Ubuntu Touch to Get Updated Android Drivers and Kernel
The Ubuntu Touch platform is still using some Android bits and it looks like the developers are preparing to upgrade those components as well in the coming months.
Real Time Linux becomes a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project
With this project, the Linux Foundation is getting another fellow: Thomas Gleixner, the long time maintainer of RTLinux, who would join the ranks of Linus Torvalds and Greg KH. Linux Foundation sponsors the work of fellows so they don't have to worry about finding 'jobs' and can keep their focus on their projects.
Subresource Integrity Support Ready For Firefox 43, Chrome 45
With the upcoming releases of the Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web-browsers is support for the W3C Subresource Integrity (SRI) specification.
The Subresource Integrity feature allows web developers to ensure that externally-loaded scripts/assets from third-party sources (e.g. a CDN) haven't been altered. The SRI specification adds a new "integrity" HTML attribute when loading such assets where you can specify a hash of the file source expected -- the loaded resource must then match the hash for it to be loaded.
MATE-Desktop 1.11 Released, Working Towards MATE 1.12
MATE developers are currently working towards MATE 1.12. MATE 1.12 is expected to have full support for GTK3, initial support for Wayland, support for GNOME Account Servers, full support for systemd's logind, xf86-input-libinput driver support, and various other changes. The work-in-progress items can be found via the MATE-Desktop Roadmap.
Enlightenment 0.20 Alpha Has Full Wayland Support, Better FreeBSD Support
Enlightenment DR 0.20 Alpha has been released as the first step towards E20 with one year having passed since E19.
Enlightenment E20 in its current state has full Wayland support with much better, more featureful support than what's found in E19. That's why Wayland support was removed from E19 rather than for any nefarious reasons.
A decade of Linux patent non-aggression: The Open Invention Network
One reason why Linux weathered patent attacks and trolls to become today's dominant server and cloud operating system is because the Open Invention Network united its supporters into a strong patent consortium.