New story! Uber cloaked its spying and all it got from Apple was a slap on the wrist

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Apr 24, 2017 6:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Greyball snoopware even 'geofenced' Cupertino Uber hid its fingerprinting of iPhone users from Apple – techniques that would have had any other app thrown out of Apple's store. Uber retained the information even after the Uber app had been deleted and the phone had been wiped. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick got a personal reprimand from Apple CEO Tim Cook, but the app stayed put, and Uber continues to use fingerprinting worldwide.…

New story! How to track and secure open source in your enterprise

  • CIO.com; By Mary Branscombe (Posted by abennett on Apr 24, 2017 4:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Your developers are using open source — even if you don't know about it. Here's how to take control and why you need to.

New story! Open source group focuses on industrial IoT gateway middleware

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Apr 24, 2017 3:36 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The Linux Foundation has launched an open source, cross-platform “EdgeX Foundry” project based on Dell’s FUSE for standardizing middleware on IoT gateways. The new EdgeX Foundry organization will develop modular, cross-platform middleware for industrial IoT edge gateways. Based on a Dell FUSE project, the open source group aims to simplify and standardize industrial IoT edge […]

New story! Libreswan based Ipsec VPN using preshared and RSA keys on Ubuntu

The purpose of this tutorial is to explore LibreSwan which provides an IPsec protocol implementation. It is available in RedHat distributions, however, it can be compiled for another platform such as Ubuntu/Debian easily. In this article, the LibreSwan tool is built from source on Ubuntu, then a two peer VPN is configured using preshared & RSA keys between the gateway devices.

New story! Assimilate Go Programming with Open Source Books

  • OSSBlog.org; By Steve Emms (Posted by sde on Apr 24, 2017 1:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
Go is a compiled, statically typed programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. It’s a general purpose programming language with modern features, clean syntax and a robust well-documented common library, making it a good candidate to learn as your first programming language. While it borrows ideas from other languages such as Algol and C, it has a very different character. It’s sometimes described as a simple language.

New story! Stanford Uni's intro to CompSci course adopts JavaScript, bins Java

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Apr 24, 2017 10:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Java's days are numbered – but it's a very large number In early April, Stanford University began piloting a new version of its introductory computer science course, CS 106A. The variant, CS 106J, is taught in JavaScript rather than Java.…

New story! 4 new OpenStack how-tos and guides

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 24, 2017 8:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Having OpenStack experience continues to be among the most in-demand skills in the tech world, as organizations continue to seek to build and manage their own open source clouds. But OpenStack is a big topic, made up of dozen of individual projects that are being actively developed at a rapid pace. Just keeping your skills up to date can be a challenge. read more

New story! Why Choose Linux Operating System?

  • Linux notes from DarkDuck (Posted by darkduck on Apr 24, 2017 6:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Linux is a free operating system that anyone can download and install on their computers. It's one of the top five platforms used in the world, and yet most people don't understand its benefits. With that in mind, this post will draw your attention towards all the advantages you can expect to encounter.

New story! Building a Wearable Device with Zephyr

The Linux Foundation’s open source Zephyr Project received considerable attention at this February’s Embedded Linux Conference (ELC). Although there are still no shipping products running this lightweight real-time operating system (RTOS) for microcontrollers, Fabien Parent and Neil Armstrong of the French embedded firm BayLibre shared their experiences in developing a wearable device that may end up being the first Zephyr-based consumer electronics product.

New story! Automatic MySQL schema management with Skeema

At this year's Percona Live open source database conference, I'll be discussing automatic MySQL schema management with Skeema. Skeema solves many problems that software engineers and DBAs encounter when managing migrations. How can they keep schemas in sync across development, staging, and production systems? read more

New story! Whats new in OpenStack Ocata

  • Opensource.com; By Rich Bowen (Posted by bob on Apr 24, 2017 12:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
OpenStack Ocata has now been out for a little over a month and we're about to see the first milestone of the Pike release. Past cycles show that now's about the time when people start looking at the new release to see if they should consider moving to it. So here's a quick overview of what's new in this release.

New story! Getting to Know GNOME (From a Unity Perspective)

  • Linux.com; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Apr 23, 2017 10:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME, Linux
Jack Wallen looks at the similarities and differences between Unity and GNOME to help Unity users effortlessly make the transition.

New story! Mirantis enters the Kubernetes game and ups its OpenStack play

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Apr 23, 2017 8:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Besides managing OpenStack clouds, Mirantis is adding cloud container management to its skillset with Kubernetes.

New story! The Companies That Support Linux and Open Source: Doky

  • Linux.com; By Libby Clark (Posted by bob on Apr 23, 2017 6:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Doky is a Linux-based online operating system that provides cloud collaboration and storage and a quickly growing, fully integrated set of virtual desktop apps. Its free web and mobile platform can replace the functions of a local computer, allowing users to access their desktop, data, tabs and more securely from any computer, anywhere, anytime.

