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Debian 7.0 Wheezy: New Features You Need to Know About

The Debian project earlier this month put the finishing touches on their latest release: Debian 7.0, code named "Wheezy." This release marks the availability of two new architectures and a number of major updates and new features. Here, Linux Foundation Senior Engineer Jeff Licquia highlights the features you need to know about.

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Qt 5.1 Beta 1 Released With Many Platform Features

The first beta release of the Qt 5.1 tool-kit is now available. As the first major update to the Qt5 platform, this release comes with plenty of new features for developers and end-users...

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No Open Source Project Should Be an Island

Here on OStatic, we've frequently debated whether fragmentation is good for open source projects, or not so good. We've published posts arguing that centralized management of open source projects and documentation could have big benefits for users, and we've run many posts on successful forks of open source projects. When the topic of fragmentation comes up, people often gravitate toward arguments surrounding how centralized funding could advance many open source projects, or how centralized marketing efforts could.  But what about development? Recently, at the Libre Graphics Meeting in Madrid, the developers of GIMP, MyPaint and many other free graphics applications got together and talked about an important topic: how to work together better. A Libre Graphics World post covers how developers for GIMP, MyPaint, Krita and Tupi--some of the very best free graphics programs--discussed the idea of working together on projects such as creating a simple common file...

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Intel Releases OpenCL SDK for Linux

The Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications XE 2013 enables developers to use the latest version of the vendor-independent language specification under Xeon Phi coprocessors...

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FOSS Knowledge, Part 2: Common Misunderstandings and Blind Spots

In my last post, I discussed where we came from and where we are now in regards to knowledge and understanding of open source software and licenses. I talked about how, not too long ago, there seemed to be a fair amount of denial when it came to the use of open source software in the enterprise.  Today, open source software has garnered enough attention that the term "open source" is found far outside the software world. Yet, misconceptions and misunderstandings prevail. Why? How did we get here? And how do we get to the point where there is accurate and consistent knowledge around FOSS? 

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