The Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project is one of many independently funded software projects hosted by the Linux Foundation. For these Collaborative Projects, as they’re called, the Linux Foundation provides the essential framework so that participants can focus on innovation and results.
To learn more, we are talking with key contributors about what they do and how they became involved. For this feature, we spoke with Michael Fabry, Project Manager Engineering at Microchip, about his work with the AGL, which is dedicated to creating open source software solutions for automotive applications and which recently added automakers Subaru, Mitsubishi, Mazda, and Ford to its list of members.
- Ex Firefox Boss Releases Open Source Ad-Blocking Web Browser In Brave Move.
Add-on Signing Update
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NFV Deployment Growing Thanks to OpenStack
While the open-source OpenStack cloud platform got its start as a platform for compute and storage, networking efforts are now leading the way forward. In particular, the adoption of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) by global carriers is now being accelerated in part by adoption of OpenStack.
Key Charities That Advance Software Freedom Are Worthy of Your Urgent Support
I've had the pleasure and the privilege, for the last 20 years, to be either a volunteer or employee of the two most important organizations for the advance of software freedom and users' rights to copy, share, modify and redistribute software. In 1996, I began volunteering for the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and worked as its Executive Director from 2001–2005. I continued as a volunteer for the FSF since then, and now serve as a volunteer on FSF's Board of Directors. I was also one of the first volunteers for Software Freedom Conservancy when we founded it in 2006, and I was the primary person doing the work of the organization as a volunteer from 2006–2010. I've enjoyed having a day job as a Conservancy employee since 2011.
- Andreas Enge: Novena board set-up for the GNU Guix build farm, part 1
- Cloud, Analytics, and Mainframes are IBM’s Bright Spots
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- What To Do With All Those Spare CPWs
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- Microsoft moves its CNTK deep learning toolkit from CodePlex to GitHub [Ed: relocating is not open-sourcing]
- Microsoft opens its deep-learning toolkit on GitHub [Ed: 8 Web sites that call themselves “news”, mostly Microsoft propaganda sites, portray moving to GitHub as “open-sourcing”. See below.]
- Microsoft Moves Its CNTK Machine Learning Toolkit To GitHub And MIT License
- Microsoft makes its deep learning framework accessible for developers
- Microsoft posts AI toolkit on GitHub
- Microsoft releases a deep learning toolkit to GitHub, AI algorithm writes political speeches, and a new release of iOS 9.2—SD Times news digest: Jan. 25, 2016
- Microsoft releases open source artificial intelligence toolkit CNTK on GitHub
- Microsoft’s Open-Source Deep Learning Toolkit CNTK, Is Now Available On Github Under MIT License
- Microsoft releases machine learning toolkit on GitHub in another win for AI research
- Microsoft Lifts Restrictions On Deep Learning Toolkit, Moves To GitHub
- Microsoft moves its deep learning CNTK toolkit to GitHub
Microsoft Releases An Open-Source Deep Learning Toolkit [Ed: Imagine the motivation... Microsoft: so, we heard you're moving to Open Source. We at Microsoft are an Open Source company, so you must move to/stay with Microsoft.]
Microsoft claims that CNTK is more efficient than Theano, TensorFlow, Torch 7, and Caffe as other alternatives. The Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK) is GPU accelerated using CUDA and can be downloaded today from GitHub under the MIT license. CNTK does appear to be support Linux. More details via this Microsoft blog post.
Linux Mint Linux Mint is arguably one of the more popular distributions in the open source ecosystem. The project takes packages from the Ubuntu repositories and uses them, along with custom Mint utilities, to build a user friendly operating system. The Mint project has gained a reputation over the years for delivering a practical desktop operating system that offers users a familiar desktop environment with multimedia support.
Using Git in the classroom
In my advanced programming classes I've discovered that middle school students are capable of far more complex operations than we often suspect. In many cases, they're wholly capable of using industry-standard tools to produce remarkable work.
Indiana University Joins Open Source Initiative
The Open Source Initiative® (OSI) announced today the Affiliate Membership of Indiana University (IU), a long time champion for the use of open source software as a means for greater efficiency in higher education. The partnership highlights the OSI's recent efforts to extend support to higher education: helping colleges and universities across the globe realize the benefits of open source software, develpoment models and communities.
I haven't contributed to any of these projects yet, but considering my present knowledge in linux and programming, I think at the very least, I can do the job of a good tester/documenter/maintainer. Of course, I would be happy to do programming, but I don't know C/C++ and not sure how useful python and java will be in these projects.
Can some existing developers describe about working in their respective ecosystems? And for a beginner, what are some good pointers or steps to go in that direction?submitted by rms_returns
The Linux Foundation is an industry organisation dedicated to "promoting, protecting and standardising Linux and open source software". The majority of its board is chosen by the member companies - 10 by platinum members (platinum membership costs $500,000 a year), 3 by gold members (gold membership costs $100,000 a year) and 1 by silver members (silver membership costs between $5,000 and $20,000 a year, depending on company size). Up until recently individual members ($99 a year) could also elect two board members, allowing for community perspectives to be represented at the board level.
As of last Friday, this is no longer true. The by-laws were amended to drop the clause that permitted individual members to elect any directors. Section 3.3(a) now says that no affiliate members may be involved in the election of directors, and section 5.3(d) still permits at-large directors but does not require them. The old version of the bylaws are here - the only non-whitespace differences are in sections 3.3(a) and 5.3(d).
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Hi all, I've j ust started learning linux and have a question about symbolic links. I've just yesterday set crouton up on my chromebook, barely used linux before today. I'm following the guide at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ApacheMySQLPHP
So far, so good, I have apache and php running, I've got to the part in the guide about creating a symlink, never heard of them so I've been reading.
My question is why does the line below use "cp" and not "ln" like all the guides I've read? Is it a typo?
Line below is from the guide: sudo cp -s /usr/share/php5/php.ini-development /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
Many thanks.submitted by longcraft
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