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How companies can help employees contribute to open source

Friday 13th of January 2017 09:50:43 PM
I'm a part of the Drupal community, which has more than 100,000 active contributors worldwide. And among them is a growing group of employees who are encouraged by their employers to contribute to open source.These days, finding a seasoned developer whose resume or CV doesn't mention an open source contributionor two (or more) is rare. The best developers know it matters, and it's becoming normal for contributions to help you get, or keep, a job. If you're an employer in technology, you know that. So how can you help your employees contribute to open source?read more

State of the Union: npm

Friday 13th of January 2017 08:42:06 PM
Ashley Williams, Developer Community and Content Manager for npm, shared some staggering figures associated with the registry in her talk at Node.js Interactive.

Tips for non-native English speakers working on open source projects

Friday 13th of January 2017 07:33:28 PM
The primary language of most open source projects is English, but open source users and contributors span the globe. Non-native speakers face many communication and cultural challenges when participating in the ecosystem.In this article, we will share challenges, how to overcome them, and best practices for easing onboarding of non-native speakers, as non-native English speakers and contributors to OpenStack. We are based in Japan, Brazil, and China, and work daily with the huge OpenStack community that is spread around the world.read more

Open source, 3D printed microscope runs on Raspberry Pi

Friday 13th of January 2017 06:24:51 PM
WaterScope has launched an open source, 3D printable “OpenFlexure” microscope for testing water quality, powered by a Raspberry Pi 3. A Cambridge University spinoff called WaterScope has launched a low-cost, 3D printable microscope called OpenFlexure. The open source microscope, which is controlled by a Raspberry Pi 3 SBC, is designed for low-cost water testing in […]

10 steps to innersource in your organization in 2017

Monday 9th of January 2017 09:32:13 AM
In recent years, an increasing number of organizations, often non-technology companies, have kept a keen eye on open source. Although they may be unable to use open source to the fullest extent in their products and services, they are interested in bringing the principles of open source within the walls of their organization. This "innersource" concept can provide a number of organizational benefits.read more

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 beta out now

Monday 9th of January 2017 07:37:51 AM
The new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 beta enables companies to migrate their existing RHEL 6 workloads into container-based applications for deployment on RHEL 7, RHEL Atomic Host, and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 beta out now

Monday 9th of January 2017 07:37:51 AM
The new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 beta enables companies to migrate their existing RHEL 6 workloads into container-based applications for deployment on RHEL 7, RHEL Atomic Host, and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

Latest Cinnamon Release Lands in Antergos, but Read This Before Updating Python

Monday 9th of January 2017 05:43:29 AM
Antergos users have been informed this past weekend about the upcoming availability of a new Cinnamon desktop environment update, which brings compatibility improvements with Python 3.6.

Developer claims Linux forced Microsoft to up its Windows game support

Monday 9th of January 2017 03:49:07 AM
A few years ago, thanks to Valve and Steam, Linux looked like it was going to become a major game platform. That didn[he]#039[/he]t happen. But, the threat may have forced Microsoft to improve its Windows game support.

Linux Kernel 4.9 Gets Its First Point Released, Updates Drivers and Filesystems

Monday 9th of January 2017 01:07:49 AM
We've been waiting for it, and it's finally here! The first point release of the Linux 4.9 kernel was announced by Greg Kroah-Hartman this past weekend, which means that most modern distros can finally start migrating to the series.

Skateboarding and Hacking

Sunday 8th of January 2017 11:13:27 PM
A few years ago Rodney Mullen[1] gave a TEDx talk about the similarities between skateboarding and (Open Source) Innovation [2]. At the time, a handful of technical people left some messages about the talks that went something along the lines of this: "We really need to get people like this out of these talks." Those comments are gone now. It really bothered me that anyone would say that not because I am a skater (not a very good one) but as a hacker (the good kind and again not a very good one) and believer in Open Source - inclusion is important to me. So in the spirit of what Rodney had to say I am going to add my own thoughts on similarities between skateboarding and hackery[3].

