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On a mission to digitize and share the world's visual history

Project Gado has created an open source robotic scanner that small archives can use to digitize their photographic collections. Gado means inheritance in the West African language Hausa, reflecting the project’s historical preservation goal.

$25 MIPS SBC extends Arduino with WiFi and OpenWRT

The Arbor Linux Shield combines a V-Solution COM running Linux on an Atheros AR9331 with a baseboard that can act as a Linux SBC or as an Arduino shield. A few days after we reported on the DPT Board Indiegogo project from DPTechnics, we find there’s another OpenWRT-based Indiegogo single board computer project from a father-and-son startup, this time from Lakefield, Minnesota. Arbor-IO’s Arbor Linux Shield (ALS) which similarly integrates a MIPS-based Qualcomm Atheros AR9331 system-on-chip.

The Plop boot manager; what is it and why would you need it?

Unless you, like me, are stubbornly trying to repurpose aging hardware, this tool might not be of much interest to you. But it allowed me to get an older machine booting from USB when BIOS limitations were interfering, so I decided to document here the fairly simple procedures I followed to accomplish this in case they might be of benefit to others.

Mirantis Delivers Mirantis OpenStack Integration With Oracle Linux and Oracle VM

Mirantis, a pure-play OpenStack vendor and Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that Oracle Linux and Oracle VM have been integrated into the Mirantis OpenStack distribution, offering joint customers a supported, enterprise-grade OpenStack distribution optimized for running enterprise workloads. The integration is a collaborative effort of Mirantis and Oracle to adopt innovations from the community and offer more choice to customers.

6 Excellent Lightweight Linux Distros for x86 and ARM

Presenting a nice assortment of lightweight yet fully-functional Linux distros for all occasions. All of these are full distros that do not depend on cloud services; four for x86 and two, count 'em, two for ARM hardware.

Bi-Directional Replication for PostgreSQL announced by 2ndQuadrant

BDR Basic Schema32ndQuadrant, global experts in PostgreSQL support, training, development, migration and consultancy, have announced a free and open source extension to PostgreSQL (licensed under the same terms): Bi-Directional Replication (BDR).

Open Source FPS/RTS Hybrid Unvanquished Alpha 29 Released

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Jul 18, 2014 6:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
The great looking Unvanquished has once again pushed out a major alpha bump to the game bringing it that step closer to a more stable and feature filled game.

Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited subscription service

In today's open source roundup: Amazon launches a Netflix for ebooks subscription service. Plus: A KDE skeptic likes the Plasma 5 desktop, and what's the best Linux distro for game development?

One year, two months with Fedora this time around

Problems on the Linux desktop happen. Despite everything, I’ve been very happy with Fedora. Especially with Xfce. With the help of RPM Fusion and other savvy Fedora users, I’ve been able to run every kind of multimedia I want. Just about everything works most of the time. And despite the constant newness, things seem remarkably stable.

Rugged SMARC module toughens up Atom E3800

Adlink unveiled a ruggedized “LEC-BT” full-sized SMARC module based on the Atom E3800, featuring a camera interface and industrial temperature support. The SMARC computer-on-module form-factor was originally intended as an ARM vehicle, but in March Kontron announced the “world’s first x86-based SMARC COM” with its Intel Atom E3800 based SMARC-sXBTi COM. Now Adlink has countered […]

Raspberry Pi 3D full-body scanner interview

We talk to Richard Garsthagen about why he needs 40 Raspberry Pis to take a picture of you

Mirantis and Oracle Partner on OpenStack

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 18, 2014 1:27 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
In a move that could shake up the nascent OpenStack cloud market, Oracle has partnered with Mirantis for OpenStack cloud technology.

The partnership will bring commercial support for Mirantis OpenStack customers that want to deploy clouds with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM technologies. The partnership does not currently extend to certify Mirantis OpenStack to run on Oracle hardware. -

Avoid the Android vampire apps

Some Android applications will drain your smartphone or tablet of battery life, storage or bandwidth like a blood-sucking fiend. Here's what's what with the worst of the worst.

Google's new container project, open source at LinkedIn, Raspberry Pi B+, more

Open source news for your reading pleasure. July 12 - 18, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at how LinkedIn uses open source, Google's new container project Kubernetes, Raspberry Pi B+, more! read more

Epic Games Helps Blender By Becoming A Sponsor

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Jul 18, 2014 10:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Epic Games are starting to become real champions for us with porting Unreal Engine and bringing the new Unreal Tournament to us, but now they are also sponsoring the Blender project with funds too.

How to access SoundCloud from the command line in Linux

If you enjoy music streaming and originally-created sounds, you cannot have missed SoundCloud. Based in Germany, this cloud streaming service is now famous and well-established for any music adventurer. And naturally, as a Linux enthusiast, you might wonder how to join your passion for Linux with your love for music. As a solution, I advise […]Continue reading... The post How to access SoundCloud from the command line in Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to sync Google Drive from the command line on Linux How to access Dropbox from the command line in Linux How to manage your music library from the command line on Linux

Thread: A New Wireless Networking Protocol

  • MobileTechNews (Posted by bob on Jul 18, 2014 8:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
The Thread Industry group has been formed to develop and promote a new IPv6-based open protocol stack for IoT wireless mesh applications.

In the future, the web must be open

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 18, 2014 7:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
On stage at this year's Great Wide Open conference, Steven Klabnik made a sobering proclamation. "We have completely failed non-programmers and their ability to use computers," he said. Klabnik works for marketplace payment company Balanced, where he is—and how awesome is this?—Philosopher in Residence. His job, he says, "is to pay attention to where things are going and also think about where we should be going." read more

On a mission to digitize and share the world’s visual history

Thomas Smith will be speaking at OSCON 2014 about Project Gado. He has always wanted to be an inventor, and I spoke with him about what it's like to work as a technology consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area. In this interview, Thomas tells me more about how Project Gado came to life, how the Gado community evolved, and how open source is applied to everything.

Biggest “patent troll” slapped down hard by appeals court

The most litigious "patent troll" in the US has lost a major case after the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found its patent was too abstract. The ruling from last week is one of the first to apply new Supreme Court guidance about when ideas are too "abstract" to be patented. In the recent Alice v. CLS Bank case, the high court made clear that adding what amounts to fancy computer language to patents on basic ideas shouldn't hold up in court.

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