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A fully open source satellite, new resources from the Linux Foundation, and more news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 30, 2017 4:16 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the first open source satellite, The Linux Foundation's new IoT-focused group, and more. Open source news roundup for April 15-28, 2017 Launching the first open source satellite Last week, the first open source satellite made its way into space. The Libre Space Foundation, the organization behind the satellite, is dedicated to developing libre space hardware. read more

New Mozilla Foundation Board Members: Mohamed Nanabhay and Nicole Wong

  • The Mozilla Blog; By Mitchell Baker (Posted by bob on Apr 30, 2017 2:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Mozilla
Today, I’m thrilled to announce that Mohamed Nanabhay and Nicole Wong have joined the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors.

User Question: With Some Free Software Phone Projects Ending, What Does Plasma Mobiles Future Look Like?

Question: With some free software phone projects ending, what does Plasma Mobile's future look like? Answer: Rosy. While it is true that Plasma Mobile used to be built on the Ubuntu Phone codebase, that was superseded some time ago.

Creative Commons: 1.2 billion strong and growing

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 29, 2017 5:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"The state of the commons is strong." The 2016 State of the Commons report, issued by Creative Commons this morning, does not begin with those words, but it could. The report shows an increase in adoption for the suite of licenses, but that is not the whole story. read more

This Week in Open Source News: Aerospace Industry Opens Up, New EdgeX Foundry Project

  • Linux.com (Posted by bob on Apr 29, 2017 12:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
This week in open source and Linux news, open source Cosmos project is taking over aerospace, EdgeX Foundry IoT project announced this week

Fedora 26 will look awesome with supplemental wallpapers

The Fedora Design team works with the community for each release, on a set of 16 additional wallpapers. Users can install and use these to supplement the standard wallpaper. The Fedora Design team encourages submissions from the whole community. Fedora... Continue Reading →

Top 5: Learn to code, innovative uses for C#, machine learning, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 29, 2017 12:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this week's Top 5, we have a whole heaping bucket of programmery goodness. We're controlling clouds, helping machines learn, using C#, discovering the best route to learning to code in a new language, and figuring out how to get started programming in the first place. It's the week of filling up the space in your braincase! read more

Google Assistant SDK preview brings voice agent to the Raspberry Pi

Google has released a Python-based Google Assistant SDK that’s designed for prototyping voice agent technology on the Raspberry Pi 3. Google’s developer preview aims to bring Google Assistant voice agent applications to Linux developers. The Google Assistant SDK is initially designed for prototyping voice agent technology on the Raspberry Pi 3 using Python and Raspbian […]

Endless OS: A Unique Take on Linux That's Perfect for New Users

  • Linux.com; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2017 5:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
You may not have heard of Endless OS. It happens to be the platform that powers Endless Computers (which includes the uniquely shaped, Endless One). The operating system is not just limited to Endless hardware, though. In fact, you can install the OS on standard systems (or as a virtual machine) and discover a rather interesting take on Linux.

How to Install Invoice Ninja on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2017 4:14 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Invoice Ninja is a web-based open source software for invoicing, payments, time tracking and much more. You can create Invoices online in seconds, interact with payments gateways like Stripe, PayPal, WePay, and others. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Invoice Ninja on Ubuntu 16.04. I will use Nginx as the web server and MariaDB as Database system.

Cross-platform development with Python and BeeWare

If you want to develop for Android, you have to use Java. If you want to develop for iOS, you have to use Objective C. And if you want to develop for the web, you have to use JavaScript. Right? These may be the preferred languages for these platforms, but at the end of the day, mobile phones and web browsers are computing platforms, and with a little work, you can use any language you want. With the BeeWare suite of libraries and bridges, you can use just Python. And, you can use the same code to deploy on all these platforms. read more

Surveying Linux system update and integrity protection schemes

At ELC 2017, Intel’s Patrick Ohly explores the pros and cons of system update mechanisms and integrity protection schemes for Yocto Project. Given the increasing malware attacks against Linux-based IoT devices, there is growing interest in integrity protection schemes, as well as system update mechanisms that support over-the-air (OTA) field upgrades. At the recent Embedded […]

Open Internet Advocates Vow to Fight Trump FCC's Plan to Kill Net Neutrality

  • Motherboard; By Sam Gustin (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2017 6:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Ten years of fighting for internet freedom, potentially out the window because Donald Trump was elected president and chose as his top telecom regulator a former Verizon lawyer who's hell-bent on killing federal rules safeguarding net neutrality, the internet's open access principle.

Rugged, Linux-friendly module taps Apollo Lake

Axiomtek’s “CEM313” COM Express Compact module runs on Intel Apollo Lake, and offers -20 to 70°C support, vibration resistance, and an optional carrier. The CEM313 is Axiomtek’s first computer-on-module to support Intel’s recent Apollo Lake generation of system-on-chips. The 95 x 95mm COM Express Compact Type 6 module lacks Atom E3900 support, but can load ...

Improve Your Online Security with Tails

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2017 12:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The popular image of online dangers is scary bad guys trying to steal our stuff. This image is accurate if you remember to include unfettered corporate interests as the scary bad guys.

3 essential skills for fostering productive debate in your IT team

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 27, 2017 10:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Passionate debate fuels many open source communities and open organizations. Open and productive debate helps us refine and improve our ideas—and it ensures that everyone understands why a particular solution or idea is chosen. Yet this kind of debate seems to be the exception rather than the rule among IT organizations. And that's a shame, because open and candid conversations lead to better and more innovative solutions. So let's take a look at three ways that you can foster productive debate within your IT team. read more

Pros and Cons of System Update and Integrity Protection Schemes

  • Linux.com; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Apr 27, 2017 9:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Given the increasing malware attacks against Linux-based IoT devices, there is growing interest in integrity protection schemes, as well as system update mechanisms that support over-the-air (OTA) field upgrades.

Testing Linux hardware compatibility with USB sticks

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 27, 2017 8:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Like everyone else, those of us who use Linux sometimes need to purchase a new computer. Although the days of poor hardware compatibility are long gone, it is still possible to run into issues. Just going to a local store, like Intrex here in Raleigh, or any of the big box stores, and watching the display models run Windows demo programs does not help my confidence levels about Linux support for all aspects of their hardware. read more

How to Install Magento 2.1 on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 27, 2017 7:10 PM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP, MySQL, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Magento 2.1 with Nginx, PPHP 7.0 (FPM) and MySQL 5.7 on a CentOS 7 server. Magento is a widely used open source shop and content management system for e-commerce websites based on the PHP Zend Framework.

Linux-on-Sitara embedded computer triplets offer mini-PCIe expansion

VS Vision Systems has launched a trio of embedded systems that run Debian or OpenWrt on a TI AM3352. and offer mini-PCIe wireless options and optional VPN. VS Vision Systems GmbH has tapped the tried-but-true, low-power Texas Instruments Sitara AM3352 SoC for its new line of fanless, Linux-driven Baltos iR embedded computers. The 154 × […]

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