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  • China Completes Its First Lunar Return Mission

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    timothy
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:13 pm
    China's Chang'e 5-T1 mission to the moon has not only taken some beautiful pictures of the Earth from the craft's perspective (hat tip to reader Taco Cowboy) but as of Friday evening (continental U.S. time) returned a capsule to Earth. (The capsule landed in Inner Mongolia.) From the linked article: Prior to re-entering the Earths atmosphere, the unnamed probe was travelling at 11.2 kilometres per second (25,000 miles per hour), a speed that can generate temperatures of more than 1,500 degrees Celsius (2,700 degrees Fahrenheit), the news agency reported. To slow it down, scientists let the…
  • NASA Spacecraft Images Crash Site of Retired LADEE Probe

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    timothy
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:29 pm
    An anonymous reader writes In April, NASA ended the mission of its Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission by de-orbiting (read: crashing) it on the far side of the moon. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has now directly imaged the crash site, showing a small crater and the spray of rocks and dust caused by the crash. "LADEE's grave lies about 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) from the eastern rim of the larger Sundman V crater, just 0.2 miles (0.3 km) north of the spot where mission team members predicted the spacecraft would go down based on tracking data, NASA officials…
  • Tao3D: a New Open-Source Programming Language For Real-Time 3D Animations

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    timothy
    1 Nov 2014 | 2:26 am
    descubes (35093) writes "Tao3D is a new open-source programming language designed for real-time 3D animations. With it, you can quickly create interactive, data-rich presentations, small applications, proofs of concept, user interface prototypes, and more. The interactivity of the language, combined with its simplicity and graphical aspects, make it ideal to teach programming. Tao3D also demonstrates a lot of innovation in programming language design. It makes it very easy to create new control structures. Defining if-then-else is literally a couple of lines of code. The syntax to pass pass…
  • WordPress Foundation Becomes an Open Source Initiative® Affiliate Member

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    masson
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    OSI to help share Wordpress' success as a model for other open source projects. Oct. 6, 2014 - PALO ALTO, Calif. — The Open Source Initiative ® (OSI), the premiere organization that promotes and protects open source, announced today that the WordPress Foundation (WordPress) has joined the OSI as an Affiliate Member. The WordPress Foundation’s mission, to democratize publishing through open source, has elevated WordPress to not only a globally recognized content management tool, but a vibrant community encompassing the ideals of open source software development, and advocacy for the…
  • Open Source Project Could Replace Traditional Passports With Bitcoin Tech - Forbes

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    31 Oct 2014 | 6:45 pm
    CryptoCoinsNewsOpen Source Project Could Replace Traditional Passports With Bitcoin TechForbesTo those who are only marginally familiar with bitcoin, the world's leading digital cryptocurrency, the idea of adapting the tech into a type of globally accessible passport may seem odd. But Christopher Ellis, a hacker that specializes in privacy and ...Developer Creates Blockchain Passport Technology Based on BitcoinCryptoCoinsNewsall 3 news articles »
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  • Tao3D: a New Open-Source Programming Language For Real-Time 3D Animations

    timothy
    1 Nov 2014 | 2:26 am
    descubes (35093) writes "Tao3D is a new open-source programming language designed for real-time 3D animations. With it, you can quickly create interactive, data-rich presentations, small applications, proofs of concept, user interface prototypes, and more. The interactivity of the language, combined with its simplicity and graphical aspects, make it ideal to teach programming. Tao3D also demonstrates a lot of innovation in programming language design. It makes it very easy to create new control structures. Defining if-then-else is literally a couple of lines of code. The syntax to pass pass…
  • Khrushchev's 1959 Visit To IBM

    timothy
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:33 pm
    harrymcc (1641347) writes In September of 1959, Nikita Khrushchev, the premier of the Soviet Union, spent 12 days touring the U.S. One of his stops was IBM's facilities in San Jose, which helped to create the area later known as Silicon Valley. The premier got to see the first computer which came with a hard disk, which IBM programmed to answer history questions. But what he was most impressed by was IBM's modern cafeteria. Over at Fast Company, I've chronicled this fascinating and little-known moment in tech history, which will be covered in an upcoming PBS program on Khrushchev's U.S.
  • China Completes Its First Lunar Return Mission

    timothy
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:13 pm
    China's Chang'e 5-T1 mission to the moon has not only taken some beautiful pictures of the Earth from the craft's perspective (hat tip to reader Taco Cowboy) but as of Friday evening (continental U.S. time) returned a capsule to Earth. (The capsule landed in Inner Mongolia.) From the linked article: Prior to re-entering the Earths atmosphere, the unnamed probe was travelling at 11.2 kilometres per second (25,000 miles per hour), a speed that can generate temperatures of more than 1,500 degrees Celsius (2,700 degrees Fahrenheit), the news agency reported. To slow it down, scientists let the…
  • Boo! The House Majority PAC Is Watching You

