Displaying items by tag: Free Software Foundation

Debian GNU/Linux developer Chris Lamb is taking the fight to those pushing the Commons Clause, a non-free licence, by setting up a two-man team to fork modules that add functionality to the in-memory database Redis, after the company that makes Redis put the modules under this licence and started to charge for them. Lamb is the current leader of the project but said he was doing this in a private capacity.

Published in Open Source
Thursday, 27 September 2018 09:41

Linux code contributions cannot be rescinded: Stallman

Linux developers who contribute code to the kernel cannot rescind those contributions, according to the software programmer who devised the GNU General Public Licence version 2.0, the licence under which the kernel is released.

Published in Open Source

Open source vendor Red Hat has changed its licensing and in future all company projects that choose to use the GNU General Public Licence version 2 or the Lesser General Public Licence version 2 will have to include language from the GPLv3 that provides violators with time to rectify their offence.

Published in Open Source
Monday, 15 January 2018 08:02

No respite in spat between free software bodies

The spat that erupted between the Software Freedom Conservatory and the Software Freedom Law Centre, both of which are involved in activities around the GNU General Public Licence, shows no sign of going away, with the latter upping the ante recently.

Published in Open Source

The founder of the Free Software Foundation, Richard Stallman, will undertake a tour of Brazil and Argentina beginning later this month.

Published in Open Source

The Linux Foundation has blocked access to an article on its website about what are claimed to be the legal risks posed by open source software after its publication came in for criticism by members of the FOSS community.

Published in Open Source
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 09:54

New online payment system to guarantee anonymity

A French company Inria is working on an electronic payment system called GNU Taler which will enable anonymous payments for online transactions.

Published in Market

Richard Matthew Stallman is a stubborn man. And it is this trait of his above all else that has spawned the wonderful world of free and open source software, a world that was barely hinted at when he wrote the first document about his intentions.

Published in Open Sauce

Linux kernel developer Christoph Hellwig has sued virtualisation company VMware in Hamburg, claiming that the company has violated the General Public Licence under which the kernel is distributed.

Published in Open Source
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 08:36

Open source commemorative challenge coin minted

Need something unique for the open source Linux-loving GNU-spouting Free Software Foundation member in your life? ThinkGeek has the answer in the form of commemorative open source challenge coins. They will contribute to the open source cause and might even get you a free drink.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Saturday, 12 December 2009 02:26

GNOME dev proposes vote on split from GNU Project

A senior member of the GNOME Desktop Project has proposed that the project hold a vote on whether it should remain a part of the GNU Project.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 25 August 2009 06:19

Mini-summit on women in free software

The Free Software Foundation will host a mini-summit on September 19 on the participation of women in free software, to discuss means whereby involvement can be increased.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 21 August 2008 13:12

Isn't Linux just UNIX under a different name?

What's the big deal about Linux? Isn't it at heart just a PC-based version of UNIX – the ‘70’s hit operating system which has outlived the predictions of its demise throughout the ‘90’s? If you’ve come from a Solaris or HP/UX or AIX background isn’t a PC-based UNIX a bit, well, passé?
Published in The Linux Distillery
Tuesday, 15 April 2008 07:44

What do RMS and Naomi Campbell have in common?

Richard Matthew Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation, has probably been called many names and been compared to a great many characters in his lifetime.
Published in Open Sauce
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