It is with mixed feelings that we announce that the Ada Initiative will be
shutting down in approximately mid-October. We are proud of what we
accomplished with the support of many thousands of volunteers, sponsors,
and donors, and we expect all of our programs to continue on in some form
without the Ada Initiative. Thank you for your incredible work and support!
New Extremadura Govt to support open source in schools
The autonomous region of Extremadura (Spain) is committed to the use of open source in schools, the new Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) government says in a statement published on Monday. However, the administration will not cancel the EUR 38 million request for PC hardware and proprietary software licences, published by its predecessor.
The Cloud's Open Source Seeds Are Growing Strong
New features, functionality, rewrites and releases of open source software are being driven by customers, and it's important to understand how the benefits of open source software can change. There have been many cases of organizations originally seeking open source primarily for cost savings, but then later realizing other benefits, including performance and reliability.
Ubuntu Touch Support Will Be Provided for as Long as Technically Possible
Ubuntu Touch is now available by default in three phones, the Bq Aquaris e4.5, Bq Aquaris e5 HD, and Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition, and it looks like Canonical plans to support them for as long as possible.
Lockheed Open Sources Its Secret Weapon In Cyber Threat Detection
The cybersecurity team at Lockheed Martin will share some defensive firepower with the security community at Black Hat this week with the open source release of an internal advance threat tool it has been using in house for three years now. Dubbed Laika BOSS, this malware detection platform is meant to help security analysts better hunt down malicious files and activity in an enterprise environment.
Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 Pre Invites Users to Test the New Moksha Desktop Environment
Bodhi, a Linux operating system based on Ubuntu that features a minimalist approach and really low system requirements, has just received a testing version for the upcoming 3.1.0 release.
Ubuntu Personal Will Have Unity 8 and Mir by Default and Will Run X Legacy Apps
Ubuntu is planning on converging its operating systems, and this approach will become a lot more obvious in the next couple of years. In the meantime, we found out some interesting things about the future of Ubuntu desktop and Canonical's plans for it.