    timothy
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:24 pm
    An anonymous reader writes I received some interesting mail this week from the House Majority PAC. First, a "voter report card" postcard telling me my voting record was "excellent" (I'm a good citizen!), but also letting me know that they "plan to update this report card after the election to see whether you voted". OK, so one of the Democratic Party's super PACs want me to vote, but it seems to be something of an attempt at intimidation. Today, I received a letter in which they really put the pressure on. Here are some excerpts: "Who you vote for is secret. But whether or not you vote is…
  • NASA Spacecraft Images Crash Site of Retired LADEE Probe

    timothy
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:29 pm
    An anonymous reader writes In April, NASA ended the mission of its Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission by de-orbiting (read: crashing) it on the far side of the moon. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has now directly imaged the crash site, showing a small crater and the spray of rocks and dust caused by the crash. "LADEE's grave lies about 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) from the eastern rim of the larger Sundman V crater, just 0.2 miles (0.3 km) north of the spot where mission team members predicted the spacecraft would go down based on tracking data, NASA officials…
 
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  • WordPress Foundation Becomes an Open Source Initiative® Affiliate Member

    masson
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    OSI to help share Wordpress' success as a model for other open source projects. Oct. 6, 2014 - PALO ALTO, Calif. — The Open Source Initiative ® (OSI), the premiere organization that promotes and protects open source, announced today that the WordPress Foundation (WordPress) has joined the OSI as an Affiliate Member. The WordPress Foundation’s mission, to democratize publishing through open source, has elevated WordPress to not only a globally recognized content management tool, but a vibrant community encompassing the ideals of open source software development, and advocacy for the…
  • Engineering Group Becomes An Open Source Initiative Corporate Sponsor

    masson
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Engineering Group confirms its support for global open source communities and contributes to OSI’s growth Sep. 11, 2014 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Engineering Group, a founding member of the OW2 Consortium (www.ow2.org) and an associate member of Eclipse Foundation (www.eclipse.org), announced today its corporate sponsorship of the Open Source Initiative (www.opensource.org). Founded in 1998, the Open Source Initiative protects and promotes open source by providing a foundation for community success. It champions open source in society through education, infrastructure and collaboration. In…
  • prPIG Joins the Open Source Initiative

    masson
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Partnership will educate students regarding the power of open source software and spur technological and social innovation. PRLog - Aug. 25, 2014 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The Open Source Initiative ® (OSI), the premiere organization that promotes and protects open source, announced today that the Puerto Rico Python Interest Group (prPIG) has joined the OSI as an Affiliate Member. prPIG’s support of open source software development and its advocacy for the adherence to the open source definition are supporting software innovation in Puerto Rico. prPIG’s affiliation with OSI will help build…
  • OSI and Conservancy Announce US Tax Exemption Working Group

    arandal
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    Software Freedom Conservancy and the Open Source Initiative are pleased to announce that they are the founding members of a working group focused on tax exemption issues for organizations in the United States. Recent activity by the Internal Revenue Service in response to applications for tax exempt status have sparked a lot of interest and discussion amongst free and open source software communities. OSI and Conservancy recognize that the IRS's understanding and evaluation of free and open source software can impact both new organizations created to promote the public good as charities…
  • OPEN SOURCE INITIATIVE (OSI) ANNOUNCES NEW AFFILIATE MEMBER

    masson
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    By Leslie Hawthorn July 8, 2014 Palo Alto, California — The Open Source Initiative (opensource.org) is very pleased to announce DemocracyLab (democracylab.org) has joined the OSI as an Affiliate Member. DemocracyLab works to develop tools for civic engagement that promote awareness, collect insights and share ideas to address public need in government. "DemocracyLab seeks to harness our collective intelligence to address society's most difficult problems by creating open source software tools that help communities frame issues, deliberate solutions, make decisions and take collective…
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  • Open Source Project Could Replace Traditional Passports With Bitcoin Tech - Forbes

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:45 pm
    CryptoCoinsNewsOpen Source Project Could Replace Traditional Passports With Bitcoin TechForbesTo those who are only marginally familiar with bitcoin, the world's leading digital cryptocurrency, the idea of adapting the tech into a type of globally accessible passport may seem odd. But Christopher Ellis, a hacker that specializes in privacy and ...Developer Creates Blockchain Passport Technology Based on BitcoinCryptoCoinsNewsall 3 news articles »
  • An Open-Source Standard Could Spur Drone Development - ReadWrite

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    An Open-Source Standard Could Spur Drone DevelopmentReadWrite“Dronecode will encourage the development of open source consumer and commercial UAV software by building and supporting a community of developers and providing them the resources and tools to help them innovate,” the project's about page reads.and more »
  • We All Work For Open Source Companies Now - ReadWrite

