Elive 2.9.0 beta released
The Elive Team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.9.0
TeX Live 2017 pretest started
Preparations for the release of TeX Live 2017 have started a few days ago with the freeze of updates in TeX Live 2016 and the announcement of the official start of the pretest period. That means that we invite people to test the new release and help fixing bugs.
deepin 15.4 Released With New Features — One Of The Best Looking Linux Distros
The deepin development team has released deepin 15.4 Linux distro. This release is powered by Linux kernel 4.9.8, which means that now more number of devices are supported. The major highlights of this elegant operating system are new designs for control center and desktop, improvements in the installer and hot corners, etc.
Atreus: Building a custom ergonomic keyboard
As mentioned in my Working on Android post, I’ve been using a mechanical keyboard for a couple of years now. Now that I work on Flowhub from home, it was a good time to re-evaluate the whole work setup. As far as regular keyboards go, the MiniLa was nice, but I wanted something more compact and ergonomic.
Intel Open Sources All Lustre Work, Brent Gorda Exits
In a letter to the Lustre community posted on the Intel website, Vice President of Intel’s Data Center Group Trish Damkroger informs that effective immediately the company will be contributing all Lustre development to the open source community. Damkroger also announced that Brent Gorda, General Manager, High Performance Data Division at Intel is leaving the company. Gorda is the former CEO of Whamcloud, the Lustre specialist acquired by Intel in 2012.
Korean researchers develop open source 3D bioprinter
Researchers from Seoul National University of Science and Technology in Korea have published the schematics for an open source 3D bioprinter.
3d-Printing is cool
I've heard about 3d-printing a lot in the past, although the hype seems to have mostly died down. My view has always been "That seems cool", coupled with "Everybody says making the models is very hard", and "the process itself is fiddly & time-consuming".
5 ways to succeed at learning a programming language
Whether you're taking up programming for the first time, or learning your 50th language, you might ask, "What's the best way to learn to program?" I surveyed dozens of people who taught themselves to program in Rust as part of my OSCON talk in 2016, and asked the expert autodidacts what advice they would give to others for picking up a new language. I found that despite their diverse backgrounds, all of my interviewees shared five common approaches to building new programming skills.
GitHub Developer Program shows bigger love
The GitHub Developer Program (programme, if we’re using Her Majesty’s English) has been around for around three years now.
Essentially, this initiative exists to encourage developers to test out application builds that integrate with GitHub.
GitHub Opens Developer Program to All
GitHub Inc. has revamped its developer program with several changes, including opening it up to all developers for the first time.
Previously, the three-year-old GitHub Developer Program was available to only those developers who had paid accounts at the open source code repository and software development platform specializing in Git-based version control.
- RcppQuantuccia 0.0.1
- 3 open source code libraries to handle MARC-formatted records
Dangers of in-person meetings for an existing community
It is inarguable there is a lot of value that we humans get from meeting with people in person. For a free/open source software project, this is often cited as the glue that holds together people whose normal interactions are textual (email, IRC) and lower-resolution than an in-person interaction gives. People who are bound together not by an employment agreement but rather a social agreement.
How to run your small business with free open source software ["This article was originally published in November, 2013. It was last updated in April 2017."]
Take a look at the next desktop PC or laptop you come across. Odds are good it won't be running an open-source operating system. Microsoft's closed-source Windows has by far the highest share of the PC client operating system market, followed in a distant second by Apple's macOS. Linux and other wholly open source operating systems have only a tiny market share.
It's not hard to see why. Despite the advances made by distributions such as Ubuntu, desktop Linux is still miles behind Windows and macOS in terms of the look, the feel and the slickness that most office workers have come to expect. The vast majority of companies simply aren't prepared to make office workers use an open source OS — and most office workers aren't prepared to use them, either.
Agreement on software preservation signed at UNESCO
UNESCO and the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA) today signed an agreement at the Organization’s headquarters to contribute to the preservation of the technological and scientific knowledge contained in software. This includes promoting universal access to software source code.
How the 'itch-to-scratch model' can solve our UX woes
Open source is a developer-centric solutions model, which, in a nutshell, could be described as building communities of developers to solve problems.
Baidu to Open Source Its Self-Driving Technology
Baidu Inc. will share software technology it is developing for self-driving cars in a bid to catch up with competitors including General Motors Co. and Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc.
- Baidu To Open-Source Autonomous Driving Platform Apollo to Spur Industry Innovation
A Chinese internet giant just made a big move to compete with Tesla in the self-driving-car space
- Baidu Has Decided To Open-Source Its Self-Driving Car Tech
- Majority of open source has security flaws [Ed: So Black Duck markets itself by attacking FOSS again. Microsoft-connected FUD firm.]
- Buggy open source components still dog dev teams [Ed: IDG too is feeding them...]
