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+ - Roundcube Next Beats Indiegogie Funding Goal->

Submitted by stilborne
stilborne writes: Roundcube, the world's most popular Free and open source webmail app, has been running an Indiegogo campaign over the last seven weeks to help fund a major development push they are calling "Roundcube Next". With a week left in the campaign, Venture Beat is reporting that they have beat their initial funding goal and discuss why Roundcube is so important to people who use a web browser for mail, contacts and calendaring.

From use by Fortune 50 companies to being installed by a whopping 62% of cPanel users who install a webmail client, Roundcube has been a force to be reckoned with. So it will be very interesting to see where Roundcube Next takes its huge number of users. The article also notes that the open source project has taken the step to create an Advisory Committee from the top funding organizations which so far include cPanel, Tucows, Fastmail, TransIP, bHosted, XS4ALL, Sandstorm.io, sys4 and Contargo, with more reported on the way.

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+ - Roundcube Leaping Ahead, Launches Crowd Participation & Funding->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: Roundcube was first featured on Slashdot in 2005. Over half a million installations later, it will continue to be incrementally improved. But now Thomas Brüderli, the founder of Roundcube, wants more: A full web application, responsive and elegant, for any device, as Open Source. To this goal he launched a crowd funding and engagement campaign last night.
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+ - Kolab Summit 2015 Announced->

Submitted by stilborne
stilborne writes: The Kolab Collaboration Suite, the open source groupware system that scales from "Raspberry PI" installations to 100k+ seat enterprise deployments, has been adopted by companies and governments around the world, making it one of most successful "poster children" for Free Software and Open Standards. In order to chart the next steps forward, the Kolab community has announced the inaugural Kolab Summit to be held in The Hague on May 2-3, 2015. Along with workshops, BoFs and coding break-out sessions, presentations will be given by key developers from a number of open source projects including Kolab, Roundcube, cyrus imap, and KDE among others. Registration is free, and the call for presentations is live for the next few weeks.
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Comment: KS terms are not relevant (Score 1) 473 473

by LabRatty (#48409745) Attached to: Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

A difference here is that Frontiers Developments are Europe based and bound by the consumer protections there. Things that cannot be signed away or over ridden by what KS saying in their terms.

They made a number of unambiguous statements that the mode would be available and these are almost certainly binding. Such as this 1 week before the KS closed.
https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/...

That is strong grounds for a refund and they really do not want to get the consumer protection regulators involved, or generate bad will for release day reviews. The KS may have funded development, but additional sales are needed to keep the servers running and review score will decide if that happens since it is not planned to be a subscription game.
The game looks great but I will still be surprised if they are in the very small % of server based games that still have their servers online a couple of years later.

+ - The two winners of the Gamergate->

Submitted by Taco Cowboy
Taco Cowboy writes: The saga of Gamergate has ended up with a whole lot of lowers, but two entities may be potentially BIG WINNERS

Digitimes has an interesting commentary on the Gamergate, something that at least, to me, toe the neutral line, with arguments that are at least logical

According to the commentary, the two potential big winners are

Google and Amazon


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+ - Fukushima Thyroid Cancer Data released-> 1 1

Submitted by puddingebola
puddingebola writes: From the article, "The number of young people in Fukushima Prefecture who have been diagnosed with definitive or suspected thyroid gland cancer, a disease often caused by radiation exposure, now totals 104, according to prefectural officials. Of these 104, including 68 women, the number of definitive cases is 57, and one has been diagnosed with a benign tumor. The size of the tumors varies from 5 to 41 millimeters and averages 14 mm."
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Comment: Re:It is what it is (Score 1) 67 67

Yes, display port is much better, and if it was widespread enough and not a niche feature then they would be supporting it. They don't currently, so it must not be worth the investment effort. Perhaps it will make it to CV1 but there is not even the smallest mention of that yet while other targetted features have been. By CV2 HDMI2 will be established so the window where it may happen is very small.

Comment: Re:Hesitant about Kickstarter and hardware (Score 3, Informative) 107 107

OR delivered exactly what they said they would, and only a couple of months late which is good going for something 10x oversubscribed. These muppets are still failing to deliver items to many backers 2 years later. Not really in the same category. Additionally, if you think any hardware startup capabable of a global market is not going to get bought out soon after early development that is somewhat naive. On top of that OR had already pulled in 75-90 million or so of VC and would have needed to get 2-3 times more for a full budget to compete with the number of competitors who started popping up. How much of the orginal stock do you think they would have still held by then anyway? not much.

Comment: Re:Backwardness of KDE continues (Score 5, Informative) 51 51

by stilborne (#45899881) Attached to: KDE Releases Frameworks 5 Tech Preview

"True innovation would be to provide a script-based approach to most of the GUI stuff, e.g. nodejs/browser API .. and then provide native code layer"

We started working on exactly that ~5 years ago and the result is QML2 and Plasma (two separate things, but they work wonderfully together). As the node.js project founder said when he saw QML for the first time: "Wow, it's HTML5 done right."

So KDE is truly innovative, you're just too uninformed to have known and ~5 years too late to the suggestion table. (I'm not entirely sure how the /. smarminess works, but I gave it my best try with that last sentence .. did I succeed? ;)

Comment: Re:"schematics available soon" (Score 2) 98 98

by stilborne (#45524145) Attached to: Dual-Core Allwinner A20 Powered EOMA-68 Engineering Card Available

No, translation "we've been working very hard on this device, and will be releasing them at shipping time". We've put the Open Hardware Logo on the feature board and everyone who has participated in this project has licensed their contributions under the GPL. We're not about to start our first product by violating each other's licenses. Please, give us a bit more credit than that. Most of the people involved have been releasing things far more valuable and work intensive than this as Free software/hardware over the years, after all.

Comment: Re:VGA port? (Score 3, Interesting) 98 98

by stilborne (#45524135) Attached to: Dual-Core Allwinner A20 Powered EOMA-68 Engineering Card Available

" Of course if you believe this thing will appear on time, work and ever see another module which is compatible with it I have a nice bridge here to sell you"

So, it works. How do we know? We already have finished pieces in hand and use them.

Other modules: are alread add-ons such as VGA connectors and keyboard kits in prototyping; I've already seen two more feature boards; as for other CPU cards, those are further away but on the roadmap.

Who peed in your cereal?

I know it's easier to be cynical than to be helpful, but if you support projects like this they actually do go further.

Loan-department manager: "There isn't any fine print. At these interest rates, we don't need it."

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