Alyssa Rosenzweig, leader of the Panfrost project that aims to reverse engineer and create a free driver for the Mali series of graphics processing units, has received the Free Software Foundation's 2021 Award for Outstanding New Free Software Contributor.
The Microsoft-owned software code repository GitHub has warned users not to upload banned content to the site, following its decision to take down the youtube-dl script after a complaint from the Recording Industry Association of America.
The Software Freedom Conservancy, an organisation that helps promote, develop, improve and defend free and open source software, has asked Microsoft to resign from the Recording Industry Association of America after the RIAA forced the takedown of youtube-dl, a popular command-line script that can be used to download videos from YouTube and many other videos from the Internet, from GitHub, a code repository owned by Microsoft.
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.
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.
Senior Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman has claimed he asked the Linux Foundation to withdraw funding from the Software Freedom Conservancy back in 2016, because he was unhappy with the way in which the SFC went about enforcing compliance with the GPL, the licence under which the Linux kernel is published.
The Linux Foundation has given its clearest indication yet that it caters to corporates rather than the community, by making it impossible for community representatives to be elected to its board.
The Software Freedom Conservancy is something of an oddity among the myriad technology outfits that exist in the US of A. It fights to keep software free and to prevent people or companies taking advantage of what are perceived to be liberal licensing terms.
The Software Freedom Conservancy, an organisation that helps promote, develop improve and defend free and open source software, has launched a fund-raiser because its corporate donations have begun to decrease.
Linux kernel developer Christoph Hellwig has sued virtualisation company VMware in Hamburg, claiming that the company has violated the General Public Licence under which the kernel is distributed.
The executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, Bradley Kuhn, says that enforcing the GNU General Public Licence is a means of defending software freedom.
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.
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