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ReactOS 0.4.1 Released

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OS
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The ReactOS team is proud to announce the release of version 0.4.1 a mere three months after the release of 0.4.0. The team has long desired an increased release tempo and the hope is that this will be the first of many of faster iterations.

Due to the brief period of time between the two releases, 0.4.1 is ultimately a refinement of what was in 0.4.0. That is not to say that there are no new features of course, and a few highlights of both categories are listed below.

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Linux, the GPL and the Power of Sharing

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GNU
Linux
OSS

Yes Virginia, there is a Linux community. It’s alive and well in just about every place you want to imagine. And it’s doing quite well for itself. Quite well.

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Also: 4 ways to share power, not hoard it

How Fuzzing Can Make A Large Open Source Project More Secure

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Security

Emily Ratliff of the Linux Foundation explains the considerations to take when planning to fuzz your open source project

One of the best practices for secure development is dynamic analysis. Among such techniques, fuzzing has been highly popular since its invention and a multitude of fuzzing tools of varying sophistication have been developed.

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Also: Despite New FCC Rules, Linksys, Asus Say They'll Still Support Third Party Router Firmware

Orca Screen Reader Updated for GNOME 3.20.2 with Performance Improvements

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GNU
Linux
OSS

The Orca open-source screen reader and magnifier software used by default in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems has been updated today, May 16, 2016, to version 3.20.2.

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Mozilla and Linux Foundation Advance New Trends in Open Source Funding

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Linux
Moz/FF
OSS

Who pays for open source development? Increasingly, large organizations like Mozilla and the Linux Foundation. That's the trend highlighted by recent moves like the expansion of the Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) project.

The Mozilla Foundation has long injected money into the open source ecosystem through partnerships with other projects and grants. But it formalized that mission last year by launching MOSS, which originally focused on supporting open source projects that directly complement or help form the basis for Mozilla's own products.

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The need for Open source skills in Africa

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OSS

Despite the fact that OS skills development is nothing new, the subtle changes in business requirements over the years mean the need has progressed beyond foundational skills. Today, companies are looking for people who have more advanced OS skills reflecting a more dynamic, connected business landscape.

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Leftovers: OSS

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OSS

FCC vs. FOSS

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Hardware
OSS

FOSS Events

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Open source from a recruiter's perspective

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Many clients tell me that although they want a candidate who has an exceptional technical mind, the ideal person should also really like this stuff. When you are passionate about something, you find yourself working on it even when you aren't getting paid.

My clients often ask, "Do they code in their spare time?" "Can I find their work anywhere?" "What do they really enjoy?" Open source contributors are often at an advantage because they check these boxes, and not only are their projects out in the open—so is the evidence of their coding proficiency.

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