- Researchers find commercial banking apps contain swarms of open-source bugs [Ed: [No, Osborne, Black Duck are not "researchers", they're Microsoft goons]
- Black Duck audit highlights risk of open-source security vulnerabilities [Ed: No, Black Duck is just doing marketing by attacking FOSS, as usual]
- Black Duck Open Source audits of 1000+ applications show widespread weakness in addressing open source security vulnerability risks [Ed: this is their press release]
How do I get references to the semaphores I created with semget in my shared memory (in the array semaphores)? I ommited the shmget and shmat instructions related to shared memory, because they are irrelevant for this example.
How can I increment/decrement the semaphores (assuming I have references to them)? What function do I call for that?
Anything else to mention?
Thanks in advance!submitted by /u/The_Grey_Wolf
Mirantis enters the Kubernetes game and ups its OpenStack play
The Sunnyvale, Calif. company is doing this by launching a new single integrated distribution of OpenStack and Kubernetes: Mirantis Cloud Platform (MCP) 1.0. This new release also offers a unique build-operate-transfer delivery model.
Mirantis launches its new OpenStack and Kubernetes cloud platform
Mirantis, one of the earliest players in the OpenStack ecosystem, today announced that it will end-of-life Mirantis OpenStack support in September 2019. The Mirantis Cloud Platform, which combines OpenStack with the Kubernetes container platform (or which could even be used to run Kubernetes separately), is going to take its place.
While Mirantis is obviously not getting out of the OpenStack game, this move clearly shows that there is a growing interest in the Kubernetes container platform and that Mirantis’ customers are now starting to look at this as a way to modernize their software deployment strategies without going to OpenStack. The new platform allows users to deploy multiple Kubernetes clusters side-by-side with OpenStack — or separately.
If you're walking in the area of Boston's City Hall Plaza today, you might find yourself the subject of unique photo collage tomorrow.
Twenty-five local middle school girl are out roaming the city with digital cameras they built themselves as part of Red Hat Inc.'s (NYSE: RHT) CO.LAB initiative. On Friday, they'll turn the photos into a digital art installation that will be displayed at City Hall and Boston University.
The girls built the cameras on Wednesday out of Raspberry Pi computer kits — small, simple devices that teach the basics of programming. (Click through the gallery above to see the building process.)
- Red Hat Inc (RHT) Given New $94.00 Price Target at Mizuho
- New Red Hat CFO Reflects On Tough Start
- Rosenblatt Securities Reiterates $95.00 Price Target for Red Hat Inc (RHT)
- Breaking: Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) Stock Through Resistance -- Technicals Hit Extreme Strength
- Fedora 26 not connecting to wireless
- Fedora 25 and fix python modules.
- Anaconda BlivetGUI Test Day report
InternetNews.com: Turtles all the way down.
Hey /r/linux, I have a question
I am creating a game that I plan on giving all the source code (and assets source files) along with the game's binaries. DRM-free, of course, and running on GNU+Linux.
Still, I am not quite sure how to do it. Selling a game, and giving away all the sources and assets, allowing free modding and sharing between licensees.
After some research I've come up with a license I am calling the "Curious License". Available here: http://deephivecorp.com/curiouslicense
Still, some people have told me that this license is too permissive (as in allows anyone to freely distribute my game) and I wouldn't make money that way, and to get me even more confused, some people told me the opposite, that no one would be able to modify and share anything with anyone.
I have to say that it would not be free software, in the sense that it cannot be freely redistributed, but should I use a less permissive license? Or maybe even a more permissive license? Or am I making no sense at all?
Thank you!submitted by /u/dejaime
For the past while now, I have been into Linux, lately a particularly promising distro called Zorin. I found it looking for a windows alternative that was similar in functionality, and I was really impressed with what I had seen. Looking to use Zorin, I figured I’d create an account on their website zoringroup, just to ask about compatible Wi-Fi adapters… Simple enough, right? And of course, everything seemed good until about a month later, when I checked back to zoringroup only to find out my IP had been banned... Just for asking about Wi-Fi adapters compatible with Zorin? On the ban page to zoringroup, it says to contact an admin for details, and of course I’ve tried twice now, with no response at all…. I’m still not really sure what happened… I’ve used Ubuntu’s support forums in the past, and they’ve never given me this kind of trouble… So, if you ask for help in the Zorin community, do you straight-up risk getting banned for it? I’m actually rather disappointed in this kind of behaviour on their support page, getting some honest advice or help with their OS shouldn’t be so risky… I even have a screenshot of the thread that a friend helped get for me, (where you can see where I asked about the Wi-Fi adapter, and my account has two posts to it, both of which are on the same page), its entirely civilized and to the point… I had bookmarked the link to check back in for an answer later, but now it seems I may have to just give up on Zorin entirely… Its quite upsetting, and I’m hoping to get some exposure with this, so maybe someone there will realize their mistake… I really liked Zorin, and would continue working with it if I could, but this is ridiculous…/u/betazion100