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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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