GNOME 3.16 SDK Runtime Now Available

Following last week’s release of GNOME 3.16, the initial builds of the GNOME SDK Runtime are now available for those wishing to experiment with their new fully-sandboxed Linux app tech and other new app runtime abilities…

From: Phoronix

Initial Intel Braxton Support Might Come To Linux 4.1

Daniel Vetter of Intel today sent in more code for DRM-Next that in turn will be merged for the Linux 4.1 kernel. It was also signaled that the initial hardware enablement of the graphics processor on Intel’s upcoming “Braxton” SoC might happen for this next version of the Linux kernel…

From: Phoronix

Will voting systems adopt open source?

In my recent interview with Brent Turner, from the California Association of Voting Officials (CAVO), we heard about the public interest case for making voting machines open source. In this article, I further explore the unfortunate trend for vendors in this space to “openwash” their offerings; that is, to misrepresent proprietary products as if they were open source, with the intent of making them more appealing.read more

From: LXer

Have You Decided Yet?

By Ken Starks The organization Reglue was presented the Free Software Foundation’s Award for Projects of Social Benefit during this years LibrePlanet gathering. Ken Starks founded his effort first as The HeliOS Project in 2005 and then morphed into the 501(C)(3) non profit Reglue in 2012. Starks isn’t in this for back-patting. He wants to make sure every kid, regardless of race or color has top notch Software at their disposal. Starks came to understand the need for good Text to Speech software when he became voiceless to cancer in January of 2015. Here is his effort to bring it to light over the greater Linux Community.

From: LXer