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    We All Work For Open Source Companies NowReadWriteLet's get used to one fact: there is exactly one large, pure-play open source company, and that's all there ever will be. Red Hat is it, for a variety of reasons, some of which its former CTO Brian Stevens has enumerated. But here's another, equally and more »
  • Ubuntu turns 10, patent-free cancer drugs, and more - opensource.com

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:10 am
    Ubuntu turns 10, patent-free cancer drugs, and moreopensource.comYonemoto believes that the "software industry and the open source movement have shown that patenting is not necessary for innovation. Releasing without a patent means the drugs will be cheaper and it will be easier to build on the work to make improved ...
  • Microsoft 'loves' Linux? Then stop attacking open source - InfoWorld

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    Microsoft 'loves' Linux? Then stop attacking open sourceInfoWorldNadella's predecessor, Steve Ballmer, described open source in the darkest terms, characterizing it (with the GNU GPL) as a commercial cancer and never retracting the slur. In many ways, that dark prophecy has come true for Microsoft, which has seen Microsoft helping government embrace open source programmingFedScoopIn the City of Love, Microsoft Courts Open Source #OWF14CMSWireall 3 news articles »
 
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    OPEN SOURCE WINDOWS NEWS - Google News

  • Microsoft helping government embrace open source programming - FedScoop

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Microsoft helping government embrace open source programmingFedScoopWe enable open source on our platforms and encourage open source developers to continue to think of Windows and Windows Phone as platforms for them to develop on. For example, Microsoft manages codeplex, which hosts tens of thousands of open ...and more »
  • Why Microsoft loves Linux - ZDNet

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    ZDNetWhy Microsoft loves LinuxZDNetSome things don't go together: Cats and dogs, New York Yankee and Boston Red Sox fans, Linux and Windows... or do they? In San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, and I quote, "Microsoft loves Linux." ms-open-source-strategy As far back as ...Are Containers the Beginning of the End of Virtual Machines?Virtualization Reviewall 3 news articles »
  • Survey indicates four out of five developers now use open source - ZDNet

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
    ZDNetSurvey indicates four out of five developers now use open sourceZDNetHowever, while development has swung heavily toward open source on the server, datacenter and cloud, on the desktop Windows still rules. The most popular single developer desktop operating system is Windows 7. Indeed, slightly more than two out of ...
  • Microsoft opens up about more Windows 10 preview features in the works - ZDNet

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    GizmodoMicrosoft opens up about more Windows 10 preview features in the worksZDNetMicrosoft execs are sharing publicly a bit more about what Windows 10 testers should expect in the next test builds of the new client operating system. At the TechEd Europe conference in Barcelona on October 28, Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore ...Windows 10 Trackpad Gestures Shown Off In New VideoUbergizmoWindows 10 getting new Mac-style trackpad gestures, multi-monitor improvementsPCWorldMicrosoft borrows some Mac OS X gestures in Windows 10 Build 9865Digital…
  • Docker CTO: Why Microsoft's Docker plans for Windows will matter to you - ZDNet

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    ZDNetDocker CTO: Why Microsoft's Docker plans for Windows will matter to youZDNetEarlier this month Microsoft revealed plans to build support for Docker containers into the next release of Windows Server, due mid-2015. It's a move of real significance, according to Docker CTO Solomon Hykes — even by the standards of the open Containers: Beyond VirtualizationRedmondmag.comHybrid cloud – the future is open sourceComputingall 7 news articles »
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    OPEN SOURCE MAC NEWS - Google News

  • Google catching up with phone kill switch - SFGate

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Google catching up with phone kill switchSFGatePhotoTrans, a $30 program from iMobie (www.imobie.com), lets you transfer photos between an iPhone and a PC or Mac without having to use iTunes. Or consider Photo Transfer App, a $3 iPhone app from the Apple store that can transfer photos wirelessly ...and more »
  • Current, a Facebook app for Mac, highlights the network's core: pictures & chat - VentureBeat

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:50 pm
    VentureBeatCurrent, a Facebook app for Mac, highlights the network's core: pictures & chatVentureBeatThe main app pretty much looks like a browser window with Facebook loaded into it — even the sign-in page is Facebook's original homepage, not a fancy Mac app dialog box. When you click a link, it opens in a new tab, just as it would in a regular and more »
  • Sam Bush bringing mandolin, band and musical energy to Jefferson Theater show - The Daily Progress

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Sam Bush bringing mandolin, band and musical energy to Jefferson Theater showThe Daily ProgressAs Bush explains it, progressive bluegrass is not so much a departure from traditional bluegrass as it is a natural stream flowing from the source. "In order to play what people refer to as newgrass, you have to know ... and any of the five of us who
  • Microsoft jolts awake, remembers it still makes Office for Mac - Register

