Open source brands and logos often feature animals. In the image above you might be able to think of one or a few open source projects those animals might represent.
In one of Jeff Macharyas's latest articles, he highlights six open source projects with iconic brands, with some background on what the animal is and where it came from.
In this poll, we came up with a few more to add to his list for you to vote on: Which is your favorite?
I was discussing open source technology with my cat this morning and he brought up a good point: "Why don't you do an article on open source tech for animals?"
You know, Donald's right. Animal open source tech deserves a spotlight. Afterall, animals appear in many open source brands, and pets, like mine at least, lend lots of support while I'm trying out new software, building gadgets, or just writing about this stuff.
First, let me make it plain that if Microsoft had decided to junk Skype for Linux at the time when it decided to redesign the client, I would have no complaint. A commercial company is free to produce what software it wants and drop whatever does not net it a return.
When Linux users were critical of the alpha client in its early days, I took up cudgels on behalf of Microsoft, something I rarely do.
But after deciding to keep offering a client for Linux, it should not be left at this very basic stage. Is it too much to ask that after six months, one does not have to input one's credentials every third time one starts up the client?
We can finally announce that the stable version of DEFT Zero is available!
DEFT Zero is a light version of Deft specifically designed to the forensic acquisition of the digital evidence.
Among the biggest features: the support to NVMExpress memories (Mac Book ed. 2015), the eMMC memories and the UEFI support.
For the full list of new features please refer to the manual available by clicking on the link below.
There are a lot of problems in our society, and particularly in the USA, right now, and plenty of charities who need our support. The reason I continue to focus my work on software freedom is simply because there are so few focused on the moral and ethical issues of computing. Open Source has reached its pinnacle as an industry fad, and with it, a watered-down message: “having some of the source code for some of your systems some of the time is so great, why would you need anything more?”. Universal software freedom is however further from reality than it was even a few years ago. At least a few of us, in my view, must focus on that cause.
I did not post many blog posts about this in 2016. There was a reason for that — more than any other year, work demands at Conservancy have been constant and unrelenting. I enjoy my work, so I don't mind, but blogging becomes low priority when there is a constant backlog of urgent work to support Conservancy's mission and our member projects. It's not just Conservancy's mission, of course, it's my personal one as well.
It seems that in recent years that trend has continued. Aside from the Black Duck research, a license study in GitHub in 2015 found that the MIT license was a dominant choice. Even observationally in my work at XPRIZE (where we chose a license for the Global Learning XPRIZE), and my work as a community leadership consultant, I have seen a similar trend with many of my clients who feel uncomfortable licensing their code under GPL.
Everyone wants to use and participate in an open source software environment but sadly not everyone knows how to do it right. This is the perspective of Matt Hicks, vice president of engineering for Red Hat’s OpenShift. So he reached out with his 8 unwritten rules of Open Source. “These are just really good life rules but they work if you apply them to open source too,” Hicks said in a recent interview.
The Red Hat Enterprise Linux landscape constantly changes, and version 7 of the platform offers additional features that can create new challenges for administrators.
Fortunately, certifications such as Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) ensure that admins are able to adapt and familiarize themselves with every new adjustment in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) platform.
In Red Hat RHCSA/RHCE 7 Cert Guide: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (EX200 and EX300), a recent book by Sander van Vugt, a technology consultant and TechTarget contributor, admins learn concepts to prepare for both certification exams, including two of the biggest changes with the RHEL 7 -- GRUB 2 and systemd. Both features play a role in the Linux boot procedure.
Alternatively, for an automated install I have embedded that same script into a kickstart file that you can use. The kickstart file doesn't really leverage Anaconda at all because it simply runs a %pre script and then reboots the box. It's basically like just telling Anaconda to run a bash script, but allows you to do it in an automated way. None of the kickstart directives at the top of the kickstart file actually get used.
There's an old football saying: When you have two starting quarterbacks, you have none. I've watched the New York Jets go through a lot of seasons with a lot of quarterbacks on the roster, but no single hero.
Oracle is appealing last year's ruling that Google's use of Java APIs in Android constituted "fair use".
Oracle vowed to appeal Google's win last May and on Friday filed that action at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which in 2014 ruled that APIs can be copyrighted.
The way cybersecurity works today someone will say “this is a problem”. Maybe it’s IoT, or ransomware, or antivirus, secure coding, security vulnerabilities; whatever, pick something, there’s plenty to choose from. It’s rarely in a general context though, it will be sort of specific, for example “we have to teach developers how to stop adding security flaws to software”. Someone else will say “we can’t fix that”, then they get called a defeatist for being negative and it’s assumed the defeatists are the problem. The real problem is they’re not wrong. It can’t be fixed. We will never see humans write error free code, there is no amount of training we can give them. Pretending it can is what’s dangerous. Pretending we can fix problems we can’t is lying.
Following up on the somewhat important RcppTOML 0.1.0 releaseas which brought RcppTOML to Windows, we have a first minor update 0.1.1. Two things changed: once again updated upstream code from Chase Geigle's cpptoml which now supports Date types too, and we added the ability to parse TOML from strings as opposed to only from files.
When I ask people to picture a coder, they usually imagine someone like Mark Zuckerberg: a hoodied college dropout who builds an app in a feverish 72-hour programming jag—with the goal of getting insanely rich and, as they say, “changing the world.”
As previously mentioned I contribute to the NetSurf project and the browser natively supports numerous toolkits for numerous platforms. This produces many challenges in development to obtain the benefits of a more diverse user base. As part of the recent NetSurf developer weekend we took the opportunity to review all the frontends to make a decision on their future sustainability.
tecmint: By pressing the power button on a bare metal or starting a virtual machine, you put in motion a series of events that lead to a fully-functional system – sometimes in less than a minute.
I'd like to try out a new distribution for my development laptop. The servers I deploy to are all Ubuntu, so I've used Ubuntu Desktop (and tried Mint) for the past 10 years.
I'd like to have a look at some other flavours out there, am I going to run into many pain points with differences between the headless servers on Ubuntu and my desktop (and dev "server") on Fedora.submitted by /u/f1ng3r5