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Behind the scenes at TDF: Executive Director

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LibO
Interviews

With the beginning of 2015, a new year packed with exciting projects and ideas around LibreOffice and The Document Foundation, we continue our behind-the-scenes series, to share achievements in 2014 with our community and our generous donours, to whom we’d like to express our sincerest gratitude and thanks for their incredible and wonderful support and their invaluable contributions!

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Fedora 22 Might Disable Root Remote Logins By Default

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Red Hat
Security

Right now Fedora allows for SSH log-ins as root, which is the default behavior as currently shipped by sshd. However, for Fedora 22 there is a proposal that the packaged sshd will default the option of PermitRootLogin to no so that root log-ins wouldn't be permitted into Fedora SSH servers. This change is being proposed to try to avoid brute-force attacks against root passwords of Fedora servers.

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Blocks Wearables is building a modular smartwatch that you can customize any way you want

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Android
Linux
Gadgets

Earlier this year, a company called Blocks Wearables announced intentions to build its own modular smartwatch called Blocks. Here at CES, the company is showing off some very early prototypes and mock-ups of what Blocks might eventually look like and how it could work.

Blocks Wearables was exhibiting at Intel's massive booth on the CES show floor as one of the participants in the company's "Make it Wearable" competition — and while we couldn't actually get a sense for what using the Block will be like, we did get a good idea of how the whole modular smartwatch concept could play out.

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Tizen Common with Wayland and Linux kernel 3.10 running on Firefly RK3288 with Rockchip ARM SoC

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Linux

Tizen Common is a baseline Operating system that other profile / devices can be targeted off like mobile, wearable , IVI (In-Vehicle-Infortainment). Leon Anavi has been working on porting Tizen Common 3.0 to the Firefly-RK3288 development board.

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Round face Samsung Tizen Smart watch could be heading to MWC 2015? codename Orbis SM-R720

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Linux
Gadgets

Samsung has been spoiling us with their Tizen based Smart watches of late, and all of them have been sporting a square face, well that is upto now, as Sammobile reports that there is a Round face Tizen based Smart watch in the works. The upcoming Smart watch has the codename ‘Orbis’ and a model number SM-R720. Orbis does sound a bit orbital / round to me.

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DragonFly 4.0.2 released

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BSD

DragonFly 4.0.2 has been tagged. I’m building the release images now. If you’re already running 4.0.1 it’ll be easy enough to upgrade to; you will want to catch up to this commit fixing a quiet memory issue.

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Arduino Open Source Robot Educational Development Board (video)

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Hardware
OSS

Ari Alvarez has created a new Arduino open source robot development board which he has designed to be used by managers, developers and hobbyists or to provide an educational platform to teach robotics and electronics.

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Lockheed Designs Open Source Analytics Software; Jason O’Connor Comments

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OSS

The StreamFlow software launched on hosting service GitHub and is designed to work with the Apache Storm open source computation system, Lockheed said Thursday.

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6 new things Fedora 21 brings to the open source cloud

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Red Hat
Server

When Fedora 21 finally hit release last month, I was excited and ready to go. By the end of the day, I had every desktop machine I own up and running on the new version, and I was enjoying playing with the latest version of some of my favorite open source software which was packaged inside. But what next?

The desktop edition of Fedora 21 was just one of three “flavors” of Fedora. What do the other two hold, and what do they mean for Fedora outside of the workstation?

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New focus on open-source software for SMEs

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OSS

Free and open software services has the potential to radically alter the use of proprietary software such as Microsoft products into which regional governments are locked into partnership agreements and which cost taxpayers millions of dollars annually.

This, according to Gary Campbell, the director of technology in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining and doctoral student at the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) at the University of the West Indies (UWI), who is conducting research to help guide public policy on software use.

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SDN, IoT, Drones on the Menu for the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit

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Linux

Drones, the Internet of Things (IoT) and software-defined networking (SDN) are all on the agenda for the Linux Foundation's upcoming Collaboration Summit, which will help set the tone for open source development in the new year. Read on for a look at the highlights of the event.

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Latest NORKS Linux and Android distros leak

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Android
Linux
Mac

The latest copy of North Korea's in-house Red Star Linux has leaked to the internet and it looks a lot like OS X, computer science graduate Will Scott says.

An unnamed source contacted Scott ahead of his talk on Red Star and North Korea computing at the Chaos Communications Congress last month and shortly after published the distro online.

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Linus Tells Wired Leap Second Irrelevant

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-s

Two larger publications today featured Linux and the effect of the upcoming leap second. The Register today said that the leap second effects of the past are no longer an issue. Coincidently, Wired talked to Linus Torvalds about the same issue today as well.

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The year Linux invaded CES: 5 major Linux appearances at CES 2015

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Linux

Sony may have started a revolution with Walkman, prior to the Apple days when revolution was not the most overused adjective. However the device witnessed mass extinction upon the arrival of the mighty iPod. Sony has been trying hard to revive the brand with new and smarter Walkmans.

At CES Sony announced ZX2 which is targeted at really high-end audiophiles. What got my attention is the fact that the device is powered by the Linux-based Android operating system.

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Linux-enabled smart fridge invites cool accessory designs

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Linux

GE and FirstBuild announced a “ChillHub” fridge with Linux-based WiFi and USB connectivity, and an SDK for community-designed, 3D-printable accessories.

We’ve seen some high-tech refrigerators and washing machines over the years including a Tizen-based Samsung fridge that did not seem to make the trip to CES this year. As with Dacor’s Android-based Discovery iQ oven shown this week at CES, the high-tech functionality typically centers around touchscreen interfaces that make it easier to master the advanced settings found on the latest consumer electronics.

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Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 Finally Gets GNOME 3.14

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GNOME
Ubuntu

Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) is just one of the many official Ubuntu flavors and its developers have been working to implement the latest version of GNOME 3.14.

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Wine Announcement

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Software

The Wine development release 1.7.34 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- Support for surround sound in DirectSound.
- Better text run support in DirectWrite.
- Many HTML engine fixes.
- More support for WBEM objects.
- A few more C/C++ runtime functions.
- Various bug fixes.

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Big names like Google dominate open-source funding

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Google
OSS

Google was the biggest supporter of open-source organizations by our count, appearing on the sponsor lists of eight of the 36 groups we analyzed. Four companies – Canonical, SUSE, HP and VMware – supported five groups each, and seven others supported four. (Nokia, Oracle, Cisco, IBM, Dell, Intel and NEC.) For its part, Red Hat supports three groups – the Linux Foundation, Creative Commons and the Open Virtualization Alliance.

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PC Partner launches Linux mini PC with Tegra K1

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Linux

PC Partner has introduced a small form-factor computer with a fanless case that measures 5″ x 5″ x 1.8″. It’s called the N2581N1-F, it supports Linux, and it doesn’t have an Intel or AMD processor.

Instead this little computer is powered NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 quad-core processor with 192-core Kepler graphics.

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KDE Frameworks 5.6.0 Officially Released

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KDE

KDE Frameworks 5.6.0 has been announced by the KDE Community, and as usual, it lands with a ton of improvements that should make this a very interesting release.

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