TLS on Ubuntu 15.04. FTP is a insecure protocol as passwords and data are transferred unencrypted. The whole communication can be encrypted by using TLS, thus making FTP a safe protocol to transfer files. This tutorials shows you how to setup a TLS enabled FTP server on Ubuntu.
Advantech launched a Pico-ITX SBC and a computer that run Linux or Android on a dual-core i.MX6, and offer 4GB eMMC, dual displays, and two mini-PCIe slots. Advantech unveiled both a 2.5-inch Pico-ITX board called the RSB-3410 and a box computer version called the UBC-220. The name, design, and distinctive blue coloring of the UBC-220 […]
The director of the FBI called for a "robust" debate on encryption on Monday. FBI chief James Comey (again) warned that the increasing use of strong encryption will make it harder for law enforcement to access email or other digital conversations. Interestingly, he added, "It may be that, as a people, we decide the benefits here outweigh the costs...
Krita, an open-source digital painting software piece that aims to be the best in its field, has been upgraded to version 2.9.6 and is ready for download.
The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) is creating a risk score for open-source projects to help identify those in need of funding and additional support.
Organizations that installed the June 11 OpenSSL update need to pull it back immediately after a serious certificate validation error was discovered and patched today in a new update. The bug was reported two weeks ago to the OpenSSL project by Google researcher Adam Langley and BoringSSL’s David Benjamin, and affects only OpenSSL 1.0.1 and 1.0.2.
Oracle has just released a new major version for VirtualBox, which is one of the most used and powerful applications of its kind for Linux users. The 5.0 version has been in the making for quite a while, and the stable version has finally landed.
I turn 70 on my next birthday, and it's well known that people my age aren't computerate, at least here in Australia.read more
Between bringing up the unaccounted-for donations and Canonical’s iffy arrangement with developers, Riddell was shown the door and, wisely perhaps, he walked out of it. However, in a twist, it appears that Kubuntu 15.10 may be the last Kubuntu as we know it.