Monthly Archives: März 2016

Mrz 17

The one thing Microsoft must do – but won’t – to gain open-source trust

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Opinion: It can stop forcing companies to pay for its bogus Android patents. Right. Like that’s ever going to happen.

I’ve been a Linux and open-source software user since the early days. I’m writing this story using LibreOffice 5.1 on a Linux Mint 17.3 desktop. And I don’t just believe I know — that Microsoft has changed its anti-open-source ways. Look at Microsoft’s leadership. In 2014, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shouted that Microsoft loves Linux. Even former Microsoft CEO Steve „Linux is a cancer“ Ballmer, now thinks Microsoft working with open-source software is a good idea.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-one-thing-microsoft-needs-to-do-to-gain-real-open-source-trust/

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Mrz 16

ReactOS 0.4.0 – A Windows Binary compatible Open Source OS : Review

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

The ReactOS is an open source operating system, that is designed to be binary compatible with windows binary files. It is not something like running WINE on a GNU/Linux system, instead it is something written from scratch, inspired by windows 9x architecture.

Recently ReactOS team announced release of ReactOS 0.4.0, latest official release of project. This weeks(13/03/2016) distrowatch weekly features a review of ReactOS 0.4.0.
In conclusion, reviewer remarks that, ReactOS team has put a lot of effort to recreate a windows 9x experience. However, he writes, ReactOS has a long way to go to achieve functionality offered by some proprietary software.

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Source of this information:
http://www.open-source-feed.com/2016/03/reactos-040-windows-binary-compatible.html

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Mrz 15

Open source reveals the value of social norms

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Lately I’ve been knocking off a few books that have accumulated on my must-read list. One of my favorites is actually a recommendation from my technical sales professor at SAIT (my local polytechnical college): Predictably Irrational, by Dan Ariely.

My professor recommended it because of its insights around behavioral science, specifically the factors that influence a buyer’s decision-making practices. And it reads quite satisfactorily for that. However, as an open source enthusiast, I found one chapter particularly interesting.

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Source of this information:
https://opensource.com/open-organization/16/3/open-source-reveals-value-social-norms

Author: Andrew Ludwar

Mrz 14

The US government buys into open-source programming

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

The Federal government is embracing open-source programming with a new pro-open-source development policy.

Microsoft isn’t the one only that’s recognizing that open-source is the best way to create great software. Tony Scott, the US Chief Information Officer, announced that the federal government is „releasing for public comment a draft Federal Source Code policy to support improved access to custom software code.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-us-government-buys-into-open-source-programming/

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Mrz 10

Microsoft Loves Open Source (Servers): SQL Server 2016 Comes to Linux

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 will support Linux-based operating systems, another open source-friendly move by the company.

Add another item to the list of the ways Microsoft (MSFT) is showering the Linux community with love. This week, the company announced that SQL Server, its enterprise database platform, will now run on open source operating systems as well as Windows servers.

Microsoft unveiled the news on March 7 in a blog post complete with a graphic declaring „SQL Server ♥ Linux.“ The extension of the platform to support Linux-based operating systems is part of a broader set of updates that Microsoft is introducing with the release of SQL Server 2016, it said.

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Source of this information:
http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/microsoft-loves-open-source-servers-sql-server-2016-comes

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Mrz 09

New Hope Technology Project Brings Linux to Taylor, Texas

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Reglue continues to make a difference in Southeastern Texas with its new hope computer technology project.

It’s said that the wheels of progress turn slowly. That proves to be true to the nth when dealing with any kind of government. Be that as it may, things do happen eventually. This week is a shining example of what can be accomplished when a city and a private group band together for the common good.

I am just bustin’-at-the-seams happy to announce The New Hope Computer Technology Project here in my small town of Taylor, Texas. After way too many meetings and committees formed to insure viability, Reglue is fully operational and in the midst of installing computers for people who need them most.

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Source of this information:
http://fossforce.com/2016/03/new-hope-technology-project-brings-linux-to-taylor-texas/

Author: Ken Starks

Mrz 08

Open Source Initiative Welcomes Internet Systems Consortium as Newest Affiliate Member

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Core community in developing and maintaining the Internet’s infrastructure adds it’s voice, experience and leadership to open source advocacy.

The Open Source Initiative® (OSI) is honoured to announce ISC (Internet Systems Consortium), the organization behind the ongoing development and distribution of the most used name server software, BIND, has joined the OSI as an Affiliate Member. Founded in 1994, ISC plays a critical role supporting the fundamental architecture of the Internet, driving standards for the Domain Name System (DNS). ISC provides leadership both in standards development and software for the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and is an active contributor to the Internet Engineering Task Force.

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Source of this information:
https://opensource.org/node/805

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Mrz 07

Designing social intranets for cultural change

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , News

Guido Stevens participated with a presentation at the Danish IntraTeam Event 2016 for High Performing Intranets, Enterprise Social Networks and Digital Workplaces, which took place from March 1-3 in Copenhagen.

The conference focus was on the intranet, knowledge sharing, internal social media, internal communication and how you can help your co-workers to be more efficient. Guido Stevens talked about how intranet design can enable organisational change based on the Cubrix Framework Model´s four-type classification of organisational cultures and development. As an example Stevens uses the Ikath Intranet of the Swiss Catholic Church in the Canton of Zürich.

The Slides for the presentation can be viewed here

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Mrz 07

​SCO’s legal war against IBM and Linux comes to an end

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

SCO lost its legal battle against IBM and Linux long ago, but now the final shovel of dirt has been thrown on its lawsuits‘ grave.

Back in 2001, SCO, a Unix company, joimed forces with Caldera, a Linux company, to form what should have been a major Red Hat rival. Instead, two years later, SCO sued IBM in an all-out legal attack against Linux. That went well. SCO’s Linux lawsuit made no sense. Over time it became clear that Microsoft was using SCO as a sock puppet against Linux.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/scos-legal-war-against-ibm-and-linux-comes-to-an-end/

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Mrz 03

Open source i.MX6 SBC offers Pi and Arduino expansion

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Fedevel released an open source design for a Linux-ready, i.MX6-based “OpenRex” SBC with a Cortex-M3 MCU, a stackable design, and Arduino and Pi expansion.

Most embedded board vendors announce a board for pre-sale, then wait to post whatever documentation they intend to release when they finally ship the board. Slovakia-based training and embedded firm Fedevel and its manufacturing partner Voipac have taken a different tack. In conjunction with their announcement of the open source OpenRex SBC, they released full documentation for the board, including complete Altium design files with schematic & PCB plus full manufacturing documentation.

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Source of this information:
http://linuxgizmos.com/open-source-imx6-sbc-offers-pi-and-arduino-expansion/

Author: Eric Brown