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

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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.

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

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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.

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Open source sails the seven seas

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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.

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A guide for community management from Jono Bacon

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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.

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Why I created Open Source Protocol

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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.

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

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  • 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

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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.

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Docker VP Marianna Tessel: What’s Next For Containers

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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.

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Bodhi Updates, KaOS & Antergos Reviews, Another 25?

Today in Linux news, Jeff Hoogland posted a short update on the progress of Bodhi Linux 4.0 and reported on the updates to the project's donations page. In other news, An Everyday Linux User reviewed Arch-based Antergos Linux saying it was "decent" and Ubuntu-fan Jack Wallen reviewed "beautiful" KDE-centric KaOS. makeuseof.com has five reasons to switch to the Ubuntu phone and Brian Fagioli asked if Linux can survive another 25 years. Read more

Rise of the Forks: Nextcloud and LibreOffice

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  • Secure, Monitor and Control your data with Nextcloud 10 – get it now!
    Nextcloud 10 is now available with many new features for system administrators to control and direct the flow of data between users on a Nextcloud server. Rule based file tagging and responding to these tags as well as other triggers like physical location, user group, file properties and request type enables administrators to specifically deny access to, convert, delete or retain data following business or legal requirements. Monitoring, security, performance and usability improvements complement this release, enabling larger and more efficient Nextcloud installations. You can get it on our install page or read on for details.
  • What makes a great Open Source project?
    Recently the Document Foundation has published its annual report for the year 2015. You can download it as a pdf by following this link, and you can now even purchase a paper copy of the report. This publication gives me the opportunity to talk a bit about what I think makes a great FOSS project and what I understand may be a great community. If it is possible to see this topic as something many people already went over and over again, think again: Free & Open Source Software is seen as having kept and even increased its momentum these past few years, with many innovative companies developing and distributing software licensed under a Free & Open Source license from the very beginning. This trend indicates two important points: FOSS is no longer something you can automagically use as a nice tag slapped on a commodity software; and FOSS projects cannot really be treated as afterthoughts or “nice-to-haves”. Gone are the days where many vendors could claim to be sympathetic and even supportive to FOSS but only insofar as their double-digits forecasted new software solution would not be affected by a cumbersome “community of developers”. Innovation relies on, starts with, runs thanks to FOSS technologies and practices. One question is to wonder what comes next. Another one is to wonder why Open Source is still seen as a complex maze of concepts and practices by so many in the IT industry. This post will try to address one major difficulty of FOSS: why do some projects fail while others succeed.

Red Hat News

  • Red Hat Virtualisation 4 woos VMware faithful
    It is easy for a virtual machine user to feel left out these days, what with containers dominating the discussion of how to run applications at scale. But take heart, VM fans: Red Hat hasn’t forgotten about you. Red Hat Virtualisation (RHV) 4.0 refreshes Red Hat’s open source virtualisation platform with new technologies from the rest of Red Hat’s product line. It is a twofold strategy to consolidate Red Hat’s virtualisation efforts across its various products and to ramp up the company’s intention to woo VMware customers.
  • Forbes Names Red Hat One of the World's Most Innovative Companies
    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced it has been named to Forbes' “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list. Red Hat was ranked as the 25th most innovative company in the world, marking the company's fourth appearance on the list (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016). Red Hat was named to Forbes' "World's Most Innovative Growth Companies" list in 2011.
  • Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)?

GNU/Linux Leftovers

  • World Wide Web became what it is thanks to Linux
    Linux is used to power the largest websites on the Internet, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, eBay, and Wikipedia.
  • SFC's Kuhn in firing line as Linus Torvalds takes aim
    A few days after he mused that there had been no reason for him to blow his stack recently, Linux creator Linus Torvalds has directed a blast at the Software Freedom Conservancy and its distinguished technologist Bradley Kuhn over the question of enforcing compliance of the GNU General Public Licence. Torvalds' rant came on Friday, as usual on a mailing list and on a thread which was started by Software Freedom Conservancy head Karen Sandler on Wednesday last week. She suggested that Linuxcon in Toronto, held from Monday to Thursday, also include a session on GPL enforcement.
  • Linux at 25: A pictorial history
    Aug. 25 marks the 25th anniversary of Linux, the free and open source operating system that's used around the globe in smarphones, tablets, desktop PCs, servers, supercomputers, and more. Though its beginnings were humble, Linux has become the world’s largest and most pervasive open source software project in history. How did it get here? Read on for a look at some of the notable events along the way.