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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...

Kernel Prepatch 3.17-rc5

LWN | Monday September 15, 2014 01:11:19 PM | Software
The fifth 3.17 prepatch is out. "So I should probably have delayed this until Wednesday for sentimental reasons: that will be 23 years since I uploaded the 0.01 source tree. But I'm not an overly sentimental person, so screw that. I'm doing my normal Sunday release." Linus noted that this... Read more...

HP-Eucalyptus: Buying an Edge in a Busy, Complex Market

ZDNet | Monday September 15, 2014 12:25:06 PM | Enterprise Computing
In its move to acquire the AWS-compatible cloud stack provider, HP wants to present itself as being the "most compatible" of systems suppliers. Read more...

LLVM Clang Now Builds Even More Debian Packages

Phoronix | Monday September 15, 2014 12:23:35 PM | Software
Going back two years has been an initiative to build the Debian package base with LLVM/Clang rather than GCC -- for much the same reasons as building the Linux kernel with Clang. Thanks to Google's Summer of Code, there's been more progress on building out Debian using the latest Clang... Read more...

Qualcomm: Snapdragon Chips Key to Secure Smartphone Kill Switches

ZDNet | Monday September 15, 2014 10:11:05 AM | Embedded / Mobile
The chip maker says its Snapdragon processors are an important element to creating secure methods of rendering mobile devices bricks if stolen. Read more...

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