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[#] Tue May 05 2015 11:48:03 EDT from rss

Subject: 5 ways to promote an inclusive environment where good ideas can emerge

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People in tech companies and particularly in open source communities believe in and value meritocracy—letting the best ideas win. One thing that's become increasingly clear to me over the past few years is this: meritocracy is a great driver of innovation, but if we want to get to the best ideas, we need diversity of thought and an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome to participate and offer different perspectives. Indeed, to live up to our ideal of meritocracy, we must consistently question and seek to improve it.read more

http://opensource.com/business/15/5/5-ways-promote-inclusive-environment


[#] Tue May 05 2015 12:49:03 EDT from rss

Subject: Tiny Core Linux 6.2 Fluxbox Screencast

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Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release of Core 6.2. Changelog for 6.2: tce-audit - similar speedup patch from aswjh; tc-config - nfs4 mount changes from gerald_clark; tce-load - 2% speedup from aswjh; tce-size - apply patch from Greg Erskine for no-deps files; tce-remove, rc.shutdown - update copy2fs name; tce-ab - convert to a symlink; tce-load - awk recursion changes changed to a subshell, so exit status needs to be passed; tce-setup - wait for slow CD drives. In addition, TinyCorePure64 6.2.iso is now legacy-BIOS/(U)EFI multi-boot.

http://www.linuxscreencasts.org/?release=Tiny%20Core%20Linux%206.2%20Fluxbox


[#] Tue May 05 2015 13:34:49 EDT from rss

Subject: Biicode goes open source early after outpouring of community support

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In my last Opensource.com article, I wrote about biicode's decision to go open source once we reached 10,000 users.After the announcement, our community growth skyrocketed. Our investors were so impressed by the welcoming of our open source announcement that they let us go ahead with open sourcing biicode early. We worked hard to release most of it in biicode 3.0.read more

http://opensource.com/business/15/5/biicode-goes-open-source-early


[#] Tue May 05 2015 14:20:33 EDT from rss

Subject: Patent Pledges and Open Source Software Development

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Some major open source foundations now require "patent pledges." Here's what they are, and why they're being requested.

http://www.consortiuminfo.org/standardsblog/article.php?story=20150429163511469


[#] Tue May 05 2015 15:05:17 EDT from rss

Subject: Bq Aquaris e4.5 Ubuntu Edition Has Hidden Factory Mode

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The Bq Aquaris e4.5 Ubuntu Edition has been out for some time and is available for purchase right now. It's the only Ubuntu phone on sale, and one of the users found out how to access a hidden Factory Mode that gives access to all kinds of cool stuff.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Bq-Aquaris-e4-5-Ubuntu-Edition-Has-Hidden-Factory-Mode-480212.shtml


[#] Tue May 05 2015 15:58:09 EDT from rss

Subject: 7 reasons why the feds shouldn’t mess with encryption

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The spread of encryption is posting public safety challenges and making it harder for the government to fight both criminals and terrorists, said Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. But for security vendors providing encryption technology to enterprise customers, any tampering with encryption protocols would do more damage than harm. Here are seven ways security pros believe the DHS is wrong on encryption.

http://www.csoonline.com/article/2917363/data-protection/7-reasons-why-the-feds-shouldn-t-mess-with-encryption.html


[#] Tue May 05 2015 17:00:10 EDT from rss

Subject: 84-Year-Old Volunteer Rebuilds, Sends Linux Laptops to Africa

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Retired pastor James Anderson, age 84, has never worked in IT or had any formal computer training, but over the past two years he has rebuilt more than a hundred IBM ThinkPad laptops and sent them to schools and nonprofits in Africa – all running Linux.

http://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/200-libby-clark/827669-video-84-year-old-volunteer-rebuilds-sends-linux-laptops-to-africa


[#] Tue May 05 2015 17:51:00 EDT from rss

Subject: Mozilla Looks To Phase Out Unencrypted Web

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“Today we are announcing our intent to phase out non-secure HTTP,” said Firefox security lead Richard Barnes in a blog post. “There’s pretty broad agreement that HTTPS is the way forward for the web.”

http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/security/mozilla-unencrypted-web-167592/


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