Linus Torvalds: I'd have liked rc3 to be slightly smaller than it is, but I don't think there's anything _particularly_ scary going on.
PC World: Linux is famous for its open-source nature, but sometimes you just need to use proprietary drivers or codecs.
Tech Republic: Jack Wallen has seen a huge rise in the amount of a single question coming into his inbox. Those asking the question will surprise you... the answer will not.
This release is a bug-fix release, containing fixes for regressions in GCC 5.1 relative to previous releases of GCC.
engadget: Jolla's Sailfish OS had a rocky start, but now it's found its first licensing partner: India's second largest phonemaker, Intex Technologies.
Linux.com: The PiNoir camera is so named because it does not have an Infrared Filter (no-IR).
IMO:OSCON is next week, but if you are looking for me, I won't be there.
opensource.com: Grant Ingersoll is CTO at Lucidworks, provider of Fusion, but his claim to the open source community are his contributions to Apache Lucene, Solr, and Mahout.
softpedia: Kubuntu's Jonathan Riddell talked about the recent changes to the licensing procedures on the Ubuntu project, and he said that there are still some important problems that have been left unresolved.
What happens with the creator of the world's most ubiquitous software goes zero g with a fighter pilot? Watch and find out.
Tech Comics: No doubt about it -- waterfall is back.
HowToForge: The first beta of PHP 7 is available for download now, PHP 7 is up to 2 times faster then php 5.6 and 14 times faster then php 5.0 according to the release notes.
NewStack: A container isn’t a computer.
The Inquirer: MariaDB has begun marketing itself as the M in LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) after becoming the default database in Red Hat and SUSE, as well as powering IBM POWER8.
Make Use Of: Linux is perhaps the most versatile OS available.
Make Tech Easier: Voyager is a Debian-based distribution, bringing you the newest “experimental” version of XFCE and a great selection of software, based on a stable Debian 8(.1) release.
Canonical was through its legal team asking some distros including Mint that they needed a license to redistribute Ubuntu but this is not true because the underlying licenses already set the rights individuals and groups have in redistributing code.
InternetNews.com: From the 'how not to choose a name' files:
eWEEK: Although Google has its own cloud technology, it also sees value in OpenStack, and so the company is joining the OpenStack Foundation as a corporate sponsor.