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Why so little love for the patent grant in the MIT License?

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2018 4:57 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Apache; Story Type: News Story
Too often, I hear it said that the MIT License has no patent license, or that it has merely some possibility of an "implied" patent license. If the MIT License was sensitive, it might develop an inferiority complex in light of the constant praise heaped on its younger sibling, the Apache License, which conventional wisdom says has a "real" patent license. read more

Raspberry Pi atmospheric sensor HAT can detect distant explosions

OSOP’s $179 and up “Raspberry Boom” Raspberry Pi HAT add-on detects infrasound from volcanoes, explosions, and rockets. A $299 and up Shake and Boom HAT adds a seismograph. Panama-based OSOP, which found Kickstarter success with its Raspberry Shake seismograph add-on board for the Raspberry Pi, has now returned with a Raspberry Boom add-on board and […]

Vivaldi Browser Teams with DuckDuck Go to Enable Private Search, Memory Leak Discovered in GNOME Shell and More

News briefs for March 23, 2018.

Purism Librem 13: A Security-Focused Powerhouse of a Linux Laptop

  • - Original Content; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2018 11:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
When I learned a relatively new company was shipping laptops pre-installed with Linux, I jumped at the chance to review one. The company in question is Purism.

This Week in Open Source News: New ACRN Project For IoT Arrives, Sony Owes PS3 Owners $65 & More

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2018 9:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
This week in open source and Linux news, The Linux Foundation's new ACRN (yes, pronounced acorn) project offers a hypervisor designed for IoT, Sony owes disgruntled PS3 owners $65... because of Linux, and more!

5 Minute FOSS: Spinning a custom Linux distribution

  • Linux Journal; By Petros Koutoupis (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2018 7:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Video; Groups: Community, Linux

Best Desktop Environment

Read on to see how the desktop environment contenders fared in this week's Readers' Choice Awards category.

Is Application Security Dead?

Spoiler alert: If application security isn't dead yet, its days are numbered. OK, this is an over-exaggeration, but fear not, application security engineers - the work you do is actually becoming more important than ever, and your budget will soon reflect this. Application security will never die, but it will have to morph to succeed.

7 steps to DevOps hiring success

  •; By Conor Delanbanque (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2018 1:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
As many of us in the DevOps scene know, most companies are hiring, or, at least, trying to do so. The required skills and job descriptions can change entirely from company to company. As a broad overview, most teams are looking for a candidate from either an operations and infrastructure background or someone from a software engineering and development background, then combined with key skills relating to continuous integration, configuration management, continuous delivery/deployment, and cloud infrastructure. Currently in high-demand is knowledge of container orchestration.

Linux Mint 19 "Tara" Will Ship in June, Pre-Installed on the Mintbox Mini 2 PCs

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 23, 2018 11:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mint
The Linux Mint project announced today details about the second-generation Mintbox Mini PC, along with the expected release date of the upcoming Linux Mint 19 "Tara" operating system.

How to integrate ONLYOFFICE 9.6 with WordPress

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2018 9:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this tutorial, we'll learn how to easily integrate ONLYOFFICE with your WordPress website. ONLYOFFICE is an open source solution that comprises powerful document editing features and multiple productivity tools, such as CRM, projects, mail, chat and more distributed under AGPL v3.

Envoy CNCF Project Completes Security Audit, Delivers New Release

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Mar 23, 2018 7:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
The Envoy cloud services proxy mesh is the first project to benefit from the CNCF's security audit process, with Kubernetes set to follow in the future.

Wireless crazed Orange Pi boasts 4G LTE, WiFi, BT, FM, and GPS

The “Orange Pi 4G-IOT” SBC that runs Android 6.0 on a quad -A53 MediaTek MT6737 SoC, and offers a 40-pin header, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM, GPS, a 4G LTE radio, and fingerprint sensor support.

i.MX6 ULL module runs Linux with real-time patch

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2018 4:56 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Artila’s “M-X6ULL” COM runs Linux 4.14 with the PREEMPT_RT patch on an 800MHz i.MX6 ULL, and offers dual LAN controllers, 4GB eMMC or an optional microSD slot, and an optional carrier board. The M-X6ULL, which follows other Artila i.MX based modules such as the i.MX537 based M-5360A, measures only 68 x 43mm. Still, that’s hardly […]

How to tell when moving to blockchain is a bad idea

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2018 3:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
So, there's this thing called "blockchain" that is quite popular… read more

Ubuntu Preps to Remove Qt 4 Support from the Archives, Target Ubuntu 19.04

Ubuntu developer and contributor Simon Quigley recently proposed the removal of Qt 4 support from the repositories of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, following in the footsteps of Debian GNU/Linux.

Court of Appeal settles reseller's question: Is software a good?

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2018 1:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The answer may dismay and confuse you Software is not a good, the Court of Appeal in London, England, has ruled.…

Digitizing VHS with Fedora

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2018 12:22 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Just before Christmas, I decided it was time for my kids to see one of my favorite movies: The Muppet Christmas Carol. I grabbed the tape (yes, tape) off the shelf and put it in the VCR (yes, VCR) and... nothing happened. Oh no! read more

Which Linux Distribution to Use After Ubuntu?

  • It's Foss; By Abhishek Prakash (Posted by elobga on Mar 23, 2018 11:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
If you have gained some Linux skills after using Ubuntu for some time, you may try switching to these distributions to explore the world of Linux distributions further.

Linux mkfifo Command Tutorial for Beginners (with Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2018 10:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you're even a moderate Linux command line user, you must be aware of pipes, a fundamental command line feature that allows processes to communicate. Then there's a concept of named pipes (yeah, pipes with names, so that you can do more with pipes). The mkfifo command lets you create such named pipes.

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