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How strong is peer review in open source?

Friday 19th of December 2014 05:00:00 PM Code review is common among proprietary software development firms, yet the nature of open source development can pose some challenges.

Mozilla Firefox for Apple IOS iPhone Code Emerges on Github

Friday 19th of December 2014 04:00:00 PM

InternetNews: The new Firefox-ios effort in contrast kinda/sorta looks like it's a real browser.

Creating your First App on Linux with Python and Flask

Friday 19th of December 2014 03:00:00 PM

 techarena51: Whether playing on Linux or working on Linux there is high chance you have come across a program written in python.

How Linux containers can solve a problem for defense virtualization

Friday 19th of December 2014 02:00:00 PM As the virtualization of U.S. defense agencies commences, the technology's many attributes and drawbacks are becoming apparent.

Imitate Fake Hollywood Terminal Hacking Melodrama with This Amazing App for Ubuntu

Friday 19th of December 2014 01:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Why not make the current terminal and apps work act like they do in the movies, with no functionality whatsoever

How to filter, split or merge pcap files on Linux

Friday 19th of December 2014 12:00:00 PM

 xmodulo: If you are a network admin who are involved in testing an intrusion detection system or network access control policy, you may often rely on offline analysis using collected packet dumps.

MPAA Wants to Use DMCA to Effectively Bring Back SOPA

Friday 19th of December 2014 07:00:00 AM

 FOSSforce: The movie moguls want to do this in the name of fighting their old monster-under-the-bed, content piracy.

Google delivers an early Christmas gift: Google Drive support for ODF

Friday 19th of December 2014 03:00:00 AM

 ITworld: Google, in a surprise move, today announced support for ODF (Open Document Format) in its products.

What is Ubuntu Snappy?

Thursday 18th of December 2014 11:00:00 PM

 The Linux Rain: If you're anything like me, you've probably heard about this new thing from Canonical called "Snappy" Ubuntu Core, but at the same time trying to understand exactly what it is may leave you cross-eyed

The Grinch That Tried to Exploit Linux

Thursday 18th of December 2014 10:00:00 PM

eWEEK: A security vendor alleges there's a vulnerability in the Linux kernel. Developers disagree, but ironically an unrelated critical bug was found.

Google Takes Steps to Improve Gmail Security

Thursday 18th of December 2014 09:00:00 PM

Datamation: Content Security Policy comes to Gmail as Google search considers flagging non SSL secured web sites

OpenStack Proposes New Model for Projects and Integrated Releases

Thursday 18th of December 2014 08:00:00 PM

InternetNews: OpenStack Release Manager Thierry Carrez and the OpenStackopenstack Technical Committee have proposed a major overhaul to the project structure at OpenStack.

2014: The Open Source Tipping Point

Thursday 18th of December 2014 07:00:00 PM But as we review 2014, a new story emerges: software development has fundamentally shifted toward an open source model.

KDE Applications 14.12 - New Features, Frameworks Ports

Thursday 18th of December 2014 06:00:00 PM

The Platform has now morphed into KDE Frameworks 5, releasing new features and bugfixes monthly.

Should We All Be Contributing to FOSS?

Thursday 18th of December 2014 05:00:00 PM

LinuxInsider: "What can we non-athletes do? Test software. Install it. Try it every-which-way," advised Robert Pogson. "Make suggestions. Make choices. Write documentation. Teach folks how to use the software. Write bug reports -

What is good audio editing software on Linux

Thursday 18th of December 2014 04:00:00 PM

 xmodulo: Whether you are an amateur musician or just a student recording his professor, you need to edit and work with audio recordings.

Nebula Expands Cosmos for Enterprise OpenStack Deployments

Thursday 18th of December 2014 03:00:00 PM

eWEEK: OpenStack cloud vendor Nebula, led by a former NASA CTO, provides new deployment, management and monitoring tools.

OPNFV – Our First 90 Days

Thursday 18th of December 2014 02:00:00 PM

opnfv: The OPNFV Project was launched at the end of September with the intention of creating an open source reference platform for NFV.

Introduction to Server-Sent Events with PHP example

Thursday 18th of December 2014 01:00:00 PM Server-sent events (SSE) is a web technology where a browser receives automatic updates from a server via HTTP protocol.

Why mentors matter in open source

Thursday 18th of December 2014 12:00:00 PM When should you mentor? Well, now, of course.

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