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The Debian GNU/Linux project, a community distribution, has released version 11 of its stable branch, Bullseye, after a little more than two years of development.

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Veteran Debian developer Martin Michlmayr has released two reports on foundations that support free and open source software, a primer that covers non-technical aspects and a research report that looks at the challenges that such foundations face.

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South African developer Jonathan Carter will continue to lead the Debian GNU/Linux project for a second year, after winning the election for the position, the results of which were declared over the weekend.

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The Debian GNU/Linux project has voted to stay out of the controversy over Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman rejoining the board in March, by backing the option of not releasing a statement on the issue as an organisation.

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Two of the three candidates who contested last year's election for the post of Debian project leader are set to fight it out again this year.

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The open-source OpenSSL project has released an updated version of its software, 1.1.1k, to fix two vulnerabilities, the severity of both of which has been described as "high".

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Extending its "breadth of expertise and geographical footprint" is Instaclustr, whose acquisition of the German and US operations of "credativ" delivers "expertise supporting PostgreSQL and other open source data technologies."

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Global security vendor Kaspersky has released an open-source tool known as TinyCheck, to help those who are being stalked online, during the Pause Fest Digital Startup and Innovation Conference which opened on Monday.

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The release of version 2.0.0 by the OpenZFS project has some crowing as though some revolutionary new software, which will bring benefits to world+dog, has landed.

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Thursday, 22 October 2020 07:09

Microsoft releases a decent Edge browser for Linux

Microsoft has released a version of its Edge browser, based on Google's Chromium open-source browser, for Linux, an act that nobody would have considered possible some years ago.

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Six-year-old comments made by Linux creator Linus Torvalds at the annual Debian conference of 2014 and part of a private mailing list of that project have been leaked to the campaigning website Techrights (formerly BoycottNovell) and written up as though they are hot news.

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Two decades ago, I took on a task that had been about two years in the planning: changing operating systems from Windows to Linux.

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The Debian GNU/Linux community Linux distribution has just completed the 13th and final update of its old stable distribution Stretch. The point release only adds some corrections for security issues along with a few fixes for serious problems.

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The Debian GNU/Linux project has announced that its distribution known as Jessie or version 8 has reached the end of its long-term support period on 30 June, five years after it was released on 26 April 2015.

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New Debian GNU/Linux project leader Jonathan Carter is seeking to celebrate individual achievements as part of his effort to better publicise the project, one of the main goals he advanced as the reason for running for the post this year.

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South African developer Jonathan Carter will be the leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project for the next year, after he defeated the two other contenders in the race, according to the results which were declared on Sunday.

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Three developers — two male, one female — have thrown their hats into the ring for the post of Debian project leader for 2020-21, with the poll set to be held online from 5 April to 18 April.

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Debian project leader Sam Hartman has decided not to run for the post again this year, putting his decision down to the fact that the mix of problems facing the community GNU/L:Linux project for the next year don't play to his strengths as much as those of the current year did. However, he did not rule out putting his hand up for the post again sometime in the future.

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Thursday, 09 January 2020 09:39

Debian revisits systemd vote, relaxes things a bit

More than five years after the Debian GNU/Linux project voted to make systemd the default init system for its distribution, it has now decided, again by a vote, to also care about alternatives to the default init system.

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