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Purism Making Some Progress On Convergence With Phosh Running On Desktop

Phoronix - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 18:57
One of many features not yet in place for Purism's Librem 5 smartphone is working convergence where one can plug-in a display and keyboard/mouse to the phone and have a working system, along the lines of what was originally envisioned by Canonical with Ubuntu Touch. But some progress is being made with at least getting their phone-focused "Phosh" Wayland compositor working on the desktop form factor...

GKraken Makes It Incredibly Easy To Manage NZXT Water Cooling Setups On Linux

Phoronix - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 16:30
With most all-in-one water cooling setups I am used to seeing no Linux support at all either from the vendor themselves or any third-party/community reverse-engineered support, but in the case of the NZXT Kraken X series with the independent GKraken open-source software is easily the best experience I've had to date in managing water cooling setups from the Linux desktop...

5 interview questions every Kubernetes job candidate should know - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 16:02

Job interviews are hard for people on both sides of the table, but I've discovered that interviewing candidates for Kubernetes-related jobs has seemed especially hard lately. Why, you ask? For one thing, it's hard to find someone who can answer some of my questions. Also, it has been hard to confirm whether they have the right experience, regardless of their answers to my questions.

I'll skip over my musings on that topic and get to some questions that you should ask of any job candidate who would be working with Kubernetes.

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How open source eases the shift to a hybrid cloud strategy - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 16:01

Cloud adoption continues to grow as organizations seek to move away from legacy and monolithic strategies. Cloud-specific spending is expected to grow at more than six times the rate of general IT spending through 2020, according to McKinsey Research.

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Build a retro Apple desktop with the Linux MLVWM - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 16:01

Imagine traveling into an alternate history where the Apple II GS and MacOS 7 were built upon open source POSIX, using all the same conventions as modern Linux, like plain-text configuration files and modular system design. What would such an OS have enabled for its users? You can answer these questions (and more!) with the Macintosh-like Virtual Window Manager (MLVWM).

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X factor: Populating the globe with open leaders - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 16:00

At Mozilla, we think of open leadership as a set of principles, practices, and skills people can use to mobilize their communities to solve shared problems and achieve shared goals. Open leaders design and build projects that empower others to collaborate within inclusive communities.

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How to Find Apache Document Root in Linux

Tecmint - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 15:20
The DocumentRoot is the top-level directory in the document tree visible from the web and this directive sets the directory in the configuration from which Apache2 or HTTPD looks for and serves web files...

How to Run Windows Software on Linux With CrossOver 19

Tecmint - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 13:43
Do you want to run some of your top and productive Windows software such as Microsoft Office, Enterprise Architect, including games such as League of Legends, Everquest, WebSite-Watcher Battle on Linux or Mac, then...

MoltenVK Updated For Providing Vulkan 1.1.130 SDK Support On Apple macOS/iOS

Phoronix - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 13:13
MoltenVK has now caught up against the latest Vulkan upstream specification for the time being in supporting Vulkan translated to Apple's Metal API on macOS and iOS...

CooliPi 4B Is The Best Raspberry Pi 4 Heatsink We Have Tested Yet

Phoronix - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 09:24
While the Raspberry Pi folks have been making thermal/power improvements to the Raspberry Pi 4 firmware, running this budget-friendly ARM single board computer with a heatsink or some form of cooling is certainly recommended if you want to sure it operates at the optimal clock frequencies. A Phoronix reader devised the CooliPi 4B and it's wound up being one of the best Raspberry Pi 4 cooler we have tested to date.

Uber Announces OpenChain Conformance

The Linux Foundation - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 09:00

TOKYO, DECEMBER 17 – Today Uber, a Platinum Member of the OpenChain Project, announces their conformance to the OpenChain Specification. This builds on their long-standing engagement and commitment to the project and a deep engagement with developing our industry standard, accompanying reference material, and our evolution into a formal ISO standard.

The OpenChain Project establishes trust in the open source from which software solutions are built. It accomplishes this by making open source license compliance simpler and more consistent. The OpenChain Specification defines inflection points in business workflows where a compliance process, policy or training should exist to minimize the potential for errors and maximize the efficiency of bringing solutions to market. The companies involved in the OpenChain community number in the hundreds. The OpenChain Specification is being prepared for submission to ISO and evolution from a growing de facto standard into a formal standard.

“Consistent and transparent compliance standards are critical for building trust among the open source community and our business partners,” said Matthew Kuipers, Senior Counsel, Uber. “ We’re increasing our commitment to the community and our partnerships by adopting the Linux Foundation’s OpenChain Specification.”

“Our collaboration with Uber began as the OpenChain Project scaled as an industry standard,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “Their engagement in our formative growth period provided valuable insight into how next-generation services companies operate today and where they are going tomorrow. Matt and his team have been a pivotal part of our evolution towards becoming an ISO standard and their commitment to excellence has raised the bar for great community engagement globally. We are looking forward to next steps together, particularly in fostering further adoption in areas where agile companies are establishing new markets.”

About Uber

Our mission is to ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion.

We revolutionized personal mobility with Ridesharing, and we are leveraging our platform to redefine the massive meal delivery and logistics industries.

We are a technology platform that uses a global network, leading technology, operational excellence and product expertise to power movement from point A to point B. We develop and operate proprietary technology applications supporting a variety of offerings on our platform. We connect consumers with providers of ride services, restaurants and food delivery services, public transportation networks, e-bikes, e-scooters and other personal mobility options. We use this same network, technology, operational excellence and product expertise to connect shippers with carriers in the freight industry. We are developing technologies to provide autonomous driving vehicle solutions to consumers, networks of vertical take-off and landing vehicles and new solutions to solve everyday problems.

About the OpenChain Project

The OpenChain Project builds trust in open source by making open source license compliance simpler and more consistent. The OpenChain Specification defines a core set of requirements every quality compliance program must satisfy. The OpenChain Curriculum provides the educational foundation for open source processes and solutions, whilst meeting a key requirement of the OpenChain Specification. OpenChain Conformance allows organizations to display their adherence to these requirements. The result is that open source license compliance becomes more predictable, understandable and efficient for participants of the software supply chain.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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The Debate Continues Over How To Transition GCC's SVN Repository To Git

Phoronix - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 07:36
Under the planned time-line for transitioning to a Git workflow for the GNU Compiler Collection that was established back at the GNU Tools cauldron conference, 16 December was to be the cut-off for deciding which Git conversion program to use for translating their massive SVN repository into Git. That puts today as the deadline in order to meet their goal of switching over to Git at the start of 2020, but it looks like it could take several more days to decide their SVN-to-Git approach...

NVIDIA Launches Open-Source Video Processing Framework For Python

Phoronix - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 05:37
NVIDIA's "VideoProcessingFramework" is an open-source set of C++ libraries that are wrapped around by Python bindings for interacting with their closed-source Video Codec SDK. The function of this framework is to make it easy to exploit GPU-accelerated video encode/decode from Python...