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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.

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.

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The Gentoo Linux distribution has announced that it will be no longer incorporating kernel hardening patches from the Grsecurity project and hence will stop providing its own hardened kernel source.

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
Saturday, 12 May 2012 08:38

Stallman taken ill during speech

Richard Stallman, the head of the Free Software Foundation, was taken to hospital in Barcelona yesterday when he felt ill midway through a speech.

Published in People Moves
Saturday, 07 April 2012 13:39

Why we need the GPL more than ever

It's been a while since someone came along, arguing that the GNU General Public Licence isn't needed any more and clearly stating their motivation for doing so.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 17 February 2012 11:59

GPL use in Debian on the rise: study

A recent study by a free software advocate has found that the use of the GNU General Public Licence family in the Debian GNU/Linux Project has been growing over the last seven years.

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Bradley Kuhn is well-known in the world of Free Software. That he works for the Software Freedom Conservancy - and what that august organisation does - is less well publicised.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 03 March 2011 11:39

Many firms 'still wary of GPL'

Despite being around for more than 20 years and being the licence most commonly used by free and open source software projects, the GNU General Public Licence is still viewed suspiciously by big and medium-sized businesses, a senior IT executive says.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 15 September 2010 16:54

Richard Stallman, warts and all

One thing that can be said with certainty about Richard Matthew Stallman is that, at 57, nearly 27 years after he resolved to create a free computer operating system, he remains as stormy a petrel as ever.

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