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Women in Open Source award open for nominations

We are proud to announce that Red Hat is now accepting nominations for the Women in Open Source Award. This award is the first of its kind, created to shine a spotlight on women making important contributions to an open source project, to the open source community, or through the use of open source methodology. read more

What you need to know about the SSLv3 “POODLE” flaw (CVE-2014-3566)

Good morning everyone! Another security vulnerability is hitting the tech (and mainstream!) press, and we want to make Fedora users get straight, simple information. This one is CVE-2014-3466, and the […]

Free Bassel Khartabil

Apparently, working for a free and open Internet also caught the attention of the Syrian government, which sadly wasn’t as enamored with Bassel’s work as was Foreign Policy magazine. On March 15, 2012, Bassel was detained in a wave of arrests in the Mazzeh district of Damascus, Syria.

Developer of Stella, the best CentOS-based distro for the desktop, not looking to create a CentOS 7 version any time soon

There was a time when Nux, developer of the best CentOS spin for desktops, was game for producing a Stella 7. But looking at the Stella forums today, that doesn’t seem likely. No matter, with the Nux 'dextop' repo, you can have a CentOS desktop with most of the packages that are hard to find anywhere else.

The Divisive Linux Community

Linux users find a lot to argue about, from audio tools to gaming to proprietary code.

Self-documentation of code

The inadequacy or lack of documentation of software is a recurring issue. This applies just as often to proprietary software as it does to free software. Documentation of code has two main purposes: to make the code readable for other programmers, and to make the code useable. Good documentation of free software is vital for users, and contributing to the documentation (or translation to a minority language) of a free software project is a good way to get involved for those who don’t know where to start, or how to program, and want to know how it’s done. The problem is a shortage of recruits.

Anonabox bundles OpenWrt with Tor for anonymous Web browsing

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Oct 15, 2014 10:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It is designed to sit between your computer and your home router and route all traffic through Tor. At its size, two anonaboxes can fit inside a pack of cigarettes.

Open Software's Thousand Eyes: A Misunderstood Claim

  • Dr. Dobb's Open Source Articles (Posted by tuxchick on Oct 15, 2014 9:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Recent high-profile defects do not support the view that open source is less secure than closed source.

The beginning of the people's Web: 20 years of Netscape

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Oct 15, 2014 8:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
In 1994, only geeks, techies and nerds were using the Web, and then along came Netscape and nothing would be the same.

The Linux Setup - Eric Hameleers, Slackware Linux

  • My Linux Rig; By Steven Ovadia (Posted by steveov on Oct 15, 2014 7:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
An interview with Eric Hameleers, one of Slackware's core developers. He discusses his love of KDE and why Slackware puts users first by trusting in their intelligence.

Tiny $51 Tor router runs OpenWRT

A Kickstarter project called “Anonabox” offers a tiny Tor router for anonymous Internet use, running OpenWRT Linux on a MediaTek MT7620n WiFi chipset. The Anonabox is a “completely open source and open hardware” networking device that provides anonymous Internet access and encryption, says Chico, Calif.-based project leader August Germar on the Anonabox Kickstarter page. The […]

OPNFV Project Begins Planning Open Source NFV Solutions

The Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV), the collaborative partnership for advancing open source software-defined networking and data centers that the Linux Foundation announced last month, is now officially live. Here's what it's up to so far, and what it hopes to becomes over the coming months and years.

KDE Plasma used to produce The Desolation of Smaug movie

In today's open source roundup: Animators used KDE Plasma in the production of last year's hobbit movie. Plus: Testing rolling-release distributions for reliability, and a review of Cylon Linux 12.04.1.

Allwinner reveals new octa-core and 64-bit quad-core SoCs

Allwinner unveiled octa-core, Cortex-A7 based “A83T” and “H8? SoCs for tablets and media-streaming boxes, respectively, plus a quad-core, 64-bit “H64? SoC.

Will Your Drone Be Open Source? The Linux Foundation Hopes So

The Linux Foundation and industry partners have launched Dronecode, a project to create embedded open source software for drones and unmanned aerial vehicles.

Play Awesome Indie Games Directly in Firefox Including the Award-Winning FTL

Today, we’re announcing a promotion with Humble Bundle, one of the real innovators in game distribution, that brings eight hugely popular Indie games including the award-winning FTL directly to Firefox users.

Develop your own filesystem with FUSE

FUSE lets you develop a fully functional filesystem that has a simple API library, can be accessed by non-privileged users, and provides a secure implementation. And, to top it all off, FUSE has a proven track record of stability.

OpenDaylight Helium gets out of the gate

Whether you are deploying applications in containers, VMs, or on bare metal, being able to group related services together into private networks and control the traffic flowing into and out of your infrastructure is important. The SDN controller fulfills that role by allowing you to define network policy centrally and have that policy applied at the edges of your network, in the physical and virtual network switches.

Who wants Ubuntu anyway?

  • linux.about.com; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Oct 14, 2014 11:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups
In this weeks news roundup, I look at the results from a poll to see whether people are looking forward to Ubuntu 14.10. In addition which is the best Linux distro and 5 shell commands you should never run.

Firefox 33 Officially Released

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 14, 2014 10:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mozilla has just released Firefox 33, the next iteration of the famous Internet browser. As it was to be expected, users will find an assortment of features and various changes that really make the update worthwhile.

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