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How Wizards and Muggles Break Free from the Matrix

LinuxJournal.com - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 09:37

First we invented a world where everyone could be free. Then we helped build feudal castles on it, where everyone now lives. Now it's time to blow up those castles by giving everybody much better ways to use their freedom than they ever would enjoy in a castle.

I'm going to mix movie metaphors here. You'll see why. more>>

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How the EU's Copyright Reform Threatens Open Source--and How to Fight It

LinuxJournal.com - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 13:27

Open source is under attack from new EU copyright laws. more>>

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Caption This

LinuxJournal.com - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 09:06
Each month, we provide a cartoon in need of a caption. You submit your caption, we choose three finalists, and readers vote for their favorite. The winning caption for this month's cartoon will appear in the May issue of Linux Journal.

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Mozilla Announces Firefox Reality Browser for Mixed Reality, GnuCash 3.0 New Release and More

LinuxJournal.com - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 09:02

Mozilla announced Firefox Reality today, "Bringing the Immersive Web to Mixed Reality Headsets". Firefox Reality is the only open source browser for mixed reality and the first cross-platform browser for mixed reality. more>>

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Now Available: April 2018 issue of Linux Journal

LinuxJournal.com - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 10:53
Linux Journal's April issue takes a Deep Dive Into the Cloud. Articles in this issue include:

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Linux 4.16 Released, SLES SP3 for Raspberry Pi, Cloudflare Launches the 1.1.1.1 Privacy-First DNS Service and More

LinuxJournal.com - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 08:58

News briefs for April 2, 2018.

Linux 4.16 was released yesterday. Linus says "the take from final week of the 4.16 release looks a lot like rc7, in that about half of it is networking. If it wasn't for that, it would all be very small and calm." more>>

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A programmer’s cleaning guide for messy sensor data

OpenSource.com - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 02:03

In this tutorial, I'll explain how to use Pandas and Python to work with messy data. If you have never used Pandas before and know the basics of Python, this tutorial is for you.


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What's the current state of Linux distros for kids?

OpenSource.com - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 02:01

When she was only two years old, my daughter was fascinated by the old Eee PC running Ubuntu Studio I was using as one of my main computers. She would climb on my lap to hammer away at the keyboard, so—even though she was a bit young—I decided to search for Linux distributions made for children. To my surprise, I found a few distros made for kids as young as two. 


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How WikiFundi is helping people in Africa contribute to Wikipedia

OpenSource.com - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 02:00

In developed countries, the ability to access and edit Wikipedia easily is taken for granted, but in many African countries, where access to reliable electricity and broadband are limited, that's not the case. I recently interviewed Florence Devouard, who is working on several open source projects to help close gaps caused by poor access to online information.


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Oracle could leave Java EE to an open source foundation and more news

OpenSource.com - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 02:00

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Oracle wanting to pass Java EE to an open source foundation, Schiphol airport turns to open source, Colorado investigating open source textbooks, and more.

Open source news roundup for August 20-September 2, 2017
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Top 5: Your first programming language, running Windows apps on Linux, and more

OpenSource.com - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 07:03

In this week's top 5, we take a look at open organizations, programming languages, and Linux.

This week's top articles 5. 3 consequences of coding in the open

Erik Kieckhafer shares how transparency has changed the way he works, making him more accountable and more responsive.


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Diversity and inclusion: Stop talking and do your homework

OpenSource.com - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 02:02

Open source undoubtedly has a diversity problem. In fact, tech has a diversity problem.


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An economically efficient model for open source software license compliance

OpenSource.com - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 02:01

"The Compliance Industrial Complex" is a term that evokes dystopian imagery of organizations engaging in elaborate and highly expensive processes to comply with open source license terms. As life often imitates art, many organizations engage in this practice, sadly robbing them of the many benefits of the open source model. This article presents an economically efficient approach to open source software license compliance.

Open source licenses generally impose three requirements on a distributor of code licensed from a third party:


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Opensource.com CFP and September preview

OpenSource.com - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 02:00

We're looking for open source-angled articles for a few upcoming themes:


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How do I run Windows software on Linux?

OpenSource.com - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 02:00

So you're ready to make the jump to Linux, but you've still got a handful of programs you're just not quite ready to part with. Can you still run your Windows software on Linux?

The answer might be yes, but, with some caveats.

I want to draw an important distinction before we move on. It might seem obvious, but it bears repeating: Running a program on Linux does not magically make it open source, any more than running the program on Windows makes it closed source.


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3 consequences of coding in the open

OpenSource.com - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 02:00

I have no idea what you did at your job last week. I couldn't find out if I wanted to.

But if you were curious enough about it, you could find out exactly what I did, Monday through Friday.


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Tips for customizing your new Linux installation

OpenSource.com - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 01:00

I recently installed the latest release of Fedora 26 from scratch on a brand new laptop. If you've been using Linux for a while, you may opt to do upgrades instead of fresh installs to keep your preferences and configurations intact. After all, who wants to go searching for customizations every time a new version of your favorite distribution (in my case, Fedora) comes out?


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3 open source Python GUI frameworks

OpenSource.com - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 02:03

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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8 open source Android apps for education

OpenSource.com - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 02:02

With a new school year beginning in many areas, now is a great time for parents, students, and educators to try out apps that can help with the learning experience. The following eight apps can turn an Android phone or tablet into a tool to help a student learn and study. They are all open source and all of them are available from the F-Droid repository, so you easily add these apps to any phone that is configured to allow apps from external repositories.


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