- Smartphone Game: Taxi Simulator Available in Tizen Store
- Key reseller G2A is being told to clean up their act, or lose AAA publishing deals
Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven now available
Paradox Development Studios has been busy as of late with new content for both Stellaris and Europa Universalis IV [Official Site] coming out on the same day. The latest expansion to their sprawling grand strategy game has been released, adding plenty of content to Asia.
Chiosi: Open Source Necessary, Not Sufficient
Margaret Chiosi has long been an open source advocate, but the former AT&T, now Huawei, executive acknowledged here today that open source by itself is not enough -- and the gap between what it provides and what carrier-class products require is an industry challenge.
"You have all these open source pieces -- they are great initial pieces, but you can't just clean it up and run it, because it's not complete," Chiosi said, in an interview following her keynote presentation here. "The challenge for the industry is how do we get from here to production -- there are a lot of gaps."
Chiosi's comments echo those made earlier in the week by another staunch open source proponent, Guru Parulkar, a founder of ONS and current executive director of the Open Networking Foundation. Parulkar noted the resources gap between what open source can deliver -- code, proofs-of-concept and lab trials -- and the commercialization and hardening processes needed to take products to market. (See Open Source Boom Not Without Challenges.)
- Telecoms copying cloud providers make beeline for open source, say analysts
- Open Networking Takes Next Steps Up the Stack
- AT&T's Rice: ONAP will help the industry take advantage of ECOMP and Open-O
- How ONAP Will Merge Millions of Lines of Code from ECOMP and Open-O
- ONS 2017 Tracks Progress of Open Source Networking Projects
Open Source, Cybersecurity, Fintech Relationships: A Look Back at the North American Trading Architecture Summit
This year’s North American Trading Architecture Summit was packed full of great insight from industry leaders in financial technology.
Another Waters conference has come and gone, and yet again I’m left with plenty to chew on. The North American Trading Architecture Summit (NATAS) is particularly special for me, as it’s geared more toward the sell side.
HackerOne CEO: The tech industry has some 'catching up to do' on software security
Remember the open source adage that "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow?" Well, open source hasn't quite worked out that way. Heartbleed, Shellshock, and a host of other security holes have made open source, for all its virtues, look somewhat ordinary when it comes to bugginess and security.
At least, that's one way to read the data.
According to open source business luminary and HackerOne CEO Marten Mickos, however, open source absolutely has delivered better security than its proprietary peers. Perhaps even more important, however, is how open source enables bug bounty programs launched by HackerOne and others to be dramatically more successful than they could be in a closed-source context.
Speak at The Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit North America in L.A.
Four events, one name: LinuxCon, ContainerCon, CloudOpen and the all-new Community Leadership Conference have combined to form one big event: Open Source Summit North America. The rebranded event, to be held Sept. 11-13 in Los Angeles, will feature a broader range of open source topics, and be more inclusive than ever.
Each of the four conference areas bring a different part of the open source community to the table, providing a holistic overview of the industry for attendees of the new Open Source Summit.
It’s Time for Open Citations
Today, Mozilla is announcing support for the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC), an effort to make citation data from scholarly publications open and freely accessible.
We’re proud to stand alongside the Wikimedia Foundation, the Public Library of Science and a network of other like-minded institutions, publishers and researchers who believe knowledge should be free from restrictions. We want to create a global, public web of citation data — one that empowers teaching, learning, innovation and progress.
Currently, much of the citation data in scholarly publications is not easily accessible. From geology and chemistry journals to papers on psychology, the citations within are often subject to restrictive and confusing licenses which limit discovery and dissemination of published research. Further, citation data is often not machine readable — meaning we can’t use computer programs to parse the data.
Mozilla understands that in some cases, scholarly publications themselves must be protected or closed in order to respect proprietary ecosystems and business models. But citations are snippets of knowledge that allow everyone to engage with, evaluate and build upon ideas. When citations are inaccessible, the flow of knowledge stalls. Innovation is chilled. The results are damaging.
Uber’s open source data visualization tool now goes beyond maps
You may not be aware, but Uber offers an open source version of the data visualization framework it uses internally, called deck.gl. The tool was made available to anyone via open source license last November, and now it’s getting some key updates that should help make it more useful to external teams and individuals looking for interesting ways to take their data and turn it into compelling visual representations.
- Mastodon is launched; Now everyone 'Toots' instead of tweeting
- Meet Mastodon: The 'new' Twitter
- Mastodon is here; will you stop tweeting and start tooting?
