A new OTA update is being prepared for Ubuntu Touch, and it looks like developers are currently putting the final touches on it. The update is approaching final freeze, which will be put in place this week.
The change in Microsoft's rhetoric regarding Linux has been clear even since the new CEO, Satya Nadella, took the place of the Linux-hater Steve Balmer, and now we're witnessing the impossible. Microsoft recommends Linux on Twitter.
IoT World Europe in Berlin is an event that takes place between 5 and 7 October, and it will be host to a lot of cool new smart devices. Canonical is launching there a new initiative named The Internet of Toys.
Red Hat eyes app platform leader with Samsung
Red Hat, the world's leading mobile application platform provider, says it will create an unprecedented partnership model with Samsung, a move it has been pushing to provide converged mobile systems at the enterprise level.
A kid in an open source candy store
In 2009, I decided to leave HP and become an independent consultant. I presented at the inaugural LinuxCon on "Transforming Your Company with Open Source." Over time, my engagement with open source became more introspective. I wanted to integrate its lessons more fully into the personal development lessons that I was learning through my ongoing studies of psychology and spirituality. I thought back to the kid in the candy store. What open source was doing was connecting (and confronting!) me with the energy of abundance. This is the kind of energy that encourages positive action while loosening attachment to the fruits of that action, increasing self-awareness in the process. I wrote about this in a 2011 article on Opensource.com, and expanded on it further in chapter 3 of my book Enlightening Technical Leadership in 2013.
Does your company know how much open source it uses?
Licenses are the legal underpinning of open source projects, but companies don't always know how to manage them. Jeff Luszcz founded Palamida to help organizations ensure they were complying with upstream software licenses. Along the way, he and his team discovered that being unaware of the open source licenses in use leads to being unaware of vulnerabilities that need to be patched.