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November 21, 2014
For the past six years, I’ve been privileged to work among people who have dedicated their personal and professional lives to advancing the causes of fair, local, organic, and sustainable agriculture at the Rural Advancement Foundation International, a nonprofit organization based in Pittsboro, North Carolina. While my colleagues and I care deeply about how our food is grown, we care just as much about those who grow our food. Our mission is to cultivate markets, policies, and communities that sustain thriving, socially just, and environmentally sound family farms. We directly assist individual farmers who rely on our staff of experienced farm advocates, and we work at the local, national, and international levels for a more just and sustainable food system for all.
Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On OpenSUSE 13.2This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database.
November 20, 2014
Docker has broken a record in the speed in which it moved from being a disruptive technology to a commodity. The speed of adoption and popularity of Docker brings with it lots of confusion. In this post I wanted to focus on a trend of commentary that has been gaining popularity that I’ve started to hear more often recently from users who just started using Docker: whether it makes sense to use OpenStack if they’ve already chosen to use Docker.
While the Raspberry Pi has always been cheap, the Foundation didn’t rest on their laurels with the Model A+ price. In fact, Google’s Eric Schmidt had a hand in making it cheaper…
The Automotive Grade Linux project, which is sponsored by the Linux Foundation, has added partners in its effort to build an open source, Linux-based platform for cars and other automobiles.
In November 2014, the top six supercomputers all run Linux, but that's about the only thing they have in common.
Starting Nov 2014 Futurice financially sponsors Open Source contributions done by our employees on their own time. These contributions are entirely voluntary and are not related to any company projects. The purpose of the sponsorship program is to sponsor hobby contributions to a good cause.The sponsorship for any individual is limited to a maximum of 30 hours per month. With our compensation of €15 per hour (or equivalent local currency) that means a maximum of €450 monthly on top of your salary.
Ten years ago, we built Firefox to keep the Internet in each of our hands — to create choice and put people in control of their lives online. Our focus has been on building products that drive the competition, energy and innovation we all need to keep the Web open, everywhere and independent. And last week, we pledged to do more.
The Demski Group, which is behind the UT One tablet based on Canonical's open source Ubuntu Linux operating system, is crowdfunding development of a mobile app development tool.
Jolla quickly hit the Indiegogo goal for its first Sailfish-based tablet, with a quad-core Intel SoC, while Nokia tipped a similar Atom-based Android slate. After the MeeGo Linux project was killed off to make room for Tizen, and Nokia abandoned the smartphone-oriented Mer development branch of MeeGo it had used on the Nokia N9 in favor of Windows, several Nokia employees jumped ship to launch Jolla Ltd., which is also based in Finland. Jolla subsequently unveiled a Jolla smartphone in May 2013, running a Mer/Meego based Sailfish OS, and began shipping the phone by the end of the year. Now Jolla has already nearly doubled its $380,000 Indiegogo funding goal for a new Sailfish-based Jolla Tablet, which launched earlier today.
Mozilla has just announced that it is breaking off with its primary sugar-daddy Google as the primary/default search provider in Firefox.
When you install new software in the terminal environment, you may often see informative dialog boxes popping up, accepting your input. The type of dialog boxes ranges from simple yes/no dialog to input box, password box, checklist, menu, and so on. The advantage of using such user-friendly dialog boxes is obvious as they can guide you to enter necessary information in an intuitive fashion.
FLARE is a really beautiful free and open-source 2D role-playing game which allows you to choose from various classes, each with their own strengths, buy new weapons and fight hordes of enemies in a fantasy world.
Mozilla's deal with Google was ending. With it went most of the browser maker's income. But now a new deal with Yahoo promises new life for Firefox.
Step By Step Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) LAMP Server Setup
In today's open source roundup: Purism wants to sell a Linux laptop that runs only free software. Plus: The Jolla Linux tablet easily surpasses its $380,000 funding goal, and how well does Nvidia's open source driver perform while running Linux games?
Ian Jackson, a Debian developer and member of the Debian Technical Committee, has handed his resignation following the vote to preserve the freedom of choice for init systems.