Displaying items by tag: Matthew Garrett

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 12:00

SFLC's Moglen acted against interests of FSF: claim

The former general counsel of the Free Software Foundation, Eben Moglen, has been accused of acting against the interests of the organisation which he once served.

Published in Open Source

In what could well take the award for the most hypocritical tech statement of the year, Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin last week announced that 2017 was the year of the Linux desktop – while using a macOS machine for his presentation.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 09 November 2015 08:37

Linux security: circling the wagons

People who belong to the free and open source software community have one trait in common: they are extremely sensitive to criticism of any kind of the software that belongs to this genre.

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Events that have led to the leader of the Kubuntu GNU/Linux distribution being asked to step down have prompted free and open source software developer Matthew Garrett to offer to make DMCA complaints against Canonical, which funds Kubuntu, if anyone can offer proof that the company is enforcing its IP policy.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 12 March 2015 16:08

Linux Foundation begins clampdown on Torvalds

The Linux Foundation has begun an apparent clampdown on Linux creator Linus Torvalds, with a "code of conflict" being drafted and accepted into the kernel community.

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The Free Software Foundation has given an annual award this year for work that enslaves people to the demands of Microsoft – something that flies in the face of all that the organisation has stood for since its founding.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 05 November 2012 13:39

Ts'o denies ever saying rape is not a problem

Senior Linux kernel developer Ted Ts'o has denied that he has ever believed that rape is not a problem.

Published in Open Source
Monday, 05 November 2012 10:39

Garrett slams Ts'o as 'rape apologist'

Linux kernel developer Matthew Garrett has kicked off what could be a damaging episode in the free and open source software community by describing a fellow developer, senior Linux guru Ted Ts'o, as a "rape apologist" over comments the latter made in 2011.

Published in Open Source
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
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 12:08

BusyBox replacement project fuels animated verbal spat

It's been some time since there was a good old-fashioned verbal spat in the free and open source software community.

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Microsoft's proposal for a secure boot process in Windows 8 has alarmed GNU/Linux vendors and the body that caters to kernel development to the extent that they have drafted documents to specify how such a process can be used without hindering the use of other operating systems.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 08:48

Will Windows 8 succeed in locking out GNU/Linux?

Is Microsoft finally resigned to the fact that Windows can never again be the dominant operating system on our planet? Or is the behemoth planning to make one final attempt to control what you use?

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 14 September 2010 09:17

Linux developer in solo bid to enforce GPL

A Linux developer is attempting to get the Singapore-based maker of a tablet device to comply with the GPL without taking the usual route of going to the courts.

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