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Microsoft jolts awake, remembers it still makes Office for MacRegisterThe software giant said that the second half of 2015 will bring the release of the first new version of Office for Mac in more than four years. That edition will bless Mac users with new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, as in the and more »
  • From rumor to out: Tim Cook reminds us that “unpublishable” facts don't live ... - Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Nieman Journalism Lab at HarvardFrom rumor to out: Tim Cook reminds us that “unpublishable” facts don't live Nieman Journalism Lab at HarvardHe posed Cook's sexuality as an open question, filed under the tag “rumormonger.” At that time, there were rumors about Cook in the press, but largely off the record and single-source — not enough to run as fact, even in what is sometimes thought of Tim Cook talks Apple Watch, TVs and the power of the iPhoneEngadgetall 2,296 news articles »
 
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    OPEN SOURCE LINUX NEWS - Google News

  • An Open-Source Standard Could Spur Drone Development - ReadWrite

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    An Open-Source Standard Could Spur Drone DevelopmentReadWrite“Dronecode will encourage the development of open source consumer and commercial UAV software by building and supporting a community of developers and providing them the resources and tools to help them innovate,” the project's about page reads.and more »
  • Microsoft 'loves' Linux? Then stop attacking open source - InfoWorld

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    Microsoft 'loves' Linux? Then stop attacking open sourceInfoWorldNadella's predecessor, Steve Ballmer, described open source in the darkest terms, characterizing it (with the GNU GPL) as a commercial cancer and never retracting the slur. In many ways, that dark prophecy has come true for Microsoft, which has seen and more »
  • In the City of Love, Microsoft Courts Open Source #OWF14 - CMSWire

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    In the City of Love, Microsoft Courts Open Source #OWF14CMSWireIt seems Microsoft has moved on from the days when former CEO Steve Ballmer described Linux as a cancer. Ballmer spent years doing his best to treat open source as a scourge, until he finally gave up the reins last year. Now Ballmer has left everything and more »
  • Rent the Runway: Open Source Practices Improve Culture, Developer Retention - Linux.com (blog)

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Rent the Runway: Open Source Practices Improve Culture, Developer RetentionLinux.com (blog)Companies are increasingly turning to open source tools and practices for their own internal software development,Linux.com reported last month. Rent the Runway, a fashion and technology startup, is one of many companies that have embraced inner ...
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Is Released - CIO Today

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    CIO TodaySUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Is ReleasedCIO TodayThis latest version of SUSE Linux Enterprise, he added, is designed to help enterprise users "stay agile, reclaim budget and easily leverage future open-source innovation." Among some of the new features of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 are snapshot ...and more »
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  • Dual-screen Android PoS device supports EMV

    Eric Brown
    1 Nov 2014 | 1:03 am
    Point-of-Sale (PoS) devices have increasingly gone portable, such as the Linux-based USAT ePort G10. Now a startup called Poynt, formed by former Google Wallet and PayPal executive Osama Bedier, has unveiled one of the most advanced — and coolest looking — mobile terminals yet with its Poynt Smart Terminal. The device features both merchant- and customer-facing touchscreens, both with higher resolution than typical PoS devices, and offers a wide variety of wireless and imaging payment technologies.
  • Mirantis Previews OpenStack Juno Cloud Platform

    Christopher Tozzi
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Mirantis 6.0, available now as a technical preview and for production use within three months, brings Sahara, NFV and the other new features from OpenStack Juno to the company's open source cloud computing distribution.
  • Samsung fires another shot at Microsoft in Android patent battle

    Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Samsung now claims there's another reason it stopped paying Android patent licensing fees to Microsoft: antitrust issues.
  • Convirture Adds OpenStack Cloud Backup Tool

    Chris Tozzi
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Convirture Backup, a new backup, restore and disaster recovery tool from Convirture, brings automated backup to OpenStack clouds running on the KVM virtualization hypervisor.
  • How to train your doctor... to use open source

    Nicole C. Engard
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Luis Ibanez, a fellow Opensource.com moderator, gave a talk at the All Things Open conference this year about open source in healthcare. Luis’s story was so interesting—I hope I caught all the numbers he shared—but the moral of the story is that hospitals could save insane amounts of money if they switched to an open system.
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  • Web API and Client Integration

    Sandeep Dhumal
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:13 am
    In this article written by Geoff Webber-Cross, the author of Learning Microsoft Azure, we'll create an on-premise production management client Windows application allowing manufacturing staff to view and update order and batch data and a web service to access data in the production SQL database and send order updates to the Service Bus topic. (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) read more
  • Module, Facts, Types and Reporting tools in Puppet

    Shweta Mane
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:17 am
    (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) Module Files and Templates Transferring files with puppet is something best done within modules, when you define a file resource, you can use content => "something" or you can push a file from the puppet master using source. As an example, using our judy database, we could have judy::config with the following file definition: class judy::config { file {'/etc/judy/judy.conf': source => 'puppet:///modules/judy/judy.conf' } }read more
  • Organizing your Balsamiq files

