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DjangoGirlsCon? Integrating Django Girls with open source conferences

Django Girls is a rapidly growing initiative that aims to bring more women into world of programming. It started a year ago at EuroPython 2014, and since then Django Girls workshops have been held all over the world.

Bruce Schneier: The cyberwar arms race is on

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 21, 2015 1:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Security expert says we're in a cyberwar arms race, and with the Sony attack, North Korea has already taken the first shot at the United States.

FileZilla Client 3.13.0 Released How To Install In Ubuntu Linux Or Derivatives Distros

FileZilla is a free and open source FTP client. It's available for all major operating systems including Windows, Mac and obviously Linux. The latest version includes couple of new features and few bug fixes that make it more stable. Let's see how we can install/upgrade to FileZilla 3.13.0 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint or other Debian based Linux distros.

WifiTransfer App for Ubuntu Touch Upgraded, Lets Users Send Files to OS

One of coolest apps that you can find in the Ubuntu store for phones is called WifiTransfer and was recently updated by its developer, bringing some new features.

Two Important Speeches: The Threats To The Future Of The Internet... And How To Protect An Open Internet

Last week, I came across two separate speeches that were given recently about the future of the internet -- both with very different takes and points, but both that really struck a chord with me. And the two seem to fit together nicely, so I'm combining both of them into one post. The first speech is Jennifer Granick's recent keynote at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas. You can see the video here or read a modified version of the speech entitled, "The End of the Internet Dream."

Clonezilla Live 2.4.2-41

Clonezilla Live version 2.4.2-41 has been released. Clonezilla Live now supports PXE Booting via Network Interface Card, together with other improvements and fixes.

Kinetic: Open source cloud storage

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2015 9:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux, Standards
The latest Linux Foundation Collaborative Project is Kinetic: Open-source software and standards for cloud object storage technologies.

Microsoft Shows Up in Full Force at LinuxCon

VIDEO: Linux Foundation head Jim Zemlin discusses how Microsoft, which was once anti-Linux, is participating in the foundation's open-source initiatives.

Vector Algebra on Scientific Linux 7.1 with Python Script: Part 1

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2015 7:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Python; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, we will discuss the vector algebra and corresponding calculations under Scientific Linux. For our purpose, I have chosen Python as the programming language for its simplicity and power of calculation. Any Linux distribution has by default a Python editor / compiler which is invoked through a terminal window. Let's go over some concepts of vector algebra.

From myriad spectacular failures, a winning talk

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2015 6:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: Interview
Josh Simmons is speaking at Texas Linux Fest 2015, delivering this talk: Fail Early, Fail Often, Fail Well. In this interview, Simmons explains the meaning and value of failure for good. read more

New Copyright Aggregation Project Keeps Debian Contributors' Hard Work Safe

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 20, 2015 5:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
The Debian Project has announced that it has joined forces with Software Freedom Conservancy to create the Debian Copyright Aggregation Project.

LinuxCon: Core Infrastructure Initiative Boosts Security Efforts

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 20, 2015 4:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
VIDEO: The head of the Linux Foundation's security program details a new initiative to help projects develop and to identify secure best practices.

LinuxCon Day 3 recap: Linus Torvalds, kernel interns, and the Internet Archive

On the final day of LinuxCon North America 2015, Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin welcomed a "surprise" guest, Linus Torvalds, to the stage for a brief Q&A session. Zemlin read quotes from a recent article about Torvalds, The creator of Linux on the future without him, which said, "Torvalds may be the most influential individual economic force of the past 20 years." Torvalds jokingly responded, "I love open source and how all the credit goes to me," but then he explained that the power he has over the Linux kernel is just the power to say no—he doesn't actually write the code anymore. read more

There's a better way to run a company

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2015 2:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: News Story
In June, author and Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst appeared on an episode of theCUBE, where he shared his thoughts on leading an open organization and the future of organizational decision making. Below is a video of that appearance—on Wednesday, June 24, 2015—along with a transcript of the conversation for the first six and a half minutes. This is a transcription. read more

Are Chromebooks a danger to open source software?

In today's open source roundup: Chromebooks could be trouble for open source software. Plus: Chromebooks outsell Windows laptops. And the five best affordable to premium Chromebooks.

Moksha: Just an Enlightenment Fork or the Birth of a new Desktop?

For those who don’t know, since its inception back around 2011, Bodhi Linux’s biggest reason for being is as a showpiece for the Enlightenment desktop. Unfortunately, it turned out that it was really Enlightenment version 17 that was on show, and when Enlightenment moved on to 18 about a year and a half ago, and in subsequent releases, the Bodhi team began to realize that the desktop wasn’t going in the direction they would have hoped.

Teaching DevOps and open source to a new generation

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2015 11:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Computer science courses at universities are great at teaching algorithms, basic principles, and the theoretical foundation of computing. While these are essential for broader grasp of the discipline, graduates often find themselves lacking the practical skills needed by companies in their day-to-day operations. read more

Bruce Schneier: 'We're in early years of a cyber arms race'

  • The Register; By Neil McAllister (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2015 10:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
We know, on the internet today, that attackers have the advantage," Schneier said. "A sufficiently funded, skilled, motivated adversary will get in. And we have to figure out how to deal with that." Using the example of last November's crippling online attack against Sony Pictures, Schneier said it was clear that many of these new attacks were the work of well-funded nation-states.

Top 4 open source command-line email clients

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2015 9:34 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Like it or not, email isn't dead yet. And for Linux power users who live and die by the command line, leaving the shell to use a traditional desktop or web based email client just doesn't cut it. After all, if there's one thing that the command line excels at, it's letting you process files, and especially text, with uninterrupted efficiency. read more

Mini-ITX SBC runs Linux on 2.4GHz quad-core Bay Trail

Axiomtek’s “MANO842″ Mini-ITX board runs Linux on a quad-core Bay Trail Celeron, and offers PCIe, mini-PCIe, SATA, and a choice of ATX 12V or 12V DC power. The MANO842 is the latest of Axiomtek’s MANO-branded Mini-ITX boards, such as its Intel 4th Gen Core based MANO881. The new MANO842 opts for the Bay Trail generation […]

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