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Why Open Source Software Growth Is Rising

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Interviews
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GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath discusses open source software and GitHub’s plan to expand internationally. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on “Bloomberg West.”

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Announcing the shutdown of the Ada Initiative

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OSS

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!

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Migrating phpMyAdmin from SourceForge.net

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Thanks to SourceForge.net, it has been great home for us, but now we have better places to live.

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diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

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Linux

There's a slow effort underway to allow virtually any part of the kernel to be extracted into its own shared library, thus enabling users to use any alternative subsystem they please. There's a long history of this, going back to the debate between micro-kernels and monolithic kernels. Even Linus Torvalds, the proponent of the monolithic kernel, believes it's better to abstract features out of the kernel, so long as it can be done without sacrificing speed, stability and other core requirements.

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Clang/LLVM

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BSD

Raspberry Pi

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Linux
  • Give Your Raspberry Pi Night Vision With the PiNoir Camera

    The Raspberry Pi and Pi2 are economical little ARM machines which can happily run Linux. The popularity of the Raspberry Pi and compatible Pi 2 models means that a great deal of accessories are available. These accessories include the PiNoir Camera and 4D Systems' touch-sensitive, 3.5-inch display.

    The PiNoir camera is so named because it does not have an Infrared Filter (no-IR). Without an IR filter the camera can be used at night, provided you have an infrared light source. With night vision you can use the Raspberry Pi as an around-the-clock surveillance camera monitor, baby monitor, or to give vision to a robot. The PiNoir Camera comes without a case, so you might like to pick up something to help protect it.

  • PiDrive A Low Power Raspberry Pi mSATA Solid State Disk (SSD)

    Raspberry Pi users that are in search of a high-capacity low-power consuming storage device for their Raspberry Pi B+, A+, and B+ v2 mini PC may be interested in the new PiDrive that has been created by Bud Griffin.

Zend Server 8.5 Announced as PHP 7 Release Nears

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Zend, the PHP company, is updating its namesake PHP application server to version 8.5 providing new features and performance for users. The Zend Server 8.5 release builds on the Zend Server 8 milestone which debuted with the Z-Ray application insight technology.

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Tizen 2.3 Rev 3 SDK now released with Native IDE Bug Fixes

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Linux

The Tizen Technical Steering Group has announced the release of the Tizen 2.3 SDK (Rev3), which is now available to download and contains bug fixes in the Native IDE as detailed below:

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Google has quietly launched a GitHub competitor, Cloud Source Repositories

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Google

Google hasn’t announced it yet, but the company earlier this year started offering free beta access to Cloud Source Repositories, a new service for storing and editing code on the ever-expanding Google Cloud Platform.

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