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Oct
24th

MozFest 2014 begins today

Author: bob@lxer.com | Files under syndicated

Today marks the beginning of the fifth annual Mozilla Festival, one of the world’s biggest celebrations of the open web. More than 1,600 participants from countries around the globe will gather at Ravensbourne in East London for a weekend of collabor…


Oct
24th

Rise of Linux – a hacker’s history

Author: Richard Hillesley | Files under syndicated

The original code of Linux was written for fun, or in Eric Raymond’s phrase, to ‘scratch the itch’ of Linus Torvalds, and later to satisfy the enthusiasm and programming itch of an assortment of hackers and hobbyists who, for the most part, had g…


Oct
24th

Cloud 5: Hybrid cloud center stage, Microsoft cloud in a box, Red Hat CEO talks cloud

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

This week, hybrid cloud takes center stage with solutions from big players, Microsoft’s cloud in a box and Red Hat CEO talks cloud.


Oct
24th

Ziggurat, A Dungeon Crawling FPS Is Now Out Of Early Access & On Linux

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

Dungeon-Crawling First Person Shooting at its finest! Fast-paced combat! Dozens of perks, spells and enemies! Level ups! Random Dungeons! Traps! Badass bosses! Carrots! Now fully released and on Linux.


Oct
24th

Charting new licensing territories with the Open Definition standard

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

Open Knowledge and the Open Definition Advisory Council have announced the release of version 2.0 of the Open Definition. The Definition “sets out principles that define openness in relation to data and content,” and is the baseline from which various public licenses are measured. Any content released under an Open Definition-conformant license means that anyone can “freely access, use, modify, and share that content, for any purpose, subject, at most, to requirements that preserve provenance and openness.”


Oct
24th

City of Berlin Going from OpenOffice Back to Microsoft Office

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

The usual trend is to see cities adopt open source software and renounce the use of proprietary solutions, but in the city of Berlin things are moving in the opposite direction.


Oct
24th

City of Berlin Going from OpenOffice Back to Microsoft Office

Author: Silviu Stahie | Files under syndicated

The usual trend is to see cities adopt open source software and renounce the use of proprietary solutions, but in the city of Berlin things are moving in the opposite direction.


Oct
24th

Charting new licensing territories with the Open Definition standard

Author: Timothy Vollmer | Files under syndicated

Open Knowledge and the Open Definition Advisory Council have announced the release of version 2.0 of the Open Definition. The Definition “sets out principles that define openness in relation to data and content,” and is the baseline from which vari…


Oct
24th

How to Get Open Source Android

Author: Carla Schroder | Files under syndicated

Google’s official Android really isn’t all that open. Learn where open source Android is hiding, and how to install and use it.


Oct
24th

Taiga, a New Open Source Project Management Tool with Focus on Usability

Author: OpenSource.com | Files under syndicated

Whether you are a developer, project manager, or a stakeholder of any level—you’d like to have a clear view of where the project is headed. Are the deadlines being continuously achieved? How is the load on developers? How much of the project is complete? What is next for you in…