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MPEG-LA is Preparing New Patent Obstruction (Called DASH) Against Free Software, OIN Grows

We are definitely going to hear more about it in days, weeks, months and perhaps years to come. It’s an assault on everyone; it’s a cartel that strives to tax everyone. This is also an assault on Google with WebM, not just Free software codecs such as the Ogg family.

LibreOffice 5.0 to Bring Better Support for Special Scientific Formats

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 29, 2015 3:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The fourth Release Candidate for LibreOffice 5.0 has been released by The Document Foundation and it looks like the development cycle is coming to an end.

This is why your open source project is failing

At OSCON this year, Red Hat's Tom Callaway gave a talk entitled "This is Why You Fail: The Avoidable Mistakes Open Source Projects STILL Make." In 2009, Callaway was starting to work on the Chromium project—and to say it wasn't a pleasant experience was the biggest understatement Callaway made in his talk.

Nvidia 352.30 Stable Driver for Linux Has Lots of Fixes and GeForce 910M Support

Nvidia has released a new Linux driver in the stable branch and has fixed a few outstanding issues. The company also provides support for the latest GeForce 910M chipset.

News: Linux Top 3: RHEL 6.7, BackBox Linux 4.3 and RoboLinux 8.1

New releases improve Linux security options

After Firefox, LibreOffice Has Been Hacked to Work on Wayland - Video

Caolán McNamara, a renowned Red Hat engineer, published recently some interesting details claiming that he managed to get the well-known LibreOffice open-source office suite to run on the next-generation Wayland display server.

Roadies vs. rock stars: The art of open leadership

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2015 11:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Allen Gunn is a facilitator, open source technologist and Executive Director of Aspiration, where he helps NGOs, activists, and software developers make smarter use of tech for social change. Later this month, Aspiration is partnering with Greenpeace's Mobilisation Lab to host the first-ever Open Campaigns Camp in Berlin. We recently got together to chat about working open and the leadership required to make it work. This is an edited transcript of that conversation. read more

BackBox 4.3 review: Not just for penetration tests and security assessments

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Jul 28, 2015 10:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Today’s review is of BackBox 4.3, the latest edition, which is based on Ubuntu 14.04 and ships with its own suite of security-focused applications. This puts it in the same niche as CAINE, Deft and Kali.

What's your favorite Linux desktop?

In today's open source roundup: What's your favorite Linux desktop environment? Plus: Opensource.com readers share their favorite desktops. And five of the top Linux desktop environments.

New study into lack of women in Tech: It's NOT the men's fault

A new study into causes of the scarcity of women in technical and scientific fields says that it is not discrimination by men in the field keeping the ladies away. Nor is it a repugnance felt by women for possibly dishevelled or unhygienic male nerds.

KDE Reveals Plasma Mobile

There are a lot of interesting developments occurring in the field of Linux smartphones right now.

Akademy Day 4

Today continued the BoFs, meetings and hacking sessions. For an overview of what happened today you can watch the wrap-up session video

Open source software is the only way to keep up

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2015 5:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Allison Randal of Hewlett-Packard began her keynote for OSCON 2015 with a quotation I'd never heard: read more

i.MX6 module and Pico-ITX sized carrier run Buildroot Linux

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2015 4:22 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
F&S has launched an 80 x 50mm COM that runs Linux on a Freescale i.MX6, and offers optional industrial temperature support and a Pico-ITX sized baseboard. Germany’s F&S Elektronik Systeme, which has previously released Linux-ready computer-on-modules such as the Freescale i.MX6 SoloX-based Efus A9X and Freescale Vybrid driven PCOMnetA5, has again selected Freescale with its […]

Hacking a Safe with Bash

Through the years, I have settled on maintaining my sensitive data in plain-text files that I then encrypt asymmetrically. Although I take care to harden my system and encrypt partitions with LUKS wherever possible, I want to secure my most important data using higher-level tools, thereby lessening dependence on the underlying system configuration.

10 tips for better documentation

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2015 2:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Last July, after a full week at OKFestival, I managed to find enough energy to attend the Write the Docs EU Berlin Unconference. I only managed to attend one day of the event, but it was worth it because Paul Adams, a free software advocate and Director of Engineering at KDAB, led a discussion in which we came up with rules for helping documentation teams be more productive: read more

Famous Wunderground Weather Service Gets a Webapp on Ubuntu Touch

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 28, 2015 1:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Ubuntu Touch platform might not have a lot of apps, but it's making up by having a handy framework that can be used for webapps. In this case, it's about a webapp for the famous wunderground.com weather service.

Akademy 2015 videos available

Video recordings of the Akademy talks are now available in a low quality version to enable them to be released quickly. Higher quality version will be available later. You can find these linked from the talks schedule or look through the video files directly Links to slides will also be added in the schedule as presenters upload them Dot Categories: Community and EventsBookmark/Search this post with

Manipulating data in 3D with LidarViewer

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2015 11:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For many people, a cave is just that, but for the NASA Graphics and Visualization (GVIS) team and I, it's a CAVE, or Cave Automatic Virtual Environment. In simpler terms, a CAVE is an environment that allows the user to view and manipulate data in 3D. I am lucky enough to work in a lab that specializes in virtual reality, and my lab has a CAVE of its own, called the GRUVE lab. Some data came in that needed to be processed so that it could be displayed in the CAVE. I'm a lover of all things open source, so when my boss challenged me to process the data using open source software, I was eager to begin. read more

How to install a Raspberry Pi SMS Server

This tutorial will show you how you can set up an SMS server on a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, running Raspbian. We will use playsms and smstools. In my example, I have used a Huawei E3131 3G modem.

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