New story! The Oracle-Google trial over Android starts Monday. Here's what you need to know

Oracle says Android usurped the mobile OS market from Sun. Google says Sun just never built a decent product

New story! RDO Mitaka && several external networks VLAN provider setup

Post bellow is addressing the question when Controller/Network RDO Mitaka Node has to have external networks of VLAN type with predefined vlan tags. Straight forward packstack deployment doesn't allow to achieve desired network configuration. External network provider of vlan type appears to be required. In particular case, office networks 10.10.10.0/24 vlan tagged (157) ,10.10.50.0/24 vlan tagged (172) already exists when RDO install is running.

New story! Netbeast: A cross-platform tool for the Internet of Things

When smart devices are closed, they're not smart at all. Netbeast is an open source platform for developing Internet of Things (IoT) applications for appliances and other devices. It's an environment-agnostic platform that allows users to ignore details like wireless protocols, brand-specific public APIs, or device detection. One of Netbeast's main goals is to help foster and develop an open source community in IoT. read more

New story! Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 Takes Shape, Promises Unity 8 Improvements and Miracast

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 6, 2016 2:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
It has been a while since we discussed here something about the development of the next major Ubuntu Touch OTA update, the OTA-11, and, at the request of many of you, we'll post the following information to keep you guys up to date.

New story! Ubuntu 16.04 LTS – Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus officially released by canonical. This release brings many changes and improvements, also receive security updates and bug fixes. Released as LTS version, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will receive software updates and security patches for a period of five years.

New story! PBS Digital Studios Asks ‘Should Everything Be Open Source?’

The DMCA doesn't just make it illegal for you to circumvent DRM to rip and burn a DVD of 'War Games' or to install a pirated copy of Windows. It also can make it illegal for you to repair or modify things you own.

New story! 2016 Open Source Jobs Report: Developers, DevOps, and certifications wanted

The Linux Foundation and Dice.com partnered to survey almost 5,000 open source professionals, and this week they unveiled the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report. The 2016 survey includes responses from more than 400 hiring managers and 4,500 open source professionals worldwide.

New story! Qualcomm patches widespread vulnerability, but most phones will remain at risk

Qualcomm has patched a vulnerability in netd (network_manager), which for the last five years has left devices vulnerable to having their text message or contact databases compromised. The company sent OEMs a fix for this problem back in March, but the gap in Android versions on the market means that most users are going to be out of luck.

New story! Prioritizing System Services with Systemd - Run a Process Permanently in the Background

If you simply want to adjust a service's priorities, here is how to do it in three simple steps.

New story! Want a good tech job? Report says open-source skills are hotter than ever

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS (Posted by bob on May 6, 2016 6:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
65 percent of HR managers say open-source hiring will increase more than any other part of their business over the next six months.

New story! A daughter of Silicon Valley shares her 'nerd' story

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 6, 2016 4:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Back in 2014, my colleague Crystal Beasley started a thread of women in tech/hackers posting their "nerd stories" in response to some comments out there on the Internet about the lack of women in tech. This is my nerd story, shared with you because I do believe in role models, and I do believe that there are many paths one can take to a satisfying challenging career and a life that helps one fulfill their goals. read more

New story! Neptune Linux 4.5.1 ISO Out Now with USB 3 Boot Support, KDE Plasma 5.6.2

Neptune developer Leszek Lesner announced the release and general availability of a new Live ISO image for his Neptune Linux rolling operating system, version 4.5.1.

New story! Samsung debuts an Artik IoT cloud platform and IDE

At the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco last week, Samsung was all about the Internet of Things, and its Artik IoT modules got lots of love. Surprisingly, much of Samsung’s focus at its developer conference did not revolve around Tizen or SmartThings. Instead, the main focus was on its newly shipping Artik embedded modules, […]

New story! m23 rock 16.2 brings support for Ubuntu 16.04 clients

From this version on, the Linux remote installation tool m23 offers support for m23 clients using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus. Friends of the Univention Corporate Servers will be happy to hear that the m23 app is now available in the Univention App Center.

New story! Unity 8 and Snaps Are the Future of the Ubuntu Desktop, After Ubuntu 16.10

Today is the last day of the Ubuntu Online Summit 2016, and we've just attended a very exciting session where the Ubuntu developers discussed the future of the Ubuntu Desktop after Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak).