TripleO QuickStart HA&&CEPH Deployment on Fedora 25 VIRTHOST

Sunday 8th of January 2017 09:19:05 PM
The most recent commits in https://github.com/openstack/tripleo-quickstart allow to use Fedora 25 Workstaion (32 GB) as target VIRTHOST for TripleOQuickstart HA Deployments and benefit from QEMU's (2.7.0) && Libvirt's (2.2.0) the most recent KVM virtualization features coming with last Fedora release.

Mac’s share falls to five-year low

Sunday 8th of January 2017 07:24:43 PM
Sales slowdown catches up with the Mac, which cedes share to Windows and Linux

Update on Patent Trolls and Their Enablers: IAM, Fortress, Inventergy, Nokia, MOSAID/Conversant, Microsoft, Intellectual Ventures

Sunday 8th of January 2017 05:30:21 PM
A potpourri of reports about some of the world's worst patent trolls and their highly damaging enablers/facilitators, including Microsoft which claims that it "loves Linux" whilst attacking it with patents by proxy

Manjaro Linux receives update for new year.

Sunday 8th of January 2017 03:35:59 PM
Manajro Linux recently released a new version of operating system but they also keep their package updated. So some time ago Manjaro team updated some packages and introduced new features to main distribution. According to official announcement new feature called Brisk-menu is introduced in MATE edition.....

Multiple statistics have shown Linux market-share doing better than ever

Sunday 8th of January 2017 12:06:41 PM
Good news for Linux fans, as multiple big websites showing off statistics have shown Linux is on the rise!

Irssi Open-Source Terminal-Based IRC Client Hits 1.0 Milestone After 18 Years

Sunday 8th of January 2017 10:12:19 AM
We bet you did not see that coming, but the Irssi team proudly announced today the availability of Irssi 1.0.0, the newest stable series of the popular, open-source terminal-based IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client for UNIX systems.

10 open source task management and time tracking applications for Android

Sunday 8th of January 2017 08:17:57 AM
The demands of modern life can, at times, be overwhelming. Even a super organized person probably needs digital tools to keep track of personal and professional meetings and deadlines. If you were at All Things Open this year, you might have seen Opensource.com's own Jason Baker and Jen Wike Huger talk about open source productivity hacks, which was an excellent primer on open source tools and tips for optimizing your productivity.

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0: a faint shadow of name

Sunday 8th of January 2017 06:23:35 AM
Mandriva may be a name unfamiliar to people who came to the Linux world recently, but it is very familiar to old Linux users. It was one of the first distributions ever created. It became a base for many offsprings or forks. Just to mention three – ROSA Linux, Mageia and PCLinuxOS. However, corporate difficulties made Mandriva an abandoned project. The OpenMandriva project picked up the flag and continued Mandriva development.

KillDisk Ransomware Now Targets Linux, Prevents Boot-Up, Has Faulty Encryption

Sunday 8th of January 2017 04:29:13 AM
Researchers have discovered a Linux variant of the KillDisk ransomware, which itself is a new addition to the KillDisk disk wiper malware family, previously used only to sabotage companies by randomly deleting data and altering files.

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Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2. We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library. Read more

Calamares Release and Adoption

  • Calamares 3.0 Universal Linux Installer Released, Drops Support for KPMcore 2
    Calamares, the open-source distribution-independent system installer, which is used by many GNU/Linux distributions, including the popular KaOS, Netrunner, Chakra GNU/Linux, and recently KDE Neon, was updated today to version 3.0. Calamares 3.0 is a major milestone, ending the support for the 2.4 series, which recently received its last maintenance update, versioned 2.4.6, bringing numerous improvements, countless bug fixes, and some long-anticipated features, including a brand-new PythonQt-based module interface.
  • Due to Popular Request, KDE Neon Is Adopting the Calamares Graphical Installer
    KDE Neon maintainer Jonathan Riddell is announcing today the immediate availability of the popular Calamares distribution-independent Linux installer framework on the Developer Unstable Edition of KDE Neon. It would appear that many KDE Neon users have voted for Calamares to become the default graphical installer system used for installing the Linux-based operating system on their personal computers. Indeed, Calamares is a popular installer framework that's being successfully used by many distros, including Chakra, Netrunner, and KaOS.

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