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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 19:57
An anonymous reader writes "Free software programmer Lennart Poettering has been part of his fair share of controversy in the open source community, and his latest essay may raise the most eyebrows yet. Poettering takes on the idea that the community is one big happy family and has some harsh words for the loudest and most obnoxious members. He says in part: "I don't usually talk about this too much, and hence I figure that people are really not aware of this, but yes, the Open Source community is full of a#@&oles, and I probably more than most others am one of their most favourite targets. I get hate mail for hacking on Open Source. People have started multiple 'petitions' on petition web sites, asking me to stop working (google for it). Recently, people started collecting Bitcoins to hire a hitman for me (this really happened!). Just the other day, some idiot posted a 'song' on youtube, a creepy work, filled with expletives about me and suggestions of violence. People post websites about boycotting my projects, containing pretty personal attacks. On IRC, people /msg me sometimes, with nasty messages, and references to artwork in 4chan style. And there's more. A lot more."

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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 19:57
An anonymous reader writes "Free software programmer Lennart Poettering has been part of his fair share of controversy in the open source community, and his latest essay may raise the most eyebrows yet. Poettering takes on the idea that the community is one big happy family and has some harsh words for the loudest and most obnoxious members. He says in part: "I don't usually talk about this too much, and hence I figure that people are really not aware of this, but yes, the Open Source community is full of a#@&oles, and I probably more than most others am one of their most favourite targets. I get hate mail for hacking on Open Source. People have started multiple 'petitions' on petition web sites, asking me to stop working (google for it). Recently, people started collecting Bitcoins to hire a hitman for me (this really happened!). Just the other day, some idiot posted a 'song' on youtube, a creepy work, filled with expletives about me and suggestions of violence. People post websites about boycotting my projects, containing pretty personal attacks. On IRC, people /msg me sometimes, with nasty messages, and references to artwork in 4chan style. And there's more. A lot more."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 19:57
An anonymous reader writes "Free software programmer Lennart Poettering has been part of his fair share of controversy in the open source community, and his latest essay may raise the most eyebrows yet. Poettering takes on the idea that the community is one big happy family and has some harsh words for the loudest and most obnoxious members. He says in part: "I don't usually talk about this too much, and hence I figure that people are really not aware of this, but yes, the Open Source community is full of a#@&oles, and I probably more than most others am one of their most favourite targets. I get hate mail for hacking on Open Source. People have started multiple 'petitions' on petition web sites, asking me to stop working (google for it). Recently, people started collecting Bitcoins to hire a hitman for me (this really happened!). Just the other day, some idiot posted a 'song' on youtube, a creepy work, filled with expletives about me and suggestions of violence. People post websites about boycotting my projects, containing pretty personal attacks. On IRC, people /msg me sometimes, with nasty messages, and references to artwork in 4chan style. And there's more. A lot more."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Linux News

Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 19:57
An anonymous reader writes "Free software programmer Lennart Poettering has been part of his fair share of controversy in the open source community, and his latest essay may raise the most eyebrows yet. Poettering takes on the idea that the community is one big happy family and has some harsh words for the loudest and most obnoxious members. He says in part: "I don't usually talk about this too much, and hence I figure that people are really not aware of this, but yes, the Open Source community is full of a#@&oles, and I probably more than most others am one of their most favourite targets. I get hate mail for hacking on Open Source. People have started multiple 'petitions' on petition web sites, asking me to stop working (google for it). Recently, people started collecting Bitcoins to hire a hitman for me (this really happened!). Just the other day, some idiot posted a 'song' on youtube, a creepy work, filled with expletives about me and suggestions of violence. People post websites about boycotting my projects, containing pretty personal attacks. On IRC, people /msg me sometimes, with nasty messages, and references to artwork in 4chan style. And there's more. A lot more."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Jono Bacon: How to Build Exponential Open Source Communities

Linux.com - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 16:19

In this preview of his LinuxCon Europe keynote, senior director of community at XPRIZE Jono Bacon tells us his three essential features of a good community, how to go about building one, and the role of the community manager in facilitating it.

