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Digital Asset Holdings and Linux Foundation

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Has the Linux Foundation Sold out to VMware? Probably Not

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Has the Linux Foundation, the most powerful nonprofit organization in the open source world, sold out to corporate interests? And how committed is it to defending the GPL free software license? Those are questions some critics are asking in the wake of recent changes to the Linux Foundation's by-laws.

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The Linux Test Project has been released for January 2016

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Good news everyone,

the Linux Test Project test suite stable release for *January 2016*
has been released.

Since the last release 191 patches by 29 authors were merged.

Notable changes are:

* Rewritten and new cgroup tests for cpuacct and pids controllers

* Rewritten basic cgroup functional and stress tests

* New userns07 test for user namespaces

* New syscall tests for:
- renameat2()
- sched_getattr()
- sched_setattr()
- kcmp()
- fcntl(fd, F_SETLEASE)
- preadv()
- pwritev()

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Architecting Next-Gen Linux Car Systems: AGL’s Michael Fabry

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The Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project is one of many independently funded software projects hosted by the Linux Foundation. For these Collaborative Projects, as they’re called, the Linux Foundation provides the essential framework so that participants can focus on innovation and results.

To learn more, we are talking with key contributors about what they do and how they became involved. For this feature, we spoke with Michael Fabry, Project Manager Engineering at Microchip, about his work with the AGL, which is dedicated to creating open source software solutions for automotive applications and which recently added automakers Subaru, Mitsubishi, Mazda, and Ford to its list of members.

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Leftovers: Kernel

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  • Stop whatever you're doing and pay attention: Linux kernel 4.5rc1 is here

    ANY MINUTE now we should see the first release candidate for Linux kernel 4.5, and there's a lot to look forward to.

    It seems like only a fortnight ago that we talked about the final release of Linux 4.4 (it was) but a lot has happened.

    Most notable is that the kernel is now ready for Kaby Lake, the next generation of Intel processors due later this year. This was expected to start in 4.4 but the method of the Linux release schedule meant it was dropped.

  • No SJWs allowed
  • An anonymous response to dangerous FOSS Codes of Conduct
  • Intel Is Still Maintaining A Proprietary OpenCL Driver For Linux
  • Understanding Intel's GEN Assembly For OpenCL Kernels
  • libinput and semi-mt touchpads

    libinput 1.1.5 has a change in how we deal with semi-mt touchpads, in particular: interpretation of touch points will cease and we will rely on the single touch position and the BTN_TOOL_* flags instead to detect multi-finger interaction. For most of you this will have little effect, even if you have a semi-mt touchpad. As a reminder: semi-mt touchpads are those that can detect the bounding box of two-finger interactions but cannot identify which finger is which. This provides some ambiguity, a pair of touch points at x1/y1 and x2/y2 could be a physical pair of touches at x1/y2 and x2/y1. More importantly, we found issues with semi-mt touchpads that go beyond the ambiguity and reduce the usability of the touchpoints.

  • PV vs PVHVM on next XenServer

    That's not really surprising: new hardware tends to include more and more instructions to assist virtualization. So in fact, the "cost" of virtualization (in terms of performances) is reduced.

You Can Now Have a Single Live ISO Image with All the Linux Mint 17.3 Flavors

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Softpedia has been informed today, January 26, 2016, by the Linux AIO team about the immediate availability for download of an updated version of their Linux AIO Linux Mint project, which is now based on Linux Mint 17.3.

Many of our readers know what the Linux AIO project does, and we bet that they were waiting impatiently for them to release a new Live ISO image that would consist of all the flavors of the recently released Linux Mint 17.3 (Rosa) operating system, including Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon, Linux Mint 17.3 MATE, Linux Mint 17.3 Xfce, and Linux Mint 17.3 KDE.

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Linux Framework Attracts Support

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The Multicore Association (MCA) launched a new working group to expand and set a standard for the Open Asymmetric Multi-Processing Framework. OpenAMP is a Linux software framework for systems using multiple operating systems and processors.

The framework helps application developers tap the parallelism in systems using multiple multicore processors of the same or different kinds. It works across versions of Linux, real-time operating systems and bare-metal software environments.

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Student-run help desk introduces teens to Linux

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Every student at Penn Manor receives a laptop at the beginning of the school year, and I first learned about the help desk program when I visited the tech room because mine wasn't charging properly. The small room was crowded with computer stations, and student helpers were huddled around a table working on a project.

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Linux and FOSS Events (FOSDEM 2016, DevConf.cz 2016, Scale 14X)

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  • Visit Brussels and learn about open source at FOSDEM 2016

    Every January, more than 5,000 free and open source enthusiasts from around the world flock to a humble university campus in Brussels, Belgium, for a weekend of talks, discussions, and open source projects. FOSDEM stands for Free and Open Source Developers' European Meeting, and it's one of the largest community-organized events in Europe.

  • DevConf.cz 2016 is coming

    DevConf.cz 2016 is just around the corner (starts on Feb 5th). If you’re going to attend the conference, the organizers have prepared useful information for you. Check devconf.cz and especially the transportation page.

  • Pasadena welcomes Linux Scale 14X and its tribe of developers

    Pasadena City Councilmember Andy Wilson proudly welcomed Linux 14X, the 14th Annual Southern California Linux Expo, to the Pasadena Convention Center Saturday morning.

    Wilson, who himself comes from the software industry, was thrilled to call himself a “geek” among the packed ballroom, filled with software developers and aficionados. He described his own excitement at having the growing event move from its former location near LAX to Pasadena. The event will draw more than 3500 Linux fans to the convention center over this weekend.

Quark-based gateway trio aims to bring IoT to the masses

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Aaeon unveiled a new Linux enabled, Quark-based IoT Gateway design that’s intended to both popularize and ease the setup of Internet of Things installations.

The AIOT-QA, AIOT-QG, and AIOT-QM gateways are based on a common internal design but offered in three configurations — two models intended for commercial and industrial indoor applications, and a third targeting more rugged, outdoor environments. All are based on the Intel Quark x1021, which is a 32-bit, single-core system-on-chip running at 400MHz, with a modest 2.2W TDP.

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HP Linux Imaging and Printing 3.16.2 Supports Debian 8.3 and Linux Mint 17.3

The developers behind the HP Linux Imaging and Printing project, an open-source initiative to bring the latest HP printer drivers to GNU/Linux distributions, released HPLIP 3.16.2. Read more

Raspbian and Debian Reproducible Builds

  • New Raspbian release adds experimental OpenGL driver
    A new release of Raspbian is now available for download. The update primarily consists of bug fixes, but there are also new updates to some of the standard applications; including Scratch, Sonic Pi and Node-RED.
  • Raspbian Gets Experimental OpenGL Driver, GPU Now Used for Acceleration
    Raspbian is the official Linux distribution of the Raspberry Pi products, and a new version has been released by its developers. As the name indicates, Raspbian is based on Debian, but nothing that major happened to the base of the OS, with one exception. The developers did make a number of upgrades to the packages, as it was to be expected. Raspbian is stable, and the current iteration of the OS will be kept a little bit longer, but the devs need to upgrade packages in the OS.
  • Reproducible builds: week 41 in Stretch cycle

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