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How to measure your community's health

How do you measure the health of your community, identify problems, and track progress towards your goals? What should you be measuring? read more

Linus Torvalds Gives GPL Credit for Linux's Success

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 24, 2016 6:01 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
On the 25th anniversary of Linux, its creator gives a LinuxCon audience insight into the highlights and lowlights of Linux's history to date, and why he credits the GPL for the operating system's success.

How to install Odoo ERP Software on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 24, 2016 5:04 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Odoo is an OpenSource enterprise resource planning and customer relationship software that can help you to organize and grow your business. Odoo was formerly named openERP and therefor TinyERP. There are many apps available to extend Odoo, for example: billing, accounting, manufacturing, purchasing, warehouse management, and project management.

Hackable voice-controlled speaker and IoT controller

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Aug 24, 2016 4:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
SeedStudio's hackable, “ReSpeaker” speaker system runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688 and offers voice control over home appliances. The device is billed by SeedStudio as an “open source, modular voice.

3 open source alternatives to Office 365

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 24, 2016 3:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It can be hard to get away from working and collaborating on the web. Doing that is incredibly convenient: as long as you have an internet connection, you can easily work and share from just about anywhere, on just about any device. The main problem with most web-based office suites—like Google Drive, Zoho Office, and Office365—is that they're closed source. Your data also exists at the whim of large corporations. I'm sure you've heard numerous stories of, say, Google locking or removing accounts without warning. read more

Schools that #GoOpen should #GoOpenSource

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 24, 2016 2:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
School administrators know that traditional proprietary textbooks are expensive. Teachers in budget-strapped schools often face shortages of textbooks. Worse, print content is usually out-of-date as soon as the ink dries on the page. There has to be something better than students hauling bulbous backpacks loaded with dead knowledge stamped on dead trees. read more

Google Fuchsia eyes non-Linux things

Embedded is the web's next frontier Google’s latest operating system project, Fuchsia, may be largely a mystery, but it reinforces a truth that the platforms vendors are having, grudgingly, to acknowledge: one operating system does not fit all. For a company which has put so much effort into making Android an OS for all purposes, Google has a remarkable number of potentially conflicting platforms, now including Chrome OS, Brillo and Fuchsia.…

Building Fedora Rawhide Images with Imagefactory

Introduction ImageFactory is a tool, built on Oz, that is suitable for generating various types of operating system and cloud images. These images can be generated in a variety of different formats. Those include the Docker image format and the qcow2 image... Continue Reading →

MySQL daddy Widenius: Open-source religion won't feed MariaDB

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Aug 24, 2016 11:20 AM EDT)
  • Groups: MySQL; Story Type: Interview
Fork off, cash is king Interview MySQL daddy Monty Widenius has dismissed claims the MariaDB fork is veering away from open source.…

Be Bold, Be Curious, and Be Open, Advise Outreachy Participants

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Aug 24, 2016 10:23 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In Tuesday afternoon’s “Kernel Internship Report and Outreachy Panel” session at LinuxCon North America, interns and mentors involved with the Outreachy program spoke enthusiastically of their experiences with the program. The panel was moderated by Karen M. Sandler, Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, and organizer of Outreachy.

How to roll back a btrfs snapshot and restore corrupt or missing files

Snapshots are a built-in backup method that data center admins shouldn't overlook. Here's an easy way to create snapshots on a btrfs (or Butter FS) filesystem to back up files and folders.

The marriage of Microsoft and Linux

Wim Coekaerts, corporate VP of Microsoft Enterprise Open Source Group, came to LinuxCon preaching enable, integrate, release, and contribute instead of embrace, extend, and extinguish.

Reviving Old Macs Using Linux

All Macintosh computers from about 2006 onwards were made using Intel CPUs and installing Linux on these computers is a breeze. You don't need to download any Mac specific distro -- just choose your favorite distro and install away. About 95 percent of the time you'll be able to use the 64-bit version of the distro. On CoreDuo Macs, from 2006, you'll need to use a 32-bit version.

MKVToolNix 9.4 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Polishes Existing Functionality

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 24, 2016 5:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
MKVToolNix creator Moritz Bunkus proudly announced the release of MKVToolNix 9.4.0, the latest stable and most advanced build of the open-source and free MKV (Matroska) manipulation software for GNU/Linux.

Install Wagtail on CentOS 7

In this blog post we will show you how to install Wagtail on a Centos VPS with Nginx and uWSGI. Wagtail is open source flexible Django content management system focused on flexibility and user experience.

Yandex.Disk - an alternative to Google Drive with native Linux support

Yandex.Disk is a cloud storage solution by a Russian-based company Yandex that also provides search, email and several more services. Yandex.Disk has a native Linux client.

Updates from LinuxCon and ContainerCon, Toronto, August 2016

The first 25 years of Linux has transformed the world, not just computing, and the next 25 years will continue to see more growth in the Open Source movement, The Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin said during the opening keynote of LinuxCon/ContainerCon in Toronto on Monday, August 22, 2016.

KDE Plasma 5.7.4 Desktop Environment Is Out with Plasma Desktop and KWin Fixes

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 24, 2016 2:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
KDE announced the release of the fourth maintenance update for the KDE Plasma 5.7 desktop environment, bringing multiple improvements and bug fixes.

Wireless-crazed, customizable IoT gateway uses ARM or x86 COMs

Congatec’s modular, Linux-ready IoT Gateway builds on its x86 and ARM Qseven COMs, providing up to 2x GbE, 6x USB, and 3x mini-PCIe connectivity links.

Live From LinuxCon: Red Hat and Microsoft Embrace On Stage

If any LinuxCon moment so far has underscored the evolution of Linux over 25 years, it was during the transition between keynotes this morning when Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst found himself on stage with Microsoft’s new vice president of open source, Wim Coekaerts. The men laughed nervously at the irony of the moment and paused for a brief photo opp, arms around each other’s shoulders.

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