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  • FlexPV Is an Open Source Vehicle Development Kit that Turns You into an Inventor - Video

    The device was designed by Guiyang, China-based FlexLab Community, a free online community and physical workshop where everyone can design, make and share their projects. The FlexPV is one of those devices, and it’s described as “an open source personal vehicle development kit working with a collaborative community.”

  • FlexPV Open Source Vehicle Developer Kit (video)

    Maker, hobbyist and developers involved in personal vehicle development are sure to be interested in a new development kit called FlexPV that has been developed and created by FlexLab Community.

    The FlexPV system takes the form of an open source personal vehicle development kit, that has standardised the basic hardware and software, making it easy for anyone to make an electric vehicle, and remote control it using their smartphone or tablet.

  • 18-year-old Lukas Hoppe's open source SLS 3D printer successfully funded on IndieGoGo

    While FDM 3D printers look great and function great, many users invariably and jealously look towards more accurate and more functional 3D printing technologies such as SLA and SLS 3D printers. After all, not needing support structures or being able to print in more than plastic is a dream for many, and the 18-year-old German student Lukas Hoppe is one of them. He has therefore spent the last year or so working on an open-source SLS 3D printer, and through a successful Indiegogo campaign, he now has the funds to complete and share his YOU-SLS machine.

  • WordPress Quickly Patches Zero-Day Comment Flaw

    The open-source WordPress content management system (CMS) on April 27 issued an emergency update, patching a new zero-day vulnerability that might have exposed users to risk.

    Security researcher Jouko Pynnönen first blogged about the zero-day issue on April 26. "An unauthenticated attacker can inject JavaScript in WordPress comments," Pynnönen warned. "The script is triggered when the comment is viewed."

  • Open source threatens to eat the database market

    Marten Mickos may no longer run MySQL, but his ghost still haunts the database market.

    Years ago, Mickos declared, "The relational database market is a $9 billion a year market. I want to shrink it to $3 billion and take a third of the market." MySQL never got to that point, generating roughly $100 million in sales before being acquired by Sun for $1 billion, but that commoditization urge has hit the database market hard.

  • Mesos + DCOS: Mesosphere's Vision for the Open Cloud

    Mesosphere last week announced a partnership to integrate Google's Kubernetes container management tool with its own growing data center operating system (DCOS).

  • Apache Parquet Now a Top-Level Project, with Hadoop Appeal

    Never underestimate how much the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is doing to drive the Hadoop community forward. This week, I reported on how it and the Open Data Platform partners are really driving standardization forward on the Hadoop scene.

    Now, an open source project called Apache Parquet, which provides columnar storage in Hadoop, has been promoted to a top-level Apache Software Foundation (ASF)-sponsored project, a clear sign that it will find its way to entrenchment in many Hadoop deployments.

  • The Short History of OSWALD

    It was not exactly a clandestine handoff, as you would see in a spy movie. Emily Dunham told me she’d bring it with her to LinuxFest Northwest and, when we met in the hallway at Bellingham Technical College, I asked her, “did you bring it?”

  • COM Express Type 6 module runs Linux on 5th Gen Cores

    Advantech launched a Linux-ready, 5th Gen Core based “SOM-6896″ COM Express Type 6 Compact module with triple displays, 4K video, and four PCIe interfaces.

  • Introducing the Moksha Desktop

    To understand why, you need to understand where Bodhi has come from as a project. Bodhi has always been a project based around the Enlightenment desktop.

  • Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 Will Drop Enlightenment E19 for Moksha Desktop, Arrives in August 2015

    Jeff Hoogland, the founder and lead developer of the Ubuntu-based Bodhi Linux operating system, announced plans for dropping the current version of the Enlightenment desktop environment used in the recently released Bodhi Linux 3.0 distro for Moksha Desktop, which is based on the older Enlightenment E17 desktop environment.

  • Bodhi Linux Forks Enlightenment E17

    Bodhi Linux has been one of the notable distributions making use of Enlightenment, but the lead developer of Bodhi, Jeff Hoogland, feels the quality of the releases have been degrading. Jeff also inquired about E17 vs. E19 to his users and found that they too largely felt the quality of the recent Enlightenment releases have been going downhill and presenting new regressions.

  • Not very serious quest to run Linux on every architecture
  • FUDCon Pune Planning Meeting - 28 Apr
  • Darktable 1.6.6 needs more Fedora Testers!!!

    Hello Fedora Users, As Kasun said on his email to the Darktable community, It is seems to be few testers are required to push 1.6.6 version available.

  • Mock 1.2.8 is available

    And you may notice, that Fedora 22+ version of mock is missing LVM plugin.

