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Linux Voice passes its crowdfunding target

super_rancid super_rancid writes  |  about 9 months ago

super_rancid (771191) writes "The team that quit Linux Format magazine to launch a competitor that pledges 50% of profits back to the Free Software community, plus the release of all its content as CC-BY-SA after nine months, have hit their ambitious £90,000 Indiegogo crowdfunding target.

The campaign now includes endorsements from Karen Sandler, Executive Director of the Gnome Foundation, Eben Upton, Founder of the Raspberry Pi and Simon Phipps, President of the OSI, with the first issue promised for February 2014."

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Linux Voice gets endorsed by Raspberry Pi

super_rancid super_rancid writes  |  about 9 months ago

super_rancid (771191) writes "The Raspberry Pi folks have given their support to Linux Voice, the dead tree and digital Linux/Free Software magazine from the editorial team previously behind Linux Format.

In a blog post, Liz Upton explained that this was in part because the team put the Pi on the cover of their previous magazine the day the Pi launched, as well as their commitment to giving away profts and releasing their content under the CC-BY-SA licence.

"We’re very excited about this project. We know the team, and they’ve got some great writers and editors on board with a huge breadth and depth of domain knowledge and experience. These are the people who first put an article about Raspberry Pi on newsstands." wrote Liz."

Eben Upton reveals plan to boot the RPi into Scratch and his love for Parallela

super_rancid super_rancid writes  |  about a year ago

super_rancid (771191) writes "In an epic 7,000 word interview with Raspberry Pi's founder posted on, Eben Upton talks about the challenges of managing such a successful project, what may be in the Raspberry Pi mark 2, and why he wishes he'd backed the Parallela Kickstarter."
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Choose the perfect Linux distro

super_rancid super_rancid writes  |  about a year ago

super_rancid (771191) writes "Over on, they've put together a script that claims it will choose your perfect Linux distro from a group of input parameters. Select 99% desktop, 99% Gnome, with a preference for bleeding edge, and you'll be offered Debian whilst those that prefer stability will be told to use CentOS. Results are taken from a pool of 50 different distributions and include background data and links."
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Poor IT skills in UK potentially solved by iPads

super_rancid super_rancid writes  |  about a year and a half ago

super_rancid (771191) writes "On the BBC’s news site, Rapper William James Adams has spoken out about IT education in the UK. Infact, not only has he spoken about it, he's put his money where his mouth is and ponied up half a million quid to buy computers for disadvantaged youngsters. However, there seems to be some confusion among IT decision makers on how best to spend the money. Valerie Thompson from the E-Learning Foundation, which aims to provide learning technologies to children both at home and at school, is quoted as saying, "That [donation] would buy 2,000 children an iPad, and we've got 750,000 children who can't get online at home." Yet the same sum could be used to buy tens of thousands of Raspberry Pis, prompting hundreds of comments to the original story, which have in-turn spawned a debate on what CS education actually needs to provide over on"

UK magazine pulled from US store after a feature on 'hacking'

super_rancid super_rancid writes  |  more than 2 years ago

super_rancid (771191) writes "UK-based Linux Format magazine was pulled from Barnes and Noble bookstores in the US after featuring an article called 'Learn to Hack'. They used 'hack' in the populist security sense, rather than the traditional sense, and the feature — which they put online — was used to illustrate how poor your server's security is likely to be by breaking into it."
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UK MP gives government line on snoopers' charter

super_rancid super_rancid writes  |  more than 2 years ago

super_rancid (771191) writes "A UK MP has responded to a request to give the official government position on the proposed 'snoopers' charter', where it admits that it can now only access "some 75% of the total communications data generated in this country, compared with 90% in 2006" and that, "Unlike the previous Government's proposals, there will be no government database and the data recorded will be strictly limited and regulated and will be destroyed after a year.""
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