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Minix 3.3 Released With Cortex-A8 ARM Support, NetBSD Userland Compatibility

Phoronix | Tuesday September 16, 2014 02:40:00 PM | Software
Andrew Tanenbaum and his crew have released a significant update to Minix. The Minix 3.3.0 release comes with x86 and ARM support, is mostly compatible with the NetBSD user-land while its kernel is less than 13k lines of code, and it's BSD-licensed... Read more...

More Intel DRM Changes Queued For Linux 3.18, Including Old i830M Fixes

Phoronix | Tuesday September 16, 2014 01:50:00 PM | Software
With the drm-next merge window for Linux 3.18 closing, Intel's open-source developers have submitted another round of changes for ultimately landing with the Linux 3.18 kernel... Read more...

An Alliance of Major Players to Guide Open-Source Software

Administrator | Tuesday September 16, 2014 04:03:56 AM | Software
New York Times: Representatives of Facebook on Monday announced the formation of a group, the TODO Project, intended to streamline the way open-source software projects, a big part of cloud and mobile computing, are executed.  Read more...

Qubes: The Open Source OS Built for Security

Libby Clark | Monday September 15, 2014 10:52:00 PM | Featured Blogs | Exclusive
Qubes: The Open Source OS Built for Security Applications will always have bugs. This is why Joanna Rutkowska and Invisible Things Lab built Qubes OS, a security-focused open source operating system based on Fedora. Rutkowska will give a keynote talk at LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe next month in Dusseldorf. Read more...

Is It Time to Cleave Linux in Two?

LinuxInsider | Monday September 15, 2014 09:58:13 PM | Software
Is It Time to Cleave Linux in Two? Fires may be easy to start, but putting them out is a different matter. Case in point: the Systemd inferno. What started a few weeks ago as a relatively straightforward controversy over an oft-debated technology Visit the VMware Tech Center has now virtually blown up in Linux fans' faces. The... Read more...

Intel's Edison Brings Yocto Linux to Wearables

Eric Brown | Monday September 15, 2014 04:43:55 PM | Embedded / Mobile | Exclusive
Intel's Edison Brings Yocto Linux to Wearables Linux-based platforms for wearables include Android Wear, Samsung's Tizen SDK for Wearables, and now Intel's Yocto Linux and Intel Atom-based  Edison  computing module. The Edison was  released last week  in conjunction with the Intel Developer Forum.  Read more...

Samsung Open Source Group’s Linux Kernel Updates and More from LinuxCon

Guy Martin | Monday September 15, 2014 04:28:23 PM | Software | Exclusive
Samsung Open Source Group’s Linux Kernel Updates and More from LinuxCon  The Samsung Open Source Group shares its top highlights of LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America, as well as looks forward to what we can expect from LinuxCon Europe next month in Germany. Read more...

Bodhi Linux Lead Steps Down

Administrator | Monday September 15, 2014 03:44:57 PM | Software
Bodhi Linux developer Jeff Hoogland writes, "I am sure anyone who has been following the Bodhi project has taken note that the 3.0.0 release timeline has not happened as expected. Due to a variety of reasons I would like to announce today that I will no longer be actively developing Bodhi Linux..." Read more...

Torvalds Says He Has No Strong Opinions on Systemd

IT Wire | Monday September 15, 2014 03:42:13 PM | Software
Linux creator Linus Torvalds is well-known for his strong opinions on many technical things. But when it comes to systemd, the init system that has caused a fair degree of angst in the Linux world, Torvalds is neutral. Read more...

The True Measure of a Successful Open Source Project

Jim Zemlin | Monday September 15, 2014 03:17:41 PM | Featured Blogs | Exclusive
The True Measure of a Successful Open Source Project A question I get a lot is, “What makes an open source software project successful?” This isn’t a simple question, as every project is really different. But certainly there are some common characteristics: a vibrant and open community and ecosystem of contributors, an innovative goal or technology and investments from a diverse set of stakeholders are just a few. Read more...

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