New story! “LEDE” OpenWrt fork promises greater openness

A “Linux Embedded Development Environment” (LEDE) fork of the lightweight, router-oriented OpenWrt Linux distribution vows greater transparency and inclusiveness. Some core developers of the OpenWrt community has forked off into a Linux Embedded Development Environment (LEDE) group. LEDE is billed as both a “reboot” and “spinoff” of the lightweight, router-focused distribution that aims to build […]

New story! WordPress Plugin ‘Ninja Forms’ Security Vulnerability

FOSS Force has just learned from Wordfence, a security company that focuses on the open source WordPress content management platform, that a popular plugin used by over 500,000 sites, Ninja Forms, contains serious security vulnerabilities.

New story! Ubuntu Online Summit

There's a fundamental difference between conferences for community-driven projects and closed-source commercial software.

New story! How to install X-Cart 5 on CentOS

X-Cart is a search engine friendly shopping cart software written in PHP with many features like: WYSIWYG editor, easy-to-use web interface, order tracking, customer order history, real time shipping calculation, printable invoices and receipts, built-in marketing tools like up-selling, cross-selling, discounts and more.

New story! Step By Step Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) LAMP Server Setup

  • ubuntugeek.com; By ubuntugeek.com (Posted by gg234 on May 5, 2016 3:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
Step By Step Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) LAMP Server Setup

New story! Linux Foundation: Open Source Programming and DevOps Jobs Plentiful

Open source programming and DevOps skills are in high demand among hiring managers, and cloud computing outpaces containers and networking in popularity.

New story! Confessions of a cross-platform developer

Andreia Gaita is giving a talk at this year's OSCON, titled Confessions of a cross-platform developer. She's a long-time open source and Mono contributor, and develops primarily in C#/C++. Andreia works at GitHub, where she's focused on building the GitHub Extension manager for Visual Studio. read more

New story! Customize Ubuntu Desktop using Unity Tweak Tool

Unity Tweak Tool is a popular, easy-to-use settings manager for the Unity desktop (Ubuntu Default Desktop). It provides users with a simple and fast user interface which will help users to access/customize many useful features. Also the famous Ubuntu Tweak has been dead officially as per the developer notification (May 02, 2016).

New story! KDE Neon Plasma Wayland Daily Build ISOs Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Are Now Live

Ex-Kubuntu leader Jonathan Riddell announced the availability of daily build ISO images for the rolling KDE Neon Linux operating system, which early adopters can get and test drive as we speak.

New story! Drupal developer on how to make your website more accessible

For open source developer Mike Gifford, founder and president of OpenConcept Consulting Inc., any mention of Drupal accessibility after his name is redundant. He has spent the better part of 10 years improving and cementing accessibility in Drupal, enough to earn the role of official core accessibility maintainer for the project. read more

New story! Jeremy Sands: Southern Fried College Football and Down-Home Linux

The SouthEast LinuxFest started at Clemson University in 2009. These days it's in Charlotte, N.C., and hopes to host more than 1,000 people June 10-12, 2016. We had a little video chat with Jeremy Sands, who's in charge of the event.

New story! Router hackers reach for the fork: LEDE splits from OpenWRT

Disgruntled core devs take bat and ball to new LEDE Project A split seems to have emerged in the Linux-router-OS community, with a breakaway group splitting from OpenWRT.…

New story! Ubuntu Make 16.05 Lands on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Brings Android Studio and SDK Fixes

Ubuntu Make developer Didier Roche announced the release of Ubuntu Make 16.05, a new maintenance release of his open-source CLI tool that lets developers install various third-party SDKs and IDEs.

New story! Beautiful Simplicity Linux 16.04 OS Arrives, Based on LXPup and the LXDE Desktop

The guys over at Simplicity Linux, a simple and beautiful GNU/Linux desktop-oriented operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the release of Simplicity Linux 16.04.

New story! Workflow and efficiency geek talks Drush and Drupal

  • Opensource.com; By Jason Hibbets (Posted by bob on May 5, 2016 3:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Meet Greg Anderson, an open source contributor at Pantheon and co-maintainer of Drush. If you've used Drush before, you've probably saved a bunch of time on repetitive tasks. If you haven't used it yet, what are you waiting for?

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