  • Why James Whitehurst Sold 13,205 Shares of Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT)?
  • SUSE Introduces SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for SAP Applications
  • SUSE Eases Linux Migrations for Customers as Part of 'Simpler Choice' Database Program from SAP
  • Time for gratitude-- BIG THANKS, MAGEIA DEVELOPERS!

    I believe that one of the greatest strengths of Linux is its community. Unfortunately, most of the times, the hard work of the developers that have the technical ability to put a distro together goes unnoticed in the excitement of the final product.

  • Sabayon Linux 14.05 Screencast and Screenshots
  • Updating OpenHardware Firmware 2

    For generic USB devices you can use a firmware version extension that is now used by ColorHug, and I hope other projects too in the future. With this the fwupd daemon can obtain the firmware version without claiming the interface on the device and preventing other software from using it straight away.

  • GTK+ 3.17.1 Fixes Many Bugs, Drops XP, Improves High Contrast Themes

    The first GNOME GTK+ tool-kit update is now out there for the GNOME 3.17 development series that will culminate with the release of GNOME 3.18 in September.

  • Cancelled Release of Calligra 2.9.3

    The Calligra team has noticed some issues with handling of Photoshop (PSD) files in Krita. We understand this as an important missing feature so the release 2.9.3 has been cancelled and supplementary 2.9.4 release is expected in a week. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Another OpenGL 4.2 Extension Comes Close For Intel Mesa

    Another OpenGL 4 extension is nearing completion within the open-source Mesa software library. The extension t his time is ARB_shader_image_load_store, which is needed for OpenGL 4.2 compliance.

  • A Bunch Of Gallium3D D3D9 Fixes Land In Mesa

    For users of "Gallium3D Nine", the state tracker providing Direct3D 9 API support within Mesa, there's a number of fixes that were pushed into Git this morning.

  • GLAMOR + RadeonSI 2D Acceleration Is Quite Good For Open-Source AMD 2D Performance

    Yesterday I posted some benchmark results showing the AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics card on Ubuntu 15.04 and comparing the Catalyst driver to the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver as found on this new Linux distribution release. The previous article focused on the OpenGL performance while today's article is looking squarely at the 2D performance.

  • Oh-oh! Citrix Kills The Applications Barrier To Entry For GNU/Linux
  • Austria’s renewed interoperability framework aligns with EIF

    The Framework replaces the document ‘Austria minds about interoperability’ which was the reference for the interoperability framework before the AIF was published. The alignment of this first framework scored 75%. There was a strong alignment with the EIF on the principles, conceptual model and interoperability governance dimensions. With the renewal of the AIF, principles, interoperability levels and agreements show now stronger alignment.

  • Code for NL is looking for fellows

    According to Ivonne Jansen, Project Manager and Open Data evangelist at Waag Society, one of the partners of Code for NL, the positions are not internships but full jobs. "We are looking for people that are good coders. The primary goal, however, is to show and teach public servants modern ways and tools to develop citizen-centric software. It's about service design, agile development, results, speed, citizen feedback and involving stakeholders; how to make ICT an integral part of policy-making."

  • The 2015 Open Government Awards

    With a successful inaugural year of the Open Government Awards (Awards) in 2014, OGP is now excited to announce the theme for the 2015 Awards – Improving Public Services through Open Government. OGP is asking countries to showcase how open government initiatives have resulted in concrete improvements in the delivery of public services, e.g. economic welfare programs, health care, education, water, roads, public safety etc.

  • Hopes and open source dreams for this year's Google Summer of Code

    Google Summer of Code is getting ready to kick off their 11th iteration of the program. It offers a unique opportunity for students to get involved in open source, with the original slogan of the program being: "Flip bits, not burgers." All of the mentoring organizations have been announced, the student proposals are in, and the selected projects were just announced this week.

  • OpenBSD has accepted projects from Google Summer of Code 2015

    The OpenBSD page for Google Summer of Code 2015 has been updated with the list of accepted projects for this year.

  • DragonEgg Starts Cracking In LLVM

    Going back to the earlier days of LLVM has been the DragonEgg plug-in. DragonEgg is a GCC plug-in that implements LLVM's optimizers and code generators within GCC.

  • Court Orders UK ISPs to Block Popcorn Time Sites

    The Motion Picture Association has obtained a High Court order requiring UK ISPs to block access to five sites that offer the popular Popcorn Time software. In addition, the Internet providers must block several more torrent and streaming sites.

  • Popcorn Time: a blocking order like any other? Birss J's decision in the post-Svensson debate

    As explained by the judge, Popcorn Time refers to an open source application which must be downloaded by the user onto their computer from a Popcorn Time application source website (PTAS website) to browse, search and locate film and TV content using the BitTorrent protocol. The application, which is free to download and does not require the user to return to the PTAS website at all afterwards - operates as a Bit Torrent client but with the addition of media player software, an index/catalogue of titles and images and descriptions of titles.

