Top 5 Open Source Network Monitoring Tools, February 4th, 2019

"Keep an eye on your network to avoid downtime with these monitoring tools...

Maintaining a live network is one of a system administrator's most essential tasks, and keeping a watchful eye over connected systems is essential to keeping a network functioning at its best.

There are many different ways to keep tabs on a modern network. Network monitoring tools are designed for the specific purpose of monitoring network traffic and response times, while application performance management solutions use agents to pull performance data from the application stack..."

"The Document Foundation yesterday announced the release and immediate availability for download of the popular free and open-source office suite, LibreOffice 6.2 for Windows, Linux and macOS. It comes six months after version 6.1 was released in August last year.

The significant major release of LibreOffice 6.2 is the NotebookBar, which was in an experimental phase for quite some time, is based on the MUFFIN concept ('My User Friendly & Flexible Interface'). The NotebookBar is available in three variants: Tabbed, Grouped and Contextual and is not enabled by default. Each flavor has a different approach to the menu layout, and complement the traditional Toolbars and Sidebar..."

Top 10 Foss Legal Developments Of 2018, February 5th, 2019

"Legal issues from the past year will influence free and open source software in 2019 and beyond...

In 2018, we saw a clear demonstration of the free and open source software (FOSS) business model's importance when IBM moved to purchase Red Hat for $34 billion. The FOSS ecosystem also celebrated its durability last year, as the Open Source Initiative (OSI) celebrated the 20th anniversary of the open source movement.

Meanwhile, old legal problems returned. We saw another significant increase in litigation decisions involving FOSS issues, and several of these cases are very important. This increase in litigation is a reminder of the importance of an active compliance program for all corporations that use FOSS (which now means virtually all corporations).

Continuing the tradition of looking back to spot trends that will affect the future, the following are 2018's top 10 legal developments in FOSS..."

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