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Fedora Beta, Council & Elections, Strategic Planning, Outreach Committee, and FUDCon Reports

Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything that goes on. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week.

Dual-screen Android PoS device supports EMV

Point-of-Sale (PoS) devices have increasingly gone portable, such as the Linux-based USAT ePort G10. Now a startup called Poynt, formed by former Google Wallet and PayPal executive Osama Bedier, has unveiled one of the most advanced — and coolest looking — mobile terminals yet with its Poynt Smart Terminal. The device features both merchant- and customer-facing touchscreens, both with higher resolution than typical PoS devices, and offers a wide variety of wireless and imaging payment technologies.

Mirantis Previews OpenStack Juno Cloud Platform

Mirantis 6.0, available now as a technical preview and for production use within three months, brings Sahara, NFV and the other new features from OpenStack Juno to the company's open source cloud computing distribution.

Samsung fires another shot at Microsoft in Android patent battle

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Nov 1, 2014 12:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android, Linux, Microsoft
Samsung now claims there's another reason it stopped paying Android patent licensing fees to Microsoft: antitrust issues.

Convirture Adds OpenStack Cloud Backup Tool

Convirture Backup, a new backup, restore and disaster recovery tool from Convirture, brings automated backup to OpenStack clouds running on the KVM virtualization hypervisor.

How to train your doctor... to use open source

Luis Ibanez, a fellow Opensource.com moderator, gave a talk at the All Things Open conference this year about open source in healthcare. Luis’s story was so interesting—I hope I caught all the numbers he shared—but the moral of the story is that hospitals could save insane amounts of money if they switched to an open system.