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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.

Published in Open Source

The executive director of the Free Software Foundation, John Sullivan, has quit after 18 years in the job, even as the organisation is mired in controversy over allowing its founder, Richard Stallman, back on to the board.

Published in Open Source

A group of supporters of Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman has hit back at those calling for his ouster from the FSF, by putting up their own open letter calling for him to stay on in his current position.

Published in Open Source

Well-known infosec practitioner Katie Moussouris, the chief executive and founder of Luta Security, has called on patrons of the Free Software Foundation to pull out after the organisation allowed its founder, Richard Stallman, to take up a position on the board again, more than two years after he quit over remarks about the victims of the late Jeffrey Epstein, an American financier and convicted sex offender.

Published in Open Source

Global enterprise database and application company, Oracle, has announced it is making the core of Oracle Coherence available as free and open-source software in Coherence Community Edition.

Published in Open Source

Happy birthday, Git. The open source distributed version control system was first released on April 7th 2005, and thus today marks its 15th anniversary - 15 years aiding software developers to collaborate on projects large and small no matter where on the globe they may be.

Published in The Linux Distillery

The Debian GNU/Linux project has a lack of leadership, veteran developer Martin Michlmayr says, adding that while there are many talented people in the project, members are afraid to make or propose changes, especially big, far-reaching ones.

Published in Open Source

A new wave of the Mirai botnet has been uncovered by Symantec, leveraging an open-source project that makes it more robust and compatible with multiple architectures and devices.

Published in The Linux Distillery

Red Hat is a successful, public open source software company. It’s the first open source company to crack US$1 billion in revenue and is closing in on US$3 billion. Here is some advice from the chief executive for your own business.

Published in The Linux Distillery

Open source company Red Hat has announced revenue of US$772 million for the fourth quarter of the 2018 financial year which ended on 28 February, bringing it very close to recording US$3 billion in annual revenue.

Published in Open Source

The free software desktop project GNOME has released version 3.28, codenamed Chongqing, with a total of 25.832 changes by about 838 contributors.

Published in Open Source

The Software Freedom Conservancy says it cannot provide any details as to why the Software Freedom Law Centre, its creator, has suddenly sought to cancel the SFC trademark due to what it claims is "priority and likelihood of confusion" with its own trademark.

Published in Open Source

Independent recent surveys conducted by five organisations demonstrate accelerated OpenStack adoption as enterprises increasingly favour multi-cloud strategies.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Monday, 06 November 2017 08:57

OpenStack to tackle open source integration

The OpenStack Foundation today announced its plan to overcome what it says is the hardest problem in open source today: integrating and operating open source technologies to solve real-world problems.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Monday, 23 October 2017 08:56

Nextcloud to be available on 'free' smartphone

Purism, a company that has successfully raised money to build the first smartphone that uses free software, has said it will be partnering with file sync and share solution company Nextcloud to build encrypted storage products and services.

Published in Open Source

German Linux company SUSE Linux is well known for its Linux and other open source solutions. It is also known for producing videos for geeks and debuting them at its annual SUSECon conference.

Published in Open Source

San Francisco-based computer manufacturer Purism has exceeded its target of raising US$1.5 million to build the world's first smartphone based on free software. It will be known as the Librem 5.

Published in Mobility

The Indian state of Kerala is saving three billion rupees (approximately $58.6 million) each year by using free and open source software for school education, a government official says.

Published in Open Source

The open source company Red Hat has reported earnings of US$615 million for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2017, an increase of 18% year-on-year.

Published in Open Source

The Linux Kernel Organisation, the non-profit that manages development of the kernel, is still reluctant to make any statement about a breach of its servers that took place more than five years ago, despite the fact that a man from South Florida has been charged with being responsible for the intrusion.

Published in Open Source

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