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Story Development News Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2016 - 11:51pm
Story Leftovers: OSS and Sharing Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2016 - 11:49pm
Story EnterpriseDB/Postgres Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2016 - 11:49pm
Story OSS in Networking Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2016 - 11:48pm
Story Kernel Space/Linux and Linux Foundation Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2016 - 10:42pm
Story Phoronix on Graphics Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2016 - 10:41pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2016 - 10:39pm
Story GNOME Software Package Manager Has Just Received Support for Flatpak Packages Rianne Schestowitz 23/05/2016 - 9:56pm
Story Tiny IoT-oriented i.MX6 UL module includes Linux BSP Rianne Schestowitz 23/05/2016 - 9:46pm
Story Black Lab Linux 7.6.1 OS Launches with Google Chrome 50 and LibreOffice 5.1.3 Rianne Schestowitz 23/05/2016 - 9:43pm

Linux, the GPL and the Power of Sharing

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GNU
Linux
OSS

Yes Virginia, there is a Linux community. It’s alive and well in just about every place you want to imagine. And it’s doing quite well for itself. Quite well.

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Also: 4 ways to share power, not hoard it

Kernel Space: Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Open, Linux-based platform simplifies wireless IoT

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Linux

Sierra Wireless and Element14 unveiled an open-spec Arduino compatible “mangOH Green IoT Platform” based on Sierra’s 3G, GNSS, and WiFi modules running Linux.

Sierra Wireless announced a beta release of its AirPrime WP module and open-source “mangOH” carrier board last June. Now, the company has formally released the products with the help of Element14, which appears to have built the new mangOH Green IoT Platform carrier board.

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Also: 91% of IoT developers use Open source

The Raspberry Pi Foundation released

First impressions of FreeBSD 10.0

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Reviews
BSD

The BSD family of operating systems is typically reputed to be conservative, stable and dependable. FreeBSD typically embodies these characteristics quite well, showcasing reliability and offering few surprises. That being said, the latest release of FreeBSD, version 10.0, introduced a few important changes which I felt deserved a look. Some of the new features shipping with FreeBSD 10.0 included support for ZFS on the root file system, TRIM and LZ4 compression support for ZFS, virtualization improvements and a new package manager. The latest version also swaps out the venerable GNU compiler for the Clang compiler on supported architectures. The 10.0 release is available for several architectures, including x86, Power PC and Sparc. I was interested in the x86 releases which can be downloaded in 32-bit or 64-bit builds. We can further narrow our selection by downloading either a CD-sized ISO or a 2.2 GB ISO image. I opted to try the larger image for my trial.

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How Fuzzing Can Make A Large Open Source Project More Secure

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OSS
Security

Emily Ratliff of the Linux Foundation explains the considerations to take when planning to fuzz your open source project

One of the best practices for secure development is dynamic analysis. Among such techniques, fuzzing has been highly popular since its invention and a multitude of fuzzing tools of varying sophistication have been developed.

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Also: Despite New FCC Rules, Linksys, Asus Say They'll Still Support Third Party Router Firmware

Ubuntu, Juju, Kubernetes and the DevOps DISCO [VIDEO]

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Ubuntu

There is no shortage of different ways to deploy and manage applications on servers in 2016. Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu Linux and Canonical Inc., has been advocating for the use of Juju and its system of "charms" to help manage server applications since 2011 with the release of Ubuntu 11.10, the "Oneiric Ocelot."

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Also: Portable Apps for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Now Available for Download

Orca Screen Reader Updated for GNOME 3.20.2 with Performance Improvements

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GNU
Linux
OSS

The Orca open-source screen reader and magnifier software used by default in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems has been updated today, May 16, 2016, to version 3.20.2.

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Arch Linux and SparkyLinux Are Among the First Distros to Offer Linux Kernel 4.6

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Linux

Linux kernel 4.6 was officially announced, as expected, on May 15, 2016, by Linus Torvalds, and we were just wondering which GNU/Linux distributions will be the first to adopt it.

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Wine 1.9.10

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Software

ChaletOS 16.04 Transforms Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Into a Windows 10 Lookalike

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OS
Ubuntu

ChaletOS developer Dejan Petrovic today published a quick tutorial to teach users of his ChaletOS 16.04 operating system how to transform their desktops into Windows 10 lookalikes.

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ChaletOS 16.04 Linux Arrives for Windows Refugees, Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

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OS
Linux

Today, May 16, 2016, Dejan Petrovic has had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of his newest ChaletOS operating system.

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BeagleBone Green Wireless adds WiFi, BLE, USBs

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Linux

The module also includes Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy (BLE) with support for Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) for stereo-quality audio control in automation projects. The Green Wireless SBC also supports Node-RED for wired IoT, and it integrates with the MRAA library, “so users can program with more Grove modules,” says the company.

