Displaying items by tag: Free Software

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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Germany-based open source company SUSE says it has recorded revenue slightly over US$400 million during its last fiscal year, a rise of about 15% year-on-year, part as an independent company and part as a public entity under the banner of British mainframe vendor Micro Focus.

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Linux kernel developer Christoph Hellwig has ended his legal fight against cloud computing and platform virtualisation software and services company VMware, over alleged violation of the GNU General Public Licence version 2 under which the kernel is distributed.

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The company that is building a Linux-based phone, which is based on free software and is expected to be released in the third quarter, says it has been able to settle on a suitable processor for the device after the manufacturer released a new software stack that solved power consumption and heating issues.

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The Debian GNU/Linux Project has issued the seventh update for its stable distribution aka Stretch, to fix a number of issues, including one major remotely exploitable vulnerability in the package manager.

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Database maker MongoDB has become the second company to switch licences in a bid to make money, changing its licence from the AGPL version 3 to something called the Server Side Public Licence, in order to prevent companies that use it as a service from not paying, either in code or cash.

Published in Open Source
Thursday, 04 October 2018 08:14

Stallman says Commons Clause is a non-free licence

Free Software Foundation chairman Richard Stallman has described the Commons Clause licence as "ill-named" because it is a non-free licence that does not provide the four freedoms mandated by the FSF.

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When you are the employer of any individual, even the king of Bahrain, there are certain regulations that you expect to be observed. For years, Linux Foundation chief executive Jim Zemlin has built up an empire based on Linux creator Linus Torvalds, without once bothering about the way his employee behaved.

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

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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.

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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.

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Red Hat is on track to record a third year of US$2 billion-plus revenue, with results for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 showing the company had raked in US$723 million, an increase of 21% on the corresponding quarter a year ago.

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Red Hat, the world's biggest open source company, has expanded its commitment on patents, which had originally been not to enforce its patents against free and open source software.

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The GNOME Foundation has announced that it will back the bid by San Francisco-based computer manufacturer Purism and the KDE Desktop project to produce the world's first smartphone based on free software.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 15 September 2017 11:11

KDE, Purism plan smartphone based on free software

San Francisco-based computer manufacturer Purism has joined hands with the KDE Desktop project to bring out the world's first free smartphone.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 11 September 2017 08:52

Software Freedom Day event in Melbourne on 16 Sept

Free Software Melbourne, a collaboration between regional free software activist groups in Australia, will organise a function on 16 September to mark Software Freedom Day.

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Germany-based SUSE Linux has reacted to Red Hat's recent announcement that it would be deprecating the Btrfs filesystem by affirming that it would continue to be the default option for its enterprise Linux distribution.

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The GNOME Desktop project has celebrated its 20th anniversary with a party in Orinda, California on 29 July, a day that happens to be the birthday of project co-founder Federico Mena Quintero.

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As the seventh anniversary of its forking from OpenOffice.org looms, the free office suite LibreOffice has established itself as the most widely used free office suite, winning a race that began in early 2011.

Published in Open Source
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 09:26

Red Hat 1Q results beat analysts' expectations

Open source provider Red Hat has beaten analysts' expectations in its results for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2018.

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