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Rasterman: Enlightenment To Have Full Wayland Support

Carsten Haitzler, a.k.a. "Rasterman" and known for his work on the Enlightenment window manager / desktop, has provided some new comments on Enlightenment's planned support for Wayland...

The 'big tent' letter urging patent litigaiton reform

  • opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 23, 2013 10:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
QUIZ: What do EFF, movie studios, automobiles, and your local grocery store have in common?If you guessed that they are all big in California—well, you're kinda right. But the more significant answer is that they are part of a growing broad array of the US economy that have united together to strongly encourage Congress to address abuses of the legal system by Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs).

KDE Vivaldi Tablet Finally Shipping For QA Testing

KDE's Vivaldi tablet is finally starting to ship... but only for QA testing and the open-source tablets haven't yet received their certification...

Samsung Ramps Up Linux Hiring, Development Efforts

  • Phoronix (Posted by bob on Jul 22, 2013 2:53 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Samsung Electronics has dramatically ramped up their Linux hiring and development efforts in the past three years and they are still on track for hiring another 20,000 Linux and open-source developers...

Top Mozillans dream of quarterly Firefox OS updates ... and users, too

And telcos pushing out the upgrades Mozilla hopes to pump out a new version of its smartphone Firefox OS every four months - and wants to lock mobile networks to this roadmap of updates.…

We few, we happy few: Big boys dominate early stage OpenStack

No need to fret, says Tim Phillips The large numbers of you who watched our recent Regcast All about OpenStack (catch it in the on-demand version if you missed it) show how much interest there is in the project. But no one pretends that OpenStack is anywhere near mature. It is a work in progress and in the short term it will mostly be visible in the service provider community.…

Image Comics' solution to comic book piracy: remove DRM

  • opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 22, 2013 9:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It’s one of the most iconic images in comic book history: Superman bursting free of oversized, heavy steel chains. For more than 70 years, the Man of Steel has been tearing those flimsy and ineffective chains asunder. And on July 2, Image Comics’ publisher Eric Stephenson helped comic fans everywhere feel a bit more like Superman.

Are donations effective for open source projects?

  • opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 22, 2013 7:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The other day I came across a new initiative for funding open source development called the Bitcoin Grant. While interesting at first sight, I was wondering: How is this better than the traditional donation button most open source projects have? The Bitcoin Grant then seems to limit who can donate and how you can use those donations (you can’t pay rent with bitcoins just yet).

MSM DRM/KMS Driver For Snapdragon Progresses

Rob Clark has posted the second version of his MSM DRM driver, an open-source reverse-engineered kernel Direct Rendering Manager driver for Qualcomm's "Snapdragon" SoCs...

Enlightenment On Wayland Still Being Done

A lot of Linux desktop users are looking forward to the full port of the Enlightenment desktop to Wayland...

Ubuntu forums hacked; 1.82M logins, email addresses stolen

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu operating system, has suffered a massive data breach on its forums. All usernames, passwords, and email addresses were stolen.

Razor & LXDE-Qt Desktop Projects To Merge

Developers behind the lightweight Qt-based Razor-qt and LXDE-Qt desktops met up at KDE's Akademy 2013 conference. During the annual KDE developer conference, the two lightweight desktops decided to merge their efforts around LXDE-Qt...

Features Approved This Week For Fedora 20

There's been some Fedora 20 feature proposals to date, including a controversial change, while on Thursday a list of newly-proposed features was published...

Ubuntu Edge: The First Ubuntu Smartphone Next Week?

On the Ubuntu web-site has been a teaser about "the line where two surfaces meet" and a 4-day countdown (ending 22 July). There's been wild speculation about this countdown and now it appears it will be an announcement of Ubuntu Edge, the first Ubuntu-powered smartphone...

New TCL smart TVs to run Linux-based Opera TV

Chinese consumer electronics giant TCL will build its next-generation Smart TV systems using the Linux-based Opera Devices Software Development Kit (SDK). The Opera Devices SDK, as well as the Opera TV browser and Opera TV Store, will be embedded within four new Internet-connected TVs that will be sold globally starting in the third quarter. Many [...]

Intel Already Begins Lining Up Changes For Linux 3.12

The Linux 3.11-rc2 kernel isn't even out yet, but Intel's open-source developers have already begun lining up DRM kernel graphics driver changes for the Linux 3.12 kernel...

Happy Birthday OpenStack! How did you grow up so fast?

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS (Posted by bob on Jul 19, 2013 12:48 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In three years OpenStack has come out of nowhere to be one of the most popular cloud programs around. How did that happen? Jim Curry, one of OpenStack's founders, explains.

The Internet Sector calls for Greater Transparency in Requests for User Data

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Jul 18, 2013 4:47 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
Mozilla is joining with over 60 leading technology companies, startups, investors, technology trade groups and civil society groups today to call on the US government to allow the release of information pertaining to national security requests for user data. Mozilla … Continue reading

GitHub improves open-source licensing polices

GitHub, the popular open-source development community site, is finally getting its licensing act together. It's high time since Black Duck has found that 77-percent of GitHub projects have no declared open-source license.

Arduino and the (tinker) light workshop

  • opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 18, 2013 1:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Last month, Massimo Banzi, co-founder of the Arduino project, held a workshop at the Foundation Achille Castiglioni in Milan called: Arduino and the light. Participants created an interactive lamp digitally manufactured and designed by Habits Studio. After an introduction about the potentiality of Arduino and to the fundamentals of interactivity, Massimo Banzi led participants through exercises to discover the basis of Arduino and some sensors. Then, over the weekend, everyone built their own lamp, making it interactive by using the components of TinkerKit!—a collection of different sensors and actuators to make prototyping much easier as you can directly hook them up to the Arduino.

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