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John Weathersby: Selling Open Source to the Federal Government

It’s a no-brainer to us that free and open source should be the default for governments, because governments should be…well, open. With the Open Technology Center, John Weathersby is working to help bring open source to national defense and security.

How do you get programmers to join your project?

This month on The Queue, josephj from LinuxQuestions.org asks: How can I get programmers to join our project? I inherited a project coded in $programming_language when the original developer quit and no one else stepped forward. It is currently hosted on GitHub and has a GPL 3 license. It's a tool I use every day and I don't want to see it die. I know very little $programming_language and very little GUI programming, so I can't maintain it myself. read more

In a world of free operating systems, can Windows 10 survive?

Will we give up a decades-long relationship with Windows just because it costs a few bucks more than its competitors? In a world where PC adoption has cratered, what of the future of Windows? David Gewirtz makes the case that there's still life in them old bits.

Is an Editable Blockchain the Future of Finance?

  • MIT Technology Review; By Jamie Condliffe (Posted by bob on Sep 22, 2016 6:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Blockchain, the technology that underlies the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, has been celebrated as a way to change the way transactions of all kinds are made. But a suggestion to make an editable version of the technology is now dividing opinion.

How To Get “Hollywood Hacker Feel” In Your Linux Command Line?

  • fossBytes; By Aditya Tiwari (Posted by penguinist on Sep 22, 2016 4:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
A developer has created a command line utility which can give you the feel of Hollywood movie hacker. His tool replicates the decrypting text seen from the 1992 hacker movie Sneakers. The code is freely available on his GitHub page.

Hands-on with the quad-core ARM9 Roseapple Pi hacker SBC

Guest columnist Rob Reilly checks out the Roseapple Pi, an 85 x 56mm Raspberry Pi imitator based on a quad-core Cortex-A9 Actions Semi S500 SoC. ? ? ?Hands-on with the quad-core ARM9 Roseapple Pi hacker SBC by Rob Reilly I use Raspberry Pi boards for several real-world jobs. My “STEAMpunk Conference Personality Identification Device” (aka: […]

Installing A Django Development Environment on Ubuntu

Django is easily the most popular web framework written in Python. It strikes a delicate balance between feature completeness and efficiency, including powerful features like automatic migration generation and a full-featured admin interface. Setting up a Django development environment in Ubuntu is fairly easy, and can be done in only a few steps.

Wayland 1.12 Next-Gen Linux Display Server Officially Released with Many Goodies

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 22, 2016 1:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Bryce Harrington has had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability of the Wayland 1.12.0 display server for GNU/Linux operating systems, along with the Weston 1.12.0 compositor.

Open source projects for the Internet of Things, from A to Z

This guide to 21 open source projects for IoT ranges from standards organizations to open source frameworks and dev tools. ? ? An Open Source Perspective on the Internet of Things Part 2: 21 Open Source Projects for IoT ? The Internet of Things market is fragmented, amorphous, and continually changing, and its very nature […]

GNOME 3.22 Released

The GNOME Community has just announced the official release of GNOME 3.22.  GNOME 3.22 — which is slated to be used as the desktop environment for Fedora Workstation 25 — provides a multitude of new features, including a the updated... Continue Reading →

A tiny Arduino Zero clone, and an Arduino for cosplayers

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2016 9:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Rabid Prototypes shipped a tiny Arduino Zero clone called the “Tau,” and launched an expanded Zero-like “Firecricket” for light, sound, and motion control. Early this year, before Boston-based Rabid Prototypes launched its second-generation, 36 x 18mm Neutrino 2.0 Arduino Zero clone on Kickstarter, it mounted a KS project for a smaller, 28 x 15mm “Tau” […]

Surprise! Microsoft Isn’t Blocking Linux on Lenovo Laptops

It was easy to place the blame on Microsoft in a knee-jerk reaction — and it didn’t help that a Lenovo representative placed blame firmly in Redmond’s lap. It appears, however, that Microsoft’s not involved, and Lenovo’s not to blame either.

The Many Paths to a Solution

A project I'm involved with has made me think about how there are always many solution paths for any given problem in the Linux universe. For this other project, I wanted to cobble together a version of grep that let me specify proper regular expressions without having to worry about the -E flag and get a context for the matches too.

Containing container chaos with Kubernetes

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2016 6:37 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
You've made the switch to Linux containers. Now you're trying to figure out how to run containers in production, and you're facing a few issues that were not present during development. You need something more than a few well-prepared Dockerfiles to move to production. What you need is something to manage all of your containers: a container orchestration system. read more

News: Linux Top 3: Tails 2.6, Android-x86 6.0 and Deepin 15.3

  • Linux Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2016 5:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android, Linux
Lots of incremental updates

How to extend the functionality of your Linux desktop with PlexyDesk

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2016 4:42 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
It's always good to look for new ways to increase your productivity, be it your personal or professional life. After all, productivity plays a key role in defining how successful you really are. If your work involves computers, you'll probably be aware that there are several tools, scripts, tips, and tricks that people use to be more productive.

GNOME 3.22 "Karlsruhe" Desktop Environment Is Officially Out, Here's What's New

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 21, 2016 3:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
Today, September 21, 2016, is a big day for Linux users, especially those who love the GNOME desktop environment, as the next major release is now officially available.

Checking in on the Taiga project management tool

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2016 2:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Taiga is one of the most popular open source project management tools out there right now. It is known for being usable and having a beautiful interface, and Opensource.com listed it in both the Top 5 open source project management tools in 2015 and the Top 11 project management tools for 2016. read more

Florida Man Charged With Hacking Linux Servers

  • justice.gov; By US Department of Justice (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2016 1:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story, Security
Austin is charged with causing damage to four servers located in the Bay Area by installing malicious software. Specifically, he is alleged to have gained unauthorized access to the four servers by using the credentials of an individual associated with the Linux Kernel Organization. According to the indictment, Austin used that access to install rootkit and trojan software, as well as to make other changes to the servers. Austin is charged with four counts of intentional transmission causing damage to a protected computer... If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum sentence of ten years of imprisonment, and a fine of $250,000, plus restitution...

Cloud Foundry Releases Free Online Courses

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2016 12:53 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Cloud; Story Type: News Story
As an open source Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution, Cloud Foundry makes it extremely easy to focus on delivering services and apps without having to worry about the platform. However, it’s not always so easy for developers and administrators new to Cloud Foundry to quickly get up to speed on the technology.

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