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LG G3 Marshmallow update coming very soon, open source code published

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In mid-November we saw a report that the LG G3 will be getting updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in December, specifically between the 16th and the 18th. It seems that the update has passed the testing phase as LG has already released the open source code for it.

The update itself is not out yet, but be on the lookout for reports from Poland, which is LG's usual market of choice for the first soak test. Note that this file is for the international LG D855 version of the G3, carrier and regional versions may get the update with a delay.

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Norway county shares emergency response system

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Norway’s Akerhus county is sharing its early warning and crises management system. The solution is published using the Mozilla open source licence. The system is in operation in two schools, and will be implemented by other schools in Akerhus in the coming months.

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The Raspberry Pi Open-Source 3D Driver Still Has A Lot Of Work Ahead

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While Linux 4.5 is set to receive the DRM changes for supporting open-source 3D on the Raspberry Pi and in user-space those bits are settling down in the VC4 Gallium3D driver, the game isn't over and there still is more work ahead before this open-source Raspberry Pi 3D stack will replace the closed-source RPi 3D driver.

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Leftovers: OSS

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  • Try a Fresh Web Browser!

    The web browser market is dominated by a few mature heavyweights: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. But they are not for everyone. And there are a myriad of other web browsers that are worth investigating. With a smorgasbord of web browsers out there, there should be one to cater for your own specific requirements. If you want to experiment with some fresh and innovative web browsers, this article should be helpful.

  • Revisiting Best Big Data Case Study: We Have New Details about Narwhal vs Orca Case Study (of US Elections 2012 and world's largest Big Data project for which there is performance data) (Updated)

    We have some new performance data on Big Data. And we return to the best case study there exists on Big Data as the only major case that offers some details of its performance. Yes, its time to revisit Orca vs Narwhal, the battle of election-specialist database systems of the 2012 Presidential election. I promised you that some more details will eventually come out and we'll revisit that topic when it does Today we find new data courtesy of Jim Messina.

  • Kylin, Brooklyn Among New Apache Projects to Graduate to Top Level

    The Apache Software Foundation, which incubates more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, has graduated several important projects to top-level status over the past few days. The foundation announced that Apache Brooklyn is now a Top-Level Project (TLP), "signifying that the project's community and products have been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process and principles." Brooklyn is an application blueprint and management platform used for integrating services across multiple data centers as well as and a wide range of software in the cloud.

  • Big Data: ask the right questions

    The Big Data phenomenon has reached a reality that is often baffling to the amount of information to be managed, and what for us today is called “Big” it will not be anymore in 5 years, from where it will be necessary to coin other terminologies and corresponding analysis technologies .

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  • Joomla patches critical remote execution bug

    The open-source project behind the widely used Joomla content management system has issued a patch for a vulnerability that is now being widely used by hackers.

    The open-source project behind the widely used Joomla content management system has issued a patch for a vulnerability that is now being widely used by hackers.

    Sucuri, a company that specializes in securing websites, wrote on Monday that attackers have been trying exploit the flaw for the last two days.

  • LLVM 3.8 Should Be Released In Mid-February

    Under the plans laid out on the mailing list, LLVM 3.8 would be branched on 13 January followed by the first release candidate, the critical bug fixing period and RC2 would begin on 27 January, and the final release would ship around 18 February.

  • Haiku OS Adds GCC 5 Compiler Packages

    It's been a while since last having anything to report on with Haiku OS, the BeOS inspired open-source operating system. One minor advancement to mention today is they have just landed optional GCC5 compiler support packages.

  • GNU Press fundraiser discount: members enjoy 30% off, nonmembers get 10%!

    Help the Free Software Foundation by doing your holiday shopping at GNU Press. If you are not a member, join today! Any purchase made during this time will count toward our fundraising goal of $450,000.

  • Romanian Ministry for Public Consultation opens consultation on its organisation

    Last week, the Ministry for Public Consultation and Civic Dialogue (MCPDC) organised a public debate to discuss the budget draft law for 2016, as the nineoclock.ro website said. This represents a first step towards an Open Budget approach.

  • AI Goes Open Source To The Tune Of $1 Billion

    AI is a hot topic and it is clear that it could be an engine for great good or great evil depending on who or what controls it. OpenAI is a new non-profit that aims to put the control back in the people's hands.

  • Elon Musk, tech behemoths invest $1bn in open-source AI research

    Research in the artificial intelligence field has come a long way in recent years. We've progressed beyond predictive analytics towards deep learning, such as those used in IBM's Watson supercomputer, which promotes the use architectures which allow a machine to generate its own algorithms based on data -- rather than developers inputting single algorithms and instructions for certain problems.

Top 10 open source projects of 2015

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Every year we look back at 10 of the hot open source projects from the past 12 months. (Last year's list made a splash!) And, we expect more great things from these projects in 2016.

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Funding open source projects makes good business sense

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In business, investment expects a return. So, what's the return on funding open source software?

It's not always clear to people why companies like Divio—businesses that need to make a profit—would want to donate to open source communities and projects. Giving money away isn't exactly the first thing one would put on a business plan.

In our case, we sponsor numerous projects with ongoing regular contributions, including the Django Fellowship programme, Read the Docs, and Django Girls. We also sponsor well over a dozen open source conferences each year, from large, established events such as PyCon U.S. and DjangoCon (Europe and U.S.) to small, nascent ones such as Django Weekend and Python Namibia.

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FOSS in Networking

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Can open source can be a kick starter for mobile in the enterprise?

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One of these systems is IBM LinuxONETM, which can scale to handle tens of billions of interactions daily with sub-second response times. This system can process 54 per cent more data than distributed systems for model building, according to tests using Spark-Perf benchmark suite.

It can also help simplify the creation of innovative intelligent apps when using the Apache Spark big data processing engine; and lets companies tap into Node.js to develop high performance web and mobile apps without purchasing additional hardware.

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IBM on OMR

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