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The Linux Foundation Issues Free E-Book on Open Source License Compliance Best Practices

The Linux Foundation today released a free e-book, Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise, that serves as a practical guide for organizations on how best to use open source code and participate in open source communities while complying with the spirit and the letter of open source licensing.

Early Stage Startup Heptio Aims to Make Kubernetes Friendly

Two Former Google staffers the built the original Google Compute Engine and helped to create Kubernetes are launching their own company to fill a perceived gap in the container orchestration market.

Weaveworks Debuts Weave Cloud for Container Control and Monitoring

After months of availability in the beta test cycle, the commercial edition of the Weave Cloud Software-as-a-Service platform is now generally available, build from a base of open-source project led by Weaveworks

Tails 3.0 Anonymous Live OS to Be Based on Debian 9 "Stretch", Require 64-bit PC

A few days after the announcement of Tails 2.7, the development team behind the popular amnesic incognito live system based on Debian GNU/Linux unveiled a few technical details about the next major release.

The Linux Foundation changes its events' branding

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS (Posted by bob on Nov 19, 2016 10:21 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The top 'Linux' event is being consolidated with other conferences under the 'open source' name.

Microsoft Warns Bash on Windows Users About Linux File Changes

This week, Microsoft offered the equivalent of a nun's ruler smack to users of Bash on Windows, a command-line shell that's more usually known as a tool for Linux developers and IT pros... "DO NOT, under ANY circumstances, create and/or modify Linux files using Windows apps, tools, scripts, consoles, etc.,"the announcement stated.

Microsoft and Its Patent Trolls Continue to Lobby for Software Patents

In order to maintain the order of "Linux patent tax" Microsoft and its proxies (patent trolls like Intellectual Ventures) keep pursuing patent policy that is friendly towards software patenting

Top 5: Eclipse Che, open source at Capital One, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 19, 2016 3:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Eclipse; Story Type: News Story
In this week's Top 5, we highlight an introduction to Eclipse Che, this year's open source initiatives from Capital One, one way to address open source's free rider problem, and nine rules for caring for open source communities. Top 5 articles of the week 5. 9 rules for the proper care and feeding of communities and carnivorous plants read more

NES Classic runs Linux, a new 0 A.D. alpha, and more gaming news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 19, 2016 11:57 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this bi-weekly open gaming roundup, we take a look at Nintendo's NES Classic Edition running Linux, SDL support for Unity 5.6, 0 A.D. Ulysses, and more gaming news. Open gaming roundup for November 6-19, 2016 read more

Python Advanced Dictionaries

You've already gotten acquainted with dictionaries, but just like the other data structures Python supports, there are methods and more powerful ways to use them. There aren't as many methods for working with dictionaries as there are for lists, but that's because dictionaries just don't need them. Plus, many of the ones that do exist, work to break down dictionaries into lists and tuples to make them easier to manage. So, those list methods can be used in conjunction with the dictionary ones to create an efficient machine for handling data.

Privacy made simple with Firefox Focus

Today we launched Firefox Focus, a brand new iOS browser that puts user privacy first. More than ever before, we believe that everyone on the Internet has a right to protect their privacy. By launching Firefox Focus, we are putting that belief into practice in a big way.

The Linux Foundation changes its events branding

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Nov 19, 2016 6:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux
If you've been paying close attention to how The Linux Foundation has been expanding from just Linux to all of open-source software, you could see this coming. The Foundation has just announced that LinuxCon, CloudOpen, and ContainerCon are being combined under one umbrella event: The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit.

openSUSE Leap 42.2 Linux Now Officially Available for PowerPC64le Architectures

Just one day after the official release of the openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating system, Michel Normand from the openSUSE Project was proud to announce on November 17, 2016, the availability of the PowerPC port.

Open Source Software: Secure Except When It Isn't

Linux and open source used to be 99% secure -- or so we thought. We laughed at the poor, hapless users of Windows, an OS that seemed to suffer a new exploit hourly. We were smug and thought ourselves protected by Linux's superior design, with security built-in and not added as an afterthought. Most of all, we thought ourselves protected by the thousand upon thousands of eyes that were pouring over the code and making sure that any vulnerabilities that snuck through were caught by the white hats long before the black hats had a clue.

Kids Day Out: From Curiosity to Creativity

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by bob on Nov 19, 2016 12:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community, Linux
This year at LinuxCon North America in Toronto, The Linux Foundation partnered with MakerKids and Kids on Computers to organize a day-long event focused on getting school-aged children interested in learning more about computer programming. The Kids Day workshops included projects around Linux, Arduino, robots, and more.

This Week in Open Source: Microsoft Expands Open Source Love, 498/500 Supercomputers Run Linux, and More

This week in Linux and OSS news, Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member; a powerful move that signifies its commitment to open source, 498 out of 500 supercomputers run Linux, and more! This week was a big one for open source. Make sure you're caught up with our weekly digest.

Embedded PC roll-out spans Apollo Lake and Bay Trail

Advantech unveiled two rugged embedded computers built on Intel’s Apollo Lake SoCs, as well as an embedded PC with a Bay Trail Atom E3845. We recently covered the five SBCs and three COMs in Advantech’s announcement of products built around Intel’s 14nm Apollo Lake family of Atom E3900, Celeron, and Pentium SoCs.

Open source AI voice interface mounts on dashboards

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Nov 18, 2016 6:48 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The Next Thing’s “Dashbot” is an automotive gizmo that offers voice control of a phone’s music, nav, and texts. Inside is a C.H.I.P. Pro COM running Linux. A little over a month after announcing a computer-on-module version of the C.H.I.P. (Computer Hardware in Products) SBC called the C.H.I.P. Pro, The Next Thing went to Kickstarter […]

Parrot S.L.A.M.dunk

Powered by Ubuntu and Robot Operating System (ROS), the Parrot S.L.A.M.dunk open development hardware and software kit enables drones to transform into smart robots.

How to install and use profiling tool Gprof

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 18, 2016 4:03 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you are a programmer, who writes code in C, Pascal, or Fortran77 programming language and uses Linux as the development platform, you'll be glad to know that there exists a powerful tool through which you can check the performance of your code - the tool in question is Gprof. In this tutorial, we'll be discussing the details of how you can download, install, and use this tool.

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