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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Senior Linux kernel developer Ted Ts'o has denied that he has ever believed that rape is not a problem.
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.
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.
It's been some time since there was a good old-fashioned verbal spat in the free and open source software community.
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.
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?
Linux is becoming worse than Windows. :-(
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