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Helping African hospitals with open source software

The daily management and operation of a hospital requires enormous effort. These days, most hospitals utilize Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to centralize facility operations including inventory, budgets, invoicing, and employee management. Any hospital administrator will tell you that ERP software is essential to efficiently managing their hospital as the software lowers inventory costs and improves efficiencies and quality.

Patent troll cases heard by US Supreme Court

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 30, 2014 11:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Patent trolling—the aggressive assertion of weak or meritless patent claims by non-practicing entities—is a frequent target of disdain from open source enthusiasts. Thus it may be of some comfort to readers that the highest court in the US has recently decided the issue is worth looking into. Three cases have already been heard, but decisions are, as usual, still a ways off.

IoT survey offers MinnowBoard Max SBC prize

An IoT survey targeting attendees of this week’s Embedded Linux Conference offers a MinnowBoard Max SBC giveaway, but anyone interested can participate.

Now in print: OReilly OpenStack Operations Guide

  •; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Apr 30, 2014 5:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Written by several members of the OpenStack community, the O'Reilly OpenStack Operations Guide is a paper version of the excellent guide available in the OpenStack docs.

Firefox 29 out now, gets design overhaul

Firefox 29 has been revealed and is billed as the biggest update to the open source browser since Firefox 4 in 2011, with a new design and more customisation tools.

Debian: 2916-1: libmms: Summary

Alex Chapman discovered that a buffer overflow in processing "MMS over HTTP" messages could result in the execution of arbitrary code.

BirdCam, Round Two

In the October 2013 issue, I described the hardware and software I used to create my "BirdTopia Monitoring Station", more commonly called BirdCam. If you've been visiting BirdCam recently, you'll notice quite a few changes (Figure 1). In this article, I describe the upgrades, the changes and some of the challenges along the way. If you like fun projects like these involving Linux, please read on and join in my birdy obsession!

Tiny i.MX286 SBC runs Debian on less than a Watt

Technologic announced a tiny, open spec SBC that runs Linux on Freescale’s i.MX286 SoC, supports industrial temperatures, and draws as little as 0.5W.

KDE Telepathy Sprint

In April 2014, we had a sprint for KDE Telepathy, KDE's foremost instant messaging client. The sprint consisted of both past and new contributors from around the world.

How To Integrate ClamAV Into PureFTPd For Virus Scanning On Ubuntu 14.04LTS

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux; By Falko Timme (Posted by bob on Apr 29, 2014 5:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
This tutorial explains how you can integrate ClamAV into PureFTPd for virus scanning on an Ubuntu 14.04LTS system. In the end, whenever a file gets uploaded through PureFTPd, ClamAV will check the file and delete it if it is malware.

Windows Phone: Just as well Microsoft bought an Android maker, RIGHT?

WinPho is not the only fruit Comment If you believe those who are less than impressed by "Nokiadroid" offerings, Nokia's Android phones are an embarrassment for their new owner.…

How to use Google Web Designer for HTML5 design on Linux

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Apr 29, 2014 1:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Google Web Designer is a GUI tool created by Google for designing advanced HTML5 content using an integrated visual editor interface. It can create an interactive HTML5 web page as well as animated graphic ads that can run on any device. This tool is finally available for Linux, while it is still in beta stage.

Wind River Linux gains EAL4 security and upgraded CGL version

Wind River unveiled “Security Profile for Wind River Linux,” featuring Common Criteria EAL4 support, as well as a new CGL version with Linux 3.10 LTSI. On the first day of the Embedded Linux Conference in San Jose, Wind River announced a highly secure version of its Wind River Linux distribution and development platform, as well […]

Making science more open at GitHub

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 29, 2014 11:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Arfon Smith works at GitHub and is involved in a number of activities at the intersection of open science, open source, and online research. He has worked on several successful citizen science projects, like Zooniverse, a platform he co-founded where people can analyze real astronomical data and make significant contributions. Since his move to GitHub, Arfon has broadened his focus to how GitHub can help make academic collaborations behave more like open source ones. how Arfon Smith made it to his dream job in this interview.

9 productivity hacks of a tech leader

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 29, 2014 9:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There are two components of productivity—doing the right things and doing those things efficiently. If you want to maximize your productivity, start with analyzing how you're spending your time. Whether it’s at work or at home, or on the weekend, you need an accurate assessment of what you’re spending your time on before you can improve it. You can’t plan without data. Next, write down the things you wish to accomplish, both personally and professionally. Follow that up with tangible tasks for accomplishing these goals, then schedule the time you need to make the tasks a priority.  Here are the nine things I do to manage my time, work, and personal life.

Top tip, power users upgrading Ubuntu may knacker your Linux PC

2014, scratch that, 2015 will be the year of Linux on the desktop Canonical says it is working to fix a problem that's crippling some Ubuntu PCs after they've been upgraded to the latest version of the Linux distro.…

Ubuntu: 2181-1: Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Wolfson Audio Card for Raspberry Pi Review

  • Linux User Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation; By Gareth Halfacree (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2014 9:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer, Linux, Raspberry Pi
Can a compact and low-cost circuit board piggybacked onto the Raspberry Pi microcomputer’s GPIO header turn it into a high-quality audio powerhouse?

Cash, the Core Infrastructure Initiative, and open source projects

The tech giants will be supporting mission-critical open-source software development with the Core Infrastructure Initiative and here's how it's going to work.

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