On 28 January, the UK government asked for public comments on its proposal for standards involved in sharing and working with government documents. Introducing the proposal to use ODF and HTML: "Citizens, businesses and delivery partners, such as charities and voluntary groups, need to be able to interact with government officials, sharing and editing documents. Officials within government departments also need to work efficiently, sharing and collaborating with documents. Users must not have costs imposed upon them due to the format in which editable government information is shared or requested."
Today's highlights include another silly-names-of-open-source post, this time by Bryan Lunduke. Sam Varghese spoke to Nils Brauckmann, SUSE president, about their latest successes. Nick Heath is reporting of more Munich Open Source migration. WorldofGNOME.org covered a post by Matthias Clasen on Wayland in GNOME and Michael Meeks blogged on his response to the UK Cabinet Office's open standards recommendations.
By switching to free and open source, the government of the Canary Islands in Spain continues to reduce its ICT costs. The government has already lowered the costs for server and workstation operating systems and other software solutions by 25.4 per cent, reports Roberto Moreno, director of the archipelago's Department for Telecom and New Technologies, and further cost reductions are expected. "The costs went down from 1,006,500 euro per year down to 750,000 euro per year."
Infraware appears to be counting its chickens before they're hatched. Its Polaris App Generator can turn a lot of Android eggs -- um, apps -- into Tizen apps, but there's not yet a Tizen phone to use them on. At a rumored cost of $5K, the generator might be a good deal for developers once a Tizen phone actually sees the light of day, but it's a big chunk of change to gamble on an as yet unfulfilled promise.
I'm currently using my Pi to wirelessly stream audio from my Windows PC using a virtual audio card to a VLC client on the Pi, and ran into a bit of an issue with my router's pre-assignment of IP addresses(it's randomly regenerating them, it happens two or three times per week). For whatever reason, it's refusing to force an IP.
What I'm looking to do is make a startup script that first waits on boot until WiFi is connected, then proceeds to grab the local IP address (I use this in two places, one is my campus which is 10.128.0.0 /9 mask, and my home that is a 192.168.0.0 /16 mask), and then launches VLC with its own IP address. In addition, it'd also be awesome if it wrote a blank file with the IP address on say a flash drive, so when it does change all I have to do is plug in a flash drive and reboot it.
Any tips on where to start?submitted by LoLShel
So I find myself without a windows system at home but I wondering I would really like to get a few books for game development and most of the ones I see on Amazon that are highly rated use DirectX in their programming examples. The reviews for opengl books don't seem to be stellar, so I want to ask this reddit community if you can recommend some good books for game dev on a linux system.submitted by spitfiredd
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