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7 tips for bringing open source to networking

  • (Posted by bob on May 26, 2016 8:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The shift toward open software defined networking (SDN) means more elements of networking hardware are now controlled by software. With increasing frequency, that software is open. read more

SteamOS 2.80 Beta Brings an AMD GPU PRO Driver with Vulkan and VDPAU Support

Valve's engineers have pushed a new build of the SteamOS Debian-based gaming operating system, version 2.80, to the brewmaster_beta channel for public testing.

Pi project: RasPiViv

  • Linux User & Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on May 26, 2016 6:31 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
Nate Bensing tells us how he built an environmental control system to keep seven poison dart frogs cosy

Jono Bacon Leaves GitHub

A familiar face to open source conference goers, Jono Bacon has left his post as director of community at GitHub after only six months.

As marketing changes, some things never will

  • (Posted by bob on May 26, 2016 3:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Marketing as we know it has changed dramatically, especially in the B2B world. I bet you're not surprised to hear me say that. I'm not the first to say it, and I certainly won't be the last. Observing changes to companies' methods for engaging their customers is the easy part. What's harder is understanding the nature of those changes and what they mean for you and your marketing teams. read more

First officially sanctioned BeagleBone COM ships with carrier

  •; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on May 26, 2016 2:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer
Mentorel’s BeagleBone uSomIQ, the first sanctioned COM version of the BeagleBone Black SBC, is also available with a BoneCape carrier board. Hong Kong based Mentorel’s recently introduced BeagleBone uSomIQ computer-on-module, which was previously known as the uSomIQ BBB, has been added to’s list of BeagleBone Black compatible products.

Fedora is on diaspora*

Diaspora is a distributed social networking platform comprised of nodes, called pods. These pods are linked together to allow users to connect seamlessly. This idea is different from the traditional social network, where user data is centralized and controlled by a single entity. diaspora is also free as in speech, so you can use it however you like. diaspora* also values your privacy.

Unixstickers Gives Back to FOSS Projects

Are you one of those people who likes to use your laptop as a billboard to announce to the world that you’re a Linux user? Do you feel compelled to plaster stickers all over the outside, letting everyone know your favorite distro, some of your favorite FOSS programs or even a favorite programming or scripting language? Do you find yourself wishing there was an easy way to cover up the Windows key on your PC’s keyboard with something that actually represents an operating system you use?

GhostBSD 10.3 Development Continues, Now with UEFI Support for 64-bit Platforms

Today, GhostBSD maintainer Eric Turgeon announced the general availability of the second Alpha release of the upcoming GhostBSD 10.3 operating system.

Raspberry Pi analog input board has weather station option

RasPi.TV has Kickstartered a $12 “RasPiO Analog Zero” Raspberry Pi add-on board the size of an Raspberry Pi Zero. It offers eight 10-bit analog inputs.

Paul Vixie on IPv6 NAT, IPv6 security and Internet of Things

  • TechTarget; By Peter Loshin (Posted by bob on May 25, 2016 9:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Security expert Paul Vixie said that, for now, IPv6 offers no benefits to early adopters but he did suggest that updating to IPv6 is a matter of good Internet citizenship in almost the same way a person should look for a trash bin rather than throwing litter on the street.

Annoying myths about Linux that won't go away

Also in today's open source roundup: More ads are coming to Google Maps, and why some Chromebooks will not get Android apps.

How Newegg is Winning the Battle Against Patent Trolls [Video]

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on May 25, 2016 7:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
As Lee Cheng explained in his keynote speech at the Collaboration Summit held March 29-31 in Lake Tahoe, California, fighting patent trolls as part of his job at Newegg Inc. is a natural progression from his earliest legal involvement in civil rights advocacy.

What containers and unikernels can learn from Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Just the other day, I was speaking with a friend who is a mechanical engineer. He works on computer assisted braking systems for semi trucks and mentioned that his company has Arduinos all over the office. The idea is to encourage people to quickly experiment with new ideas. He also mentioned that Arduinos are more expensive than printed circuits. I was surprised by his comment about price, because coming from the software side of things, my perceptions of Arduinos was that they cost less than designing a specialized circuit. read more

How to Create a Local Red Hat Repository

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 25, 2016 5:11 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat, Linux; Story Type: News Story
There are many reasons you may want a local Red Hat Enterprise Linux repository. Bandwidth is a major factor as downloading updates from the Internet can be time and bandwidth consuming. Whatever your reason, this tutorial will walk you through the process of getting your local repository setup.

FLOSS Weekly 389: Best Practices Badge

The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Best Practices badge is a way for Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects to show that they follow best practices. Projects can voluntarily self-certify, at no cost, by using this web application to explain how they follow each best practice.

Community Is a Big Part of the Raspberry Pi’s Strength

As with many Linux distros, perhaps the biggest strength of the Pi is the community that surrounds it.

Solus OS

  • Linux User & Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on May 25, 2016 2:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
Great graphics, but how is Solus OS under the hood?

Red Hat Expands Ansible With Broader Container Support

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 25, 2016 1:22 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat updated its recently acquired Ansible technology May 25 with a new version that provides enhanced support for Docker container deployment as well as Microsoft technologies.

Red Hat acquired Ansible in October 2015, adding DevOps IT automation technologies into its product portfolio.

Release for CentOS Linux 6.8 i386 and x86_64

  • CentOS Mailing List; By Johnny Hughes (Posted by hughesjr on May 25, 2016 12:25 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Distributions
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS Linux 6.8 and install media for i386 and x86_64 Architectures.

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