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Diversity Makes Projects More Successful

Open source projects are by their nature intended to be welcoming, pulling in contributions from many different volunteers. But in reality, open source and the tech industry in general often lack diversity. Speaking at the Open Source Leadership Summit in February, Mozilla’s Chief Innovation Officer Katharina Borchert told the crowd that working to bring ethnic, […]

7 ways to discuss legal matters with an open community

Having watched a fair number of people attempt to engage both the Open Source Initiative's licensing evaluation community and the Apache Software Foundation's legal affairs committee, I'd like to offer some hints and tips for succeeding when it's your turn to conduct a legal discussion with an open community.read more

Distribution Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9

Red Hat has announced the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.9, the latest version of the distribution’s legacy branch which was originally launched in November 2010 and which will be supported with security updates until late 2020: “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 delivers new hardware support….

Chromium Rolls Out Enhanced GTK3 Theme Support

Chromium is sporting greater GTK3 support in its latest daily development snapshots. Developers have begun building the browser with proper GTK3 theme integration enabled by default. I know: hardly ground breaking, but as Chromium (and its more popular sibling, Google Chrome) are widely used by Ubuntu users, it’s a change worth a note. The open-source browser has […]

Firefox gets complaint for labeling unencrypted login page insecure

The operator of a website that accepts subscriber logins only over unencrypted HTTP pages has taken to Mozilla’s Bugzilla bug-reporting service to complain that the Firefox browser is warning that the page isn’t suitable for the transmission of passwords.”Your notice of insecure password and/or log-in automatically appearing on the log-in for my website, Oil and […]

Qt5 Quick Launcher `Albert` 0.10 Adds New MPRIS And SSH Extensions, More

Albert, a Qt5 quick launcher, was updated to version 0.10.0 (and then 0.10.1 to fix some issues), introducing completion using the Tab key, two new extensions, and more.The latest Albert 0.10 ships with two new extensions: MPRIS and SSH. The MPRIS extension allows controlling MPRIS-capable media players, like Rhythmbox, VLC, Audacious and so on. It […]

The Intel Edison: Linux Maker Machine in a Matchbox

The Intel Edison is a physically tiny computer that draws a small amount of power and breaks out plenty of connections to allow it to interact with other electronics. It begs to be the brain of your next electronics tinkering project, with all the basics in a tiny package and an easy way to connect […]

Fix Dropbox Indicator Menu Not Working In Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus (Unity)

The Dropbox indicator is broken in Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus (currently in beta): the menu doesn’t work and Dropbox uses a different icon, probably because it tries to use the tray instead of the indicator.This is caused by the fact that the XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP environment variable was changed from “Unity” to “Unity:Unity7″ for Ubuntu 17.04.Until this […]

Jetson TX2 module gains third party carrier boards

Connect Tech released three carriers for the Jetson TX2 and TX1: Cogswell with GigE Vision, Spacely for cam-intensive Pixhawk drones, and a $99 Sprocket. Last April, Connect Tech announced an Astro carrier board for Nvidia’s Tegra X1-driven Jetson TX1 COM, and then followed up with the Orbitty and Elroy boards in May.