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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 11:29:17 PM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 11:28:32 PM
  • Proof of Concept: Dell OPNFV Infrastructure-as-a-Service
  • It Is Rocket Science! NASA Releases Abundance of Free Code

    This week, NASA released its second annual Software Catalog, a giant compendium of over 1,000 programs available for free to industry, government agencies, and the general public. The Software Catalog contains the actual advanced engineering and aeronautics codes NASA engineers purpose-built for their daily work.

  • Announcing Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core

    A year and a half ago, we forged a partnership with the Apache Software Foundation to become the producer of their official ASF events. The ASF has long blazed a trail of innovation in open source and our work with them has yielded results in successful developer collaboration and events. It’s been a great partnership, in our opinion, led on our side by my colleague Angela Brown.

  • Mautic Association Extends Global Reach with Open Source Initiative Affiliate Membership

    The Mautic Association provides resources and a network for people to connect and grow both personally and professionally through collaboration and co-creation.

  • Cumulus Networks Details SDN OpenStack Cloud Innovations [VIDEO]

    Among the myriad vendors in the Software Defined Networking (SDN) landscape, Cumulus Networks has managed to carve out a niche as a leading innovator of open source-based technology. Helping to lead Cumulus Networks is co-founder and CTO Nolan Leake.

  • Hortonworks Aims to Simplify Hadoop Use with HDP 2.3

    Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3 has arrived. Following the company's IPO late last year, it has been stepping up its development and training offerings surrounding Hadoop, and the new version of HDP incorporates many of the most recent innovations that have happened in Hadoop and its supporting ecosystem of projects.

  • Mesosphere's Data Center Operating System Now Generally Available
  • Mesosphere Community Edition Now on AWS, Google and Azure Up Next
  • MapR 5.0 Hadoop Supports Real-Time Applications and More

    MapR Technologies, which focuses on Apache Hadoop, unveiled at Hadoop Summit version 5.0 of the MapR Distribution including Hadoop, featuring improved security, self-service data exploration and agility. MapR 5.0 is built for processing big and fast data on a single data platform that enables a new class of real-time applications, according to the company. Here are more details.

  • New Fixes Released For PostgreSQL Open Source Database

    Every once in a while, a software developer releases a long-awaited update to much fanfare and user enthusiasm…and then it bombs miserably. We’re not saying that’s what happened with PostgreSQL, but just in case you didn’t love the way it runs after you updated it last, the publisher has released a new update that addresses most of the necessary bug fixes from the last update.

  • Rancher Labs Raises $10 Million for Docker Container Cloud Tech

    Virtualization startup Rancher Labs today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series A round of funding from Mayfield and Nexus Venture Partners. Rancher Labs' founders are well-known in the cloud industry as the founders of, which was sold to Citrix and evolved to become the Apache CloudStack cloud platform.

  • Historical Permission Notice and Disclaimer added to license list

    We recently updated our list of various licenses and comments about them to include the Historical Permission Notice and Disclaimer(HPND). The HPND is a simple permissive license, compatible with all versions of the GPL. The HPND is actually more of a template, allowing developers to select a few options, such as whether to include a disclaimer.

  • HHVM Is Now Running Even Faster, Beating PHP7 By Wider Margins

    The Facebook team working on the HHVM project for being a faster PHP interpreter and powering their Hack language have just come out of a two-week, open-source performance lockdown. Over the past two weeks they focused on making strides to make HHVM's compelling performance even better.

  • BFP Proposed To Become A First-Class Backend In LLVM

    When it comes to taking advantage of the Linux kernel's (e)BPF in-kernel virtual machine, LLVM has served as the compiler of choice for targeting this virtual machine

  • Sweden refines specifications of open standards

    Sweden’s governmental procurement specialists at Statens inköpscentral are fine-tuning the list of ICT standards that public authorities may use as mandatory requirements when procuring software and ICT services. The procurement agency is working with standardisation specialists at the University of Skövde, to check which ICT standards are truly open.

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TuxMachines: VMware unleashes Linux on the (virtual) desktop

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 11:10:09 PM

Dare we mention just how the average user will react to Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS, the supported Linuxes under Horizon 6? Perhaps best to leave that to the comments, after donning a flame-retarding suit and pointing out that Citrix has similar plans in the works.

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LXer: Arthur C. Clarke Predicts Smartwatches, Newspapers Downfall, and Social Media

Monday 8th of June 2015 09:46:46 PM
Arthur C. Clarke is one of the most influential Sci-Fi writers of the 20th century, and anyone should recognize his name as the author of mesmerizing 2001: A Space Odyssey. He was also called a futurist, and he made some interesting predictions that seem to have come through.

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Monday 8th of June 2015 09:29:18 PM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Monday 8th of June 2015 09:26:55 PM

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TuxMachines: today's howtos

Monday 8th of June 2015 09:25:43 PM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Monday 8th of June 2015 09:25:19 PM
  • Steam Hardware Available For Pre-order & Early Delivery

    Valve has made some of the Steam Universe hardware available for pre-order and you can even get them early. This includes the Steam Controller and Steam Link.

  • Games

    The kid has learnt to play with the tablet and the phone before than with the computer, because our computers have no joysticks nor touchscreens. He learnt to use the touchpad before than the mouse, because it’s easier and we have no mouse at home.

