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An Introduction to OpenGL Programming

Friday 14th of November 2014 07:00:00 PM

LinuxJournal: OpenGL is a well-known standard for generating 3-D as well as 2-D graphics that is extremely powerful and has many capabilities.

Ubuntu Developers Devise New Terminal & Calculator Apps

Friday 14th of November 2014 06:00:00 PM

Phoronix: Among the "Ubuntu Apps" being discussed for development today during the final day of this first Ubuntu 15.04 Online Summit is the planned improvements to the calculator and terminal applications.

KDE4 Productivity Tips and Tricks

Friday 14th of November 2014 05:00:00 PM I like all Linux graphical environments, and the one I keep coming back to the most is KDE.

Mageia's next release delayed by RPM

Friday 14th of November 2014 04:00:00 PM

osnews: Members of the Mageia Linux community have been waiting for a few weeks now for a beta release of Mageia 5.

.NET is NOT “Open Source”, But Microsoft’s Minions Shamelessly Openwash It Right Now

Friday 14th of November 2014 03:00:00 PM

Techrights: The openwashing of .NET continues with yet another publicity stunt that is intended to lock in developers

Tiny $269 3D resin printer runs Linux on Raspberry Pi

Friday 14th of November 2014 02:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: The $269 iBox Nano, billed as the "world's smallest, cheapest 3D resin printer," offers WiFi and 328 Micron resolution, and runs Linux on a Raspberry Pi.

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition Now Out For Linux

Friday 14th of November 2014 01:00:00 PM

 GamingOnLinux: Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition has arrived for Linux

10 operating systems for the Raspberry Pi

Friday 14th of November 2014 12:00:00 PM

NetworkWorld: You have a surprisingly wide choice of operating systems -- not just Raspbian -- to help you tackle whatever project you take on.

IT Salary 2015: Developers to Help Desk to Project Managers

Friday 14th of November 2014 07:00:00 AM

Datamation: IT salary guide for a wide range of tech professionals, in some cases going back to 2006.

Extra extra! How to use the press to promote open source

Friday 14th of November 2014 03:00:00 AM This is a report from the All Things Open conference, held this year at the Raleigh Convention Center. I attended Steven Vaughan-Nichols session on marketing and using the press in open source—this is a recap.

Red Hat Details Cloud Infrastructure and Docker Container Plans [VIDEO]

Thursday 13th of November 2014 11:00:00 PM

eWEEK: Paul Cormier, president of Products and Technologies and an executive vice president at Red Hat, details where the Linux leader is headed with containers.

The US Government's Tenuous Relationship With Open Source

Thursday 13th of November 2014 10:00:00 PM

LinuxInsider: The amount of open source software used by the U.S. government might well be one of the biggest secrets in Washington.

Amazon: DROP DATABASE Oracle; INSERT our new fast cheap MySQL clone

Thursday 13th of November 2014 09:00:00 PM

El Reg: Amazon fired a volley at Oracle and other relational database vendors on Wednesday, with the launch of a new, cloud-hosted database service that it says can deliver better performance than on-premises installations at a fraction of the cost.

Databricks Adds Certifications for Spark Big Data Integrators

Thursday 13th of November 2014 08:00:00 PM

 The VAR Guy: Databricks has launched a partner certification program for systems integrators of Apache Spark, the open source big data processing platform.

8 new tips for getting things done with OpenStack

Thursday 13th of November 2014 07:00:00 PM Want to get more done with OpenStack? We've got you covered.

.Net is now open so what will Miguel de Icaza do?

Thursday 13th of November 2014 06:00:00 PM

 ITwire: What will Mono creator Miguel de Icaza do now that his duplicates of Microsoft technology are no longer needed?

Canonical to Announce Development Partnership with Major Telecom Company

Thursday 13th of November 2014 05:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Canonical is very close to finishing the Ubuntu Touch operating system and to making it shippable for phones

Ubuntu Linux Will Work To Slowly Demphasize 32-bit

Thursday 13th of November 2014 04:00:00 PM

Phoronix: Canonical isn't yet prepared to drop 32-bit Ubuntu ISOs outright

Hack website password using WireShark

Thursday 13th of November 2014 03:00:00 PM

 DarkMoreOps: Did you knew every time you fill in your username and password on a website and press ENTER, you are sending your password?

How to configure your own VPN server and start secure browsing in a few minutes

Thursday 13th of November 2014 02:00:00 PM

 TechArena51: Worried that your browsing may not be private? OpenVPN allows you to configure your own vpn server in minutes on any linux machine

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And now for some good news... How open source triumphed over Microsoft Office in Italy

Microsoft Office may have a global monopoly, but one Italian region rejected it flat out. But, why? In the stunningly beautiful Italian region of Umbria, you'll feel more at home running open source software, rather than the clunky and expensive Microsoft Office suite. Read more

Red Hat, Chilean government hold talks on open source initiative

The head of Chilean regulator Pedro Huichalaf agreed to pass information regarding the benefits of open source software to the ministerial committee for digital development Read more

IT teams are choosing open source - but not just for the cost savings

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Patent Troll Kills Open Source Project On Speeding Up The Computation Of Erasure Codes

Via James Bessen, we learn of how a patent trolling operation by StreamScale has resulted in an open source project completely shutting down, despite the fact that the patent in question (US Patent 8,683,296 for an "Accelerated erasure coding system and method") is almost certainly ineligible for patent protection as an abstract idea, following the Supreme Court's Alice ruling and plenty of prior art. Erasure codes are used regularly today in cloud computing data storage and are considered to be rather important. Not surprisingly, companies and lawyers are starting to pop out of the woodwork to claim patents on key pieces. I won't pretend to understand the fundamental details of erasure codes, but the link above provides all the details. It goes through the specific claims in the patents, breaking down what they actually say (basically an erasure code on a computer using SIMD instructions), and how that's clearly an abstract idea and thus not patent-eligible. Read more