EC publishes open source code of legislation editor
The European Commission is about to make available as open source a prototype of LEOS, a software solution for drafting and automatic processing of legal texts. The software currently supports legal texts issued by the EC, yet can be extended to support other legislative processes.
Lenovo ThinkPad L450 comes with Ubuntu
Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, has announced that Lenovo will start shipping Ubuntu preloaded devices starting with ThinkPad L450 laptop series this month. The laptops will be on sale at selected commercial resellers and distributors at Rs 40,000.
Linus Torvalds has revealed that the first Release Candidate for Linux kernel 4.2 has arrived and that it's one of the biggest ever to land. It's big because it comes with AMD GPU register description headers, among other things.
A few more input driver updates were mailed in this morning for the Linux 4.2 kernel. This second input update for this next kernel version has better Xbox Wireless Controller support thanks to a patch from Valve.
openSUSE Leap 42 Is a New Version That Will Change the openSUSE Project
The openSUSE community has spoken, and the name and version of the new openSUSE release have been chosen. The project is undergoing some major changes, and they had to illustrate that with a name that sells it.
I also mentioned that it was inconvenient to use port 443 for SSH, because it meant I couldn't host secure Web sites on that server. Fred graciously pointed me to sslh, which is an awesome little program that multiplexes (or maybe de-multiplexes?) network traffic based on the type of traffic it sees. In simple terms, it means that sslh will listen for incoming connections on a port like 443, and if it's a request for a Web page, it will send the request to Apache. If it's an SSH request, it sends it to the SSH dæmon. It also has support for OpenVPN traffic, XMPP traffic and tinc.
The survey, commissioned by Red Hat and conducted by TechValidate, assessed enterprise adoption plans for application containers. The survey sought responses from more than 383 global IT decision makers and professionals from April 28 to May 5. The organizations polled ranged from Fortune 500 companies to state and local governments.
Torque 3D 3.7 was released last week as the new version of this advanced game engine that's been open-source for the past three years.
Torque 3D 3.7 offers large improvements for Linux and OpenGL rendering support. The Linux client support for this game engine should now be in place in full while some bugs are still being worked out.
On my Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon I've been running Fedora 21 for the past five months to great success. While I was using Ubuntu Linux on my "most main system" (and various Linux distributions on the dozens of other systems at Phoronix and in the test lab), prior to that I was a Fedora user back in the early days of Fedora (Core).
Neil McGovern is the new Debian project leader, and he already made some contributions and opened up some important discussions within the project from his new position. He also revealed what he's using on a daily basis.
Intel has launched a Compute Stick in India. While the Intel stick will be available on Flipkart, iBall had also partnered with Intel to release its own stick-computer. Intel’s Compute stick will enable a user to transform a basic HDMI Tv or monitor into a fully functioning entry level computer.
Anthropologists who traveled to the jungle to study various tribes would debate (half jokingly) whether to "go native"—that is, whether to adopt the lifestyle of the people they were trying to understand, or to keep their distance (and scientific objectivity). It was a research design choice, but also a fundamental choice about one's identity as a more-than-interested visitor.
Stormy Peters and Avni Khatri will present Grow an organization by planting volunteers at OSCON 2015. Peters is the vice president of technical evangelism at the Cloud Foundry and Khatri is president of Kids on Computers. In this talk, they share their experiences and lessons for growing a healthy garden of volunteers.
This question came up during conversations with Red Hat's Chris Wright, a Linux kernel developer and a principal software engineer with the company.
Of course, in non-tech business speak, upstream tends to refer to production processes that involves searching for (and extracting) raw materials -- in software, this is not the case.
The best reason to adopt the new version is its repairs for three critical bugs. Detailed here, the flaws include memory corruption and “exploitable crashes.” A further two “high” severity flaws, half a dozen rated “moderate” and a single “low” severity bug have also been squashed.
It sparked a heated debate. At that point, Open Source Software (OSS) wasn’t as widely received in the enterprise as it is today and many thought that its perceived advantage was limited to price (as in “it’s free software”).