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Linux and open source headlines every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, in under 3 minutes.


2020-06-01
Jun 1 • 2 min
The Linux kernel packs version 5.7 with exciting additions, version 2.2 of the Foliate eBook reader is out with support for many more formats, and members of the Association of American Publishers sue the Internet Archive over their library lending…
2020-05-29
May 29 • 2 min
An 8 gigabyte version of the Raspberry Pi 4 is available for purchase, Apache's Subversion celebrates 20 years of version control with its 1.14 release, Genymobile improves its ability to control unrooted Android devices over ADB, Google's Android Studio…
2020-05-27
May 27 • 2 min
Ardour 6 is out with major changes under the hood, CoreOS Container Linux is officially unmaintained, TeleIRC version 2.0.0 lands with a complete rewrite, the FIDO Alliance launches an instructional campaign, and PeerTube outlines its newest fundraising…
2020-05-22
May 22 • 2 min
GNOME and Rothschild Patent Imaging resolve their legal dispute, massive layoffs loom at IBM, WordPress invests millions into the Matrix project, and two companies unexpectedly re-release code under open source licenses.Links:Patent case against GNOME…
2020-05-20
May 20 • 2 min
Microsoft's Build conference showcases a slew of Linux-related tech, Slackware adds PAM support, Red Hat's Skopeo hits 1.0, The Tor Project unveils a new community portal, and Canonical is developing a progressive release feature for Snapcraft.Links:The…
2020-05-18
May 18 • 2 min
openSUSE board elections are still causing friction in its community, Audacity rolls back its 2.4 update, the curl project seeks participation in its annual survey, the bootiso Bash script hits version 4.0, and Sunflower lands its first release in four…
2020-05-15
May 15 • 2 min
A Rust-based Node.js alternative is exciting developers while the language itself celebrates its fifth birthday, the Maui Project unveils its first stable toolkit, Mozilla rolls back Lockwise integration with operating system passwords, and Finnix lands…
2020-05-13
May 13 • 2 min
A new report from Synopsys analyzes the use of open source components in commercial software, GitHub's fundraising program is now available for teams and projects, Mozilla appoints Adam Seligman as its new COO, Harbor becomes the first OCI-compliant…
2020-05-11
May 11 • 2 min
Pi-hole version 5 brings many new features to the platform, Newton Mail escapes the death of Essential Products, more major Thunderbolt vulnerabilities surface, and KDE users on rolling-release distributions are experiencing some strange…
2020-05-08
May 8 • 2 min
Mozilla halts the rollout of Firefox 76 after several prominent bugs are discovered, the GNU project unveils GCC 10.1 with the long-awaited inclusion of static analysis tooling, Telegram's TON troubles continue with a new offer to backers in lieu of…
2020-05-06
May 6 • 2 min
Firefox 76 arrives with improvements to its built-in password manager and picture-in-picture support, The Linux Foundation launches a new effort to build a common global trust framework, Microsoft seeks security stress-testing for its Linux-powered IoT…
2020-05-04
May 4 • 2 min
Responsibly disclosed bugs in SaltStack are already leading to breaches, JuiceSSH releases its first major update in 5 years, MediaGoblin rebases to Python 3, TurnKey Linux rolls out a new version based on Debian 10, and Inkscape hits 1.0.Links:SaltStack…
2020-05-01
May 1 • 2 min
Pop!_OS 20.04 is out, the Raspberry Pi Foundation launches a camera add-on board, Java and Python are both planning some welcome changes, and Valve ends VR for macOS.Links:What’s New with Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS Pop Shell: Advanced tiling window management for…
2020-04-29
Apr 29 • 2 min
Red Hat's virtual Summit kicks off with exciting news for OpenShift users, Endless OS 3.8.0 and Fedora 32 both arrive with GNOME 3.36 in tow, VLC's latest release adds better support for network media access, and QEMU 5.0 makes it easier than ever to…
2020-04-27
Apr 27 • 2 min
The Khronos Group rebases its OpenCL specification to an older version, Golang and Rust both remain popular despite some shortcomings, Intel refocuses Clear Linux for server and cloud usage, and the founder of Void Linux walks away for the second…
