Late last year, I wrote about the EFF’s project to leverage the Patent Office’s new Preissuance Submissions procedure to promote open 3D printing technology. Here we are, several months later, and the fight for open 3D printing continues. Now, the EFF has partnered with Ask Patents to facilitate crowdsourcing of prior art searches for various 3D printing-related patent applications.
Google has announced that its Chrome browser is dropping the popular WebKit browser engine in favor of Blink, a new fork of the code that the Chocolate Factory says will make Chrome faster, more powerful, and more secure. The internet ad giant announced the move on Wednesday via the official blog of the Chromium project, the open source effort upon which Chrome is based.
The Activision and Raven Software game studios have open-sourced two of their games for "for people to learn from and play with" the code. The source code to the games Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy are now open-source and hosted on SourceForge.
The ownCloud developers have released the third update to ownCloud 5.0 in 24 hours after two security updates caused installations of the software to become unusable. ownCloud 5.0.3 seems to fix these problems
The CyanogenMod developers have reversed a change in how the alternative open source firmware for Android devices transmits anonymised development information about its users to the project maintainer after users protested about the change. CyanogenMod has, in the past, transmitted information to the developers, including the device manufacturer and model, CyanogenMod version, mobile network provider, country, IMEI number and MAC address. It would do this by default but users could disable the functionality if they wished. But with a recent change, this option would have been removed from the upcoming CyanogenMod 10.1 by CyanogenMod project leader Steve "cyanogen" Kondik.
The Raspberry Pi’s $25 “Model A” made a brief appearance this week on the website of Allied Electronics, its U.S. distributor. Compared to its $35 sibling, the lower end Linux-fired SBC (single board computer) sports half the RAM, one USB port instead of two, and lacks an Ethernet spigot. It’s unclear when (or whether) additional [...]
Just earlier today was word that Mozilla is developing Servo, a new web-browser engine, and now comes a similar action out of Google. The search giant announced this afternoon they are forking the WebKit code-base for their Chrome/Chromium web-browser to form the "Blink" engine...
In any field, a major challenge can be finding the right talent. For open source projects looking for contractors, it's hard to organize possible candidates from all over the web. Flossmarket hopes to fill that void. A platform for connecting contractors and businesses/individuals, Flossmarket allows each party to search for and find like-minded partners faster for their projects. Contractors build a profile and are able to advertise their services on their page. And, anyone who needs contract open source work done can review candidates based on criteria they set in their search. We spoke with ?ukasz Jachymczyk, co-founder and head developer of Flossmarket about how people can get started and how they hope to evolve the platform as more contractors sign up.
Introduced last month was the ability to overclock Intel graphics under Linux while presented hours ago is a new Intel Linux kernel driver patch to provide better GPU overclocking support...
Open source is used just about everywhere, but when it comes to "safety-critical" systems, like software that flies planes or controls medical equipment, most of us assume that open source just doesn't fit the bill. The regulations and requirements are rigorous, and ill-suited to the usual "fail faster" approach of open source.
Per-window private browsing, a new download experience, improved developer tool layouts and three critical bug fixes are the essential components of the latest update to Firefox
A linguistic look at some tenets of Linux.
Mobiveil has released an AMC form-factor board based on Freescale’s quad-core QorIQ P3041 communications processor. The AMCP3041 can support mixed control plane and data plane requirements in wireless and wireline networking equipment, and is supported with embedded Linux, U-Boot, Snort, and FreeNAS software.
Within the next few hours AMD will be publishing open-source driver code that exposes their Unified Video Decoder (UVD) engine on modern Radeon HD graphics cards. This will finally allow open-source graphics drivers to take advantage of hardware-accelerated video decoding. Read more details in this Phoronix exclusive.
Firefox includes a new enhancement to private browsing that allows you to open a new private browsing window without closing or changing your current browsing session. You can shop for a birthday gift in a private window with your existing … Continue reading
An Apple developer has shared plans to see LLVM 3.3 released in June of this year, following the month of May being dedicated to testing...
Here's a shocking fact I've learned from 25-plus years of security consulting: Most security projects fail to improve the safety of the organizations launching them. Security will be compromised as frequently after the project as before.
One month ago a FreeRDP-based remote compositor for Wayland's Weston was proposed. Now having undergone six code revisions, the Weston Remote Desktop Protocol back-end has been merged...
When it comes to education, most people agree, more is better. No one embodies that principle at least in regard to IT certifications better than Jerry Irvine. CIO of IT consulting firm Prescient Solutions and member of the National Cyber Security Task Force, Irvine holds more than 20 IT certifications, of which at least six are specifically information security-oriented.
This week we’re celebrating Mozilla’s 15th anniversary. How can you help us commemorate 15 years of a better Web? Read about it Check out http://www.mozilla.org/contribute to read 15 facts about Mozilla, our biggest milestones and how you can join the … Continue reading