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ARM spreads tentacles up and down the stack

The Register - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 09:02
Cloud-connected OS ramps up its IoT challenge another notch

Signs of slowdown in mobile device growth have driven ARM to expand aggressively into new areas for its processor IP – from servers to home equipment to the internet of things (IoT).

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Linux Kernel 3.17 Is Out With Plenty of New Features

Omgubuntu - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 01:05

The latest stable release of the Linux kernel, 3.17, has been released. It brings a batch of GPU updates and enhanced hardware support.

The post Linux Kernel 3.17 Is Out With Plenty of New Features first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Linux 3.17 Kernel Released With Xbox One Controller Support

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 00:10
An anonymous reader writes The Linux 3.17 kernel was officially released today. Linux 3.17 presents a number of new features that include working open-source AMD Hawaii GPU support, an Xbox One controller driver, free-fall support for Toshiba laptops, numerous ARM updates, and other changes.

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Biggest patent win ever? Microsoft's billion dollar a year Samsung deal

Zdnet news - Sun, 05/10/2014 - 20:22
We knew Microsoft makes most of its mobile operating system money from Android, not Windows Phone, but a billion dollars? From one vendor?! Microsoft's good times, however, are in danger of coming to an end.
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Biggest patent win ever? Microsoft's billion dollar a year Samsung deal

Zdnet news - Sun, 05/10/2014 - 20:22
We knew Microsoft makes most of its mobile operating system money from Android, not Windows Phone, but a billion dollars? From one vendor?! Microsoft's good times, however, are in danger of coming to an end.
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Object Oriented Linux Kernel With C++ Driver Support

Linux Slashdot - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 19:50
An anonymous reader writes: An effort underway called BOSS-MOOL, the Minimalistic Object Oriented Linux, is designing the Linux kernel with OOP and C++ driver support. Linus Torvalds' opinions on C++ have long been known while developers at the DOS Lab IIT Madras and CDAC Chennai feel redesigning the kernel with object oriented abstractions and C++ driver support will increase maintainability while reducing complexity of the kernel. It doesn't appear though the group will try to mainline these changes.

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Scale out sister: Open sorcerer pulls v3 Gluster cluster out of Red Hat

The Register - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 11:01
Linux pusher intros Storage Server 3

Open sorcery evangelist Red Hat has updated its Gluster clustering Red Hat Storage Server to v3, adding capacity and cluster nodes.

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Microsoft's nightmare DEEPENS: Windows 8 market share falling fast

The Register - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 05:03
XP still clinging on tight, may even be growing a bit

Just when you thought it couldn't get much worse for Microsoft, analysis by Netmarketshare and StatCounter has found Windows 8's market share fell during September 2014.

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Assorted Fun Linux Command Line Hacks

Linux.com - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 23:49

Learn how to create shell rainbows, ask Is the Internet on Fire?, run the Star Wars Traceroute, and create annoying sounds from the console.

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How To Use Steam Music Player on Ubuntu Desktop

Omgubuntu - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 21:39

'Music makes the people come together' Madonna once sang. But can Steam's new music player feature mix the bourgeoisie and the rebel as well?

The post How To Use Steam Music Player on Ubuntu Desktop first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Infographic: Three Facts About the Open Source Cloud

Linux.com - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 20:41

With CloudOpen Europe now less than two weeks away, we took another look at the data from the recent open cloud survey, conducted by Linux.com and The New Stack. Three surprising facts emerged that aren't necessarily obvious on a quick read through the survey results.

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Red Hat Storage Server 3: Not your usual software-defined storage

Zdnet news - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 18:27
Red Hat's new storage server does more than just help you get a handle on your enterprise storage. It also gives you what you need to manage big data and ready-to-run partner storage solutions.
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Red Hat Storage Server 3: Not your usual software-defined storage

Zdnet news - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 18:27
Red Hat's new storage server does more than just help you get a handle on your enterprise storage. It also gives you what you need to manage big data and ready-to-run partner storage solutions.
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Slide Show: 11 Smart Eyewear Devices Running Android or Linux

Linux.com - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 17:20

As with most cutting-edge gadgets these days, there's not much going on in the smart eyewear market that doesn't involve Android or Linux.

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