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How getting started in open source can help your career

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 22, 2016 10:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When contributing to open source projects and communities, one of the many benefits is that you can improve your tech skills. In this article, hear from three contributors on how their open source helped them get a job or improved their career. read more

SCALE 14X: Making the Mark and Getting Ready for Doctorow

Shuttleworth’s keynote kicked off a busier-than-expected day at SCALE 14X. Sessions on Thursday throughout UbuCon and the rest of SCALE 14X seemed to have more than adequate attendance, especially in the larger rooms at the Pasadena Convention Center. In fact, the Chef Training was standing room only, and some of the attendees had to be turned away.

Digital Painting with Krita 2.9 provides the missing Krita documentation

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 22, 2016 7:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
2015 was a big year for the Krita project. They had a successful crowdfunding campaign over the summer, which helped fund the development of an onslaught of features targeted for versions of 2.9 and beyond. With everything from big-time performance jumps when using large brushes, to the addition of support for animating, Krita's growth has spiked and the project continues to get attention and high praise among digital artists. read more

How to back up and restore file permissions on Linux

There are cases where you want to temporarily back up file permissions alone (not files themselves). For example, you want to prevent the content of some directory from being overwritten, so you temporarily remove write permission on all the files under the directory. Or you are troubleshooting file permission issues, and so running chmod on files here and there.

11 steps to running an online community meeting

Open organizations explicitly invite participation from external communities, because these organizations know their products and programs are world class only if they include a variety of perspectives at all phases of development. Liaising with and assisting those communities is critical. And community calls are my favorite method for interacting with stakeholders both inside and outside an organization. In this article, I'll share best practices for community calls and talk a little about how they can spur growth.

4 tools to play Windows Games on Linux?

When it comes to gaming then Windows leads Linux somewhere. What does that mean, can't we play games on Linux? Well it's not true and today we can easily play most of the Windows games on our Linux system. Here I will showcase some tools that will convert your Linux machine into a gaming ware.

Docker bags unikernel gurus - now you can be just like Linus Torvalds

Wannabe a kernel developer? Well, soon you can be and rather easily. Analysis Linux container biz Docker has bought Unikernel Systems, a startup in Cambridge, UK, that's doing interesting things with roll-your-own operating systems.

5 common obstacles to digital learning

  •; By Carla Rudder (Posted by crudder on Jan 22, 2016 2:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Business leaders want a deeper understanding of digital technology, but these barriers may be standing in their way.

No, that Linux Keyrings bug isn't in '66 per cent of Android devices'

Googler promises patch by March 1, where needed. When the Linux “Keyrings” vulnerability landed yesterday, headlines said it would affect “millions” of devices, partly because it was thought to be widely present in Android as well.

Mark Shuttleworth's Opening Keynote at UbuCon Summit 2016 - Live Blog

Today is the first day of UbuCon Summit 2016, which means that the father of Ubuntu Linux and Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth, will be there to open the event, which should officially start at 10:00 AM (PST). Canonical and Mark Shuttleworth decided to revive the popular Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) conference this year and name it UbuCon Summit, despite the fact that the former was transformed into an online event called Ubuntu Online Summit (UOS).

Firefox OS

In December 2015, Mozilla announced that its ambitious new operating system would not be appearing on any new phones, but the project may still live on as a platform for smart TVs and IoT devices.

8 reasons to make the switch to IPv6

Owen DeLong is a Senior Manager of Network Architecture at Akamai Technologies, a leader in content delivery network (CDN) services that help to make the Internet "fast, reliable, and secure." He will be speaking at SCaLE 14x about IPv6 adoption (because we're out of IPv4!). Owen is also a member of the ARIN Advisory Council—an advisory group to the Board of Trustees on Internet number resource policy and related matters—and is an active member of the systems administration, operations, and Internet Protocol policy communities.

The Linux Foundation No Longer Allows Community Representation

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jan 21, 2016 10:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Linux Foundation has recently made some changes to its by-laws and excluded individual members from the voting process for board members.

Google Open Sources Dataflow Analytics Code through Apache Incubator

Google Cloud Dataflow seeks to become an Apache Incubator project, which will help keep the open source data analytics platform open and available for integrators. Google is open-sourcing more code by contributing Cloud Dataflow to the Apache Software Foundation. The move, a first for Google, opens new cloud-based data analytics options and integration opportunities for big data companies.

How to Install Drupal 8 On CentOS 7

  •; By Pradeep Kumar (Posted by linuxtechi on Jan 21, 2016 8:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Drupal is an Open Source Content Management Software which allows us to build & create web sites without doing any coding. Drupal’s code is written in PHP and comes under GNU GPL (General Public License ).

Docker Acquires Unikernel to Improve Container App Deployments

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jan 21, 2016 7:16 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Virtualization
Solomon Hykes, Docker founder, explains how Unikernel and the concept of purpose-built microkernels will improve the future of computing.

Don't Panic About Recent Zero-Day Linux Kernel Vulnerability, It's Not That Bad

The kernel vulnerability that was revealed only yesterday got some users panicked, but the truth is that’s not really the case. It’s easy to scare users with warnings of vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel, which powers pretty much everything. The vulnerability was aptly named CVE-2016-0728, which is not all that impressive. This is the first indication. When something is bad enough, it usually receives a name, like Heartbleed for OpenSSL. When you’re called CVE-2016-0728, it’s hard to become a serious threat. This is a joke, of course, and people should be always aware if vulnerabilities, even if they are not called Linus' Doom.

How to Install Graylog2 and Elasticsearch on Ubuntu 15.10

In this tutorial, I will guide you trough the Graylog2, Elasticsearch and MongoDB installation to build a scalable log server node with advanced log search capabilities. I will use Ubuntu 15.10 for this installation. Elasticsearch is a distributed search server based on Lucene that is available as OpenSource software. Graylog2 is a centralized log management and log analysis framework based on Elasticsearch and MongoDB.

SCALE 14X Thursday: New Morning in Pasadena

Starting today, the Southern California Linux Expo — SCALE 14X in this year’s 14th annual iteration — moves from being hotel-based event busting at the seams to hold all the exhibitors and sessions to being a full-fledged, freewheeling convention center-based event with wide-open spaces and widespread talks.

Linux Foundation shows it backs corporates, not community

The Linux Foundation has given its clearest indication yet that it caters to corporates rather than the community, by making it impossible for community representatives to be elected to its board.

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