    Dipesh Panchal
    9 Oct 2012 | 7:30 am
    There are two important things to note about organizing your files in Balsamiq: Keep all of your .bmml files together. The assets folder houses everything else, that is, artwork, logos, PDFs, PSDs, symbols, and so on, as shown in the following screenshot: Naming your files Naming your files in Balsamiq is very important. This is because Balsamiq does not automatically remember the order in which you organized your files after you closed them. Balsamiq will reopen them in the order in which they are sitting in a folder. There are, however, two ways you can gain greater control. read more
  • 2D game development with Monkey

    priyankashah@packtpub.com
    20 Apr 2012 | 12:59 am
    Call the Monk and start praying—the Monkey IDE We are just kidding here; there are no religious activities planned in this article. Even though sometimes you will find yourself praying that a new piece of code you have created works like it should.If you haven't installed Monkey already, then it is time to do that now.The software can be downloaded from the site http://www.monkeycoder.co.nz/. Some prebuilt scripts are available as the support code files for the book Monkey Game Development Beginner's Guide. Why learn about Monk? Monk is the code editor/IDE that ships with Monkey. It is…
  • Using Plugins and Add-ons for Mahara

    Naheed Shaikh
    21 Sep 2011 | 9:00 pm
      (For more resources on Mahara, see here.)   Information about the various add-ons and plugins is available on the Mahara.org site. You can access some of the plugins, as well as information on how to install and use them, at http://wiki.mahara.org/Plugins.   Adding a spreadsheet and chart using Google apps In this recipe, we will create a spreadsheet using Google Docs, and then, we will use the Google Apps block to add the spreadsheet to a page. Google Apps is now a standard block in Mahara, rather than a plugin. read more
 
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  • CloudOpen 2014 – Mixing Your Open Source Cloud Cocktail

    Mark
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
    Here’s the presentation I gave at the Linux Foundation’s CloudOpen in Dusseldorf on October 13, 2014 titled Mixing Your Open Source Cloud Cocktail Add two parts virtualization, one part orchestration add a little networking shake and pour. Unfortunately cloud computing isn’t that easy but then again not all clouds are the same and tastes may vary. This talk will discuss how the varying open source technologies like OpenStack, Docker, LXC and others can be mixed together to make something that appeals to the needs of a wide variety of users. There’s also no problem in…
  • Preso: Things I Learned about Open Source…The Hard Way

    Mark
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    My presentation at the Bay Area Open Source Meet-Up – OS in Big Organizations: Failures, Success Stories & Best Practices on August 13, 2014. Mark Hinkle runs the Citrix Open Source Business Office and has spent 20 years working with open source communities and delivering open source software. Topics covered in this presentation will include the benefit of his mistakes and successes both in evaluating open source ad an end-user and in delivering enterprise solutions based on open source software. Technorati Tags: Community, Open Source
  • OSCON 2014 – Crash Course in Open Source Cloud Computing

    Mark
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:16 pm
    I’ll be presenting an updated version of my Crash Course on Open Source Cloud Computing presentation at OSCON 2014. I have some new material on Docker and SDN along with the latest updates on cloud software. Here’s the official excerpt: The open source mantra is to release early and release often. That means software velocity can be difficult to keep up with. This discussion will expand on the latest open source software used to deliver and manage cloud computing infrastructure. Topics covered include virtualization (KVM, Xen Project, LXC), orchestration (OpenStack, CloudStack,…
  • Keynote Devops Days Amsterdam – Hacking IT, Culture over Code Bringing Devops into your Organization

    Mark
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:55 am
    The organizers at Devops Days Amsterdam asked me to give the keynote this year. It was a great event and got to meet a lot of cool people. Here’s the abstract of the talk and slides: The term DevOps has crossover over from a culture movement around improved IT delivery to a buzzword co-opted by headline minded journalists and companies who want to reinvent their antiquated practices by acquiring new talent. This presentation will talk about DevOps the movement, desired outcomes from DevOps practices and how to bring those practices to your organization especially those with entrenched…
  • Guest on Geek Whisperers Podcast

    Mark
    19 Jun 2014 | 10:12 am
    Thanks to Amy Lewis(@commsninja) for inviting me to join the Geek Whisperers podcast with John Mark Troyer(@jtroyer) and Matt Brender(@mjbrender). We talked about: What makes some businesses consider Open Source a sexy strategy while others consider it a waste of time?What’s it like to market to a community where everyone is hands on in the end product? We covered the following topics The cost of customer acquisition The communities of DevOps & Cloud Computing How “community management” is really facilitate interaction The myth that open source reduces R&D cost An interest in…
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  • Top 5 articles of the week: Halloween Edition

    Jen Wike Huger
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Every week, we tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on Opensource.com, this week October 27 - 31, 2014. read more
  • Ubuntu turns 10, patent-free cancer drugs, and more

    ScottNesbitt
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Ubuntu at 10 years, open source for patent-free cancer drugs, Berlin backsliding on open source, and more! Open source news for your reading pleasure. October 25 - 31, 2014 read more
  • Simplifying application development in the cloud

