Le Libriste : Actualités Ubuntu 12.04 ls precise pangolin et Android A handbook for the open source way, written the open source way Image by opensource.com Remember the Seinfeld episode where Kramer had the idea to make a coffee table book about coffee tables? I always thought that was a pretty elegant idea. Well, a few months ago, some of the smart folks on Red Hat's community architecture team had a similarly elegant idea: Write a book about building community the open source way... and write it with a community, the open source way. Brilliant. The book is entitled The Open Source Way: Creating and nurturing communities of contributors and you can access the current text here and the wiki for contributors here. I caught up with Karsten Wade, who is leading the project, to learn more. There have been other books written about community-building over the last few years, but I am not aware of any others that have been written by a community. Our team, Community Architecture, has a strategic community role in Red Hat, and part of that is learning, distilling, and sharing knowledge. Raptors, huh? Thanks.
Framabook - Livres libres sur le logiciel libre - Framasoft Whoa. Microsoft Is Using Linux to Run Its Cloud Microsoft has admitted to something that used to be unthinkable: using Linux to run some of its own operations. In a blog post on Thursday, Microsoft Azure networking principal architect Kamala Subramaniam explained how the company developed a new software system, dubbed Azure Cloud Switch, for running the networking gear that Microsoft’s cloud service depends on. Microsoft has cozied up to the open source community in recent years. Network switches typically come with their own software baked right into the product. The problem Microsoft faced, according to Subramaniam, was integrating the software that ships with those switches with the wide variety of software it uses to run its Azure cloud service. So Microsoft had to build its own switch software—and it turned to Linux to do just that. While the move to Linux is certainly a departure for Microsoft, which used to be quite hostile to open source, it’s not a huge surprise. A Little More Daylight That’s what open source is all about.
Vigiliam – Red, en español, para conectar empresas y emprendedores Vigiliam es un nuevo proyecto español con tres objetivos: Permitir a las empresas acceder a herramientas financieras, jurídicas, comunicación y de formación, facilitar la obtención de nuevos clientes con bases de datos, concursos, licitaciones y obras y hacer networking para que los empresarios amplíen su red de contactos. En la visita guiada se anuncian como un conjunto de herramientas válidas para cubrir las diferentes necesidades que se plantean en la gestión diaria de la empresa. Con aplicaciones en el área financiera, comercial, de comunicación y de formación, pretende posicionarse como una herramienta imprescindible para las empresas que quieran crear sinergias: [...] el resultado de la acción conjunta de dos o más partes, es superior al resultado cada una de las partes trabajando por separado. Un buen proyecto, en fase beta abierta, que podemos probar de forma gratuita. Gracias Óscar por el enlace.
100+ awesome free and open source applications - Software - Seopher.com Posted on Tuesday 27th of September 2011 at 13:05 in SoftwareIt has always amazed me quite how many incredible, varied and useful applications are available for free on the Internet. Be it free, open source, web-based or merely passive trials - the number of top quality items on offer is huge. The purpose of this list is to help people realise that the free and open source software communities are expansive and generous. Index - what types of software I cover in this list Image, Image Editing and Graphics Office Web and web development Development Applications (IDE's) Operating Systems Video Playback and Editing Audio Anti-Virus and Security Downloading and Download Managers Remote Access Useful Applications that don't get their own category Communications Servers and Techie Stuff Games Image, Image Editing and Graphics GIMP – The GNU Image Manipulation Program is a Photoshop replacement that doesn’t have "quite" as much functionality but it’s excellent for free. Audio
Three Book Recommendation Engines For Quick Book Searches Finding new books to read isn’t always easy. Looking at the size of libraries and some bookstores, it’s hardly surprising that there’s a lot of bad stuff circulating as well. Until recently, I limited myself to word of mouth and the tedious business of reading the back of every book on the shelves. How old-fashioned. Like StumbleUpon for websites, and Last.fm for music, there are so-called book recommendation engines as well, that suggest titles based on previous reads. For this article, we’ll focus on the ‘quick’ book recommendation engines, that skip the whole process of cataloguing and rating all your previous reads. The Book Seer The Book Seer is as simple as it gets. On the next page, you’ll be presented with two independent recommendation lists, so don’t be surprised if you see a duplicate title. The right side column is generated by LibraryThing‘s system, an online book cataloguing tool. Off-topic tip: Jonathan Strange and Mr. What Should I Read Next? WhichBook.net
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