The first advanced desktop environment for Linux users, KDE, has completed 25 years in existence, a testimony to the fact that free software is very much alive and kicking.
Paragon Software's NTFS driver has been included in the 5.15 release of the Linux kernel, bringing reliable read and write functionality for this filesystem to the kernel.
Linux creator Linus Torvalds says he has three anniversaries, not one, when it comes to marking the creation of the kernel that is now used all around the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The community Linux distribution openSUSE has released a beta of its stable version 15, known as Leap, bringing it on par with the commercial SUSE Linux Enterprise version 15 Service Pack 3 as far as packages are concerned.
Open-source file syncing and sharing software company Nextcloud launched Nextcloud Hub 21 this week, with the new release having a high-performance back-end written in Rust and a number of collaboration features.
The people behind CloudLinux, a hardened distribution based on CentOS and meant for businesses, have announced a new community initiative named Project Lenix which they say will build a replacement for CentOS, a distribution which was killed by Red Hat on 9 December AEDT.
The Document Foundation, the organisation that provides an umbrella for the development of the free office-suite LibreOffice, has announced the availability of version 7.0 for all operating systems and platforms.
The foundation that looks after LibreOffice, a free open-source software suite that is based on the code from the former Star Office, is being forced to look at a commercial edition because developers from companies who are working on it are not being paid by those companies, a senior developer says.
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.
IBM's second quarterly grant to help non-profits that promote education, inclusiveness, and skill-building for women, underrepresented minorities, and underserved communities in the open source world has gone to Outreachy.
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.
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.
The head of security firm Open Source Security, Brad Spengler, says he had little option but to file a lawsuit against open source advocate Bruce Perens, who alleged back in 2017 that security patches issued for the Linux kernel by OSS violated the licence under which the kernel is distributed.
The company that is building a Linux-based smartphone says the first batch of shipments of the device, known as the Librem 5, have been shipped.
Germany-based open source company SUSE has appointed former SAP official Melissa Di Donato as its chief executive in a move it claims will mark "the next phase of growth and momentum" for the firm.
After 19 years as a Debian developer, Sam Hartman has become the project leader, winning election to the post of leader and defeating three others in the process.
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