    Jason Baker
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Everett Toews is a Developer Advocate at Rackspace, where he works every day to make OpenStack at large and the Rackspace Cloud specifically easier for both developers and operators to use. He is co-author of the OpenStack Operations Guide from O'Reilly, which we profiled earlier this year. Everett is also a core contributor to the Apache jclouds project, an open source tool designed to make it easier for developers to build applications which are able to reap the benefits of cloud computing while being agnostic to which cloud infrastructure project lies underneath. In this interview, we…
  • How to train your doctor... to use open source

    nengard
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Hospitals don't have to go broke to use software instead of paper Luis Ibanez, a fellow Opensource.com moderator, gave a talk at the All Things Open conference this year about open source in healthcare. Luis’s story was so interesting—I hope I caught all the numbers he shared—but the moral of the story is that hospitals could save insane amounts of money if they switched to an open system. read more
  • Contributing effectively to OpenStack's Neutron project

    Jen Wike Huger
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Earlier this year, Kyle Mestery posted an article on his blog outlining some common misconceptions about contributing to the Neutron project and how to contribute effectively upstream. Kyle is a Senior Director and Chief Technologist for Open Source Networking at HP where he is responsible for technical vision, strategy, and development for open source initiatives. He also works on OpenStack, OpenDaylight, and Open vSwitch. He is also Program Technical Lead (PTL) for the OpenStack Neutron project, the networking component of OpenStack handling the complex task of connecting machines in a…
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  • How to Use Locks in Multi-threaded Java Program

    Javin Paul
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
    Many Java programmers confused themselves like hell while writing multi-threaded Java programs e.g. where to synchronized? Which Lock to use? What Lock to use etc. I often receive request to explain about how to use Locks in Java, so I thought to write a simple Java program, which is multi-threaded and uses rather new Lock interface. Remember Lock is your tool to guard shared resource which can be anything e.g. database, File system, a Prime number Generator or a Message processor. Before using Locks in Java program, it’s also better to learn some basics. Lock is an interface from…
  • Right way to Close InputStream and OutputStream in Java

    Javin Paul
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    For some unknown reasons many Java programmers are not very comfortable with IO package. I don't know why, but I have found them much more comfortable with java.lang and java.util than java.io. One possible reason of this could be that, writing IO code require a bit of C++ like programming, which involves doing clean-up, releasing resources once done etc. Since Java made coding a lot easier by taking care of memory management, unknowingly it also introduced bad practice of not releasing resource after use e.g. database connections, socket connection, files, directory, printers, scanners…
  • 10 Programming Best Practices to Name Variables, Methods, Classes and Packages

    Javin Paul
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    What's in name? "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" is a famous quote from William Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet, but sorry to say, name matter a lot in programming and coding.  It's also said that code is the best document for any software, because any other document or comments can become outdated quickly, but code will always tell you truth; If code is then best document than names are most critical element of it. Every effort, small or big, invested while naming variables or methods, pays in both short term and long term. In fact, if you ask me…
  • 5 Articles to Learn about Shellshock Bash Bug

    Javin Paul
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    The year of 2014 is looking like a year of biggest software bug and vulnerabilities. Earlier this year, internet was bleeding by Heartbleed vulnerability and now it's shocked by ShellShock bug. To me it looks like even bigger than Heartbleed, just because it's a bug in Bash Shell, our own bash shell, most popular among all UNIX shells like C and K. Given most of the servers in Investment banks, Insurance companies, Clouds and e-commerce domain are Linux Servers with bash being most used shell, impact is quite large. I am sure people with Microsoft stack is smiling somewhere :), but…
  • ORA-00904: invalid identifier Error in Oracle 11g database - Solved

    Javin Paul
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    If you have worked in Oracle database ever, you would definitely have seen ORA-00904: invalid identifier error. Doesn't matter which version you are working 10g, 11g or 12g, this is one of the most common error comes while doing CRUD (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) operations in Oracle. By the way, if you are beginner, SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE are used to perform CRUD operation in Oracle database. What do you do if you get this error while running in SQL script? Like any error, you should first pay attention to error message, what is Oracle trying to say here. Invalid…
 
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  • Frankensystem! How to Breathe Life into Your Linux Infrastructure

    Simon Mitchell
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Too many organisations struggle along with badly stitched together Linux infrastructures. It needn’t be that way. 1. The Millenium Server Room, state of the art when designed in 1997. 2. Original rack system extended and over-stuffed. 3. UPS trebled in capacity and prone to overheating. 4. Fan to blow smoke away. 5. Hundreds of different servers from different vendors configured differently to do different things. 6. Frankenadmin, the only person who thinks he understands how it works. 7. Non-standard cabling. 8. Minimal documentation. The original Dr Frankenstein came to realise that being…
  • The Linux IT Live Debate

    Sarah Davey
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Knowing about Linux is one thing, but understanding how to maximise the return on your investment in Linux, enhancing your overall performance and competitiveness is another. Which is why we will be hosting a Live Debate on Tuesday 28th of October at 12.00pm - 13:30pm GMT This is your chance to ask us any Linux related questions you might have on how you can use Linux to ensure you capture the full potential of your investment in your IT. We will be sharing our best information so don't miss out! What can I ask? Our experts are on hand to answer any questions you might have on how to manage…
  • Moving to a Cloud: What Workloads Should I Move to a Cloud Environment?

