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GNU C Library Looking To Drop FSF Copyright Assignment Policy

Phoronix - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 18:00
The GCC compiler has long had a requirement that all contributors assign their copyright to the Free Software Foundation. Recently GCC dropped that copyright assignment policy and now the GNU C Library is looking at making a similar move...

Intel Working On Updating Its GuC, Still Aiming To Transition To This Firmware-Based Scheduling

Phoronix - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 17:45
In addition to a lot of movement right now within the Intel kernel graphics driver around memory management handling for local memory / discrete GPUs, another big and ongoing area is improving the job submission and workload scheduling by making proper use of its GuC firmware capabilities and also integrating the DRM scheduler...

Try this new open source tool for data analytics - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 15:01

Data analytics is a trendy field with many solutions available. One of them is Cube.js, an open source analytical platform. You can think of Cube.js as a layer between your data sources and applications.

As the diagram below shows, Cube.js supports serverless data warehouses and most modern relational database management systems (RDBMS). You can work with any JavaScript front-end library for data visualization, and Cube.js will take care of the rest, including access control, performance, concurrency, and more.

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Build a static website with Eleventy - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 15:01

A static site generator is a tool that generates a full, static HTML website based on raw data and a set of templates. It automates the task of coding individual HTML pages and gets those pages ready to serve to users. Because the HTML pages are prebuilt, they load very quickly in users' browsers.

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Keep track of your IRC chats with ZNC - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 15:00

For a bit more than a year, I've been wondering if it is possible to bolt the open source Matrix communications network to Internet Relay Chat (IRC) in such a way that I can still use my ZNC IRC bouncer without an extra proliferation of nicknames. The answer, is amusingly, yes. But first, some background.

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Listen to music on FreeDOS - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 15:00

Music is a great way to relax. On Linux, I listen to music using Rhythmbox. But did you know you can listen to music on FreeDOS, as well? Let's take a look at two popular programs to listen to music:

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Debian 11 "Bullseye" Installer RC2 Released

Phoronix - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 14:00
The second release candidate of the Debian Installer for the upcoming 11.0 "Bullseye" release is now available for testing...

How open source is lowering barriers to higher education

Red Hat News - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 12:00

"Cracking the Textbook," the latest documentary in the Open Source Stories series from Red Hat premiers today.

The "Memory Folios" Work Continues - Improving Linux Performance, 7% Faster Kernel Builds

Phoronix - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 08:00
Matthew Wilcox of Oracle today sent out his latest patch series implementing the new "memory folios" type for the Linux kernel in an effort to improve Linux memory management and allow for better efficiency that ultimately translates into measurable performance gains...

Intel M.2 Modem Driver "IOSM" Queued Ahead Of Linux 5.14

Phoronix - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 04:30
As part of Intel's new M.2 modem push for EVO laptops and Chromebooks, open-source Intel engineers have been working on "IOSM" as their new M.2 modem driver and this code which has been in the works for months is set to see its debut with the Linux 5.14 cycle...

Intel Announces The IPU - Infrastructure Processing Unit

Phoronix - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 02:12
Intel today went public with their vision and early work around a "Infrastructure Processing Unit" (IPU) as their newest ware for data centers and cloud providers...

FWUPD 1.6.1 Adds FreeBSD UEFI Capsule Handling, More Hardware Now Supported

Phoronix - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 01:52
A new feature point release is available for FWUPD for handling of system/component firmware and BIOS updating on Linux and other platforms...

How Linux Has Impacted Your Lives – Celebrating 30 Years of Open Source

The Linux Foundation - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 00:50

In April, The Linux Foundation asked the open source community: How has Linux impacted your life? Needless to say, responses poured in from across the globe sharing memories, sentiments and important moments that changed your lives forever. We are grateful you took the time to tell us your stories.

We’re thrilled to share 30 of the responses we received, randomly selected from all submissions. As a thank you to these 30 folks for sharing their stories, and in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Linux, 30 penguins were adopted* from the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds in their honor, and each of our submitters got to name their adopted penguin. 

Check out the slides below to read these stories, get a glimpse of their newly adopted penguins and their new names!

Thank you to all who contributed for inspiring us and the community for the next 30 years of innovation and beyond. 

*Each of the adopted wild African penguins have been rescued and are being rehabilitated with the goal of being released back into the wild by the wonderful and dedicated staff at SANCCOB.

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