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered for Linux Is Now 50% Off

    Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered is a remake of the original Fahrenheit released by a studio called Quantic Dream, and it also runs on Linux. The game comes with a promotion that will expire on June 11.

  • Valve Steam Machines are coming this October

    Valve has announced that consumers who pre-order a Steam Machine will receive their hardware on October 16th.

  • Unvanquished 40 Alpha Is a Free and Open Source Multiplayer FPS

    Unvanquished, a free, open-source first-person shooter that combines real-time strategy elements with a futuristic and sci-fi setting, has been updated once more, and it looks like the developers have made some important progress.

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Reddit: How to promote your open source project

Monday 8th of June 2015 09:23:57 PM

TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Monday 8th of June 2015 09:21:20 PM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS

Monday 8th of June 2015 09:20:18 PM
  • Reflections on OpenStack's startup friendliness, and other OpenStack news
  • Call for testing: OpenSSH 6.9

    OpenSSH 6.9 is almost ready for release, so we would appreciate testing on as many platforms and systems as possible. This release contains some substantial new features and a number of bugfixes.

  • Estonia: A Model for e-Government

    The bold plan is a logical step forward in an unprecedented roll-out of e-government services that began in 2000, when Estonia introduced a public system for electronic tax filing. In 2002, Estonia introduced a universal electronic identification card with digital signatures, which every citizen gets at the age of 15. The ID cards and signatures have become the keys to nearly universal access to government information and services as well as private-sector services in health care, banking and education, and law. In the years since, the Estonian government and industry have put more and more functions online, all connected by a nationwide data backbone called X-Road.

  • New case studies proof competence gvSIG’s GIS tools

    Four case studies published the past weeks by the gvSIG community show the usefulness of this suite of open source Geographic Information Systems. The cases detail the gvSIG use by public administrations in Spain and Italy, to collect, manage and analyse information on gas pipelines, to create hiking trails, examine city commerce, and plan public transport networks.

  • Open-source “MMO for makers” aims to crowdsource manufacturing design

    Software developers have long been able to collaborate through community sites like those based on Git and Apache Allura to contribute code, synchronize software builds, and track issues around a project. And games like Minecraft allow people to collaborate in building virtual environments with embedded behaviors—including "mods" that leverage the games' simulation capabilities to interact with other objects in a virtual world. Now, an open-source Web platform originally designed with Defense Department funding could let communities collaborate to build more tangible things—like tanks, planes, and consumer appliances.

  • A Heterogeneous Execution Engine Might Make Its Way To LLVM

    An intern from Qualcomm's Innovation Center has been designing a heterogeneous execution engine for LLVM that he's hoping to eventually upstream within the LLVM project.

  • C++ at a functional programming event

    In the end, I decided to talk about functional reactive proramming in C++ which will be a thrilling and enticing tale of event-based systems and the power of reactive streams. I’ll also cover some fun new things we are to expect from C++17 that are bringing even more functional programming concepts than we have in the current standard

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TuxMachines: 5 Practical Ways for Legal Counsel to Advise Developers on Open Source

Monday 8th of June 2015 09:04:48 PM

As an essential member of an open source compliance program’s advisory board, legal counsel provides numerous services to ensure a company’s products comply with open source copyright and licenses. They provide approval around the use of FOSS in products, for example, advise on licensing conflicts, and advise on IP issues associated with the use of FOSS. (See the previous article, 5 Essential Duties of Legal Counsel in an Open Source Compliance Program.)

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LXer: Indian government includes open source in RFPs

Monday 8th of June 2015 07:52:24 PM
The Government of India has implemented a remarkable new policy-level change for open source software (OSS) deployment. The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has asked that open source software-based applications be included in Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for all new procurements. Note there is not a plan at this time to replace existing proprietary systems with open source more

Reddit: Can someone explain this RMS quote?

Monday 8th of June 2015 07:22:45 PM

I was just reading this page on, and I came apon this quote:

I read a book about Java, and found it an elegant further development from C. But I have never used it. I did write some code in Java once, but the code was in C and Lisp (I simply happened to be in Java at the time).

I am a little confused. What does he mean that he wrote the code in java but it was actually C in lisp? How was he "in" java? Was he using a JVM based text editor that was not EMacs? I am fairly confused. Could anyone explain it to me?

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Phoronix: Apple To Open-Source & Support Linux With Its Swift Programming Language

Monday 8th of June 2015 07:22:15 PM
Besides announcing OS X El Capitan, Apple announced today from their WWDC event that their Swift programming language will be open-sourced and they intend to support it on Linux too...

Phoronix: Arch AUR Is Moving On Over To Git

Monday 8th of June 2015 07:15:18 PM
This is just a reminder that as of today, June 8th 2015, it is the last day for any changes to be submitted to and for them to be kept. Any and all changes going forward should be made to Any changes that occur to after today will be LOST...

Reddit: rdiff-backup vs rsnapshot for simple backups?

Monday 8th of June 2015 07:13:06 PM

I've got 300 GB that changes often but won't get much bigger. Right now it's in ~/Dropbox, but I'd like to back it up to my external hard drives automatically every day. I don't need to store "past versions" of files, I just want a simple backup. I can't seem to tell which would be better, rdiff-backup or rsnapshot. Any advice on this?

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