In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we share thoughts on the Raspberry Pi 3, Linux Mint's handling of a security breach, Google's data processing platform for the Zika virus, and more!
Open source news roundup for February 27 - March 4, 2016
Raspberry Pi 3 announced
The lastest release of the Raspberry Pi 3 has amazing features like Bluetooth, WiFi, and is 10 times faster than the original. Ben Nuttall gave Opensource.com readers a closer look earlier this week, and ZDNet gave it a postive review. Compatible with with Pi 2 and Pi B+, you will need to be sure to use the latest version of Raspbian (2016-02-26) or NOOBS (1.8.0).
Linux Mint suffers security breach
Data processing platform from Google to fight the Zika virus
Betanews' Brian Fagioli reports that the new platform by Google to help us learn more about the Zika virus will be open source.
"A volunteer team of Google engineers, designers, and data scientists is helping UNICEF build a platform to process data from different sources (i.e., weather and travel patterns) in order to visualize potential outbreaks. Ultimately, the goal of this open source platform is to identify the risk of Zika transmission for different regions and help UNICEF, governments and NGO's decide how and where to focus their time and resources. This set of tools is being prototyped for the Zika response, but will also be applicable to future emergencies", says Jacquelline Fuller, Director, Google.org.
In other news
- Firefox OS to power new Panasonic Ultra HD TVs
- Locus for knowledge sharing to improve lives around the world
- National Library of Ireland is using open source wherever possible
- Will open source farming topple agri-business giants?
- The Linux Foundation Partners with Women Who Code to Increase Diversity at 2016 Events
Thanks, as always, to Opensource.com staff members and moderators for their help this week. Make sure to check out our event calendar, to see what's happening next week in open source.