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GNOME Foundation forced to defend its trademark against Groupon

In today's open source roundup: Groupon has launched a tablet product that violates the GNOME Foundation's registered trademark. Plus: Reviews of OpenMandriva 2014.1. And the successes, failures and new challenges of Mozilla's Firefox browser.

Tuning RDO Juno CentOS 7 TwoNode Gluster 3.5.2 Cluster for Qemu integration with libgfapi to work seamlessly

This post is focused on tuning replica 2 gluster volume when building RDO Juno Gluster Cluster on CentOS 7. Steps undertaken come from Gluster 3.5.2 Release Notes ( and make integration Qemu (1.5.3) && libgfapi really working

Will an open Internet policy emerge? FCC Advisor on net neutrality

Daniel Alvarez—Legal Advisor for Wireline, Public Safety, and Homeland Security at the FCC (Federal Communications Commission)—spoke at a forum last week with the North Carolina Technology Association about the FCC’s deliberations on a framework to "protect and promote Internet openness." read more

Groupon Is Stealing the GNOME Trademark

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Nov 11, 2014 10:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Getting a trademark for something will not shield you from abusive behavior from big companies, and the GNOME Foundation is learning this the hard way. The company behind Groupon is trying to steal the GNOME trademark for a tablet they are developing.

Firefox 33.1 Brings the Forget Button and Better Tiles - Gallery

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Nov 11, 2014 9:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Mozilla developers have just released the new Firefox 33.1 for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X, and they have implemented a number of new, quite interesting features.

Linux Top 3: Raspberry Pi A+, Debian Freezes Jessie and ReactOS Polishes

While Linux runs on a myriad of different hardware platforms, one of the most exciting for hobbyists and makers alike in recent years has been the Raspberry Pi. One of the most attractive aspects of the Raspberry Pi has been its' powerful, yet small form factor that enables Linux to be deployed as an embedded system..

AMDs Gizmo 2 SBC powers up with G-Series SoC

AMD’s unveiled an updated version of its open-spec Gizmo SBC, with a dual-core G-Series SoC plus new HDMI, microSD, mSATA, and USB 3.0 ports. The Gizmo 2 is the next generation of the the Linux-ready Gizmo single board computer (SBC) released by the AMD-backed community in Aug. 2013. The original Gizmo was criticized for not being as open source as its main community-backed x86 rival: Intel’s Minnowboard. But GizmoSphere soon released full schematics, and followed up a few months later by offering a free, open source SageBIOS Coreboot bootloader, making the Gizmo fully open source.

The Kilo OpenStack Summit in review

Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. We hope that everyone who traveled to Paris for last week's OpenStack Summit had an enjoyable trip and a safe voyage home. For those who missed it, or if you're looking to relive the experience, here are the top reports from around the web.

Enhancing Education With FOSS

Our custom distro, based on Linux Mint 17 KDE LTS, is a playground completely filled with learning opportunities. Many of the applications were taken from standard Linux educational apps available from the regular repositories. The 3.3 gig ISO file produces a live cd/install disk which not only provides hours of entertainment, it includes educational software that meets most any academic need the child will encounter. Many of our kids, however, are at the age where they like to play simple games. We’ve provided an abundant environment for that.

More systemd drama as a long-time Debian developer quits

In today's open source roundup: Debian developer Joey Hess leaves the project after eighteen years. Plus: Is Linux gaming performance lagging behind Windows? And reviews of Ubuntu 14.10 seem to indicate that it's a mixed bag.

Flock 2015: Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Nov 11, 2014 2:54 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
After four bids (!) and much discussion to make the difficult decision between two great finalists, we’re happy to announce Rochester, NY and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) as […]

Systemd again? Debian drops kFreeBSD as official architecture

  • iTWire; By Sam Varghese (Posted by linuxwriter on Nov 11, 2014 1:57 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian
The Debian GNU/Linux project has decided not to support its GNU/kFreeBSD distribution as an official release for the forthcoming version 8.0 which is better known as Jessie. One of the reasons for this decision could be systemd, the new init system that will be the default for the Jessie release. It cannot be used with any kernel other than Linux.

Which term best describes the kind of software you work on?

  •; By Sal Badakhchani (Posted by bob on Nov 11, 2014 1:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Then there are those who just want to get FOSS used more widely. They are in the business of FOSS. As we expand into new markets, should there be a new term for them to convey the message of FOSS more clearly and inclusively?

Debian 8.0 "Jessie" Final Could Arrive in February

Debian 8.0 "Jessie" has been in the works for quite some time and it has just entered feature freeze. Now, the Debian project leader is pushing for a release of the new operating system in under 12 weeks.

Celebrating 10 Years of Firefox

10 years ago we built Firefox to give you a choice. The Web was a monoculture and the only way in was through the company that controlled your operating system. We believed then, and so did many of you, that the Web deserved an independent alternative.

Celebrating Choice, Control and Independence On the Web

Ten years ago, we made Firefox to keep the Internet in each of our hands - to create choice and put you in control of your life online. Today, we invite you to stand with us for an Internet that belongs to everyone. And no one.

MoD releases code to GitHub: Our Ideaworks... well sort of

  • The Register; By Kat Hall (Posted by bob on Nov 10, 2014 9:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
The Ministry of Defence is to consider making some of its more "sophisticated" software available online, having for the first time publicly released code onto open-source site

How to use FileSilo

  • Linux User & Developer; By Gavin Thomas (Posted by bob on Nov 10, 2014 8:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux
Access your free Linux User & Developer content from any device

Gluster Lead Speaks on Open Source Scale-Out Storage and OpenStack

The buzz in the open source world last week centered around OpenStack, the cloud computing operating system. But OpenStack depends on many other pieces to run, one of which is scale-out storage from platforms such as Red Hat's (RHT) GlusterFS.

diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Hardware errors are tough to code for. In some cases, they're impossible to code for. A particular brand of hardware error is the Machine-Check Exception (MCE), which means a CPU has a problem. On Windows systems, it's one of the causes of the Blue Screen of Death.

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