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[#] Mon Sep 05 2016 10:23:14 EDT from rss

Subject: Openwords generates education resources for large and small languages

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What is Openwords? Openwords is several things. It is an open source foreign language learning app. It is a customizable lesson builder for teachers. It is a social more

[#] Mon Sep 05 2016 11:24:13 EDT from rss

Subject: Torvalds at LinuxCon Part II: Fragmentation and the GPL

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“I suspect a lot of developers really don’t like each other,” he continued, “but quite often, even if there’s not a lot of happy love feelings, I get the feeling there’s a lot of respect for the technical side and things are working very well — in ways that things have not always worked.”

[#] Mon Sep 05 2016 12:10:00 EDT from rss

Subject: An Introduction to Vivaldi Browser on Linux

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Vivaldi is a new browser that was initially released only about seven months ago and has gained very high popularity since then. The software is of freeware type with many open-source components, and it was created by former Opera employees who wanted to express their opposition to the direction that Opera browser was heading to.

[#] Mon Sep 05 2016 13:10:58 EDT from rss

Subject: KDE Talk Videos from QtCon

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QtCon talks are over, and today we start the discussion groups and hacking sessions to plan out work on the KDE community's projects over the coming year. If you want to learn what's going on in KDE technologies and community you can spend some time watching over the videos from the QtCon KDE talks.

[#] Mon Sep 05 2016 14:11:59 EDT from rss

Subject: 7 tips for learning how to give a technical talk

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Hack-A-Week is an event my team at Red Hat runs every year to encourage innovation. During that week engineers can work on any project they choose. After the week is over, each engineer gives a short presentation on what they worked on. Some examples are:read more

[#] Mon Sep 05 2016 15:12:58 EDT from rss

Subject: Is Linux a Threat to Windows? Not According to These Stats

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They say Linux is the best alternative to Windows for a number of reasons, and it’s no secret that there are plenty of users who actually jumped ship and went the open-source way just because of that.

[#] Mon Sep 05 2016 16:13:58 EDT from rss

Subject: The September 2016 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

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The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the September 2016 issue.

[#] Mon Sep 05 2016 17:45:28 EDT from rss

Subject: OpenMW 0.40.0 Open-Source Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Remake Adds New Features

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The development team behind the OpenMW project, an open-source remake of the Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind game for GNU/Linux operating systems, announced the release of the OpenMW 0.40.0 update.

[#] Mon Sep 05 2016 19:32:13 EDT from rss

Subject: Cloud evolution, steps for getting started, and more OpenStack news

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Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.OpenStack around the webThere is a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling from some of our favorites:read more

[#] Mon Sep 05 2016 22:37:15 EDT from rss

Subject: Debian plugs Linux 'TCP snoop' bug

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Happy Labor Day, US sysadmins. Everyone else, you know what to doDebian's maintainers have moved to plug the TCP snooping flaw that emerged in August 2016.…

[#] Tue Sep 06 2016 00:13:50 EDT from rss

Subject: Git 2.10 Version Control System Is a Massive Release with Over 150 Changes

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A new major release of the popular Git open-source and cross-platform distributed version control system has been announced, version 2.10, bringing hundreds of changes to make development easier and more productive.

[#] Tue Sep 06 2016 02:00:35 EDT from rss

Subject: 20 Years of KDE Timeline

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KDE is celebrating 20 years as the original and best free software end-user creating community. The milestones of our project are marked on our 20 Years of KDE timeline. Find out the meetings and releases which defined KDE. Learn about the early and recent KDE gatherings around the world and how the branding has evolved over the years. What was your first KDE release?

[#] Tue Sep 06 2016 03:39:23 EDT from rss

Subject: Fedora 26 Linux Operating System to Land on June 6, 2017

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While the Fedora 25 Linux operating system is in heavy development these days, with an Alpha milestone out the door on the last days of August 2016, it appears that the Fedora devs are already planning on the next major release.

[#] Tue Sep 06 2016 05:10:53 EDT from rss

Subject: Adobe resurrecting Flash Player on Linux

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Four years ago, Adobe made a decision to stop updating the Flash Player package (NPAPI) on Linux, aside from delivering security patches. It has made an about turn on this decision in the last week...

[#] Tue Sep 06 2016 06:42:25 EDT from rss

Subject: Building the Fedora Kernel

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Whether it’s curiosity or testing a patch, there are lots of reasons for compiling a kernel. This is a brief tutorial for compiling a kernel for Fedora. Getting started with the kernel The Fedora kernel is just another package in... Continue Reading →

[#] Tue Sep 06 2016 07:58:40 EDT from rss

Subject: Akademy 2016 BoF Wrapup Video

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The first BoF day of Akademy is over with several teams meeting to discuss their progress and plans for the next year. At the end of the day we had a group session to summarise what went on in each of the rooms. Watch the video of the wrapup to discover the plans for the next year.

[#] Tue Sep 06 2016 08:59:38 EDT from rss

Subject: How to avoid open-splaining and find open allies quickly

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Thanks to the tireless efforts of open organizations and contributors everywhere, "openness" is something that more and more people are starting to understand. And as the ideas behind working openly have spread, the types of people embracing this way of working and organizing has broadened. The tenets of open—things like decentralization, hackability, and transparency—no longer belong just to technology firms and more

[#] Tue Sep 06 2016 10:00:39 EDT from rss

Subject: Torvalds at LinuxCon Part III: Permissive Licenses and Org Charts

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“Some people love the BSD license,” he said. “Some people love proprietary licenses, and do you know what? I understand that. If you want to make a program and you want to feed your kids, it used to make a lot of sense to say that you want to have a proprietary license and sell binaries. I think it makes less sense today, but I really understand the argument. I don’t want to judge, "

[#] Tue Sep 06 2016 11:01:38 EDT from rss

Subject: RaspberryPi3 launched as low-cost educational computer in Bangladesh

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RaspberryPi3 launched in Bangladesh as a low-cost, Linux-based educational computer for high school students.

[#] Tue Sep 06 2016 12:02:38 EDT from rss

Subject: How Google created a new kind of open source program office

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In my previous article, What is an open source program office? And why do you need one?, I introduced the idea of an open source program office (OSPO) and discussed what they do, why a company would want to create one, and how to optimize them. In that article I focused on technology vendors and for a good reason—they were the first to embrace open source program offices more

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