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How TYPO3 meetups help improve the technology, community, and business

Peer-production is one of the strengths of open source projects. TYPO3, a self-organized project without corporate backing, always lived from the spirit of sharing ideas, work, and values. It’s not by accident that one of our core values is, "Inspire people to share." Over the years, as a result of the massive success of TYPO3 as a product, core team members became increasingly decoupled from the work with clients. Instead, they focused on the core development. read more

Linux powers DARPA Robotics Challenge winner

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Jun 11, 2015 12:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
A Xenomai Linux based robot from Korea’s Team KAIST called the DRC-Hubo won the $2 million DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, one of only three bots to complete the course on time. Judging by Silicon Valley’s reigning “Failure rocks!” mantra, this week’s DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals held earlier this week in Pomona, California, was a resounding […]

European Union's 5-year roadmap for IT needs open source

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 11, 2015 11:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After months of preparation, the European Commission (EC) released its broad 5-year roadmap in early May for information and communications technology (ICT) policy, the Digital Single Market Strategy, or DSM. The plan is structured around three main pillars or goals, which include: read more

Documentation is a journey: 3 lessons learned from documenting Scribus

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 11, 2015 10:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I'd like to use my own personal journey with open source documentation to illustrate how it's possible to begin with little to nothing and create—and then build on—your work and that of others. read more

Clonezilla live 2.4.2-10 released (stable)

  • It runs on Linux; By It runs on Linux (Posted by DaMan on Jun 11, 2015 9:20 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Migrations
2 Weeks ago Clonezilla Live 2.4.2-4 was released. This release was still experimental, now a stable version of Clonezilla live is released; version 2.4.2-10.

Original “patent troll” may call it quits, says there’s no money in it

RayNiro, one of the lawyers who pioneered the wave of contingent-fee patent litigation, says he's ready to exit the business. “The stand-alone patent case is dead on arrival, and I don't think we're unique,” Niro told Crain's Chicago Business.

Patent litigation dropped by roughly 20 percent in 2014, and patent lawsuits by "non-practicing entities," also known as patent trolls, dropped by nearly 25 percent. Those trolls filed about 3,700 lawsuits in 2013, and 2,800 in 2014, according to data from RPX's annual report (PDF).

Just how open will Apple allow Swift to be?

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on Jun 11, 2015 7:26 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Some people love that Apple is open sourcing its Swift programming languages. Others are taking a wait-and-see attitude about just how 'open' Apple will make Swift.

Logic Supply Announces Linux-Compatible Fanless PC with Unparalleled Features

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 11, 2015 6:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Logic Supply has announced recently that they will release a new series of ventless and fanless PCs with unmatched mix of performance, reliability, and I/O.

FLOSS Weekly 340: VeraCrypt

Randal and Aaron are joined by Mounir Idrassi to talk about VeraCrypt. VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX and is based on TrueCrypt 7.1a.

Protect your data with these five Linux encryption tools

If you think data is more precious than ever, you should certainly consider its security to be a priority. And with more and more businesses working with multiple platforms, you have to be prepared to work with encryption on just about every business-ready operating system available. Including Linux. Fortunately, you have plenty of encryption-ready tools to choose from.

HP Linux Imaging and Printing 3.15.6 Adds Support for Fedora 22 Linux

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 11, 2015 1:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP, Linux
HP was happy to announce earlier today, June 10, the immediate availability for download of the sixth maintenance release of its HPLIP (HP Linux Imaging and Printing) 3.15 software.

OPM Breach Exposes Agency's Systemic Security Woes

The massive hack at the Office of Personnel Management showed not just room for improvement but a lack of very basic security fundamentals -- and expertise.

What's New in MATE 1.10

The MATE desktop environment is getting a major update, and it will land soon in repositories everywhere. We take a closer at what's new with MATE 1.10 to see what the features to be implemented are.

Why an open web is important for India

Priyanka Nag is a technical writer for Red Hat and Mozilla Rep from India. Priyanka has been contributing to open source projects for the past four years. She started by editing Wikipedia pages, and then was introduced to Mozilla during an event at her college. She says that Mozilla was love at first sight, and soon after she became a Mozillian, she was hooked on the project. Now Priyanka is also a regular speaker at community events in India.

Mozilla Increases Rewards for Bug Bounty Program

After maintaining the same vulnerability rewards for five years, Mozilla decided to increase its monetary acknowledgement for bugs reported by external security researchers. The quality of the report, severity of the flaw and a clear description of how it can be exploited are important criteria for setting the value of the reward.

Unreal Engine 4.8 Has Dozens of New Features for Linux, Offers Better Support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Unreal Engine 4.8 has been officially released earlier today for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

Config file wipe blunder caused deadly Airbus A400M crash - claim

  • The Register; By Iain Thomson (Posted by bob on Jun 10, 2015 6:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Probe insiders indicate engine shutdown due to missing data. A dodgy software installation doomed four test pilots to death in last month's Airbus 400M transport plane, sources familiar with the matter have claimed.

SourceForge under fire again for Nmap page

In today's open source roundup: SourceForge takes more heat for its Nmap page. Plus: Best Chromebook for a college student? And DistroWatch reviews Fedora 22 KDE.

Get to know your System (using the command line)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jun 10, 2015 4:52 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Knowing the details of your system is essential for being able to address issues that arise and make the right hardware and software choices to ensure the compatibility and a good performance of your system. To get to know yous system a bit better we will use the command line.

Apple Takes a Bite of Open Source

To be clear, like Microsoft’s foray into FOSS, Apple’s entry is a small step for FOSS, to paraphrase Neil Armstrong. It is hardly a giant leap for FOSSkind. Also, to be fair, Apple has dabbled in open source in its own way already, for example with OpenDarwin, which is available if you dig deep enough in the Apple website.

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