Germany’s Aerospace Centre DLR is steadily increasing its use of free and open source software. The DLR is already using open source tools for many of its software development projects, and also makes several of its solutions available as open source. In addition, the research institute plans in the long-term to use open source for it PC operating systems, office productivity and collaboration tools.
FAmSCo Elections: Interview with Ben Williams (Southern_Gentlem / kk4ewt)
Well for one we all need to advertise Linux to the general public, it has been about 5 years since there was a push to advertise Linux to the general public. (example: The Kid Commerical by IBM in 2005)
Our displays at events need to show the public what Linux can do for them for their daily computer tasks. (examples be it from email, web browsing to using Linux for Amateur Radio Emergency Communications).
Tux Machines Again Faces DDOS Attacks
The popular website Tux Machines has evidently fallen victim to a DDOS attack that made the site unavailable for part of the day on Friday. The announcement of the attack was initially made in a blog notice posted on the site late Friday morning GMT which opened with the line “Tux Machines has been mostly offline this morning.”
Plasma Components on Android: Accelerating Subsurface Mobile Development
So, what to take a away from this? In a reduced form, Plasma can be a huge help to create also Android applications. The mobile components which we’re developing with Plasma Mobile as target in mind have had their first real world exposure and a lot of fixes, we got very useful feedback from the Subsurface community which we’re directly feeding back into our components.
Home automation device offers plug-in apps, computer vision
“Matrix” is a sensor-studded Ubuntu Snappy based home automation and surveillance hub that supports voice automation and gesture and face recognition.
In 2014, AdMobilize applied its computer vision (CV) expertise to the AdBeacon, a recently upgraded Linux-based device that sits next to display advertising and watches, and analyzes public response (see farther below). Now, the Miami Beach-based firm has gone to Kickstarter to sell a Linux-based home automation hub called the Matrix, which uses similar computer vision technology, including gesture and face recognition.
LibreOffice Now Has More than 100 Million Active Users
LibreOffice is hailed as the best open source office suite available right now, and we keep hearing about the amazing adoption rate, but we hardly get any real numbers. That changed today after Collabora released some statistics about LibreOffice usage and it’s more than impressive.