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July 18, 2014
Nest, Samsung, Freescale, ARM, and others have formed a Thread Group to foster a 6LoWPAN-based “Thread” wireless networking standard for home automation. Internet of Things and home automation standards groups are being launched left and right, including the Linux Foundation’s AllSeen Alliance and the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC). OIC member Samsung Electronics is part of […]
Exclusive Industry sources have confirmed to the Reg that the European Commission is once again prodding Google's Android contracts with phone makers. Preliminary letters, sent out a month ago, merely ask the phone makers if they find anything in Google's contracts restrictive.…
Chrome users on Linux now get the Chrome App Launcher, which enables users to launch a web application directly from the desktop.
Have you ever wondered what the workspace of the world's most famous developer looks like? Well wonder no more. Linux creator Linus Torvalds invites you into his home office in this first-ever, personal tour of his workspace.
The OpenWRT project has released version 14.07 RC1 of its lightweight router and IoT oriented Linux distribution, adding IPv6 support and faster startup. OpenWRT 14.07 ("Barrier Breaker") was issued as a first release candidate (RC1), bringing full IPv6 support to the small-footprint GNU/Linux distribution.
UHU-Linux 3, an independently developed Hungarian Linux distribution designed for the domestic market and featuring the GNOME 3.12 desktop with GNOME Shell, has been released. It comes nearly four years after the project's last stable release, version 2.2.
Mozilla's Firefox OS continues its slow march across the globe, with carriers set to begin shipping devices running the open source, browser-based smartphone platform in additional developed markets this week.
July 17, 2014
Docker, FESCo Election, Android App for Flock, Flock Video Volunteers, and Release Naming (5tFTW 2014-07-15)
dockerThe various Working Groups in Fedora have been talking quite a bit about Docker recently. (In case you haven’t seen all the hype, Docker is a platform for distributing and running application containers — a form of light-weight operating system-level virtualization. It also features a cute whale as its logo.)
Microsoft is eliminating 18,000 jobs over the next year, including about 12,500 associated with the Nokia Devices and Services team it acquired earlier this year, company officials announced on July 17... Those Nokia jobs that are being eliminated will include both professionals and factory workers.
Mirantis and Oracle (ORCL) have become closer bedfellows with the announcement of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM integration into the Mirantis OpenStack distribution, a move that also widens the rift separating these two partners from Red Hat (RHT).
This guide explains how to configure samba server on CentOS 7 with anonymous[he]nbsp[/he]and secured samba servers. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.
Spencer Hunley is an autistic professional, former Vice Chair of the Kansas City Mayor[he]#039[/he]s Committee for People with Disabilities, and current board member of the Autism Society of the Heartland [he]amp[/he] ASAN[he]#039[/he]s Kansas City chapter. In August, Spencer will be giving a talk, Universal Tux: Accessibility For Our Future Selves, at LinuxCon in Chicago. He also gave a talk, Maximizing Accessibility: Engaging People with Disabilities In The Linux Community, at LinuxCon North America 2013.
OSCON Kids Day is an entire day of workshops July 20, 2014 for school aged children interested in learning more about computer programming. Workshops will include Java, Python, Scratch, Minecraft Modding, Arduino, and more. Recommended ages for the workshops are 6 and up, depending on your child's skills and abilities.
Firefox OS has unlocked the mobile ecosystem and is quickly expanding across a broad range of devices and product categories in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Just one year after the first devices were launched, Firefox OS is now … Continue reading
One of the fundamental tenets of the open source movement is the freely available access of knowledge. There has been a growing scene of educators, institutions, and organizations that see open access to knowledge as not being limited to that of source code. For several groups and universities this has been a focal point for the future of worldwide education. read more
It's easy to get kids interested in technology when the technology is fun! And the options out there for fun outlets for kids to learn is growing every day. From building robots to programming games to building your own electronics, the line between play and learning is steadily blurring, and what's more, many of these platforms are built on open source.read more