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Patrick McHardy and copyright profiteering

Friday 25th of August 2017 10:51:27 AM
Many in the open source community have expressed concern about the activities of Patrick McHardy in enforcing the GNU General Public License (GPL) against Linux distributors. Below are answers to common questions, based on public information related to his activities, and some of the legal principles that underlie open source compliance enforcement.

Splitting and Re-Assembling Files in Linux

Friday 25th of August 2017 09:25:41 AM
We'll learn how to use csplit, split, and cat to chop up and then put files back together. These work on any file type: text, image, audio, .iso, you name it.

Adlink gear to showcase VMWare’s Liota based IoT framework

Friday 25th of August 2017 07:59:54 AM
Adlink will offer the new VMware Pulse IoT Center service and Linux-friendly Liota (Little IoT Agent) to Adlink customers as pre-integrated solutions. VMWare, which is primarily known as a virtualization software vendor, stepped into the IoT market last year by announcing a vendor-neutral, open source Liota (Little IoT Agent) SDK for building secure IoT gateway […]

Stop Over-REACTing to the Facebook Patent License

Friday 25th of August 2017 06:34:08 AM
The practical result of the Apache Foundation’s decision is unclear. Category X licensed code cannot be included in an Apache Foundation repository. (That category also includes licenses like GPL.) Apache’s re-classification doesn’t mean anyone is restricted from using ReactJS?—?it just can’t be committed in an Apache project. It’s not even clear that an Apache project cannot contain a dependency on BSD+Patents licensed code.

ArchI0 – Arch Linux Applications Post Installation Script

Friday 25th of August 2017 05:08:22 AM
ArchI0 is a CLI based menu driven script that allows beginners to install required essential applications in simple way.

Linux Phone Crowdfunding Campaign Launched by Purism

Friday 25th of August 2017 03:42:36 AM
The US-based Linux laptop maker is hoping to raise $1.5 million to manufacture a 5-inch privacy-focused smartphone that's powered by open-source software.

Top 3 open source Python IDEs

Friday 25th of August 2017 02:16:50 AM
Python is everywhere. These days, it seems it powers everything from major websites to desktop utilities to enterprise software. Python has been used to write all, or parts of, popular software projects like dnf/yum, OpenStack, OpenShot, Blender, Calibre, and even the original BitTorrent client.read more

Half a dozen clever Linux command line tricks

Friday 25th of August 2017 12:51:03 AM
Want to make your time in the command line more rewarding? Try these commands, including watch, look, man -k and help.

Linux-based security phone to ship with source code

Thursday 24th of August 2017 11:25:17 PM
Purism is crowdfunding a security minded “Librem 5” smartphone that runs Linux on an i.MX6 or i.MX8, and offers a 5-inch screen and privacy protections. After the death of Firefox OS, the discontinuation of the Ubuntu Phone, and Samsung’s painfully slow rollout of its Tizen phones, the dream of establishing alternative Linux phone platforms not […]

Jmol: Viewing Molecules with Java

Thursday 24th of August 2017 09:59:30 PM
Let's dig back into some chemistry software to see what kindof work you can do on your Linux machine. Specifically, let's look atJmol, a Java application that is available as both a desktop applicationand a web-based applet.

How to handle criticism of your open project

Thursday 24th of August 2017 08:33:44 PM
Over the course of the past year, the project I'm working on has been using open organizational principles as the cornerstone of the work. It's the first attempt at using open methodologies inside of Greenpeace. The project, code named Planet 4, is the global redesign and development of Greenpeace's digital presence. To put it quite simply, we are building a piece of software that content and web editors will use to put Greenpeace content on the web.read more

This Linux tool could improve the security of IoT devices

Thursday 24th of August 2017 07:07:58 PM
Snappy, a software deployment and management system designed by Canonical for the Ubuntu operating system, could be a shortcut to building trusted IoT applications.

Community building with a Q&A vs. online forum

Thursday 24th of August 2017 05:42:11 PM
If you've ever built an online community, you know that the sheer number of options available can be daunting. Should you set up a forum, a Q&A site, or both? Would users prefer Slack, IRC, or perhaps a mailing list? Where does Telegram fit in? Maybe you should you just set up one of every available solution...read more

Growing role of artificial intelligence in our lives is ‘too important to leave to men’

Thursday 24th of August 2017 04:16:25 PM
I must not have got the memo, because as a young lecturer in computer science at the University of Southampton in 1985 I was unaware that “women didn’t do computing”.Southampton had always recruited a healthy number of women to study computing in our fledgling department, and a quarter of the staff were women, but the student lists for the new academic year showed that quite suddenly, or so it appeared, we’d achieved the unenviable record of having no female students in that year’s intake.

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Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) Is Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.13, GCC 7.2

Greg Kroah-Hartman published on Wednesday new maintenance updates for various of the supported Linux kernel branches that he maintains, including the Linux 4.12 series, which appears to have reached end of life. Read more

The ISS just got its own Linux supercomputer

A year-long project to determine how high-performance computers can perform in space has just cleared a major hurdle -- successfully booting up on the International Space Station (ISS). This experiment conducted by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and NASA aims to run a commercial off-the-shelf high-performance computer in the harsh conditions of space for one year -- roughly the amount of time it will take to travel to Mars. Read more

Qt 5.6.3 Released

I am pleased to inform that Qt 5.6.3 has been released today. As always with a patch release Qt 5.6.3 does not bring any new features, just error corrections. For details of the bug fixes in Qt 5.6.3, please check the change logs for each module. Read more

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