Linux Foundation’s Open Source R&D Worth $5B

By Jack M. Germain

The Linux Foundation on Wednesday released a white paper that puts the estimated value of development R&D costs of its Collaborative Projects at $5 billion. The Linux Foundation has provided independent funding for the collaborative software projects since 2008 to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. More than 500 companies and thousands of developers from around the world contribute to these open source software projects. The report offers a state-of-the-industry assessment that open source is changing the world in which we live.

From: Linux Insider

Distribution Release: NixOS 15.09

By NixOS 15.09 has been released. NixOS is an independently developed Linux distribution with a unique approach to package and configuration management, Nix package manager, atomic upgrades with rollbacks, and other interesting features. “NixOS 15.09 ‘Dingo’ has been released, the fourth stable release branch. In addition to numerous new….

From: DistroWatch

Google Lines Up a Batch of Marshmallow-Ready Hardware

By Quinten Plummer

Google on Tuesday introduced a pair of new phablets, a couple of Chromecasts and the first tablet it built by itself. The unveilings took place at the company’s Nexus event in San Francisco. Months of leaks drew very accurate portraits of the $499 Huawei Nexus 6P and $379 LG Nexus 5X and other Android hardware, but Google filled in the details ahead of the expected Oct. 5 release of its next mobile operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Google has billed the Nexus 6P as its “most premium phone” to date.

From: Linux Insider