  • Day against DRM

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  • Citrix Delivers Linux Virtual Desktop Offering

    Citrix is out with some interesting moves in the Linux virtual desktop arena. The company has a new kit called the “Linux Virtual Desktop Tech Preview” which is available here for XenApp or XenDesktop customers with active Subscription Advantage accounts. Citrix Partners can get it as well.

  • Chrome OS will get Lucid sleep mode

    François Beaufort, a Google developer, writes on his Google+ page that Chrome OS is receiving the ability to perform some Wifi functions while the device is sleeping.

  • VXL Launches Gio 6 Linux OS for its Suite of Thin, Cloud and Zero Client Desktop

    VXL Instruments has developed and designed exclusively in-house, VXL's new, industry-leading Gio 6 Linux operating system features a new look, user-friendly design together with greater flexibility, connectivity, security and multimedia capabilities.

  • Linux vendor Cumulus rolls out management pack

    Linux network operating system developer Cumulus Networks this week at Interop rolled out a management platform that provides a common interface and operational process for data center racks.

    The Cumulus Rack Management Platform is based on the company’s Cumulus Linux network operating system code base. Out-of-band management switches running Cumulus RMP may be managed by the same Linux toolsets as both servers and data-plane switches running Cumulus Linux, the company says.

  • Cutelyst 0.8.0 – featuring better stats

    Cutelyst the Qt Web Framework just got a new release!

  • Debian 8.0 Jessie Debuts After Two Years of Effort

    New Debian releases don't occur every day, or even every year. This past week, Debian 8.0 codenamed Jessie was released after nearly two years of development effort. Debian is the first major milestone update for the GNU/Linux distribution since Wheezy was released in 2013.

  • Debian 8.0 LXDE Screencast
  • why not trying to package Hadoop in Debian?

    OpenStack Sahara already provides the reproducible deployment system which you seem to wish. We “only” need Hadoop itself.

  • Backporting and git-buildpackage

    For working with Debian packages, one method of maintaining them is to put them in git and use git-buildpackage to build them right out of the git repository. There are a few pitfalls with it, notably around if you forget to import the upstream you get this strange treeish related error which still throws me at first when I see it.

  • Updating OpenHardware Firmware

    One of the use-cases I’ve got for fwupd is for updating firmware on small OpenHardware projects. It doesn’t make sense for each of the projects to write a GUI firmware flash program when most of them are using a simple HID or DFU bootloader to do basically the same thing. We can abstract out the details, and just require the upstream project to provide metadata about what is fixed in each update that we can all share.

  • Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D Driver Now Exposes GLSL 4.10

    While there's still more work to be done before advertising OpenGL 4.0~4.1 compliance, the Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D driver is now advertising support for GLSL 410 (4.10), the GL Shading Language version to match OpenGL 4.1.

  • Is Linux Mint better than Ubuntu?

    Linux Mint and Ubuntu are two of the most popular desktop Linux distributions around. But why do some people gravitate towards Linux Mint instead of Ubuntu? Is Linux Mint actually better than Ubuntu? A redditor asked why some folks have been opting for Linux Mint instead of Ubuntu, and got some interesting responses.

  • Learn more about the Tizen Web Application Development Process

    Tizen is a new Linux based HTML5 centric Operating System that will offer developers a great opportunity for developers to bring their existing or new apps to a brand new ecosystem, where they actually have a chance of being discovered, and better still stand a chance of generating some real cash revenue.

  • Arrow Electronics Joins Open-Source Software Pioneer Linaro to Help Bring Innovative New Boards to Market
  • Compact embedded PC runs Linux on Bay Trail

    Aaeon’s ruggedized, 158 x 95 x 20mm “Boxer-6403″ PC offers Celeron or Atom SoCs, plus four USB ports and double helpings of GbE, serial, and mini-PCIe I/O.

  • Open source in the federal government

    Today's interview is with Andrew Hoppin, the president of NuCivic.

    Last year Federal Computer Week named NuCivic as one of 17 "hot companies to watch."

    The reason is that NuCivic helps agencies leverage open source software to achieve long term goals.

    The interview began with a comparison.

    Many listeners are aware that a popular operating system called Red Hat is a variation of Linux.

  • OSI Welcomes New Sponsor Deciso

    Sponsor of OPNsense, an open source FreeBSD based firewall and routing platform, extends support to broader open source community.

  • FLISOL Panama 2015 Report

    Panama Fedora team participated in Festival Latinoamericano de Instalación de Software Libre (FLISOL) given on Saturday, April 25th at Universidad del Istmo, main campus.