2020-04-24
Apr 24 • 2 min
Ubuntu releases 20.04 LTS, Kdenlive picks up support for the OpenTimelineIO interchange format, Mozilla expands its community analysis program with a new blog, Lenovo and Fedora announce a partnership for pre-installation on some ThinkPads, and Intel…
2020-04-22
Apr 22 • 2 min
Red Hat continues to bolster IBM's bottom line, Patreon makes significant cuts to its staffing, and new releases from Python 2, PyTorch, and Node.js.Links:IBM revenue drops 3% from a year ago in last quarter under Rometty IBM CEO Krishna outlines grand…
2020-04-20
Apr 20 • 2 min
Debian elects its new Project Leader, The Tor Project lays off over one-third of its staff, Facebook enters the live-streaming market, and Aptoide reports a major security breach.Links:Debian Project Leader Elections 2020 COVID-19’s impact on Tor Tor:…
2020-04-17
Apr 17 • 2 min
A KDE developer releases a drop-in replacement for KWin, Ubuntu shifts its kernel release to a rolling model for some AWS-hosted virtual machines, Google unveils a gRPC framework for Kotlin, and the Paranoid Android ROM returns with an Android 10…
2020-04-15
Apr 15 • 2 min
IBM unveils two new Linux-ready mainframe platforms, Inkscape is looking for testers ahead of its 1.0 release, and the Open Mainframe Project is helping reskill out-of-work developers to tackle the needs of legacy systems.Links:IBM Z deepens data privacy…
2020-04-10
Apr 10 • 2 min
openSUSE plans for major changes in its Leap distribution, and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation admits Dragonfly into its incubator.Links:[opensuse-announce] Bringing Leap and SUSE Linux Enterprise closer together - a proposal…
2020-04-09
Apr 9 • 2 min
The Fintech Open Source Foundation is joining The Linux Foundation, Samsung releases user-space exFAT tools for Linux, Docker Compose is getting a formal specification with the help of a new open source community, and the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview…
2020-04-08
Apr 8 • 2 min
The GNOME Foundation and Endless launch a new contest aimed at engaging young coders with FOSS, Tails 4.5 brings support for UEFI Secure Boot, the first release of Krustlet brings WebAssembly to Kubernetes, and Qt considers further limiting access to its…
2020-04-07
Apr 7 • 2 min
Microsoft proposes a new Linux kernel security mechanism, Firefox 75 rolls out significant changes, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation adopts Argo, and The Linux Foundation aims to boost adoption of the seL4 secure microkernel.Links:Kernel patchset…
2020-04-06
Apr 6 • 2 min
Red Hat names Paul Cormier as President and CEO, Unleashed OS has come to an end, the latest release of the Kaidan XMPP chat client adds audio and video messaging, and the open source eBook reader Foliate has a redesigned user interface for a…
2020-04-03
Apr 3 • 2 min
Outreachy receives the second Open Source Community Grant from IBM, the LLVM project adds mitigations for Load Value Injection attacks, more bad news for the Linux-based Atari VCS console, and the Python Software Foundation seeks recurring sponsorships to…
2020-04-02
Apr 2 • 2 min
ProtonMail's new Linux bridge makes its encrypted services available to standard email clients, new LTS releases for Linux Container tooling, a Manjaro-powered laptop from TUXEDO Computers, and a special edition PinePhone with Ubuntu Touch…
2020-04-01
Apr 1 • 2 min
Canonical and MariaDB both enter the managed apps market, the WordPress 5.4 release expands its block-based editor, and Mozilla partners with another online monetization company while putting up cash in the fight against COVID-19.Links:Canonical announces…
2020-03-31
Mar 31 • 2 min
The MANRS initiative gains several new members, GitLab wants customers to help migrate premier features to its free tier, Eclipse Theia reaches 1.0, Lutris lands Humble Bundle game store integration, and Steam scales back automatic updates.Links:New…
2020-03-30
Mar 30 • 2 min
Linux Kernel 5.6 is out with WireGuard support, fre:ac significantly expands its feature set with its 1.1 release, Bruce Perens' legal battle finally comes to an end, and the IEEE launches a collaborative development platform.Links:Linux kernel 5.6…
2020-03-27
Mar 27 • 2 min
