Tag Archives: Linux

Tail Wags Dog, Says Canonical

“The CDDL cannot apply to the Linux kernel because zfs.ko is a self-contained file system module — the kernel itself is quite obviously not a derivative work of this new file system.” See Canonical accused of violating GPL with ZFS-in-Ubuntu 16.04 … Continue reading

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Linux Keeps On Getting Better

It may take a while sometimes but many eyes do improve Free/Libre Open Source Software. Linux has just had an important set of bugs trampled. The CPU scheduler which has evolved in stages for decades was discovered by a group … Continue reading

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M$: If You Can’t Beat ’em, Join ’em…

“Windows Phone is still dying. Android is the most popular mobile operating system by a wide margin. Microsoft has bought a company that can help its developers easily write apps for Android. And, last but not least, it has partnered … Continue reading

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Welcome, 2016, The Year Of The ARMed Everything

“Over a dozen new ARM System-on-a-Chips are new to the mainline Linux 4.6 kernel code. The newly-supported platforms include Axis Artpec-6 SoC (artpec6), TI keystone-k2g, Mediatek MT7623 (mt7623), Allwinner A83T SoC (a83t), NXP i.MX6QP SoC (imx6qp), ST Microelectronics stm32f469, Annapurna … Continue reading

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Yet Another ARMed Processor Emerges In 2016

“LS1046A and LS1026A processors integrate quad 64-bit ARM® Cortex A72 cores with packet processing acceleration and high speed peripherals.” See QorIQ LS1046A and LS1026A Multicore Communications ProcessorsThese are somewhat specialized for communications but they are quite capable of doing duty as … Continue reading

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My IT-plan For 2016

I’ve a lot of IT in my home, almost all of it bought before 2006… So, it’s time for renewal. We have cabling that can do gigabit/s Ethernet but we’ve only been using two lines that way. This is the … Continue reading

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Getting GNU/Linux To Work For You

“One day, we had a virus that simply would not go away. Little did we know what was happening to the data on the slave disk. When it finally failed, we plugged in the week-old slave backup and it failed … Continue reading

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All’s Well That Ends Well With The GPL

“BMW has sent Terence Eden a DVD containing GPL-licenced code used in its electric i3 model” See BMW complies with GPL by handing over i3 car codeYep, we wrote a bit about BMW not respecting the GPL but it turns out … Continue reading

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BMW Doesn’t Quite Get FLOSS, Yet…

“the BMW Customer must provide the 7 digit VIN and accept the usage rights agreement. Part of the usage rights agreement states that the software is protected by copyright and BMW is the sole owner. So in this case it … Continue reading

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OMG! M$ Ships Debian GNU/Linux!!!?!

“Microsoft has today released a homegrown open-source operating system, based on Debian GNU/Linux, that runs on network switches. SONiC is available for download now from Microsoft’s Azure GitHub repo under a mix of open-source licenses including the GNU GPL and the … Continue reading

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“96Boards EE” SBC Emerges With AMD A1120 Opteron

“LeMaker’s “Cello” is a $299, server-oriented single board computer with a quad-core Cortex-A57 AMD A1120 SoC and a 96Boards Enterprise Edition form factor… …The specs currently posted on the Lenovator pre-order page for the LeMaker Cello lack much in the way … Continue reading

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Shipments of Smartphones Will Slow – Almost Everyone Has One

“According to a recent forecast update from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, 2015 is likely to be the last year of double-digit smartphone growth. The 2015 calendar year finished with 1.44 billion smartphone shipments worldwide, … Continue reading

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