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The Last LinuxCon, MariaDB Goes Open Core & More…

Linus Torvalds, Dirk Hohndel, LinuxCon 2016

Also included: Gilles Chanteperdrix passes, corporate Linux, Cisco patches against the NSA, MariaDB’s proprietary moves, Netrunner becomes Maui, Ubuntu to replace Upstart, Fedora and Wayland, and Linux client for Yandex Disk.

FOSS Week in Review

The last LinuxCon: This year’s LinuxCon, held in the city of Toronto which is one of […]

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Desktop Linux Absent from Zemlin’s LinuxCon Pep Rally

LinuxCon 2016

While the Linux Foundation’s executive director Jim Zemlin’s opening keynote address at LinuxCon 2016 was filled with visions of the past, present and future of Linux and open source, the focus was on the enterprise and making money.

Op-ed

“Linux. We made it. Twenty-five years.”

With these words Jim Zemlin, the […]

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The Positives and Negatives of Arduino

Arduino logo

The big news in the single board computer realm recently hasn’t been with the Raspberry Pi, but with actions centering around Arduino…or should we say Arduinos?

The Raspberry Pi Report

My introduction to the world of single board computers started with the Raspberry Pi and an attempt to spin up a […]

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Why Desktop Linux Still Hasn’t Taken Over the World

Linux desktop

The reason why use of the Linux desktop has never taken off has nothing to do with the operating system and everything to do with money.

“The desktop hasn’t really taken over the world like Linux has in many other areas…,” said Linus Torvalds in April at the Embedded Linux Conference in San […]

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EFF to DMCA: ‘Drop Dead’ & More…

Also included: Japanese company reportedly buying ARM, Flash is on it’s way out the door and Toyota joins the Open Invention Network

FOSS Week in Review

Here in the U.S., the big news this week came not from the world of FOSS, but from the Republican National Convention where we learned […]

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Microsoft Isn’t Going Away Any Time Soon

Microsoft

When Steve Ballmer left Microsoft, the company seemed to be losing its grip and many predicted the company would slowly slide into oblivion. The company’s latest financials show the company to be healthy, and not likely to quit being a thorn in FOSS’s side for the foreseeable future.

Common knowledge is a funny […]

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How Open Source Is Becoming the Core of All Software

The New Makers open source

The open source development model is taking over the enterprise. Two companies that were late coming to the OSS table but which now contribute much code are Cisco and Capital One.

The Video Screening Room

This panel discussion, recorded at this year’s OSCON in Austin, Texas, with two Cisco open source […]

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How ‘The Things Network’ Built IoT Data Network in Amsterdam

The Things Network Amsterdam

The Things Network crowdsourced a complete city-wide Internet of Things data network with the people of Amsterdam in six weeks. Here’s how they did it. You can apply some of their methods to your own project.

The Video Screening Room

Open source teaches us that when you have no obstacles in […]

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