Ardour and Ubuntu Flavors call for testing of their upcoming major releases, Google aims to ease the burden of developing for ARM on x86, and Blender gains a new Corporate Gold-level sponsor.Links:Links to the Ubuntu flavours Ubuntu Studio 20.04 Testing…
2020-03-26
Mar 26 • 2 min
The Apache Software Foundation turns twenty-one, Kubernetes 1.18 brings stability as well as some exciting preview features, the latest ESET Endpoint Antivirus adds Linux support, and Krita delivers one of its most complicated releases to date.Links:The…
2020-03-25
Mar 25 • 2 min
LLVM 10 arrives with improvements for RISC-V and WebAssembly, the latest version of Swift improves package management and focuses on developer productivity, Cloudflare makes some impressive performance upgrades to Linux disk encryption performance, and…
2020-03-24
Mar 24 • 2 min
Mozilla partners with Scroll for a premium ad-free browsing experience, Tor and Tails release key security fixes, Magisk 20.4 launches with MagiskHide disabled by default, and Python is looking for user feedback to improve pip.Links:Try our latest Test…
2020-03-23
Mar 23 • 2 min
Folding@home's processing power continues to surge in the fight against COVID-19, Audacious switches to QT5, UBports and Volla join forces, and MythTV rolls out modern decoding improvements.Links:Folding@home Support Forum Folding@home Active CPUs & GPUs…
2020-03-20
Mar 20 • 2 min
Linux Mint Debian Edition version 4 is out, Google releases tools for embedded developers, a socially isolated Pwn2Own still manages to hack multiple targets, and GPU owners from around the world pitch in to fight the novel coronavirus.Links:LMDE 4…
2020-03-19
Mar 19 • 2 min
Mozilla announces plans to remove FTP support from Firefox, the latest version of Oracle's Java Development Kit is out, and OBS Studio's latest release has some handy new source and capture features.Links:Oracle Announces Java 14 JDK 14 Release Notes The…
2020-03-18
Mar 18 • 3 min
GitHub goes mobile with new apps for Android and iOS, Vulkan has new ray tracing extensions, RiskSense reports on the most vulnerable web and application frameworks, System76 enters the keyboard market, and Google starts rolling out new labels for…
2020-03-17
Mar 17 • 2 min
Debian Project Leader elections heat up, the Linux Vendor Firmware Service adds NVMe drives to its stable of supported devices, Oracle and Google's Supreme Court case gets put on hold, and Fedora 32 hits beta status.Links:Debian Project Leader Elections…
2020-03-16
Mar 16 • 2 min
Manjaro KDE is now the default OS on the Pinebook Pro, GitHub announces the acquisition of npm, Google has a new library aimed at simplifying infinite-width neural networks, and the winners of this year's Free Software Awards.Links:March Update: Manjaro…
2020-03-13
Mar 13 • 2 min
The Django project moves to a new governance structure, Tor Browser's latest release includes a JavaScript execution bug, GitLab finally paywalls its build and test pipeline for external repositories, and WhiteSource issues a report on the increase in…
2020-03-12
Mar 12 • 2 min
Mozilla and KaiOS join forces to bring a modern browser engine to the feature phone platform, GCC 9.3 has arrived with mitigations for Intel's LVI vulnerability, and Nextcloud's latest numbers show healthy growth and continued profitability.Links:KaiOS…
2020-03-11
Mar 11 • 2 min
Docker, VMware, and Amazon all have big announcements, a new organization is launched to shepherd the open source microservices ecosystem, and more.Links:The TARS Foundation: The Formation of a Microservices Ecosystem [Old] TARS and TSeer Form Open Source…
2020-03-10
Mar 10 • 2 min
Mozilla removes support for older versions of TLS in Firefox 74, Google launches a facility for managing machine images on Compute Engine, IBM's Elyra brings new tools to Jupyter Notebooks, and Palo Alto Networks issues a dire report on the state of IoT…
2020-03-09
Mar 9 • 2 min
Jellyfin has its biggest release yet, and Memcached sees a significant update. Plus the Debian Project Leadership contest has begun, and the report spreading misleading information about the distro.Links:Jellyfin Release - v10.5.0 Memcached 1.6.0 Release…
2020-03-06
Mar 6 • 2 min