    David Marshall
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    A brief look at different workloads with best practice advice on which are suited to a business Cloud storage environment and which should remain on-premise. Before you start considering business Cloud storage, be clear on what you understand by “Cloud”. It's used in various ways by different people to mean different things. When IT consultants talk about Cloud, they mean multi-server systems that are highly adaptable and often automated. There is more to the business Cloud than storage. Data is not the only workload and it is not necessarily the thing you should move…
  • Data Storage Strategy: 10 Things CIOs/CTOs Need to Consider

    Simon Mitchell
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Our guide to the seven key things the C-suite needs to think about when matching their organisation’s data to a storage solution. You have a lot of data now, and as 'big data' piles in you are going to have a lot more in future. But not all data is equal, and neither are all storage solutions. Some data is essential to routine operations, and needs to be available at all times. Some is critically important, but can be archived until needed for internal analysis or external auditing perhaps. Other data is merely useful; you don't want to lose it, but it may not be worth spending a lot of…
  • How Is Your Storage Capacity Managed – SAN, etc, etc. [POLL]

    David Marshall
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Recently, we are becoming more aware that SAN storage is placing increasing pressure on IT infrastructures. We’ve decided to find out how your storage capacity is managed. Tell us now! <a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/8302837/">How do you manage your storage…
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  • Watch every presentation from the Oculus VR conference

    Alexis Santos
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    You might have missed Oculus Connect when it took place last month in Hollywood, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss the presentations. Videos of every talk, panel and keynoted have found their way to the company’s website, complete with slides. In all, you’ve got sixteen videos that include everything from technical talks about designing virtual reality experiences to inside looks at the company’s progress. Below we’ve included a few presentations that stood out to us, and links to every session and their accompanying slides. Introduction to Audio in VR…
  • Binpress Podcast Episode 17: Florian Effenberger of The Document Foundation

    Alexis Santos
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    On this episode we talk with Florian Effenberger, Executive Director of The Document Foundation (TDF), the non-profit organization behind the open source office suite LibreOffice. Florian covers why open source projects need marketing, how he keeps things streamlined with mailing lists and how the TDF makes it easy for new contributors to pitch in. He also discusses the importance of localization in marketing, how to measure progress, and much more. Listen to the podcast in the player above, or click here to download it directly. Subscribe on iTunes or do so manually by using this RSS feed.
  • Here’s how Airbnb boosted signups and bookings by over 300% with referrals

    Alexis Santos
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Referral systems are a staple in the pantheon of marketing tactics, but they often fizzle out or fail to make as big an impact as hoped. Airbnb found itself in a similar situation: its old referral system was “underutilized and underperforming.” To remedy that, they orchestrated a revamp that drove user signups and bookings by over 300 percent per day. We’ve collected some highlights of what made the retooled program such a hit. Part of the invitation system’s success was due to its launch on mobile platforms. In its previous incarnation, the program was only…
  • Three indispensable game design principles

    Alexis Santos
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Entertaining gameplay, beautiful visuals and an engaging story are all vital elements of game design, but there are certain principles that — if followed — can take games from good to great. And if they’re violated, an otherwise enjoyable experience can turn a bit sour. Snoman Gaming has begun a series on game design principles that are essential for good tutorials, giving players a sense of accomplishment, and elegantly introducing new elements (enemies, techniques or otherwise). Head past the break for the first three fundamentals of good game design. 1. Introduce…
  • Binpress Podcast Episode 16: Shay Banon of Elasticsearch

    Alexis Santos
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    This week we talk with Shay Banon, co-founder and CTO of Elasticsearch, the open source distributed search engine. Shay covers how a cooking app birthed Elasticsearch, why open source businesses are better based on runtimes than libraries, and much more. He also discusses the importance of an open product roadmap, how to make a distributed team feel connected, and how the virtues of The Big Lebowski apply to open source. Listen to the podcast in the player above, or click here to download it directly. Subscribe on iTunes or do so manually by using this RSS feed. Show notes Shay Banon:…
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  • Algorithms in Search Engines and Determinants Algorithm

    Nurdin Budi M.
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:52 am
    Why Search Engine Algorithms in Search Engines Important? For SEO experts, it may already be familiar and have become a common discussion, then what about those who are beginners and do not know more than them? Yes they sometimes mistranslated on an algorithm of search engines.This article will help you to explain about the algorithm and some of the terms commonly used by many SEO experts increase traffic to their blog or website.Every online business must understand and have the main tool that will be used to make the business accepted and get the best traffic on the internet. So what is an…
  • How to Blog from Your Website

