New story! KDE Ships Plasma 5.4.2, bugfix Release for October

Today KDE releases a bugfix update to Plasma 5, versioned 5.4.2.Plasma 5.4 was released in August with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience. This release adds a month's worth of new translations and fixes from KDE's contributors.

New story! Solus Is Now Using Linux Kernel 4.1.10, Lots of Packages Updated

Even if Solus is running a little late, it doesn't mean that its developers are not actively working on it. In fact, quite a lot of interesting stuff has been happening with Solus and all the planned changes will be available in the stable version.

New story! Run a Minecraft server using Spigot

Minecraft is one of the most popular video games in the world today, with over 70 million purchased accounts. After playing single-player for a while, the next step most players look into is multiplayer.

New story! Linux Foundation values Linux and open source at $5B

  • LinuxGizmos; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Oct 6, 2015 11:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Video; Groups: Linux
The LF issued a report estimating the worth of its Linux and open-source projects to be about $5 billion, and launched a “World without Linux” video series.

New story! Linux Foundation Launches OpenChain Workgroup for Open Source Standards

The Linux Foundation has announced the OpenChain Workgroup, which will promote standards based on best practices for open source software development.

New story! The ZFS File System Will be Included in Ubuntu, Says Mark Shuttleworth

A very interesting discussion started earlier today, October 6, on the Ubuntu Snappy Core mailing list about a method of adding kernel modules to the a Snappy-based operating system.

New story! Why the software world needs a 'no-fly zone' for patents

  • ITworld; By Katherine Noyes (Posted by abennett on Oct 6, 2015 8:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Now 10 years old, the Open Invention Network protects more than 2,000 software packages

New story! Does your company know how much open source it uses?

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 6, 2015 7:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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. read more

New story! PHP Vendor Zend Acquired by Rogue Wave

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 6, 2015 6:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP
Zend Technologies - a company that bills itself as 'the' PHP Company has been acquired by Rogue Wave Software for an undisclosed amount.

New story! Linux: Is Sarah Sharp a Social Justice Warrior?

In today's open source roundup: Sarah Sharp's resignation from Linux kernel development sparks charges that she is a Social Justice Warrior. Plus: A review of Android 6.0 Marshmellow. And will Google let Android apps run on Windows 10 Mobile?

New story! Vigilante Malware

Vigilante. The word itself conjures up images of a man in a mask, leaping across rooftops as he chases wrongdoers, dancing with the devil in the pale moonlight. In films and on TV, the vigilante is usually the character we support. But would you welcome a vigilante into your home in real life?

New story! A kid in an open source candy store

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 6, 2015 3:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I was introduced to open source through immersion when I learned C and Perl in college. Compared to previous programming languages like BASIC and Pascal, which I had learned only from textbooks, I learned C and Perl in the context of the Internet. read more

New story! Linix kernel dev who asked Linus Torvalds to stop swearing quits over swearing

Could not work with people who 'spew vile words to maintain radical emotional honesty' Sarah Sharp, the maintainer of USB 3.0 drivers in the Linux Kernel who in July 2013, urged Linux overlord Linus Torvalds to stop abusing fellow developers, has quit all Linux-related work.…

New story! Jane Austen on Python: The intersection of literature and tech

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 6, 2015 2:03 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
This article is for the English majors, the bookworms, the lovers of literature, and the people with humanities backgrounds who sometimes struggle with the question, "So do you ever use your English degree?" It's also for the people who've asked that question of their colleagues with non-STEM backgrounds, who've been confused about how someone could start in psychology and end up in Python. read more

New story! Top Tips For Migrating from Windows to Linux

It's easy to forget how intimidating it can be when trying something completely new for the first time. This is especially true when a power-user comfortable with Windows tries Linux. Since I'm a power user of various Linux distros, Windows and OS X, I have some insights that I think people looking to migrate to Linux need to read. Let's get started, shall we?

New story! Is Oracle Abandoning Java?

This seems to fit with news from early September, when reports began to surface on Twitter, Reddit and Facebook that Oracle was giving the ax to Java evangelists. The fact that these layoffs were coming less than two months before Oracle’s JavaOne conference in San Francisco was considered quite disturbing by the Java community.