A 16-year-old critical vulnerability has been discovered in PPP, iXsystems is merging FreeNAS and TrueNAS, GCompris moves to Patreon for funding, and Samba makes big changes to its cryptography implementation.Links:pppd vulnerable to buffer overflow due…
2020-03-05
Mar 5 • 2 min
Debian Project Leader Sam Hartman has announced he won't be running again, Let's Encrypt scrambles to deal with millions of improperly issued certificates, and openSUSE is again looking to fill a board seat after recent resignations.Links:Hartman:…
2020-03-04
Mar 4 • 2 min
Canonical releases a new version of Multipass, PowerShell 7 becomes generally available, and how the Linux Foundation is still all in on blockchain.Links:The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Brooklyn v1.0[2015] The Apache Software Foundation…
2020-03-03
Mar 3 • 2 min
Kubeflow reaches 1.0, the Fedora Project seeks help naming its IoT Edition, Google's rollout of Chrome OS 80 is off to a rough start, and Ampere launches its Altra processor.Links:Kubeflow 1.0: Cloud-Native ML for Everyone Ubuntu: Kubeflow 1.0 launches…
2020-03-02
Mar 2 • 2 min
Why the Brave browser is worth another look, the brand new IRC client that's getting attention, and the position that opened up at the EFF.Links:Srain - Modern IRC Client written in GTK Help Us Save the Internet: EFF Seeks a Tech Projects Director OSI:…
2020-02-28
Feb 28 • 2 min
The Open Source Initiative kicks a co-founder from its mailing lists, OBS faces backlash for receiving support from Facebook Gaming, and Collabora launches its version of LibreOffice for mobile.Links:OSI: [License-discuss] A wild co-founder appears OSI:…
2020-02-27
Feb 27 • 2 min
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has a birthday surprise, Subversion hits the 20-year mark, CouchDB ratchets up its security with version 3, and the Smithsonian Institution makes a big donation to the public domain.Links:A birthday gift: 2GB Raspberry Pi 4 now…
2020-02-26
Feb 26 • 2 min
Brave joins forces with the Wayback Machine, the Linux Foundation teams up with IBM to fight climate change, and The Document Foundation puts out a call to the community.Links:2020 Call for Code Global Challenge Led by IBM Takes On Climate Change on 75th…
2020-02-25
Feb 25 • 2 min
Manjaro hits version 19, Firefox starts rolling out DNS over HTTPS by default in the US, Puppet releases version 2 of Bolt, and Mirantis commits to the future of Docker Swarm.Links:Manjaro 19.0 released (Gnome, KDE, XFCE, Architect) [Old] Xfce Display…
2020-02-24
Feb 24 • 2 min
Richard Stallman has won the battle for the GNU project, another critical vulnerability in OpenSMTPD, and Arch Linux makes leadership changes.Links:The Structure and Administration of the GNU Project GNU Social Contract Endorsement [Old] Richard Stallman…
2020-02-21
Feb 21 • 2 min
Red Hat OpenStack Platform reaches version 16, Google announces the mentors for this year's Summer of Code, DigitalOcean secures new funding, the Raspberry Pi 4's USB-C power problems get a fix, and the GTK Project unveils its new website.Links:Red Hat…
2020-02-20
Feb 20 • 2 min
A new release for LibreOffice's stable branch has some welcome improvements, Let's Encrypt takes a major step to fight man-in-the-middle attacks, the EU unveils big plans to take on the US tech industry, and Microsoft's endpoint protection software heads…
2020-02-19
Feb 19 • 2 min
The Core Infrastructure Initiative has published its second major report, a DRM-free Linux game store shoots for the stars, and the clock is ticking for the GNU maintainers.Links:The Linux Foundation and Harvard’s Lab for Innovation Science Release Census…
2020-02-18
Feb 18 • 2 min
Red Hat moves up Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list, Mozilla releases significant changes to its WebThings Gateway, and O'Reilly publishes analytics for its online learning platform.Links:Red Hat named to Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work…
2020-02-17
Feb 17 • 2 min
Two separate VPN companies have recently open-sourced client software, and updates to some beloved projects.Links:MyPaint v2.0.0 Released Waterfox has joined System1 System1: Welcome Waterfox! Startpage: Building a more private internet experience with…
2020-02-14
Feb 14 • 2 min
OpenSSH plans for the future of cryptography, NetBSD launches its first fundraising drive in a decade, Blender releases version 2.82, and Corona Labs announces its shutdown.Links:OpenSSH 8.2 release notes SHA-1 is a Shambles: First Chosen-Prefix Collision…
