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Productivity tips for working from home in tech

Open Source - Lun, 06/06/2016 - 09:02

Dave Stokes is a MySQL Community Manager at Oracle and leads the North Texas MySQL User Group. He'll be speaking at SouthEast LinuxFest in Charlotte, NC this year (June 10-12, 2016) about Working From Home: Tips For Keeping Your Sanity, Productivity, and a Manatee.


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How to build projects using the Raspberry Pi camera

Open Source - Lun, 06/06/2016 - 09:02

The Raspberry Pi camera module is a great accessory for the Pi—it's great quality, and can capture still photos and record video in full HD (1080p). The original 5-megapixel camera module was released in 2013, and a new 8-megapixel version was released in April this year. Both versions are compatible with all Raspberry Pi models.


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A leader's ability is the bottleneck of any organization

Open Source - Lun, 06/06/2016 - 09:01

A leader's ability is the bottleneck of any organization.

That's something I learned through years of work for many different types of leaders. So when I founded my own company—Dancer Concrete Design, which specializes in enhancing interior environments through polished concrete floors and epoxy floor coatings—I knew I didn't want to become a bottleneck for innovation and communication.


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Building a cloud career, government adoption, and more OpenStack news

Open Source - Lun, 06/06/2016 - 08:59

Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

OpenStack around the web

There is a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling from some of our favorites:


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What's the most difficult lesson to learn about open culture?

Open Source - Lun, 06/06/2016 - 08:00

June 2 marked the one-year anniversary of Jim Whitehurst's book, The Open Organization, which explores the ways open source principles are changing the future of management. The open organization community at Opensource.com celebrated in style with a live (and lively!) chat on Twitter. Check out the highlights below—and get set for the next chat.


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FireFox OS for IoT, NextCloud announcement, and more news

Open Source - Sáb, 06/04/2016 - 09:02

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at FireFox OS for IoT, NextCloud announcement, San Francisco open voting system, open scientific research in EU by 2020, and more.

Weekly news roundup for May 29 to June 4, 2016

Open source is IoT backbone

With the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) gaining more traction, developers and service providers are turning to open source software to provide IoT's backbone.


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Opensource.com preview for June

Open Source - Sáb, 06/04/2016 - 09:01

The Opensource.com preview brings you highlights from last month, editorial announcements for coming months, and other tidbits.


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Tomb Raider's patch to improve gameplay and new games out for Linux

Open Source - Sáb, 06/04/2016 - 09:00

Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at over half a million Steam controllers sold, Tomb Raider patch to improve gameplay, and new games out for Linux.

Open gaming roundup for May 29 - June 4, 2016


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Top 5: 3D printed violin, Raspberry Pi or Arduino for beginners?, and more

Open Source - Vie, 06/03/2016 - 16:33

In this week's Top 5, we highlight an open source 3D printed violin; a poll asking which of these two prominent boards, Raspberry Pi or Arduino, is best for beginners; one grandpa's Raspberry Pi project day with his grandkids; 6 open source architecture projects to check out; and a poll in honor of GIMP's 18 years since the release of version 1.0.


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Hackathons bring open source innovation to humanitarian aid

Open Source - Vie, 06/03/2016 - 09:02

Humanitarian and development aid is about helping people suffering from both short-term and long-term problems. These problems can be natural (e.g., droughts, floods, and earthquakes) as well as man-made (e.g., poverty, war, and oppression). A recent example of a humanitarian crisis is the refugee situation in Europe, and the disorder in Syria and its surrounding region.


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LibrePlanet conference videos and slides online: Edward Snowden, Richard Stallman, Karen Sandler, and more

FSF - Mar, 05/31/2016 - 17:45

All recordings from LibrePlanet 2016 can be found here.

LibrePlanet 2016: Fork the System was held in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Stata Center on March 19 and 20, 2016. Video for the opening keynote with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and dozens more sessions from the conference – over 25 hours of free software ideas – are available on the FSF's instance of GNU MediaGoblin, a free software media publishing platform that is a decentralized replacement to sites like YouTube and Flickr.

Recorded talks include Free software, free society by Allison Randal, current and past director of multiple foundations in the world of free software; Companies, free software, and you by Karen Sandler, executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy; The Free Software Awards with a talk by Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation; Restore online freedom! by Mike Gerwitz, GNU Project volunteer; and Inessential weirdnesses in free software by Sumana Harihareswara, founder of Changeset Consulting.