Features borrowed from the BeagleBone Green and Black include the ability to run Linux on a 1GHz, Cortex-A8 TI Sitara AM3359 SoC with an Imagination PowerVR SGX530 GPU and a programmable PRU subsystem for industrial I/O. The 3.4 x 2.1-inch SBC similarly supplies 512MB of DDR3 RAM, 4GB of eMMC flash, and a microSD slot.

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Receives Minor Kernel Update That Patches Two Vulnerabilities

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Security
Ubuntu

Today, May 16, 2016, Canonical published multiple security notices to inform the Ubuntu community about the availability of a new kernel update for their operating systems.

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New Arduino Srl SBC merges Arduino, WiFi, and Linux

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Linux

Arduino Srl’s new “Arduino Industrial 101” SBC includes Arduino circuitry and I/O, along with a soldered-on WiFi module that runs Linino Linux.

Last November, Arduino Srl promised an Arduino Industrial 101 carrier board for Dog Hunter’s WiFi-enabled Chiwawa module, which is supported by the OpenWrt-based Linino Linux distribution. Arduino has now unveiled the resulting product: a $40, sandwich-style single board computer with a soldered-on, Arduino-branded version of the Chiwawa module, along with Linino Linux support.

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Mozilla and Linux Foundation Advance New Trends in Open Source Funding

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Linux
Moz/FF
OSS

Who pays for open source development? Increasingly, large organizations like Mozilla and the Linux Foundation. That's the trend highlighted by recent moves like the expansion of the Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) project.

The Mozilla Foundation has long injected money into the open source ecosystem through partnerships with other projects and grants. But it formalized that mission last year by launching MOSS, which originally focused on supporting open source projects that directly complement or help form the basis for Mozilla's own products.

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Review: Rebellin Linux v3 GNOME

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Linux
GNOME
Reviews

Last week, I finished and passed my generals! This not only means that I can continue doing research here with a roof over my head and with money to feed myself; it also means that I now have the time to get back to doing reviews and posting about other things here. I'm starting this week by reviewing Rebellin Linux.

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Single sign-on improvements in Fedora 24

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Red Hat

How many times do you wish everything around you was a tiny bit smarter? A door opens automatically when you come in with bags of groceries. A light switches on when you step in. Entering a password twice in a row isn’t required to unlock your email after you logged in into your desktop.

Home automation has improved greatly in the last decade. Numerous sensors and smart switches are cheaper and more accessible every year. For example, offices and shopping malls in Finland have had automatically opening doors for years. Lights in my office switch off to conserve electricity when I’d get too deep into coding or a debugging session. Darkness is a result of me not moving much in my chair, as if I froze or need to be kicked out for a run.

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The need for Open source skills in Africa

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OSS

Despite the fact that OS skills development is nothing new, the subtle changes in business requirements over the years mean the need has progressed beyond foundational skills. Today, companies are looking for people who have more advanced OS skills reflecting a more dynamic, connected business landscape.

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Mozilla MOSS and Security

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla and Linux Foundation Advance New Trends in Open Source Funding

    Who pays for open source development? Increasingly, large organizations like Mozilla and the Linux Foundation. That's the trend highlighted by recent moves like the expansion of the Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) project.

    The Mozilla Foundation has long injected money into the open source ecosystem through partnerships with other projects and grants. But it formalized that mission last year by launching MOSS, which originally focused on supporting open source projects that directly complement or help form the basis for Mozilla's own products.

  • Mozilla Extends its MOSS Program, Providing Funding for Open Source Projects

    Mozilla isn't alone in funding open source development outside its own purview. The Linux Foundation and other organizations are well known for providing such funding. Mozilla is now spreading its MOSS effort even wider, though. It is adding a second track for MOSS called “Mission Partners” which is open to any open source project in the world which is undertaking an activity that meaningfully furthers Mozilla’s mission.

  • The FBI and the Mozilla Foundation Lock Horns over Known Security Hole

    The Mozilla Foundation and the FBI recently have clashed over security weaknesses. The FBI is aware of a weakness in the Tor browser that may affect Firefox—it's a weakness the FBI has exploited during an investigation.

    Mozilla wants the FBI to reveal the details of the exploit ahead of the trial, but the FBI is playing its cards close to its chest. Because of the potential risk to its users, Mozilla has turned to the courts to force the FBI to reveal its information.

    It's just the latest of several high-profile cases this year concerning security and privacy. Each of these cases has involved the Federal government and software firms or communities. For the average guy on the street, it's just business as usual. But for those who keep an ear to the ground, it's hard not to read between the lines.

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