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SourceForge Allura Submitted To the Apache Software Foundation Incubator

LinuxScribe This Should Protect SourceForge (30 comments)

If GeekNet does opt to sell SourceForge (and /. and Freecode), then ultimately this would be a good move to keep the Allura code out in the open. In that sense, I think this is a very good plan to protect the code.

more than 2 years ago
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Linux Foundation, Linux.com Sites Down To Fix Security Breach

LinuxScribe More Info, and Announcement Content (101 comments)

A few more details of the breach, including the content of the message from the Linux Foundation, can be found on ITWorld.

LinuxScribe

more than 2 years ago
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Linux Foundation Asks Who Says "I'm Linux" Best

LinuxScribe Direct Links to YouTube Versions of the Videos (459 comments)

In order to facilitate access to the videos, we have uploaded several that were hosted locally on our site over the weekend to YouTube, which should allow the LF video site to handle the /. traffic load.

Also, here are the direct links to the videos mentioned in the summary, in the order they were listed:

"hilarious but inappropriate"
http://video.linuxfoundation.org/video/1095
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjRdA25yauU

"well-made but creepy"
http://video.linuxfoundation.org/video/1246
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXhRVCMyGwM

"I'm sure it sounded good in your head"
http://video.linuxfoundation.org/video/1244
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m2azKFJZrg

"one"
http://video.linuxfoundation.org/video/1261
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwmfyeHBFlM

"two"
http://video.linuxfoundation.org/video/1057
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svaHnha-PXs

Thanks for your patience,
Brian Proffitt
Community Manager

more than 5 years ago
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Linux Foundation Paving Way for New Kernel Developers

LinuxScribe Re:are they looking to expand their circle of devs (46 comments)

Mostly this is part of a larger effort by the Linux Foundation to make Linux development more accessible. There's a lot of interested folks out there who simply don't know the nuances of dealing with the kernel (and, perhaps, general free and open source) developers. This document will hopefully tear down any perceived curtains and allow ISVs and individual developers get a good idea of how to deal with the kernel.

Brian Proffitt
Community Manager
Linux Developer Network

more than 5 years ago

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Canonical pulls Kubuntu personnel funding

LinuxScribe LinuxScribe writes  |  more than 2 years ago

LinuxScribe (158687) writes "An announcement on the Kubuntu-devel mailing list tells the sad story: Canonical is pulling funding for in-house developers to work on the KDE-based Kubuntu flavor. Canonical now seems committed to its single vision of a GNOME-based Unity as a desktop and other Ubuntu flavors will now have to rely on community support and some infrastructure from Canonical."
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Tizen Gets Boost From Bada Merger

LinuxScribe LinuxScribe writes  |  more than 2 years ago

LinuxScribe (158687) writes "As predicted last September, Samsung has announced plans to merge Tizen with its own Bada platform to create a new mobile OS that will fit well on low- and high-end smartphones. Last year, Bada had more global phone deployments than Windows Phone 7. The merger means each Linux-based platform will have access to more native- and HTML5-based apps."
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White House turned up the heat on SOPA, PIPA

LinuxScribe LinuxScribe writes  |  more than 2 years ago

LinuxScribe (158687) writes "As political opposition against the SOPA and PIPA bills continues to grow stronger, the White House today issued its official response to online petitions urging the vetoing of these bills. The skinny? Focus on fighting intellectual property theft and copyright infringement, but not at the cost of potentially breaking the Internet and enabling censorship."
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Linux Developer Network Not to be Restored

LinuxScribe LinuxScribe writes  |  more than 2 years ago

LinuxScribe (158687) writes "The Linux Foundation has quietly restored all of the websites it took down following the September 2011 breach that affected Linux.com and all other Foundation websites--an attack that was linked to the August 2011 breach of kernel.org. But one website won't be coming back: the Linux Developer Network, launched in 2008. Content from the site will now be hosted across all of the Linux Foundation's web properties."
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Apple Scores Small Patent Victory Against HTC

LinuxScribe LinuxScribe writes  |  more than 2 years ago

LinuxScribe (158687) writes "According to Bloomberg, the International Trade Commission has formally ruled that Taiwan phone maker HTC has indeed violated two of Apple's patents. A formal import ban on HTC phones affected by the patent will go into effect April 19, pending appeal and a review by the White House. This is likely the first in a long line of such rulings to come, raising the question: when will this patent madness end?"
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Linux Mint Diverting Banshee Revenue

LinuxScribe LinuxScribe writes  |  more than 2 years ago

LinuxScribe (158687) writes "According Linux Mint founder Clement Lefebvre, the popular Linux Mint distribution has changed the Amazon.com affiliate code for the Banshee music player so that Mint, not Canonical or the GNOME Foundation, will receive the revenue from MP3 sales through Banshee. Though a trivial amount of money ($3.41 in November 2011), Linux Mint's actions still raise the question: how should revenue be shared between upstream and downstream FLOSS projects?"
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Is Tizen the end of MeeGo?

LinuxScribe LinuxScribe writes  |  more than 2 years ago

LinuxScribe (158687) writes "The Linux Foundation is announcing they are hosting a new mobile OS project: Tizen. Actually, it may not be all that new. Like MeeGo before it, which itself was a merger of Intel's Moblin and Nokia's Maemo platforms, Tizen seems to be a combination of efforts from the Linux Foundation and the LiMo Foundation's mobile operating systems. The question becomes, is MeeGo going away? Well, perhaps, but not right this moment."
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Shuttleworth to Step Down as Canonical CEO in 2010

LinuxScribe LinuxScribe writes  |  more than 4 years ago

LinuxScribe (158687) writes "In a blog announcement today, Canomical Founder and CEO Mark Shuttleworth revealed he will be stepping down from his CEO role to be replaced by current COO Jane Silber. Both execs do not see major strategic changes on the horizon. Silber's official blog and Linux.com each have more details on how the change will be implemented."
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Who Will Fill Sam Ramji's Role as Microsoft's Open

LinuxScribe LinuxScribe writes  |  more than 4 years ago

LinuxScribe (158687) writes "Now that Sam Ramji, Microsoft Corp.'s point man on open source software, is leaving the company at the end of the month, who will possibly fill his shoes and continue to lead Microsoft further into the world of open source collaboration? Obviously, Microsoft likely is already working on internal lists of desired candidates to take Ramji's position, but at least one name has already popped up online inside the open source community."
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Linux Datacenters More Virtual Than Windows, Get L

LinuxScribe LinuxScribe writes  |  more than 4 years ago

LinuxScribe writes "Linux.com is reporting that Linux x86 datacenter users are much more likely to use virtualization technology and gain the benefit of significant total-cost-of-ownership savings than Microsoft datacenter users. In some cases, the savings from full virtualization implementations on Linux can approach 60 percent less than similar implementations on Microsoft platforms."
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