The LibrePlanet 2016 program has links to all recorded talks and their accompanying slides. All sessions recorded for LibrePlanet 2016 are now available – 33 talks in all. For more information about how the sessions were recorded with free software, see intern David Testé's post about his experience creating the fully free streaming software package, ABYSS.

LibrePlanet 2016 was produced in partnership by the Free Software Foundation and the Student Information Processing Board (SIPB) at MIT.

About the Free Software Foundation

The Free Software Foundation, founded in 1985, is dedicated to promoting computer users' right to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and use of free (as in freedom) software – particularly the GNU operating system and its GNU/Linux variants – and free documentation for free software. The FSF also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and political issues of freedom in the use of software, and its Web sites, located at fsf.org and gnu.org, are an important source of information about GNU/Linux. Donations to support the FSF's work can be made at https://my.fsf.org/donate. Its headquarters are in Boston, MA, USA.

More information about the FSF, as well as important information for journalists and publishers, is at https://www.fsf.org/press.

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Phire CMS: A feature-rich, lightweight content management system

Open Source - Vie, 05/20/2016 - 09:03

By 2009, developer Nick Sagona had, over time, built quite a few custom, hand-rolled content management solutions for his specific client needs. He realized that having a standard, modular platform for all these custom bits would be useful, and Phire CMS was born.


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The most important skill you need as a leader

Open Source - Vie, 05/20/2016 - 09:01

"One of the most powerful tools you have as a leader is to be present." Eric McNulty opened up the first day of Cultivate this year, the annual pre-conference event before OSCON, with this quote.

First, he asked the audience to think about the whys.

Why are we here? Why did we we decide to spend two days at Cultivate?


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Boost your OpenStack IQ with these tutorials

Open Source - Vie, 05/20/2016 - 09:01

A new release, Mitaka, brings new features to the various projects that make up OpenStack. And while it's exciting to take advantage of a six month release cycle to gain new features and fix issues, the rapid pace of development can make OpenStack difficult to keep up with, even for seasoned cloud professionals. Fortunately, there are many great learning resources out there, from books to training to official documentation, and of course, many community-created articles and blog posts as well.


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Why do you use Linux?

Open Source - Vie, 05/20/2016 - 09:00

There are many reasons why people switch to Linux: cost, stability, security, flexibility, and of course, the value that comes from being open source. Which of these reasons first led you to Linux?

Regardless of what caused you to first make the switch, it's exciting to be a part of a community that supports so many different needs with a single ecosystem of overlapping project. The Linux community gives you choice, through a variety of distributions, to find an operating system that finely matches your individual needs.


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Cory Doctorow on the real-world dangers of DRM

Open Source - Jue, 05/19/2016 - 20:00

Cory Doctorow gave a fast-paced keynote at OSCON 2016 this year that served as a warning message against DRM (digital rights management): Open, closed, and demon haunted: An Internet of Things that act like inkjet printers.


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A 5-step process for hiring tech talent

Open Source - Jue, 05/19/2016 - 18:50

Bitnami cofounder and COO, Erica Brescia says hiring good engineers is difficult. One of the greatest challenges facing companies today is that the younger, less experienced engineers may be a better culture fit than engineers with more experience. Also, more experienced engineers may not apply at all because they are secure in their current jobs.


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3 open source Python GUI frameworks

Open Source - Jue, 05/19/2016 - 09:03

There comes a time in the journey of most any programmer when they are ready to branch out past the basic examples and start to build a graphical interface to their program.

In Python, the steps to get started with GUI programming are not terribly complex, but they do require the user to begin making some choices. By its nature as a general purpose programming language with interpreters available across every common operating system, Python has to be fairly agnostic as to the choices it presents for creating graphical user interfaces.


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The future of sharing: integrating Pydio and ownCloud

Open Source - Jue, 05/19/2016 - 09:02

The open source file sharing ecosystem accommodates a large variety of projects, each supplying their own solution, and each with a different approach. There are a lot of reasons to choose an open source solution rather than commercial solutions like Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, or OneDrive. These solutions offer to take away worries about managing your data but come with certain limitations, including a lack of control and integration into existing infrastructure.


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The first steps to addressing your impostor syndrome

Open Source - Jue, 05/19/2016 - 09:01

I've heard the term "impostor syndrome" tossed around a lot lately, and while I understand what it means in broad strokes, it wasn't until Christina Keelan's keynote at the Community Leadership Summit (CLS) this year that I began to gain a deeper understanding.


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