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Oracle slams Google to jury: “You don’t take people’s property”

Tuesday 24th of May 2016 12:43:39 AM
Oracle's copyright lawsuit is all about one "very simple rule," the company's attorney told a jury today."You don’t take people’s property without permission and use it for your own benefit," said Oracle lawyer Peter Bicks. "Google took a shortcut, and they took a shortcut at Oracle’s expense."

Smartwatches go open source

Monday 23rd of May 2016 11:46:28 PM
Smartwatches get even smarter with this new open source operating system

How to Install an OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 KDE Desktop

Monday 23rd of May 2016 10:49:17 PM
OpenSUSE Leap is a new type and a new version of OpenSUSE. It is a hybrid Linux distribution that uses the source code of SUSE Linux Enterprise(SLE) to provide a higher stability and reliability then otLinuxinux distributions. In this tutorial, I will guide you trough the OpenSUSe leap installation. I will install OpenSUSE leap with KDE Plasma 5 as the desktop environment.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation Plots a Path to the Future

Monday 23rd of May 2016 09:52:06 PM
Chris Aniszczyk, interim executive director of Cloud Native Computing Foundation, discusses how the Linux Foundation Collaborative project is coming together to help define the cloud era.

Linus Torvalds wins the desktop; Chromebooks outsell Macbooks

Monday 23rd of May 2016 08:54:55 PM
“Hey, either Macs don't count much on the desktop, or we may have to finally lay the 'year of the Linux desktop' joke to rest,” says Torvalds.

Series Highlights Top Cloud Technologies and Container Tools

Monday 23rd of May 2016 07:57:44 PM
With so many technologies, tools, and techniques to keep track of, it can be hard to know where to start learning new skills. This series on next-gen cloud technologies aims to help you get up to speed on the important projects and products in emerging and rapidly changing areas such as containers, container orchestration, software-defined networking, and more.5 Next-Gen Cloud Technologies You Should Know

The Italian Army Switches to LibreOffice

Monday 23rd of May 2016 07:00:33 PM
Following announcements made last year, the Italian army has moved forward withits plan to replace Microsoft Office with LibreOffice.

Time to choose: Are you investing in open source or not?

Monday 23rd of May 2016 06:03:22 PM
In 1996, the term "open source" didn't exist. Yet 20 years later, open source technology spans countless projects and brings together the collective talent of millions. Take a close look at any open source project or community of developers and you'll find incredible levels of speed, innovation, and agility.read more

10 more pointless (but awesome) Linux terminal tricks

Monday 23rd of May 2016 05:06:11 PM
Last year, I put together a list of my favorite “pointless but awesome” Linux terminal tricks. There are lots of things you can do in the terminal that didn’t make that list. So, here’s round two.

CentOS-Based NethServer 7 Linux Adds Active Directory Integration in Third Alpha

Monday 23rd of May 2016 04:24:19 PM
Alessio Fattorini has informed Softpedia about the release and immediate availability for download of the third Alpha build of the upcoming NethServer 7 server-oriented operating system.

Repurposing Old Smartphones for Home Automation

Monday 23rd of May 2016 03:27:08 PM
At the recent Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit, Mozilla Technical Evangelist Dietrich Ayala proposed a simple and affordable solution to home automation: A discarded smartphone can handle some of the most useful home automation tasks without requiring expensive hubs and sensors -- or risking data security in the cloud.“With a smartphone you can detect motion, sound, presence, and the absence of radio services,” said Ayala in his presentation, “Turning Sensors into Signals: Humanizing IoT with Old Smartphones and the Web.”

Backport upstream commits to stable RDO Mitaka release && Deployments with Keystone API V3

Monday 23rd of May 2016 02:29:57 PM
Posting bellow is written with intend to avoid waiting until "koji" build will appear in updates repo of stable RDO Mitaka release, what might take a couple of months or so. Actually, it doesn't require knowledge how to write properly source RH's rpm file.It just needs picking up raw content of git commits from upstream git repo converting them into patches and rebuild required src.rpm(s) with patch(es) needed

Driving cars into the future with Linux

Monday 23rd of May 2016 01:32:46 PM
I don't think much about it while I'm driving, but I sure do love that my car is equipped with a system that lets me use a few buttons and my voice to call my wife, mom, and children. That same system allows me to choose whether I listen to music streaming from the cloud, satellite radio, or the more traditional AM/FM radio. I also get weather updates and can direct my in-vehicle GPS to find the fastest route to my next destination.read more

Wayland/Weston with XWayland works on DragonFly

Monday 23rd of May 2016 12:35:35 PM
DragonFlyBSD user karu.pruun compiled Xorg with XWayland support and made it work with many applications.

19 years later, The Cathedral and the Bazaar still moves us

Monday 23rd of May 2016 11:38:24 AM
Nineteen years ago this week, at an annual meeting of Linux-Kongress in Bavaria, an American programmer named Eric Raymond delivered the first version of a working paper he called "The Cathedral and the Bazaar." According to Raymond, the exploratory and largely speculative account of some curious new programming practices contained "no really fundamental disread more

Raspberry Pi-based signage stack gets Snappy

Monday 23rd of May 2016 10:41:13 AM
The Screenly signage software for the Raspberry Pi is being converted to Ubuntu Snappy Core, enabling OTA updates and transactional rollbacks. Canonical and Screenly, which makes what it calls “the most popular digital signage solution for the Raspberry Pi,” have announced a partnership to build the Screenly signage stack on Ubuntu Snappy Core. Screenly, which […]

Mads Torgersen and Dustin Campbell on the future of C#

Monday 23rd of May 2016 09:44:02 AM
How has open source changed it - and can it survive Windows PC decline? Exclusive interview At Xamarin's Evolve conference in Orlando, at the end of April 2016, I had a rare opportunity to sit down with Mads Torgersen and Dustin Campbell to discuss the future of the C# programming language.

