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Arduino compatible IoT board offers LoRa wireless

LXer - Wed, 2016-04-20 15:26
SODAQ’s “LoRaONE” is a tiny Arduino-compatible SBC based on an Atmel SAM21 MCU, plus a LoRa radio and a GPS, sensors, micro-USB, and optional Grove add-on. Dutch embedded firm SODAQ (SOlar powered Data AcQuisition) has almost doubled its $22,740 Kickstarter funding goal for its Arduino compatible LoRaONE SBC, aimed at low-power LoRa wireless applications. The […]

Canonical Talks Up Ubuntu 16.04 LTS With ZFS, LXD

Phoronix - Wed, 2016-04-20 15:09
A day ahead of the launch of Ubuntu 16.04 as the sixth Long Term Support release, Canonical is talking about the new features for this release codenamed the Xenial Xerus...

11 resources for teaching and learning Python

LXer - Wed, 2016-04-20 14:29
If you're looking to teach, tutor, or mentor beginning programmers, you've got your work cut out for you. Different learning styles, varying levels of knowledge, and a subject area that's a moving target all conspire to see you run ragged as an instructor. Luckily, there is help available—lots of help. It comes in the form of open source textbooks, tools, and even games—all created to make being a teacher (and a learner) easier than ever before.read more

An introduction to terminal multiplexers

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-04-20 14:00

LinuxConfig: If you're new to server administration and command-line, perhaps you haven't heard of terminal multiplexers or what they do.

AMD Lands Its Interoperability Interface In Mesa

Phoronix - Wed, 2016-04-20 13:49
Marek Olšák's latest big patch series has landed...

Best Ubuntu Backup Applications

LXer - Wed, 2016-04-20 13:32
Even today, there are still folks who believe there aren't any decent applications for backing up an Ubuntu installation. To remedy this issue, I've put together my personal recommendations for the best Ubuntu backup applications.

OpenGL SC 2.0 Released For Safety Critical Graphics

Phoronix - Wed, 2016-04-20 13:31
This week the Khronos Group released the provisional specification of OpenCL 2.2 and SPIR-V 1.1 while today from the Aviation Electronics Europe in Munich they announced the release of he OpenGL SC 2.0 specification...

Best Ubuntu Backup Applications

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-04-20 13:00

Datamation: Even today, there are still folks who believe there aren't any decent applications for backing up an Ubuntu installation.

FreeCAD 0.16 release notes

Reddit - Wed, 2016-04-20 12:44

New Container Image Standard Promises More Portable Apps

LXer - Wed, 2016-04-20 12:35
I've written about containers before, and I've waxed lyrical about themultitude of benefits they bring to DevOps and cloud computing.

Anti-innovation: EU excludes open source from new tech standards

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-04-20 12:28

It's no surprise that the Commission was trying to keep that particular detail quiet, because FRAND licensing—the acronym stands for "fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory"—is incompatible with open source, which will therefore find itself excluded from much of the EU's grand new Digital Single Market strategy. That's hardly a "balanced IPR policy."

The problem for open source is that standard licensing can be perfectly fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory, but would nonetheless be impossible for open source code to implement. Typically, FRAND licensing requires a per-copy payment, but for free software, which can be shared any number of times, there's no way to keep tabs on just how many copies are out there. Even if the per-copy payment is tiny, it's still a licensing requirement that open source code cannot meet.

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