Today I want to talk a bit about some cool features of systemd, the default Debian init system since the release of Jessie. Ubuntu has also adopted systemd in 15.04, meaning that you are going to find it literally everywhere.
LibreOffice 4.4.6 to Be Last in the Series, New RC Is Out
The Document Foundation has revealed that the first Release Candidate for LibreOffice 4.4.6 has been released, and it packs quite a lot of changes and improvements.
Azul Zing goes live on Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon Web Services
Azul Systems, the provider of Java runtime solutions, has announced that Zing, it's Java Virtual Machine, is now available as Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon Web Services.
How to move the needle in open source
The intersection of those two concepts is the sweet spot to success (in my mind) in open source. Everyone wants to be a +1 in their interactions in open source, but sometimes you have to settle for being a 0 for a while until you build up enough expertise in a project. You don't want to be a -1, where you are actively hampering work from being done.
However, you should be bold and inquisitive when figuring out what you want to work on in open source. People will generally help you in open source communities if they see you're passionate and willing to learn.