  • 6 PyCon 2015 community-focused videos to watch

    PyCon 2015 was held in early April in Montreal, and if you couldn't attend in person, you can attend at your leisure thanks to the great videos event organizers quickly uploaded to the PyCon YouTube channel. Normally I'm not a fan of watching conference videos, but I was disappointed to miss this year's event, and I was impressed by how fast the videos went online, so I checked a few of them out.

  • Nginx anchors API management for microservices
  • Mashape Open Sources API Gateway Kong
  • Mashape Unleashes Kong as Open Source API Management Platform
  • Mashape Open-Sources Its Kong API Management Platform
  • Mashape open-sources Kong API management platform...
  • API Hub Mashape Opens Up Kong Platform
  • Sharded Deployments with MongoDB and Brooklyn, a Framework for Scaling

    The nature of distributed architecture requires the user to think through how apps and services may run across multiple cloud services and data centers. Apps are one thing, but running a database in these types of environments carries a different level of complexity.

  • UnoProLogic2 Arduino Open Source Oscilloscope Launches For $24 (video)

    Makers, hobbyists and developers that are looking for an ultra Low cost 4 Channel 300KS/s Oscilloscope that is both Arduino compatible and been specifically designed to complement the DIY test bench.

  • An open source tool for producing and balancing energy

    The software development process has evolved from vendors owning, controlling, and selling proprietary software into a collaborative, open source model. The process of producing energy is going through a similar evolution.

    Consumers have become producers, generating and sharing sustainable solar, wind, and hydro energy, and open source software is part of that energy production evolution. In this article, I will introduce PowerMatcherSuite, a Flexiblepower Alliance Network project licensed under the Apache License, version 2.0.

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  • MPlayer 1.2 released
    Mplayer 1.2 is compatible with the recent FFmpeg 2.8 release. The tarball already includes a copy of FFmpeg, so you don't need to fetch it separately.
  • MPlayer 1.2 Released
    It's been three years since the release of MPlayer 1.1 while surprisingly this weekend MPlayer 1.2 was released.
  • Lightworks: A Professional Video Editor Available for Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Fedora
    Lightworks is a professional video editor which is the fastest, most accessible and focused on Non-Linear Editing (NLE) software, the initial release of Lightworks was in 1989; 26 years ago. It support all resolutions available to public up to 4K as well as video in SD and HD formats. Lightworks has the widest support available for formats currently available in a professional NLE. MXF, Quicktime and AVI containers, with every professional format you can think of: ProRes, Avid DNxHD, AVC-Intra, DVCPRO HD, RED R3D, DPX, H.264, XDCAM EX / HD 422.
  • Using G’MIC to Work Magic on Your Graphics
    If you’re a Gimp power user, G’MIC is, without a doubt, one of the single most important add-ons available for the flagship open source image editing tool. With G’MIC you can bring some real magic to your digital images… and do so with ease. Give it a go and see if it doesn’t take your Gimp work to the next level.
  • VirtualBox 5.0.6 Brings Fixes For Linux 4.3 & More
  • Kodi 16: Alpha 3
  • Kodi 16 Alpha 3 Released
    The third alpha release of the Kodi 16 HTPC open-source software is now available for testing with long-press support. Given the number of devices these days with limited remote control buttons but relying upon a long-press of the OK/Enter button to pull up a context menu, Kodi has now implemented similar long-press support for remotes. That's the main new feature of Kodi 16 Alpha 3.
  • Third Alpha Build of Kodi 16 Media Center Adds Long-Press Support for Remotes

Leftovers: Gaming

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Blackphone Android-based (SilentOS) Reviews

  • Blackphone: privacy-obsessed smartphone aims to broaden its appeal
    Can you hear me now? Not if you’re eavesdropping on a Blackphone. Privacy company Silent Circle has released a second version of its signature handheld, a smartphone designed to quell the data scraping and web tracking that’s become such an integral part of the digital economy in the last few years (and whose results might well end up with the NSA, if the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act passes).
  • Blackphone 2: NSA-thwarting Android smartphone goes on sale
    The handset runs a new version of the firm's Android-based SilentOS, and comes with features including Silent Circle's Silent Phone app, which offers encrypted voice calls, messaging and file transfers.
  • Five things that doomed the big and brilliant BlackBerry 10
    And being late matters. In a globalised technology industry, hundreds of smaller industries, and their own supply chains, all line themselves up alongside the winners. Being late and going it alone is suicidal. Ask Nokia: it envisaged a 'computer first, phone second world' as far back as 2002, when it started Linux development, and devoted billions to being sure it would be competitive when this world came about. But consumers and industry had already anointed a second platform.