New story! 5 ways to succeed at learning a programming language

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 23, 2017 4:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Whether you're taking up programming for the first time, or learning your 50th language, you might ask, "What's the best way to learn to program?" I surveyed dozens of people who taught themselves to program in Rust as part of my OSCON talk in 2016, and asked the expert autodidacts what advice they would give to others for picking up a new language. I found that despite their diverse backgrounds, all of my interviewees shared five common approaches to building new programming skills. read more

New story! Ubuntu 17.10 Codename Released

Recently Ubuntu has been the talk of the town due to Mark shuttleworth's announcement on discontinuation of Unity 8 development. Now there is another news coming from Ubuntu which is the release of codename of its upcoming Ubuntu version, i.e. Ubuntu 17.10. It's Artful Aardvark!

New story! Collabora Office 5.3 Officially Released, Based on LibreOffice 5.3 Office Suite

Collabora was proud to announce the official release of Collabora Office 5.3 office suite based on the latest stable LibreOffice 5.3 open-source office suite.

New story! How to Set Up Your Own Linux Photo Management System with Lychee

  • Make Tech Easier; By Derrik Diener (Posted by damien on Apr 23, 2017 11:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Ever wanted to have your own self-hosted Linux photo management system? Lychee is a tool that allows users to upload and catalog their photo collections.

New story! Steam For Linux Steam review

Technically, physically, mentally, chemically games are those things which make us feel like a child again. Age doesn’t matter, what matter is that spirit that is inside us, that “gamer” spirit. When I joined Linux two years ago, I installed steam firstly to get my games from windows back. Now I've got a library of limitless free and paid games having my CS: GO too. I am a daily CS: GO, player. All my favorite games are on Linux via steam. That is why I decided to review it for you guys who are new to Linux world and are in a doubt that how to use steam, what is steam? All answers are here. So here is Steam for Linux.

New story! systemd-free Devuan Linux hits version 1.0.0

Unix greybeards issue release candidate and proclaim init freedom Devuan, the effort to build a systemd-free version of Debian, has released Devuan Jessie 1.0.0, a release candidate felt to be just about the finished article.…

New story! Libreboot Wants Back Into GNU

Early this morning, Libreboot’s lead developer Leah Rowe posted a notice to the project’s website and a much longer post to the project’s subreddit, indicating that she would like to submit (or resubmit, it’s not clear how that would work at this point) the project to “rejoin the GNU Project.”

New story! Containers, a Great Privacy Add-On Currently in Firefox Test Pilot

While not Linux specific by any means, here is a Firefox add-on (currently in Firefox Test Pilot) that I've been using and I believe is beneficial to any Firefox user, especially those who want a bit of extra privacy. Containers are basically a way of isolating tabs to their own profiles (profile-per-tab, if you like). This isn't quite the same as separate profiles that Firefox allows you to start up the browser with, but the result is quite similar nonetheless: tabs are confined to their particular container, including cookies and login data.

New story! EFF Says Google Chromebooks Are Still Spying on Students

Google still hasn't shed its "bad guy" clothes when it comes to the data it collects on underage students. In fact, the Electronic Frontier Foundation says the company continues to massively collect and store information on children without their consent or their parents'. Not even school administrators fully understand the extent of this operation, the EFF says.

New story! (Satire) Canonical Reboots Convergence; Introduces the No Desktop Environment

  • The Linux Rain; By Andrew Powell (Posted by eldersnake on Apr 22, 2017 11:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Humor
Just mere days after the news broke that Canonical would be using the GNOME desktop environment in the default release of the Ubuntu operating system, following the news of the company also dropping the Unity desktop and the greater goal of "convergence", newly re-appointed Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth has shocked the Linux community with yet another bombshell - to reboot the plans for convergence, through what he calls the "No Desktop Environment".

New story! Creating personalized Ubuntu, Mint and Debian ISOs for Intel Mini PCs

Normally Linux distribution ISOs work perfectly when written to a USB for booting as a 'Live USB' allowing both usage and installation of the distro. Unfortunately with the introduction of Intel Atom based mini PCs the issue of requiring a 32-bit bootloader to boot a 64-bit OS arose

New story! New Open Door Policy for GitHub Developer Program

GitHub has opened the doors on its three year old GitHub Developer Program. As of Monday, developers no longer need to have paid accounts to participate.

New story! Intellectual Discovery and Microsoft Feed Patent Trolls Like Intellectual Ventures Which Then Strategically Attack Rivals

Like a swarm of blood-sucking bats, patent trolls prey on affluent companies that derive their wealth from GNU/Linux and freedom-respecting software (Free/libre software)

New story! Linux Kernels 4.10.12, 4.9.24 LTS and 4.4.63 LTS Bring x86 and OrangeFS Changes

Only three days after releasing the Linux 4.10.11, 4.9.23 LTS and 4.4.62 LTS kernels, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced today the release of a new set of maintenance updates for the Linux 4.10, 4.9, and 4.4 kernel series.

New story! X-ES spins Enterprise Linux BSP for its x86 boards

X-ES launched a RHEL-compatible “X-ES Enterprise Linux” distro optimized for its x86 COMs and SBCs starting with its recent Xeon/Broadwell VPX and VME SBCs. Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES), which has supported its embedded boards with Gentoo Linux, will now offer a Red Hat flavored X-ES Enterprise Linux (XEL) board support package option as the default, […]

New story! 12 ways to maintain your existing community: How you deal with difficult conversations?

Help us collect community knowledge by blogging about the weekly community management theme. Blog posts are due the following Thursday after each new theme is announced. Next week's challenge is Difficult Conversations. Check out ways to recruit new community members in week #1 blogging challenge. read more

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