What living off the grid taught me about openness
A sip of maple water, drawn straight from a steel bucket in the forest is electric; it's icy crisp, not too sweet, and tastes like trees and sky distilled into light. Perched on snowshoes, sweetly freezing your butt in the sugarbush, it's like a trickle of forest energy down your throat.
New Large-Scale Initiative Aims To Increase Open Access To Scholarly Research
The Wikimedia Foundation, Public Library of Science (PLoS), and other publishers and research organisations have announced an initiative aimed at increase the amount of scholarly citation data freely available online, called the Initiative for Open Citations.
The I4OC initiative is accessible here. At present, there are 66 participating organisations, including 29 publishers and 33 stakeholders, including the Wellcome Trust, Mozilla, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
European Commission May Join Gates Foundation And Wellcome Trust In Becoming An Open Access Publisher
Open access isn't a new idea -- the term was first defined back in 2002, and arguably the first examples go back even further to the founding of arXiv.org in 1991 (pdf). And yet progress towards making all academic knowledge freely available has been frustratingly slow, largely because hugely-profitable publishers have been fighting it every inch of the way. In response to that intransigence, academics have come up with a variety of approaches, including boycotts, mass cancellation of subscriptions, new kinds of overlay journals and simply making everything available with or without permission.
Solving the cross-platform emoji problem
However, as nice as they look on some platforms, not everyone is able to see emoji in the same way. Even though Unicode declares a standard to ensure that characters are strictly defined and are compatible across any system that uses Unicode, they aren't responsible for the design of emoji.
Windows ransomware variant targets healthcare sector [iophk: "Microsoft"]
Philadelphia is believed to be a new version of the ransomware known as Stampado.
- Trading Sheet: Examining the Levels for Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
- Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Stock Will Show Resistance At $85.59
- The Red Hat Inc (RHT) EVP Sells $777510.00 in Stock
- Boltwood Capital Management Has $858000 Position in Red Hat Inc (RHT)
- Why These Stocks Are Winning Picks Now? - United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL), Red Hat, Inc. (RHT)
- Insider Selling: Red Hat Inc (RHT) Director Sells $2151000.00 in Stock
- The Red Hat Inc (RHT) Director William S. Kaiser Sells 25000 Shares
- The Red Hat Inc (RHT) Given New $110.00 Price Target at Drexel Hamilton
- Red Hat Inc (RHT) Shares Sold by UBS Asset Management Americas Inc.
- Red Hat's (RHT) "Overweight" Rating Reaffirmed at Pacific Crest
- Red Hat Inc (RHT) EVP Sells $777510.00 in Stock
- Today Royal Bank of Canada Reiterates Outperform Rating for Red Hat Inc (RHT)
- Red Hat Inc (RHT) Stake Lowered by Federated Investors Inc. PA
- Today Red Hat Inc (RHT) PT Lowered to $91.00
- Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) Overbought or Oversold?
- Red Hat Inc (RHT) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts
- Lucrative Stocks in today's market: Red Hat, Inc. : RHT
- Large Cap Application Software: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
- Should You Buy Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) On Current Analyst Views?
- Intraday Movers: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) , KCAP Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:KCAP)
- Red Hat Inc (RHT) Rating Reiterated by Pacific Crest
- Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) Quarterly EPS Projection At $0.34
- Noteworthy Stock: Red Hat, Inc.'s (RHT)
- The Insider, James Whitehurst Sold 12000 Shares of Red Hat (RHT), 5 Analysts Are Bullish Drax Group Plc...
- Application Software: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) Position of the day
- A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Red Hat, Inc., RHT
- Security updates for Thursday
LMAOxUS Ransomware: Another Case of Weaponized Open Source Ransomware
An Indian developer is playing around with an open source ransomware builder, which in the long run may end up causing serious problems for innocent users.
This developer, who goes by the nickname of Empinel and claims to be based in Mumbai, has forked the open source code of the EDA2 project, and with the help of another user, has removed the backdoor hidden in EDA2's original code.
Google Patches Android Security Vulnerabilities in April Update
Google is out with its April 2017 Android security update, patching 102 different vulnerabilities in the mobile operating system. Of the vulnerabilities patched by Google this month, only 15 are rated as having critical impact.
Not surprisingly, the mediasever component is once again being patched by Google. The Android mediasever has been patched in every Android security update issued by Google since August 2015. In the new April update, mediaserver accounts for 15 flaws in total, including six rated as critical, five as high and four with only moderate impact.
