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Maximizing the benefits of open source in IoT

With the dawn of the Internet of Things, software is making its way into every product, into every industry. And along with software come developers, who bring their beliefs, attitudes, expertise, and habits along with them. One of those is open source technology — a staple in the software industry since the 1980s, but a new and often scary concept for many traditional industries, whose businesses are built on protecting their assets and intellectual property. In this article, we will illustrate how open source technologies permeate every part of the IoT development stack, and outline how open source can be used as a means of market control as well as a booster of innovation and a way to tap into the IoT developer talent pool. The data have been collected from 3,700 IoT developers in 150 countries across the globe, surveyed in Q4 2015 and shines a light on how big a deal open source really is in IoT, why developers love it, and how companies can create a successful commercial strategy around the use of open source by aligning themselves with the values of that core stakeholder group that are developers. Read more

Based on Slackware 14.2, Absolute 14.2.2 Linux Is Out with Updated Kernel, X.Org

Paul Sherman, the developer of the Absolute Linux distribution based on Slackware, has announced the availability of the second point release to the stable Absolute 14.2 series. Read more

Canonical Outs Live Patch Kernel Update for Ubuntu 16.04 to Patch Security Flaws

Just one day after announcing the availability of new kernel versions for all of its supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems, Canonical published a new kernel live patch security notice for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus). Read more

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