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The Big Tent of Open Source has Room for Anarchists, Intelligence Agencies and Businesses Alike

At his first open source conference, Tim Hildred reflects on three presentations that brought home the breadth of the open source community. Sky Croeser talked about introducing Open Source tools to the production of an anarchist magazine. Alan Leigh from the Australian Defense Department talked about an Open Source data-recovery competition his department takes part in. And Joshua McKenty’s introductory OpenStack talk laid out the business case of the public hybrid cloud. 

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KDE SC 4.11 Planned For Release In Mid-August

The release schedule for KDE SC 4.11 has been set and the next major release of the KDE Plasma desktop will come in mid-August...

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GNOME Plans to Promote Wayland Port

GNOME developer Matthias Clasen has proposed that efforts to port the GNOME desktop to Wayland should be given more weight and be completed within the next year...

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Ubuntu Developing Its Own Calculator, Calendar, Etc

Further differentiating itself from the GNOME desktop stack it was previously based upon, developers are working on their own calendar, weather, and clock applications that are written against the Ubuntu SDK. They've even developed their own Sudoku and other games...

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Plasma 2 With KDE Frameworks 5 Looks Awesome

Sebastian Kügler of KDE has talked about progress made on Plasma 2, the port of the Plasma Workspaces desktop to using KDE Frameworks 5 that in turn works atop Qt 5. The possibilities opened up for Plasma 2 due to KDE Frameworks 5 and using an OpenGL scene-graph are impressive...

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