- Can you trust Linux-based Tizen OS?
- Insecure Samsung Tizen is riddled with security flaws
CloudLinux 6 Users Get New Stable Kernel Security Update to Fix CVE-2016-10229
Following on the recent stable and Beta kernel releases for the CloudLinux 7 operating system series, CloudLinux's Mykola Naugolnyi announced earlier the availability of a new stable kernel update for CloudLinux 6 users.
The new, updated kernel version 2.6.32-673.26.1.lve1.4.25 is out as of April 6, 2017, and it appears to patch a Linux kernel vulnerability discovered in the udp.c file, which affects kernel versions smaller than 4.5, including the Linux 2.6 kernel running on CloudLinux 6 and CloudLinux 5 Hybrid operating systems.
While some still believe that it will be impossible for a small team to keep the development of the Unity 8 and Ubuntu Touch alive after Canonical's decision to abandon both projects, UBports founder Marius Gripsgård thinks different.
We reported the other day that the leader of the UBports community, a team of skilled developers porting Canonical's Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system to various widely-used mobile devices, such as Fairphone 2 and OnePlus One, announced that he would do everything in his power to keep Unity 8 alive.
Ubuntu Boosts Linux Performance on AWS Cloud
Running Ubuntu Linux on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud is a fairly common practice. Though Ubuntu has been available in the AWS marketplace for years, until recently there wasn't a version of Ubuntu with a Linux kernel that was specifically tuned for the AWS environment.
Ubuntu Server Exploring A New Installer & More
Dustin Kirkland, the leader of product manager at Canonical, recently asked the folks at HackerNews what they would like to see done for Ubuntu 17.10. He's collected their feedback and offered a few insights into the current happenings.
He received more than one thousand comments of feedback and can be viewed via this HN post. Today Dustin wrote a blog post to organize the feedback and share some thoughts on some of the ideas.
- Farewell, Ubuntu Unity! Desktop Switching Back to GNOME | No Future Left for Ubuntu for Mobile
- Ubuntu drops unity 8 ending its smartphone ambitions to focus on the Internet of things
- Canonical drops Ubuntu phones, tablets. The future is in the Cloud
- Canonical kills Unity, MIR and Ubuntu phones
- Shuttleworth cans the Ubuntu 'Unity' convergence project
- Ubuntu Unity is dead; company to shift back to GNOME
- Canonical calls time on mobile efforts
- Canonical Ends Linux Smartphone Ambition, Looks To IoT And Cloud
- Ubuntu Ends Investment in Unity8, the Phone and Convergence Shell
- Unity and convergence are done but Ubuntu will live on
- Ubuntu to abandon its 'One Linux' plans in unprecedented step
- Ubuntu phone: perhaps it was too good to last
- Canonical (Ubuntu) Abandons Funding for Unity Desktop
- Are You Happy, Sad or Indifferent to Ubuntu’s Bombshell Announcement?
- Canonical to Cut Jobs, Axe Unprofitable Projects
- Multiple Developers Come Forward To Continue Unity Development
- Ubuntu convergence implodes
Ben Hutchings, Linux kernel developer and mainter of the Linux 3.2 and 3.16 long-term support kernel branches announced today, April 6, 2017, the availability of two new maintenance releases, namely Linux 3.16.43 LTS and Linux 3.2.88 LTS.
While Linux kernel 3.2.88 LTS is a very small bugfix release that only changes a total of 5 files, with 10 insertions and 8 deletions, adding a security fix and a couple of networking improvements for the IPv4 and L2TP protocols, Linux kernel 3.16.43 LTS is here to change a total of 48 files, with 366 insertions and 1246 deletions, according to the appended shortlog.
The best Android tablets you can buy
TL;DR We tested a bunch of Android tablets to find the best, and Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 is the cream of the crop with its stellar screen, slick design, and powerful processor.
- Android O feature spotlight: Developers can specify timeouts for notifications
- Android O feature spotlight: Developers can specify timeouts for notifications
- How to move to SD card on Android
- Android 7.0 Nougat - MAJOR update rolling out to these devices now, can you download it?
- Poisoned wifi signals can take over all Android devices in range, no user intervention required
- Red Hat Honors Vizuri with Partner of Excellence Award
Red Hat CEO Whitehurst On Soaring Stock Success, Open-Source Technologies And Being The 'Last Man Standing' In OpenStack
Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst welcomed partners to the Raleigh, N.C.-based open-source software leader's North America partner conference in Las Vegas with some good news.