2020-02-13
Feb 13 • 2 min
IBM brings Kubernetes to the mainframe, PeerTube 2.1 is packed with polish, lazy image loading is slowly coming to Firefox, and find out which podcast was awarded Podcast of the Year.Links:Red Hat OpenShift now available for IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE Into…
2020-02-12
Feb 12 • 2 min
Andy Rubin’s Essential Products is shutting down, a favorite Linux app gets a new release, and Microsoft details features for Windows 10X that sound very familiar.Links:An Update from Essential Amazon EC2 Hibernation for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS now available…
2020-02-11
Feb 11 • 2 min
The MATE desktop reaches 1.24 with some major improvements, KDE unveils its first LTS release in two years, The Linux Foundation focuses on ethics in its new training course, and Firefox 73 has a new provider for DNS over HTTPS.Links:MATE 1.24 released…
2020-02-10
Feb 10 • 2 min
The new OpenShot is bursting with features, Proton 5 lands with major improvements, Arm unveils new microcontrollers, and elementary OS gears up for a major project.Links:OpenShot 2.5.0 Released | Video Editing + Hardware Acceleration! Proton 5.0-1 New AI…
2020-02-07
Feb 7 • 2 min
Bruce Perens prevails in court, a patent troll takes aim at Mycroft, Docker announces the removal of its legacy repositories, GitHub opens the beta for its Actions service API, and the FSF and GNU project release a joint statement regarding their future…
2020-02-06
Feb 6 • 2 min
CoreOS Container Linux prepares to say goodbye, OpenJDK and Kotlin see some big gains, and some long-awaited changes coming soon to Firefox.Links:Fedora CoreOS out of preview End-of-life announcement for CoreOS Container Linux JVM Ecosystem Report 2020…
2020-02-05
Feb 5 • 2 min
On-premises classics move to the cloud, why Tor is building its own packages, and a great update for a beloved command-line app.Links:InfluxData announces availability of the leading time series platform on Google Cloud InfluxDB Cloud on GCP Introducing:…
2020-02-04
Feb 4 • 2 min
Neo4j rolls out version 4, NVIDIA's GeForce NOW gaming platform opens up to consumers, VMware announces changes to its licensing terms, and Sandstorm reports on its ongoing revival.Links:DB-Engines Ranking of Graph DBMS Introducing Neo4j Graph Database…
2020-02-03
Feb 3 • 2 min
OpenMandriva's latest update has new user tools, Godot scores a $250,000 grant, and Intel pulls out of Nervana.Links:And OpenMandriva did better: OMLx 4.1 final release is out now! Intel Lays Out Strategy For AI: It’s Habana What Intel’s Habana Labs Deal…
2020-01-31
Jan 31 • 2 min
IBM shakes up its leadership, the Hyperledger Project releases version 2 of Fabric, OpenAI endorses PyTorch, and FOSDEM kicks off in Brussels.Links:IBM CEO Ginni Rometty to step down Wikipedia: Ginni Rometty IBM Names Arvind Krishna CEO, Replacing Ginni…
2020-01-30
Jan 30 • 3 min
A popular data analysis library for Python has reached a significant milestone, Google doubles down on FIDO authentication, RStudio restructures to better serve the public, and a new XMPP client is shaking things up.Links:About pandas pandas: What’s new…
2020-01-29
Jan 29 • 2 min
LibreOffice focuses on performance, a new FreeNAS release is out, Thunderbird gets a new home, and more.Links:Performance-focused LibreOffice 6.4 is available for download FreeNAS 11.3-RELEASE Qualys Security Advisory: LPE and RCE in OpenSMTPD…
2020-01-28
Jan 28 • 2 min
A partnership to keep open-source secure, Flathub gets social, Kali Linux has a new release and Ubuntu's first in a series of switch guides.Links:New Collaboration Brings Increased Open Source Security Support and Assurances to Software Developers A forum…
2020-01-27
Jan 27 • 2 min
Linux 5.5 arrives with support for the Raspberry Pi 4 among many other improvements, Solus and SQLite both see minor version bumps that pack a punch, and The Qt Company has a major update that is not sitting well with its community.Links:KernelNewbies:…
2020-01-24
Jan 24 • 2 min
Permissive licenses are on the rise, Open GApps comes to Android 10, Intel unexpectedly joins the CHIPS Alliance, and KDE receives another large donation.Links:Open Source Licenses in 2020: Trends and Predictions Open GApps releases flashable Google app…
