Open source tools worth bookmarking

opensource.com August 14, 2013 by Nicole C. Engard One of my favorite workshops to give is the one that introduces librarians and their staff to open source software. After defining open source to them and debunking all the FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) out there, I focus my talk on a list of open source tools…

Nvidia Shield OS is open source

decryptedtech.com August 12, 2013 by  Damir Brodjanac Nvidia Shield console is an interesting gaming system that supports all Android games, but also users can play all PC titles via streaming from the computer system, provided they are equipped with appropriate Nvidia graphic cards. Source: OSS

MongoDB Exorcises File Fragmentation Demons

This article shares with the development community the analysis that was performed at FireScope as it relates to the use of “usePowerOf2Sizes” and details how to enable this feature. It also covers both size and performance implications of this new capability. In sharing our analysis we hope that others may realize the same benefits that…

FSF launches fundraising program for Replicant, the fully free Android-based mobile OS

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Thursday, July 25, 2013 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today launched a fundraising initiative for Replicant (http://replicant.us), a fully free Android distribution and the first mobile operating system (OS) to run without relying on proprietary system code. Replicant’s small volunteer developer team is focused on improving their OS, while also…

FSF, other groups join EFF to sue NSA over unconstitutional surveillance

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Tuesday, July 16, 2013 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today joined eighteen other activist and advocacy organizations in challenging the National Security Agency’s (NSA) mass surveillance of telecommunications in the United States with a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The recently revealed surveillance program intercepts and catalogs…