The future of sharing: integrating Pydio and ownCloud

Monday 23rd of May 2016 08:46:51 AM
The open source file sharing ecosystem accommodates a large variety of projects, each supplying their own solution, and each with a different approach. There are a lot of reasons to choose an open source solution rather than commercial solutions like Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, or OneDrive.

BeagleBone Green Wireless, a Raspberry Pi 3 Competitor, Ships with Built-in WiFi

Monday 23rd of May 2016 07:49:40 AM
SeeedStudio announced a new single-board computer (SBC) called SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green Wireless, the first BeagleBone board with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).

PLUMgrid: Open Source Collaboration Speeds IO and Networking Development

Monday 23rd of May 2016 06:46:28 AM
PLUMgrid INC, which provides tools for OpenStack cloud providers, has been participating in the open source community since the company was founded in 2011. It started working with the Linux kernel community to create a distributed, programmable data plane and contributed to eBPF (extended Berkeley Packet Filter), a key component in building networks that are agile, fast and secure. eBPF has been upstreamed since Linux kernel version 3.16.

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today's leftovers

  • FLOSS Weekly 389: Best Practices Badge
  • OpenGL 4.5 For The Intel Mesa Driver May Be Imminent
    Intel has been rapidly advancing their OpenGL 4.x support and OpenGL 4.5 is even in sight now. Kristian Høgsberg today landed GL_KHR_robustness support in the i965 DRI driver, a requirement for OpenGL 4.5.
  • Shotwell vs. digiKam
    How to manage your photos? – That is probably the biggest question for anyone doing anything with a photo camera. As resolutions of cameras grow, the data we have to manage is growing ever. In my case I am talking about more than 50000 photos and videos measuring up to about 200Gb of disk space, constantly growing. There are several photo management softwares out there, I guess the most commonly used ones are Shotwell for the Gnome desktop, digiKam for the KDE world, and FotoXX. I have not used Shotwell and digiKam for quite some time, and collect here my experiences of strength and weaknesses of the two programs. FotoXX seems to be very powerful, too, but I haven’t tested it till now.
  • Tweet your database with db2twitter
    db2twitter is developed by and run for LinuxJobs.fr, the job board of th french-speaking Free Software and Opensource community.
  • Tiny Core Linux 7.1 Screenshot Tour
  • Annoying myths about Linux that won't go away
    Linux has been around for many years, and has gotten better and better as time has gone by. Yet there are some enduring, inaccurate, and annoying myths about Linux that persist to this day. A Linux redditor started a thread about Linux myths and got some interesting responses from his fellow Linux users:
  • GStreamer Spring Hackfest 2016
    After missing the last few GStreamer hackfests I finally managed to attend this time. It was held in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city. The city is located by the sea side and the entire hackfest and related activities were either directly by the sea or just a couple blocks away.
  • My talk at OSDC 2016: Continuous Integration in Data Centers – Further 3 Years Later
  • Isenkram with PackageKit support - new version 0.23 available in Debian unstable
    The isenkram system is a user-focused solution in Debian for handling hardware related packages. The idea is to have a database of mappings between hardware and packages, and pop up a dialog suggesting for the user to install the packages to use a given hardware dongle. Some use cases are when you insert a Yubikey, it proposes to install the software needed to control it; when you insert a braille reader list it proposes to install the packages needed to send text to the reader; and when you insert a ColorHug screen calibrator it suggests to install the driver for it. The system work well, and even have a few command line tools to install firmware packages and packages for the hardware already in the machine (as opposed to hotpluggable hardware).

today's howtos

Leftovers: Gaming

Leftovers: KDE (Akonadi, KWin)

  • Akonadi for e-mail needs to die
    So, I'm officially giving up on kmail2 (i.e., the Akonadi-based version of kmail) on the last one of my PCs now. I have tried hard and put in a lot of effort to get it working, but it costs me a significant amount of time and effort just to be able to receive and read e-mail - meaning hanging IMAP resources every few minutes, the feared "Multiple merge candidates" bug popping up again and again, and other surprise events. That is plainly not acceptable in the workplace, where I need to rely on e-mail as means of communication. By leaving kmail2 I seem to be following many many other people... Even dedicated KDE enthusiasts that I know have by now migrated to Trojita or Thunderbird.
  • Virtual keyboard support in KWin/Wayland 5.7
    Over the last weeks I worked on improved input device support in KWin/Wayland and support for virtual keyboard. KWin 5.7 will integrate the new QtVirtualKeyboard module which is now available under GPLv3. For us this means that we have access to a high quality QML based keyboard. For Qt it means that the virtual keyboard is exposed to more users and thanks to the open source nature it means that we can upstream fixes.
  • Virtual Keyboard Support For KWin / KDE Wayland 5.7
    The latest KWin/Wayland hacking project by Martin Gräßlin is adding virtual keyboard support to KWin for the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.7 release. This virtual keyboard support is powered by the QtVirtualKeyboard module and provides a high-quality, QML-based keyboard that will work on KWin/Wayland when no hardware keyboard is available. Implementing this virtual keyboard support with Wayland compatibility was actually quite a feat, but has now become a reality thanks to the work by Martin.