Open source software

6 open source home automation tools | Opensource.com

https://opensource.com/life/17/12/home-automation-tools?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY  The Internet of Things isn’t just a buzzword, it’s a reality that’s expanded rapidly since we last published a review article on home automation tools in 2016. In 2017, 26.5% of U.S. households already had some type of smart home technology in use; within five years that percentage is expected to double.  While connected devices often contain proprietary components, a

Diving Deep into Wild & Wacky Open Source Licenses

https://blog.blackducksoftware.com/open-source-licenses-interesting?utm_campaign=Black%20Duck%20Blog&utm_content=62682051&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook Copyleft terms seemed pretty strange to many seasoned attorneys familiar with commercial software licenses when they first encountered the GPL, but it is far from the weirdest license out there. There is a long, long tail of over 2700 licenses in the Black Duck KnowledgeBase — many of which are one-offs. Several unusual licenses flout the concept

The Amazing $1 Microcontroller – Jay Carlson

https://jaycarlson.net/microcontrollers/ In 2017, we saw several new MCUs hit the market, as well as general trends continuing in the industry: the migration to open-source, cross-platform development environments and toolchains; new code-generator tools that integrate seamlessly (or not so seamlessly…) into IDEs; and, most notably, the continued invasion of ARM Cortex-M0+ parts into the 8-bit space.

Open Source Game Clones

http://osgameclones.com/ This site tries to gather open-source remakes of great old games in one place. You get the source code – and can even play some games in your browser. This is a long list which will bring back gaming memories. Some of these games aren’t exact remakes but evolution of original ones.  Similar resources: check out Free Gamer,

4 website maintenance mistakes to avoid | Opensource.com

https://opensource.com/article/17/10/4-website-maintenance-mistakes-avoid?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY  Maintenance is a good idea for every website, but it’s a requirement for websites using open source code. The upside of open source is that everyone can participate. The downside is that means keeping up with everyone’s changes.  Maintenance is a simple process, but there are basic mistakes that many people make at least

EFF says Kodi lawsuits ‘smear and discourage’ open source

https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3018418/eff-says-kodi-lawsuits-smear-and-discourage-open-source  THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION(EFF) is concerned about legal activity around piracy-enabled Kodi boxes and wants to know where the line is being drawn between companies that sell innocent platforms, the vagabonds that install add-ons onto them and the people who share pirated material.  “Open source smart TV software Kodi can access some infringing content streams.

How to set up an all open-source IT infrastructure from scratch

https://www.networkworld.com/article/3217713/open-source-tools/how-to-set-up-an-all-open-source-it-infrastructure-from-scratch.html Hypothetical: You need to set up the IT infrastructure (email, file sharing, etc.) for a new company. No restrictions. No legacy application support necessary. How would you do it? What would that ideal IT infrastructure look like? This presents writer’s ideal setup based on open source software.