Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

OSS

How to ruin an open source project: Let me count the ways

Filed under
OSS

Other problems include delaying releases with critical bug fixes, making breaking changes in minor releases, and not providing an upgrade path between versions. Not mentioning known limitations of a software project is also a problem.

Maintainers also can ruin the integrity of code by introducing legal ambiguity and not applying a proper open source license, Keepers said. Violating patents, copyrights, or trademarks also are issues.

Read more

Orca Open-Source Screen Reader Implements Speech Support for MathML Content

Filed under
OSS
GNOME

The Orca open-source screen reader and magnifier software used in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems, including Ubuntu and other GNOME-based ones, has reached version 3.17.4 as part of the upcoming GNOME 3.17.4 desktop environment.

Read more

Open source sails the seven seas

Filed under
OSS

We chose to hone in on one particular plugin to highlight how even the very specific domain of marine navigation software is following the same evolutionary pattern as other open source domains: they are extending beyond the simple sharing of code and coding practices to include information repositories. The amount of collective knowledge shared by millions of boaters around the world could not be possibly generated, let alone owned, by a single organization. It needs to be a shared asset.

Read more

A guide for community management from Jono Bacon

Filed under
OSS

We've seen a remarkable growth in community all over the world—people are getting together to make things, do things, hack, etc. This simple idea of people getting together to make communities makes Jono Bacon excited (me too). He hosted a half-day workshop at OSCON about community management, where he shared with us his packaged thoughts on building strong communities.

Read more

Leftovers: OSS

Filed under
OSS

Why I created Open Source Protocol

Filed under
OSS

I recently launched the Open Source Protocol (OS Protocol), a standard that can be used to link to where the code for a website is hosted. The protocol is fairly simple—all it involves is metatags, and most websites will only need two or three lines of code to be compliant.

OS Protocol is based on Facebook's Open Graph Protocol (OGP) and Twitter's Card protocol. Both of these use metatags in an HTML document's header to help their crawlers get metadata about a website; the site name, picture, a description. What I envision is a different sort of crawler that can identify the source of a page.

Read more

Capital One Out to Display its Geekdom with Open Source DevOps Dashboard

Filed under
OSS
  • Capital One Out to Display its Geekdom with Open Source DevOps Dashboard

    At OSCON today, Capital One will be unveiling Hygieia, a comprehensive DevOps dashboard that its agile teams developed, as its first open source product.

  • Capital One Unveils Open Source Dev Tool at OSCON

    “Most DevOps tools only cover a portion of the pipeline,” the company explains in a press release, “for example quality or environment health, but they don’t offer a comprehensive view.” Hygieia provides “customizable widgets for all of the steps in the software development lifecycle.” It’s available on GitHub and is released under the Apache 2.0 license.

IBM moves open source business software to the cloud

Filed under
OSS

BM has set up a new code repository that aims to foster collaborative development of enterprise open source software—and it may also drum up interest in its own Bluemix platform services.

IBM has seeded the site, called DeveloperWorks Open, with more than 50 IBM open-source projects.

Read more

Docker VP Marianna Tessel: What’s Next For Containers

Filed under
Server
Interviews
OSS

Linux container technology has evolved rapidly over the past year as adoption expands beyond large web companies to become the de facto way organizations are building distributed applications today. The technology has become more sophisticated to support multi-container, multi-host applications, and has even expanded beyond Linux to the Windows architecture, says Marianna Tessel, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Docker.

Read more

Leftovers: OSS

Filed under
OSS
Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Wayland in Fedora 23 Linux Allows for Use of Multiple Monitors with Different DPIs

Fedora Project, through Christian Schaller, was proud to report on the progress made for the next-generation Wayland display server that it might be used by default on the upcoming major release of the Fedora Linux operating system, Fedora 23. Read more

GNOME Developers Discuss Codenames, GNOME 3.18 Might be Dubbed "Gothenburg"

Allan Day, a GNOME UX designer working for Red Hat and renowned GNOME developer/contributor, opened an interesting discussion on the official GNOME mailing list, about possible codenames for upcoming releases of the acclaimed desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems. Read more

Developer lowers Drupal's barrier to entry

From a consumer perspective, I'd like open source to be ubiquitous to the point of invisibility. Using recent Ubuntu distros, I'm always shocked at how professional the environment feels. Just five years ago, you'd need to hunt down drivers and do a bunch of fiddling to get basic things like a sound card working. Now there are so many pushbutton ways to deploy open source tech, from OSes to CMS distros on Pantheon to buying an Android-powered mobile phone. We're not quite to the point where CMS users can feel like open source is transparent; there's still a huge investment in vendors to give you the expertise to manage your Drupal or WordPress site, for example. But we're closer than we were a decade ago, and that's pretty exciting. Read more

Intel invests $60 million in drone venture

Intel is investing $60 million in UAV firm Yuneec, whose prosumer “Typhoon” drones use Android-based controllers. Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich and Yuneec International CEO Tian Yu took to YouTube to announce an Intel investment of more than $60 million in the Hong Kong based company to help develop drone technology. No more details were provided except for Krzanich’s claim that “We’ve got drones on our road map that are going to truly change the world and revolutionize the industry.” One possibility is that Intel plans to equip the drones with its RealSense 3D cameras (see farther below). Read more