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A cultural shift towards dynamic cloud environments

Mark Hinkle is on the forefront of all things open source and cloud. He is currently responsible for Citrix efforts around Apache CloudStack, Open Daylight, Xen Project, and XenServer. At the All Things Open Conference, Mark’s Crash Course In Cloud Computing will teach how to pragmatically adopt cloud practices and gain cloud value. read more

OpenStack Juno Brings Big Data to the Cloud

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 16, 2014 4:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
OpenStack is built by a community of open-source developers that contribute code to the project. For Juno, 1,419 developers from 400 different companies participated in the development process. From a code perspective, 3,200 bugs were fixed and 310 new features were added during the Juno development cycle. The OpenStack vendor community includes the largest names in the technology world, with Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, Dell, AT&T, IBM and VMware among the partner companies.

"Overall, the biggest theme in Juno is the maturity of the project and we had 10 times as many bugs fixed as we had features added," Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation told eWEEK

Scientific Linux 7.0 Screenshot Tour

Announcing the release of Scientific Linux 7.0, a distribution compiled from the source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Scientific Linux differs from Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS in that the project enhances the system with extra software applications and utilities.

Munich Mayor Still Wants to Find Out If Linux Is Economical

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 16, 2014 2:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Munich finished the transition to Linux from Windows and everything seemed to work just fine, at least until the current Mayor made a few comments about the possibility of returning to proprietary software. He has detailed some of his opinions and he appears to be a lot more moderate towards this issue.

Diverse points of view and passion make Linux stronger

In today's open source roundup: Are Linux users too passionate in their disagreements? Plus: KDE Plasma 5.1 released, and VirtualBox 4.3.18 brings bug fixes.

New open hardware: Raspberry Pi B+

I got a new Raspberry Pi B+ board from Adafruit. Check out my review of it here. The main differences between the B+ and the Raspberry Pi model B are the new model has: read more

0 A.D. Alpha 17 - Big Changes, Speed Up Ubuntu Installation

0 A.D. is a free, open-source real-time strategy game which takes place approximately between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D., with beautiful 3D graphics, 12 different civilizations, and a gamestyle which is very similar to the one of Age of Empires, but also incorporating new elements as well.

More CVE-2014-3566 information on Red Hat’s Security Blog

I mentioned earlier that I’d update on this, and here we go. Our friends over in the Red Hat security team have posted POODLE – An SSL 3.0 Vulnerability (CVE-2014-3566), […]

SBC runs Linux on Sitara over industrial temperatures

Forlinx’s open source Linux “OK335xS-II” SBC and soldered-on COM offer a TI Sitara AM3354 Cortex-A8 SoC, dual CAN ports, and industrial temperature support. According to China-based Forlinx Embedded Technology, the OK335xS has been a “hot seller” in China since it was released earlier this year. Now, the company is seeking a wider audience for its […]

Android users get ready to taste the sweetest lollipop of all

In today's Android roundup: Google announces Android 5.0 Lollilop. Plus: Meet the new Nexus 6 phablet, and the Nexus 9 tablet may give the iPad Air 2 a run for its money.

SSL broken, again, in POODLE attack

The attack depends on the fact that most Web servers and Web browsers allow the use of the ancient SSL version 3 protocol to secure their communications. Although SSL has been superseded by Transport Layer Security, it's still widely supported on both servers and clients alike and is still required for compatibility with Internet Explorer 6. SSLv3, unlike TLS 1.0 or newer, omits validation of certain pieces of data that accompany each message. Attackers can use this weakness to decipher an individual byte and time of the encrypted data, and in so doing, extract the plain text of the message byte by byte.

As with previous attacks of this kind against SSL, the most vulnerable application is HTTP. An example attack scenario would work something like this. ...

FLOSS Weekly 312: openHAB

(From OpenHAB is a vendor and technology agnostic open source automation software for your home.

Good News: US Patent Office Now Rejecting A Lot More Software Patents

The impact of the Supreme Court's ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank continues to reverberate around the industry. We've already noted that courts have been rapidly invalidating a bunch of patents, and that related lawsuits appear to be dropping rapidly as well. And, now, a new analysis from a (pro-patent) law firm suggests that the US Patent Office is rejecting a lot more software patents as well.

Why I Think Unity Is the Best Desktop Environment for Productivity

There is always a question that is gnawing the Linux community, namely "which is the best desktop environment?" That is a very hard question to answer and most of the time it's all about personal preferences, but it all boils download to one thing, usability.

Government Evangelist at GitHub on US open technologies

Meet Ben Balter. He's a Government Evangelist at GitHub, where he leads the efforts to encourage adoption of open source philosophies, making all levels of government better, one repository at a time.

Netflix, Chrome, DRM & Other Nasties

I’m an advocate of free “as in speech” software — which includes the freedom to choose. If there’s a FOSS solution for something I need or want to do, I’ll take that every time, and encourage my friends to do so as well. However, if there’s something I need or want to do with no FOSS solution available, I might use a proprietary solution, depending on the depth of my need or want.

Fedora Council elections coming soon!

Very shortly, the Fedora Council will replace the Fedora Project Board as Fedora’s top-level leadership and governance body, with the particular aim of having more engaged and effective whole-project coordination and planning.

Quick look: PC-BSD 10.0.3

PC-BSD 10.0.3 is based on FreeBSD 10. This release of PC-BSD includes Cinnamon 2.2.14, Chromium 37.0.2062.94, Nvidia driver 340.24, bug fixes for the AppCafe UI, support for full disk encryption, and a number of other bug fixes and improvements. You can read a full list of changes in the PC-BSD 10.0.3 release notes.

"opensource imp" is a new Linux-based small computer device

imp is a small inexpensive box based on the Odroid U3

Admins! Never mind POODLE, there're NEW OpenSSL bugs to splat

Four new patches for open-source crypto libraries: Poodle. If you're using the popular OpenSSL open source cryptography library, you have more to worry about than the recently disclosed POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) vulnerability, project devs have warned.

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