    Nurdin Budi M.
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    You will have many options open to you in the design and functionality of your blog that are not available on the blog hosted.You can use Blogger or WordPress from wordpress.com or blogger.com. Each has its own characteristics, advantages and disadvantages, such as lack of reference groups on Blogger, and raw HTML editing facility relatively poor on WordPress. However, each has its fans and followers, and those changed. Some general fatigue, however, does not provide a wide range of opportunities for those who chose to Word and other programs Blogging own term PSPs own.Those who use hosted…
  • Display Most Commented Posts on Blogger with Yahoo Pipe

    Nurdin Budi M.
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    In a blog we need to accentuate the very articles that we rely on to improve the reader's desire to explore our blog further. There are many ways that can be used in doing so, one of which is by way of display the most commented posts.There is a very easy way of doing the things above, especially if our blog using blogger.com; using yahoo pipes, you don't have to think hard, but simply used in a simple manner that is like the following guidelines:#1. From your blogger dashboard, select "Layout" menu, then specify the position of the most commented posts widget is placed.#2. Press Add a Gadget…
  • Tips Internet Marketing Monetizing Your Hobby

    Nurdin Budi M.
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:49 am
    Do you have a hobby? Is there something that you enjoy doing, and that you did not think to use to earn some extra money. Well, if there is, this article will give you some ideas for your hobbies and monetize it. I'm going to give you some examples of how easy it is to do, especially some of the sites that are available to us today. After reading this article, and I doubt that you'll be raking in the cash for something you enjoy doing. That will not be a blow.The other day, I was in more than one site YouTube. I do not know what is YouTube. Well, it's a Web site that displays the member…
  • Learn How To Make Your Own Blog Specialized Prevail

    Nurdin Budi M.
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Let's look at the four corners, which you need to focus on the blog, and increase traffic to your place and talk.1)Give your identity blogEvery successful blog requires identity to stand out from the crowd than the other. And identity is you! Allowed to leak your personal tone of your blog, or do you have another method. Let factored planning is possible and practicable. Nature of your blog to make it easier for you and your readers to bond.2)Set Cell Blog This is why you are blogging. It's a specialized subject, or goals that you selected blog. Another argument is that you have to…
 
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  • New Update is Available for Oracle 6

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    New Update is available for oracle 6Oracle team announced public availability of Oracle Linux 6.6 which is a updated version of Oracle 6 platform. Oracle is a GNU/Linux distributions based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Those who are using any version in Oracle 6 platform presently, can directly upgrade to newer version, while others have to make a fresh installation. As similar to previous versions, Oracle 6.6 is also available for both 32 bit and 64 bit architectures. New version of Oracle Linux is shipped with three different sets of kernel, including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2…
  • Configuring Tor to Overcome Firewall Restrictions

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Are you using internet in an institution or a country where there exist some restrictions for accessing internet? Or are you afraid that some entities are monitoring your internet usage regularly? Then TOR is the perfect solution for you. configuring tor to overcome firewall restrictions Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security. Earlier TOR versions were intending to provide anonymity and privacy only…
  • Touring through Porteus 3.1LXQT

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Porteus is a fast, modular small full featured operating system based on SlackWare. Few days ago, Porteus community announced availability of Porteus 3.1 release candidate. In this post, I would like share screen shots of Porteus 3.1 with LXQT Desktop. LXQT is a redesigned form of popular light weight Desktop LXDE using Qt Framework. Be default, Porteus provide a custom build option which can be used to build a custom distribution including necessary packages. I have used default download option for this tour. Touring through Porteus 3.1LXQT As different from other modern GNU/Linux…
  • Blender 2.72a Released

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    The Blender Foundation announced release of Blender 2.72a, an Open Source featured 3D modeling system. New version of Blender comes with a lot of improved features. New release support volume and surface scattering. User interface now comes with optional pie menus and improved tool tips. A new intersection tools is now available for modeling.  And there are plenty of features in new release. Blender 2.72a released Following are main features included in new release. Cycle Rendering Basic Volume Rendering is now officially available on GPU, and also some other features like Subsurface…
  • Handy Linux 1.7 is Available

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    Handy Linux is a newbie friendly GNU/Linux distribution from France that features an intuitive start menu with application launchers and Internet bookmarks – based on the stable Debian GNU/Linux 7.0.Handy Linux 1.7 is Available Today, Handy Linux developers announced availability of latest version of Handy Linux, IE, Handy Linux 1.7. This version of Handy Linux is based on stable branch of Debian GNU/Linux 7. Similar to previous version of Handy Linux, this version also support 486 and 686 PAE architectures. Following are changes made in Hand Linux 1.7. Now default web browser is…
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