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OpenWrt 15.05 Release Candidate 3 Uses Linux Kernel 3.18.18 LTS

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The OpenWrt project, through Steven Barth, announced recently that the third RC (Release Candidate) version of the anticipated OpenWrt 15.05 (Chaos Calmer) open-source third-party firmware for routers is available for download and testing.

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Leftovers: OSS

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Leftovers: OSS

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  • What's next for open source question answering technologies

    Grant Ingersoll is CTO at Lucidworks, provider of Fusion, but his claim to the open source community are his contributions to Apache Lucene, Solr, and Mahout. (He co-founded Apache Mahout in 2008 with the goal to build an environment for quickly creating scalable machine learning applications.) This year, Grant will be speaking at OSCON 2015 about building a next generation QA system with open source tools and about how to use Apache Solr for data science.

  • Bright Future & Strong Growth for Open Source Web Development According to Opace

    “Open source software is the way forward and has been since day one for us here at Opace" says David Bryan, Managing Director at Birmingham-based digital agency, Opace. The company, which specialises in web design and eCommerce development, proudly bases their entire business model and delivery around open source, believing it offers the best opportunities for both innovation and ground breaking developments. With 78% of companies now running some kind of open source software (according to the 2015 Future of Open Source survey), it’s looking like they could be onto something great.

  • Follow the Open Source Road

    This spring, I attended my first OpenStack Summit in Vancouver. As usual, there was a room reserved for media and analysts to hold meetings, but this one had only a curtain to separate two seating areas. I thought that it was strange, since it offered no privacy, and indeed, one company I met with was quite unhappy about it.

    A few weeks later, I recounted this story to my colleague, Caroline Chappell, who thought the setup was, in fact, perfectly appropriate for an open source conference. We talked about how a "curtain test" could be used to gauge a company's true seriousness about openness -- the theory being that there should be no secrets when it comes to open source, so who cares if there's only a curtain for separation?

  • Linux on supercomputers, Google's Eddystone, and more news
  • Google takes on iBeacon with open-source Eddystone
  • Google Proposes Open Source Beacons

    Google introduced an open specification for Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacons on Tuesday in the hope that it can encourage developers, marketers, and hardware makers to adopt its technology alongside, or in lieu of, the iBeacon system offered by Apple.

  • Google Backs Open Source System In Cloud Battle with Amazon

    Google has become the biggest name yet to back the open source cloud system OpenStack. Specifically, Google will help integrate its own open source container management software Kubernetes.

    This may seem like in-the-enterprise-weeds news, but it represents another significant step as Google tries to make up ground against Amazon’s wildly popular AWS suite of cloud products.

  • Google joins the OpenStack Foundation to promote open source technologies

    GOOGLE HAS JOINED the OpenStack Foundation, becoming a corporate sponsor in a bid to promote open source and open cloud technologies.

Visualizing flux: Time travel, torque, and temporal maps

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Open source is so important to our mission to make maps more accessible, and it's been essential for our stack development as we progressively learn from community requests and contributions. Our software is engineered for ease-of-use, and our GUI Editor interface is an effort to make mapping projects more accessible to non-GIS experts. Everyone should be able to map found, open, and personal data, easily. At the same time, we have almost all of the functionality accessibility in our editor, available via our open source libraries and APIs. We have Carto.js for making maps, Torque.js for time-series data mapping, Odyssey.js for building chapterized narratives on maps, Vecnik.js for vector rendering, as well as our Import, Map, and SQL APIs to facilitate easy and open map-building in code.

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7 big reasons to contribute to Opensource.com

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Opensource.com runs like other open source projects. The content collected and shared with you on this site is the result of the time, energy, and contributions from people all over the world. The writers you see published here, the community you see engaged with us on social media, and our readers keep Opensource.com going.

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Leftovers: OSS

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  • Open source router project administers Lithium

    The CloudRouter Project, a months-old effort to open source cloud routing, is announcing first shipment of OpenDaylight’s new “Lithium” SDN controller.

    OpenDaylight is a participant in the CloudRouter Project, and Lithium was released two weeks ago. It is OpenDaylight’s third SDN controller release and includes enhancements in security and automation, scalability, performance, OpenStack and group-based policy, including support for Cisco/Citrix/IBM/Microsoft/Sungard OpFlex policy protocol.

  • Continuous integration and delivery for documentation

    How does OpenStack merge over 900 documentation changes in less than three months? We treat docs like code and continuously publish reviewed content from multiple git repositories.

  • Mozilla Winter of Security is back!

    Last year, we introduced the Mozilla Winter of Security (MWoS) to invite students to work on security projects with members of Mozilla’s security teams. Ten projects were proposed, and dozens of teams applied. A winter later, MWoS 2014 gave birth to exciting new technologies such as the SeaSponge Threat Modeling platform, the Masche memory scanning Go library, a Linux Audit plugin written in Go for integration in Heka, and a TLS Observatory.

  • Russian big data technologies evolve with one eye on US open source

    Russian data technicians have, until recently, shunned full-scale use of US-based open-source big data technology; but with one eye on it

    Russian technology firms have largely focused on developing their own technologies for big data. And these are put to work across many sectors of the Russian economy.

  • LibreOffice 5.0 to Get Numerous DOCX Improvements

    The Document Foundation has released the third RC (Release Candidate) for the LibreOffice 5.0.0 branch, which is now available for download and testing.

  • Unlocking employee potential in the open organization
  • What matters most? Using metrics to build a better team
  • BUDDY opensource companion bot meets 100K crowdfunding goal in 1 day; now >200% funded

    BUDDY was purposely built on an open-source technology platform using popular development tools, such as OpenCV and Unity3D, to allow as many developers as possible to build applications for it. BUDDY’s industry standard platform includes the most popular programming languages and the Android mobile operating system.

Docker 1.7.1 Open-Source Linux Container Engine Has Better Support for CentOS 6.6

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The well-known and widely used Docker open-source container engine for GNU/Linux operating system has recently been updated to version 1.7.1, a release that fixes over 15 issues reported by users since the announcement of Docker 1.7.

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Why government needs open source databases

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Recent reports on our economy have been positive, but government agencies are still facing unprecedented financial pressures as a result of the 2008 economic crisis and subsequent sequester. As agencies are forced to make do with less, funding for technology programs – across federal, state and local jurisdictions – can oftentimes be the first area to face cuts. With this in mind, CIOs are always on the lookout for ways to centralize and optimize their existing technology to fit into new budget requirements. Open source technologies have become the new priority for government agencies as they look to rein in costs without sacrificing security.

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Evolution Open-Source Groupware Client Receives Massive Update for GNOME 3.16

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The developers of the Evolution open-source groupware, calendar, and email client used in numerous distributions of GNU/Linux have recently released a massive update for the GNOME 3.16 desktop environment.

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Open source router project administers Lithium

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The CloudRouter Project, a months-old effort to open source cloud routing, is announcing first shipment of OpenDaylight’s new “Lithium” SDN controller.

OpenDaylight is a participant in the CloudRouter Project, and Lithium was released two weeks ago. It is OpenDaylight’s third SDN controller release and includes enhancements in security and automation, scalability, performance, OpenStack and group-based policy, including support for Cisco/Citrix/IBM/Microsoft/Sungard OpFlex policy protocol.

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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)?