Vampyre Week | Vampropaganda Competition

This week we have lots of new vampyre content that you can really sink your teeth into!

Linux Foundation Security Checklist: Have It Your Way

The Linux Foundation’s recently published security checklist may draw more attention to best practices for protecting Linux workstations, even if IT pros do not embrace all of its recommendations. Konstantin Ryabitsev, the foundation’s director of collaborative IT services, developed the list for the use of LF remote sysadmins, to harden their laptops against attacks.

Linux Foundation Wants to Pin a Badge on Secure Open Source Software

The Core Infrastructure Initiative last week announced a program that will offer badges to open software developers who follow best practice software development and security procedures. The CII project enables technology companies, industry stakeholders and software developers to collaborate on the identification and funding of critical open source projects in need of assistance.

Fork Release Intensifies Bitcoin Community Bitterness

A full release of Bitcoin XT just became available, heaping fuel on the fire spreading throughout the community. One site went so far as to ban XT-related posts, resulting in allegations that a small cabal had taken control and was suppressing discussion and dissent. The cause of all the furor is a dispute over how to ensure that the Bitcoin system’s capacity keeps up with its rapid growth.

Open Mainframe Project Pushes Linux’s Limits

The Linux Foundation on Monday announced the formation of the Open Mainframe Project to advance the development of Linux on the mainframe among academia, government and corporate partners. The foundation announced the software consortium at the LinuxCon/CloudOpen/ContainerCon gathering in Seattle. The project will create a set of tools and resources to drive further collaboration and improvements.

Players’ Gallery | Get your Entries In!

Show us your artistic skills and win some sweet prizes!

Double XP Weekend | 25th September

Top up your vials, stock up on seeds or tool up for a slayathon – Double XP Weekend’s coming next month!

WordCamps Update

Last week saw the halfway point for 2015, yay! This seems like a good time to update you on WordCamp happenings in the first half of this year. There have been 39 WordCamps in 2015 so far, with events organized in 17 different countries and on 5 continents. More than 14,000 people have registered for […]

Design a Raid Boss | T-Shirt Competition

Design a beastly boss or a cool t-shirt in our community competitions.

Container Coalition Seeks Common Standard Creation

Docker and CoreOS on Monday announced the formation of a coalition of 21 industry leaders to create the Open Container Project, a nonprofit organization seeking minimal common standards for software containers for cloud storage. The two companies made the announcement on the opening day of Dockercon, a two-day conference covering all aspects of the Docker ecosystem.

Linux Foundation Beefs Up Scholarship Program

The Linux Foundation on Wednesday announced that it was more than doubling the number of scholarships to be awarded this year for Linux training. The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development. Its announcement opened the door for the submission of applications for the 2015 Linux Training Scholarship Program.

Tuska-pocalypse | Streams and Q&As

Would you survive Tuska’s wrath? Take our quiz to find out! See the week’s streaming and Q&A schedule, too.

RuneScape Team Changes

Mod Pips is here to tell you about some exciting changes in the RuneScape Team.

Community Corner – May

The latest news, events and more from the RuneScape Community.

All things come to those who wait

And we’ve all waited long enough for Mageia 5 RC: go grab it! While you wait for the download to complete, all restless and eager that you are to try this new release, let’s talk a bit about this release … Continue reading

Mageia at the Chemnitz Linux Days 2015

On Saturday 21st and Sonday 22nd of March, Mageia will be present at the Chemnitz Linux Days 2015 (Chemnitzer Linux-Tage, CLT 2015). As longstanding exhibitors we are glad to participate once again to one of the biggest free software community … Continue reading

The Linux Kernel’s New ‘Play Nice’ Patch

Some 60 Linux kernel developers last week adopted a small “patch,” called the “Code of Conflict,” that attempts to set guidelines for discourse in the kernel community and outlines a path for mediation if someone feels abused or threatened. Linux creator Linus Torvalds’ call for improved internal developer relations could be little more than wishful thinking, though.

Mageia at the Free Software Days in Lyon (JDLL 2015)

On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of March, the association for the development of free information technology of Lyon (France) organises a two-days event called Free Software Days (actually, it’s “Les Journées du Logiciel Libre”, in French), also known as … Continue reading

Balancing Diversity and Creativity in the World of FOSS

One of the advantages of open source software is the diversity that leads to innovative approaches to improve the computing environment. But can the diversity go too far? Is it a defining characteristic that kills programming creativity? LinuxInsider spoke with a panel of open source developers about the creative versus destructive nature of the seemingly fractured world of open source.

From the Blogosphere With Love: A FOSSy Farewell

The past week has afforded plenty of fodder for conversation here in the Linux blogosphere: the MintBox Mini; the Steam for Linux file-deletion bug; and the latest in the Systemd saga, for example. However, this week seems like a good time to revisit some classic gems from days gone by — particularly the sweet spot that can be found at the intersection of Linux and Love.