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Spark 2.0 Will Be Faster, Easier for App Development, and Tackle Streaming Data

Mon, 2016-05-16 10:35
It only makes sense that as the community of Spark contributors got bigger the project would get even more ambitious. So when Spark 2.0 comes out in a matter of weeks it’s going to have at least three robust new features, according to Ion Stoica, the founder of Databricks and keynote speaker at Apache Big Data in Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon.

Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS): Now Open To All Projects

Mon, 2016-05-16 08:41
Last year, we launched the Mozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS) – an award program specifically focused on supporting open source and free software. The first track within MOSS (“Foundational Technology”) provides support for open source and free software projects.......

OpenStack, SDN, and Container Networking Power Enterprise Cloud at Paypal

Mon, 2016-05-16 06:46
Experimenting with software-defined networking (SDN), overlays and container networking is the latest step in PayPal's journey to build its next generation Enterprise Cloud infrastructure. At Open Networking Summit 2016 (ONS), Jigar Desai, VP of Cloud and Platforms at PayPal, shared the company’s transition over the past three years from a consumer perspective.

Jason McGee of IBM Talks about Open Source Projects

Mon, 2016-05-16 04:52
From an IBM perspective, we think open technologies should form the foundation on which Cloud is built. That open source gives customers freedom of choice and gives them mobility and eliminates fears of lock in and things like that and therefore our Cloud Platform is built at all layers on in open technology foundation...

How to Install the Beautiful Arc GTK Theme on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Mon, 2016-05-16 02:58
At the request of many of our readers, we decided to write the following tutorial to teach Ubuntu users how to install the very popular and gorgeous Arc GTK theme in the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

5 Highly Promising Music Players

Mon, 2016-05-16 01:03
Linux is blessed with some excellent mature music players. My favorites are Amarok, Audacious, Banshee, and Tomahawk. Awesome open source applications. In particular, I have been a devotee of Banshee for a decade, using it as my main media player. But I am keen to explore potential replacements and have tried almost all available music players. My journey has identified some very promising music players which are worth exploring.

Arch Linux-Based LinHES 8.4 OS Launches with Kodi 16.1, MythTV 0.28, and OpenPHT

Sun, 2016-05-15 23:09
LinHES maintainer Cecil Watson today announced the release of LinHES R8.4, an open source attempt to make the installation of a GNU/Linux operating system and the MythTV media center software as trivial as possible.

Advanced Disclosure Needed to Keep Users Secure

Sun, 2016-05-15 21:14
User security is paramount. Vulnerabilities can weaken security and ultimately harm users. We want people who identify security vulnerabilities in our products to disclose them to us so we can fix them as soon as possible.

Next: Open social networks

Sun, 2016-05-15 19:20
An online journey from closed, restricted and commercial social networks monopolies to a new breed of independent personal web sites linked by open social networks

Hit the road with Android music players and a travel mix

Sun, 2016-05-15 17:26
I'm getting ready to hit the road—mentally ready, anyway. In less than 48 hours, I'll be back on the first of two legs heading from Vancouver to Santiago, Chile, my "home away from home." This month, I'll share thoughts on open music and traveling.

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