2020-01-23
Jan 23 • 2 min
Microsoft has big plans for a dual-screen future, Apple devices get a Vulkan update, and a popular game is losing Linux support.Links:Microsoft Surface Duo Will Be a Dual-Screen Android ‘Device’ Microsoft’s software plan for the Duo Android phone is…
2020-01-22
Jan 22 • 2 min
Major improvements come to Wine, Debian makes a significant change post systemd debate, and the world's most popular open source API gateway gets an update.Links:Wine Is Approaching Six Million Lines Wine 5 release announcement Kong Gateway 2.0 GA! Debian…
2020-01-21
Jan 21 • 2 min
Canonical announces a cloud delivery suite for Android apps, EarlyOOM is on hold for the next Fedora, and ProtonMail open sources its VPN clients.Links:Canonical introduces Anbox Cloud – scalable Android in the cloud Anbox Cloud disrupts mobile user…
2020-01-20
Jan 20 • 2 min
Nextcloud follows up with good news for mobile users, breaking a Kubernetes install on purpose, and the amicable resolution for recent concerns in the Rust community.Links:Nextcloud QA – help us make the Nextcloud Android app even better! Pharo 8.0…
2020-01-17
Jan 17 • 2 min
Nextcloud announces exciting changes to the platform, Puppet is now releasing both faster and slower, DigitalOcean's restructuring is resulting in layoffs, and Fedora CoreOS reaches production-ready status.Links:The new standard in on-premises team…
2020-01-16
Jan 16 • 2 min
Mozilla faces difficult choices after a major layoff, a new release of PyTorch adds long-awaited Java support, GNU Guile sees a significant speedup, and the LLVM community debates the future of decision making for the project.Links:Readying for the Future…
2020-01-15
Jan 15 • 2 min
We say goodbye to a community member, the latest Vulkan update is looking great, while GitHub, IBM, and CentOS all have announcements.Links:Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away Khronos Group Releases Vulkan 1.2 RenderDoc 1.6…
2020-01-14
Jan 14 • 2 min
MariaDB has a new cloud-native database, PC sales were up for the first time in 8 years, Google's Hash Code opens its registration, and GitLab achieved a bug bounty milestone.Links:MariaDB Platform Goes Cloud Native, Powers a New Generation of Modern…
2020-01-13
Jan 13 • 2 min
GRUB gets an important patch, a great twitter client for desktop Linux, another Linux distro reaches out to Windows 7 refugees, and the ever-deepening relationship between Microsoft and Samsung.Links:GRUB: Implement support for LUKS2 [2017] cryptsetup 2.0…
2020-01-10
Jan 10 • 2 min
A developer is seeking feedback for a proposed Rust Foundation, Amazon relaunches a machine learning tool, and Linus Torvalds issues a warning against using ZFS.Links:Towards a Rust foundation [2019] Rust 2020 [2019] AutoGluon: Deep Learning AutoML…
2020-01-09
Jan 9 • 2 min
An important security fix for Firefox, handy upgrades for a Tor tool, and a new security-optimized laptop from Nitrokey.Links:Firefox 72.0.1 release notes Firefox 68.4.1 release notes Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2020-03 CISA: Mozilla Patches…
2020-01-08
Jan 8 • 2 min
Tails has a new trick to keep you secure, Google's Project Zero is making a change, and OpenMandriva ups its package game. Plus the KDE Community's well-timed new campaign.Links:Tails 4.2 is out Project Zero: Policy and Disclosure: 2020 Edition…
2020-01-07
Jan 7 • 2 min
The darktable project releases a major new version, Firefox extends picture-in-picture mode to Linux and macOS, and Arduino announces a new modular hardware system for IoT.Links:darktable 3.0 Firefox 72 release notes Firefox 72: Say goodbye to annoying…
2020-01-06
Jan 6 • 2 min
Why a free software pioneer has walked away from the Open Source Initiative, Telegram's cryptocurrency surprise, and China's new CentOS competitor.Links:Bruce Perens quits Open Source Initiative amid row over new data-sharing crypto license Perens ‘ballot…
2019-12-20
Dec 20, 2019 • 2 min
CERN eyes Kopano to replace its Exchange infrastructure, Apple open-sources its HomeKit Accessory Development kit with some caveats, and the GNU project releases a testing version of its GNUnet framework.Links:CERN to switch to Kopano mail server for its…
2019-12-19
Dec 19, 2019 • 2 min