On the first day of the summit, Red Hat released impressive fourth-quarter earnings that sent its stock soaring. Those better-than-expected financials were powered by strong subscription revenue, not just in its flagship Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system, but across the portfolio of cloud-enabling technologies, with especially strong growth across an emerging application development platform.
- Is Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) a good buy?
- James M. Whitehurst Sells 12,000 Shares of Red Hat Inc (RHT) Stock
- Post Earnings Coverage as Red Hat's Quarterly Revenue Jumped 16%
- Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Exposed Via Its Technical Chart
GNOME ❤ Rust Hackfest in Mexico
While I'm known as a Vala fanboy in GNOME, I've tried to stress time and again that I see Vala as more a practical solution than an ideal one. "Safe programming" has always been something that intrigued me, having dealt with numerous crashes and other hard-to-debug runtime issues in the past. So when I first heard of Rust some years back, it got me super excited but it was not exactly stable and there was no integration with GNOME libraries or D-Bus and hence it was not at all a viable option for developing desktop code. Lately (in past 2 years) things have significantly changed. Not only we have Rust 1.0 but we also have crates that provide integration with GNOME libraries and D-Bus. On top of that, some of us took steps to start converting some C code into Rust and many of us started seriously talking with Rust hackers to make Rust a first class programming language for GNOME.
Ubuntu rejoins the GNOME fold
Today we all read the announcement of Ubuntu's decision to refocus on cloud and IoT activities, dropping Unity 8 to move back to a GNOME-based desktop for the 18.04 LTS. This marks a return to the fold, with Ubuntu having originally shipped GNOME all those years ago, and lest we forget, having contributed to early Wayland discussions.
This is obviously a large, and undoubtedly difficult, decision that will have ramifications for years to come. Particularly in the user-facing aspects, unifying the desktops will help combine forces and be much more productive. For developers, a lot of the differentials in desktop technology (e.g. indicators, menus, scrollbars) between the two may now be at an end, making generic Linux an easier target for ISVs. And, assuming a GNOME Shell port to Mir is not underway, we are back at only supporting two window systems: X11 and Wayland.
Fedora has already been shipping the GNOME Wayland session by default since Fedora 25, with broadly positive reception. (My personal favourite review: 'the transition to Wayland has been totally transparent ... GNOME 3.22 feels considerably smoother with Wayland'.) Should Ubuntu follow Fedora's lead and ship a Wayland-based GNOME session by default, then developers across all platforms will get all the benefits of the work done to Wayland in general, as well as EGL and Vulkan enablement, across the board for free. And we'll undoubtedly see more focus on it.
Welcoming Ubuntu to GNOME and Wayland
So as most of you probably know Mark Shuttleworth just announced that they will be switching to GNOME 3 and Wayland again for Ubuntu. So I would like to on behalf of the Red Hat Desktop and Fedora teams to welcome them and say that we look forward to keep working with great Canonical and Ubuntu people like Allison Lortie and Robert Ancell on projects of shared interest around GNOME, Wayland and hopefully Flatpak.
It is worth mentioning that even as we been competing with Unity and Ubuntu we have also been collaborating with them, most recently on working with them to integrate the features they wanted from GNOME Software like the user reviews, but of course now sharing a bigger set of technologies collaboration will be even easier.
- Canonical changes Ubuntu’s focus, OTA and ISOC come together, and the Open Network Automation Platform — SD Times news digest: April 6, 2017
LXer: Feral Fury, a twin-stick shooter with rogue-lite features is out on Linux and it's pretty good
Long story short, I decided to install Linux Mint 32-bit on top of Windows XP onto an old laptop I recieved. After going through everything with UNetbootin (did not partition drives), when trying to boot with LM it throws this at me: (Keep in mind, I tried with the HHD only, not a USB/CD-ROM)
"Booting 'Start Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 32-bit'
(hd0,1) Filesystem type is nfts, partition type 0x7 Kernel /Casper/vmlinuz file=/CD-ROM/preseed/LinuxMint.seed boot=casper iso-scan/
Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format
Press any key to continue..._"
System specs as follows: Acer Aspire One 2008 Intel Atom N270 1GB DDR2 120GB HHD
Any help is appreciated! If I can get into Linux Mint, some help for what to do afterward would be wonderful <3submitted by /u/Ant_Teh_Nee