New story! Create a culture where difficult conversations aren't so hard

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 6, 2015 11:12 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: News Story
I worked as a consultant for many years before becoming the CEO of Red Hat. One of the most surprising aspects of that work was that people would open up to me, an outsider, about all the elephants in the room—but they were too polite or embarrassed to call out the obvious issues or blame their peers inside their own organizations. My fellow consultants and I would sometimes joke that just about every individual inside a company could immediately tell you what was going wrong and what needed fixing. But whenever everybody convened for a meeting to point out those very issues, you wouldn’t hear a peep about anything that could be perceived as negative. To our amazement, they were more open to hearing feedback from us, the outsiders, than from their own colleagues. read more

New story! The October 2015 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the October 2015 issue.

New story! Our Broken Patent System at Work: Patent Owner Insists the “Integers” Do Not Include the Number One

Core Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. is one of the patent trolls attacking the high-tech sector. Core Wireless is incorporated in Luxemburg, and is a subsidiary of an even larger troll, Canada-based Conversant. It owns a number of patents that were originally filed by Nokia. It has been asserting some of these patents in the Eastern District of Texas. In one case, a jury recently found that Apple did not infringe five of Core Wireless’s patents. In another case, it is asserting eighteen patents against LG. One of its arguments in the LG case came to our attention as an example of what patent trolls think they can get away with.

New story! SparkyLinux 4.1 Screencast and Screenshots

New ISO images of SparkyLinux 4.1 are ready to go. SparkyLinux 4 is based on and fully compatible with Debian testing 'Stretch'. It's the first update of SparkyLinux 4.x, which provides a few important changes, such as: full system upgrade from Debian testing repository as of 28 September 2015. Linux kernel 4.1.6, GCC 5.2.1, systemd 226, Plasma Desktop 5, LibreOffice 5.0.1.

New story! Linux Foundation straps a rocket on Real Time Linux

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Oct 6, 2015 7:23 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The Linux Foundation has launched a Real-Time Linux (RTL) Collaborative Project to accelerate the upstreaming of real-time RT-Preempt patches. For the last decade, the RTL project, overseen by the Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL), has been responsible for maintaining Real-Time Linux patches under the guidance of Thomas Gleixner, with important contributions from Ingo Molnar […]

New story! Watch: A World Without Linux Is a World Without the Internet

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Oct 6, 2015 6:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
With the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the first Linux kernel release the Linux Foundation non-profit organization debuts the world's first animated video series.

New story! Your first patch, PTL election results, and more OpenStack news

Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

New story! This vigilante virus protects you against malware attacks, quotes Richard Stallman

Forget about traditional PC malware: Infecting routers and other Internet-connected devices is the new hotness among malicious actors, given its effectiveness and relative ease. But there's a new sort of malware swirling across the web-vigilante code that infiltrates your router and Internet of Things devices and then actually hardens them against traditional attacks, leaving helpful messages and homages to free software activist Richard Stallman in its wake.

New story! Ubuntu 15.10: More kitten than beast - but beware the claws

Wily Werewolf 'transforms' into similar creature WITH NEW SCROLLBARS. The second beta of Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf has arrived and there’s not much to see here.…

New story! AV-TEST Laboratory Says Free Anti-Virus Apps on Linux Are the Worst

AV-TEST, an Independent IT-Security Institute, has just published an interesting analysis regarding the anti-virus solutions for the Linux platform provided right now. The result is not at all encouraging.

New story! Cockpit – A remote manager for GNU/Linux servers

  •; By (Posted by gg234 on Oct 6, 2015 1:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Cockpit – A remote manager for GNU/Linux servers

New story! Android Marshmallow: What, when, and where?

The details of when and what devices will first receive Android Marshmallow is mostly speculation, because life and technology hiccups happen. Your device may be listed as one of the first, only to find out your carrier has opted to hold off to further test the end result. In fact, carriers can be that last barrier to entry for upgrades.

New story! Wind River Linux 8 supports Yocto 2.0, Intel Skylake CPUs

The Wind River Linux 8 embedded distribution has arrived with Yocto Project 2.0 and Linux 4.1, featuring faster setup, plus support for Intel Skylake CPUs.

New story! Wine Is Coming to Android for Intel Processors

The CEO of CodeWeavers, the makers of Wine and CrossOver, has revealed that Wine is coming to Android, but it's not clear how they will be able to monetize that.

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