[$] Mongoose OS for IoT prototyping

By jake

Mongoose OS is an open-source
operating system for tiny embedded systems. It is designed to run on
devices such as microcontrollers, which are often constrained with memory on the
order of tens of kilobytes, while exposing a programming interface that
provides access to modern APIs normally found on more powerful devices. A
device running Mongoose OS has access to operating system functionality
such as filesystems and networking, plus higher-level software such as a
JavaScript engine and cloud access APIs.

From: LWN

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Dont over-React to the Facebook patents license

By Heather Meeker Recently, Apache re-classified code under Facebook’s BSD+ Patents license to “Category X,” effectively banning it from future contributions to Apache Foundation projects. The move has re-ignited controversy over the patent grant, but like many events in the open source community, the controversy is more partisan than practical. In fact, it’s unlikely the move will affect adoption of React.js, and the criticisms of the BSD+Patent grant mostly don’t survive the scrutiny of reason.

From: LXer

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Mastodon: The Open Source Alternative To Twitter

By Kev Quirk I don’t know about you, but I have long yearned for a social network that I can truly call home. Facebook is no good as it’s full of pictures of people’s cats and their dinner. Twitter is full of trolls and rude people, in my experience at least. When Google+ came along, I had high hopes for it, but alas, it’s pretty much a ghost town these days.

From: LXer

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Entroware’s “Zeus” Laptop Unveiled with Ubuntu 17.04 and 16.04.3 LTS Support

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Entroware, the UK-based hardware manufacturer known for delivering high-quality, Linux-based desktops, laptops, and servers solutions powered by Ubuntu, informs us about a new laptop model called “Zeus.”

Designed to be an ultra portable mobile workstation or gaming machine that’s 18.6mm thin and weights only 1.9 Kg, Entroware Zeus uses the Nvidia’s latest MAX-Q design-philosophy. It packs a sleek, premium quality aluminum chassis that’s light and durable.

“With Intel’s latest 7th Generation processors, up to 32GB of super fast DDR4 memory, and PCIe/NVME storage options, your Zeus can be configured for even the most demanding of requirements when on the move,” said Entroware in the press announcement.

Under the hood, Entroware Zeus boasts an incredible amount of computing power, as you can see from the technical specifications listed below, and it can be configured with built-in LTE networking support so you won’t have to reply only on Wi-Fi hotspots anymore.

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From: Softpedia

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