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Tiny, rugged, box-PC implements Intels IoT platform

Adlink is prepping a rugged, compact “MXE-200i” box-PC preloaded with Wind River’s Linux-based IDP XT IoT gateway stack running on quad- or dual-core Atoms. Adlink’s Matrix MXE-200i, which should formally launch in April, appears to be based in part on the Intel IOT Platform reference model. This in turn builds on the previous Intel Gateway Solutions for IoT hardware/software platform.

HP Joins Dell, Juniper in Offering Open Network Switches

Hewlett-Packard is the latest networking vendor to offer open switches that can run operating systems from other vendors.

Critical 0-days in open source? The problem isn't code, it's CASH

Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin thinks the information security world needs fewer surgeons and more personal trainers, and he's putting his organization's money where his mouth is.

Who writes the Linux kernel?

In today's open source roundup: Find out who's writing Linux these days. Plus: Future Studio OS is designed for creative people, and run Android on your Windows device.

Multitenant Sites

For some time now, there has been tremendous growth in the world of Web applications. It's quite amazing to see what you can do just via a Web browser - not only can you buy just about anything, but also a growing number of sites offer "software as a service", often abbreviated as SaaS. The idea is that in exchange for a monthly service fee, you get access to a service.

Red Hat 64-bit ARM Linux grows up

Red Hat ARM partnership expands and expects more from its members.

Moving Forward with Firefox

Next month, Johnathan Nightingale will step down as a full time Mozillian after 8 years of distinguished service. We’d like to thank him for his countless contributions to the Mozilla project and leading Firefox through periods of intense competition and … Continue reading

VHDL source code under GPL for Altera FPGA based DVB card

NetUP Inc. fully open sourcing firmware for DVB card - NetUP Dual Universal DVB CI. License is GPLv3. Sources is VHDL for Altera FPGA EP4CGX22CF19C8 and can be compiled with Altera Quartus II (free edition).

The Linux Foundation Shows Us Just How Massive the Kernel Development Really Is

The Linux kernel is the biggest collaborative software project on the planet, but sometimes it might be difficult for people to understand that. The Linux Foundation has released its annual development report and we can get a glimpse of just how much work is being done.

A developer's guide to getting into open source

Want to contribute to an open source project, but don't know where to start? Finding the first problem to fix in an unfamiliar codebase can seem pretty difficult—and even more so if it counts millions of lines of code—but it's usually much easier than it looks. This article should give you a few tips and ideas on how to get started. read more

Writing effective 8th (and not only 8th)

How to avoid going down the rabbit-hole when writing your product

How to install a USB webcam in Raspberry Pi

If you want to take pictures or record videos using Raspberry Pi board, you can install Raspberry Pi camera board. If you do not want to shell out money just for the camera board module, there is yet another way, which is to utilize a commonly found USB web camera. You may already have one for your PC. In this tutorial, we show how to set up a USB web camera on Raspberry Pi board. We assume that you are using Raspbian operation system.

All Ubuntu Phones Are Now Sold Out, Says BQ on Twitter

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 19, 2015 12:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
We have to admit that today’s flash sale of Ubuntu phones was a successful one, especially because we managed to get one too and because we saw a lot of happy people posting tweets about purchasing the first ever Ubuntu-powered smartphone. The Ubuntu Phone flash sale is now over, as announced by BQ on their Twitter account, and confirmed by Canonical.

Does your open hardware project need a license?

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 19, 2015 10:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The last part is in place, you can still smell the solder in the room. Your open hardware project is complete. So, what comes next? The hard part: do you need a license? read more

How to Update a Ubuntu LTS release to the next LTS Version (dist upgrade)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 19, 2015 9:54 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This document describes how to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Generally, the Ubuntu .04 versions that get released every 2 years are Long Term Support (LTS) releases, for instance Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04 etc. Effectively, this means that the LTS release comes supported with bug fixes and security updates for as long as 5 years, hence users would not have the privilege of being alerted through popups urging them to install the latest available version.

Who's writing Linux today? Capitalists

The Linux Foundation has released its 2015 report "Linux Kernel Development: How Fast It is Going, Who is Doing It, What They Are Doing and Who is Sponsoring It."

FlightGear 3.4 Flight Simulator Brings New and Improved Aircraft

The FlightGear devs had the pleasure of announcing earlier today, February 17, the immediate availability for download of the FlightGear 3.4 open-source and cross-platform cooperative flight simulator. The new release introduces a number of improvements and new features in various areas, such as aircraft, graphics, scenery, and JSBSim.

Who's Writing Linux Kernel Code? More and More People, Says Linux Foundation

More people than ever are contributing code to the Linux kernel, more of them are professionals who are paid to do it and more of them are women. That's according to the latest survey of development trends for the open source operating system from the Linux Foundation.

Sony taps Linux robot car tech for self-driving car project

Sony is developing self-driving car technologies with ZMP, which sells autonomous RoboCar development platforms with Linux-based control and sensor systems. Sony has turned to fellow Japanese company ZMP to develop a self-driving car, says the Financial Times (FT). Sony also invested 100 million yen ($842,000) in ZMP for a 2 percent share.

FUDCon1 Flashback, Getting Involved, Sandboxed Apps, Fedora Planet, and Google Summer of Code

  • Fedora Magazine; By Matthew Miller (Posted by bob on Feb 19, 2015 5:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Fedora
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Here are the five things for February 18th, 2015.

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