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The Citadel reveals open data findings

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 12, 2015 5:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The United Nations has proactively researched and promoted open government data across the globe for close to five years now. The Open Data Institute maintains that open data can help "unlock supply, generate demand, and create and disseminate knowledge to address local and global issues." McKinsey & Company report that "seven sectors alone could generate more than $3 trillion a year in additional value as a result of open data." read more

The slow death of SourceForge

In today's open source roundup: SourceForge may have lingered for too long. Plus: It's time for developers and users to move on from SourceForge. And redditors discuss the tactics of SourceForge.

Facebook: Your code sucks, and we don't even have to run it to tell

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jun 12, 2015 3:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
And if you want to know how we know, here's some code Facebook has released the source code to Infer, its homegrown static analysis tool, under the open source BSD license.…

Fedora 22 Linux Xfce Edition with Xfce 4.12 Screenshot Tour

The last article in our Fedora 22 screenshot tour series is for the Xfce Spin, which is built around the latest Xfce 4.12 desktop environment.

Swift 2.0 is open source, ApacheCon: Big Data, and more open source news

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 12, 2015 1:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Apple open sourcing Swift, ApacheCon splitting into two events, and more! Open source news: June 6 - 12, 2015 read more

How to install Linux, Lighttpd, MariaDB (MySQL), PHP (LLMP) on CentOS 7

How to install Linux, Lighttpd, MariaDB (MySQL), PHP (LLMP) on CentOS 7

Ubuntu Touch to Get Full Screen Rotation Soon

Ubuntu developers are preparing to release a new update for the Ubuntu Touch platform, but they are also thinking about the update that will come after this one, and it looks like full shell rotation is finally coming.

Fedora users in APAC are heading to Pune, India

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jun 12, 2015 10:54 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Every year, Fedora users and developers in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region meet up at the annual FUDCon (Fedora Users & Developers Conference) to learn how to do get more out of Fedora, and plan the future of our OS.... Continue Reading →

Longtime Linux user contributes to Pacemaker, founds new project

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 12, 2015 9:57 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
I got started with Linux in the late 90s. I worked in the Bell Labs Denver datacenter and had done lots of different kinds of work with UNIX since 1978; switching systems, and tools, and datacenter work, and we always had the source code for every kind of UNIX we had installed. read more

NoChromo ad-blocking browser for Android

NoChrome is the first ad-free browser for Android, based on Chromium.

How to use Avidemux for Video Editing

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jun 12, 2015 8:03 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Thankfully, the open source world offers many good choices when it comes to video editing. Some of the most popular choices are the PiTiVi, OpenShot, Kdenlive and Blender. Avidemux is another one - maybe the one with the worst name, but being one of the oldest (five years old) it is now quite mature and stable as well as relatively feature rich.

Power over Ethernet for your Pi

  • Linux User & Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Jun 12, 2015 7:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
New HAT module provides power and an Ethernet connection with a single cable

Saving laptop power with powertop.

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jun 12, 2015 2:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
If there’s one thing you want from a laptop, it’s long battery life. You want every drop of power you can get to work, read, or just be entertained on a long jaunt. So it’s good to know where your power is going. You can... Continue Reading →

Fanless box-PCs run Linux on Intel Haswell and Avoton

Logic Supply unveiled three fanless industrial PCs, including two using Intel 4th Gen Core processors and one with a quad- or octa-core Atom “Avoton” SoC. Logic Supply’s Linux-ready ML600 Series computers represent the next generation in the company’s ML series after last year’s ML400 Series. The systems are available pre-loaded with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit, […]

DRC-HUBO Run Linux and It Just Won the DARPA Robotics Challenge

The DARPA Robotics Challenge is now over, and the competition has been won by a team from South Korea with a robot called DRC-HUBO. It's not hard to imagine that the robot is actually running a modified Linux distribution.

Who's afraid of DNS? Nominet's new 'turing' tool visualises hidden security threats

UK domain registrar Nominet has shown off a striking new visualisation tool called 'turing' that large organisations can use to peer into their DNS traffic to trace latency issues and spot previously invisible botnets and malware.

"Don't Hack Me! That's a Bad Idea," Says Eugene Kaspersky to APT Groups

Earlier today, the boss of Kaspersky Labs appeared in a cheerful mood at a press conference in London, called to offer clarifications on the cyber-attack at a company office, conducted by one of the most mysterious advanced persistent threat (APT) groups identified to date.

Valve's Steam Controller Won't Replace the Mouse and Keyboard Anytime Soon

Valve announced last week the first Steam Machines and a date for their launch, in November, but the company also released a few details about Steam Link and the Steam Controller. This last item should be a revolution in the gaming world, but it's unlikely that it will happen.

SourceForge Not Making A Graceful Exit

If SourceForge were a person and I were the New York Times, I’d make certain I had an obituary on file right about now. It’s obvious that the once essential code repository for open source projects is terminally ill, although it’s just as obvious that Dice Holdings, which took over ownership of the site nearly three years ago, has no plans of letting SourceForge go gently into the good night, so we’ll probably see more kicking and noise-making until the lights are inevitably extinguished.

Gettin' Sticky with It

In last month's issue, I talked about Linux permissions (see "It's Better to Ask Forgiveness..." in the May 2015 UpFront section). I could have covered SUID, GUID and sticky bit in the same article, but it seemed like a lot to cover in one sitting.

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