Canonical's Multipass virtual machine manager reaches its 1.0 milestone, the Django project releases a major security update out-of-band, Kdenlive receives major improvements, and Mozilla is replacing IRC for its community communications.Links:Multipass…
2019-12-18
Dec 18, 2019 • 2 min
Apple, Amazon, and Google are teaming up with the Zigbee Alliance to create a new standard for smart homes, Krita gets $25k, and a new version of Mint ships.Links:Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance and Its Board Members Form Industry Working…
2019-12-17
Dec 17, 2019 • 2 min
Firefox gains a new DNS-over-HTTPS provider, NVIDIA releases a Python framework for video processing, A Cloud Guru acquires Linux Academy, and an update on the beleaguered Atari VCS console.Links:Firefox Announces New Partner in Delivering Private and…
2019-12-16
Dec 16, 2019 • 2 min
30 million Raspberry Pis sold, GNOME Shell gets classic, and some strange Google bugs.Links:Eben Upton Tweet #1 Eben Upton Tweet #2 ArcMenu ArcMenu version 38 Google Now Bans Some Linux Web Browsers From Their Services ‘Couldn’t Sign You In’ — Google…
2019-12-13
Dec 13, 2019 • 2 min
Zulip version 2.1 is out, LibreOffice has a new manual, the Linux Foundation announces yet another initiative, and individual talks from the Linux App Summit have hit the web.Links:Zulip 2.1: Open source team chat The LibreOffice Documentation Team…
2019-12-12
Dec 12, 2019 • 2 min
KDE's release service has a fresh batch of updates, Electron joins the OpenJS Foundation, VirtualBox 6.1 brings nested virtualization to Intel CPUs, and Vim levels up with a fun game to showcase the release of version 8.2.Links:KDE: 19.12 Releases KDE’s…
2019-12-11
Dec 11, 2019 • 2 min
CodeWeavers brings new tricks to Wine, Google pushes Flutter for the desktop, and the Linux Foundation brings attention to a new tool.Links:CrossOver 19 is progressing well and is now in beta! Celebrating the difficult; the release of CrossOver 19 Wine…
2019-12-10
Dec 10, 2019 • 2 min
Microsoft releases Teams for Linux, SiFive enters the education market, the Eclipse Foundation champions open source on edge computing, and xs:code wants to help improve open source funding models.Links:Microsoft Teams is now available on Linux SiFive…
2019-12-09
Dec 9, 2019 • 2 min
The Raspberry Pi 4 Ubuntu bugs get sorted out, and Canonical reaffirms its commitment to the platform and all future devices. Plus an approachable way to give back to KDE, and more.Links:Updated images of Ubuntu for the Raspberry Pi 2, 3 and 4 The Ubuntu…
2019-12-06
Dec 6, 2019 • 2 min
The W3C puts forward WebAssembly as an official standard, Azure Sphere gains support for Ubuntu developers, CodeWeek reports back in with this year's results, and Manjaro has some exciting news for PinePhone backers.Links:World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)…
2019-12-05
Dec 5, 2019 • 2 min
Mozilla speeds up its open source speech-to-text engine, Disney+ is now available on Linux, and Amazon has a new AI-powered service for automated code review.Links:DeepSpeech 0.6: Mozilla’s Speech-to-Text Engine Gets Fast, Lean, and Ubiquitous Disney+ Now…
2019-12-04
Dec 4, 2019 • 2 min
Canonical announces Ubuntu Pro, Netflix open sources Metaflow, and Plex has a new streaming service.Links:Canonical announces Ubuntu Pro for Amazon Web Services Open-Sourcing Metaflow, a Human-Centric Framework for Data Science Open-sourcing Polynote: an…
2019-12-03
Dec 3, 2019 • 2 min
Mozilla launches Firefox 71, the privacy-focused distribution Tails is looking to the future, and elementary OS 5.1 is out.Links:Firefox Release 71.0 Moving Firefox to a faster 4-week release cycle Mozilla removes Avast and AVG extensions from add-on…
2019-12-02
Dec 2, 2019 • 2 min
Lutris gets a shot of cash from Epic Games, Django unchains version 3, and the Qt folks have a new marketplace.Links:Lutris is awarded the Epic MegaGrant Tweet: ‘EpicGames Store is now fully functional under Linux’ Tweet: ‘@LutrisGaming please consider…
2019-11-27
Nov 27, 2019 • 2 min
Zorin OS responds to community concerns about data collection, Microsoft's terminal gets a lot more competitive, Kali Linux's clever new feature, and some good news for Mac Users.Links:Zorin OS Responds to the Privacy Concerns Windows Terminal Preview…
2019-11-26
Nov 26, 2019 • 2 min
The RISC-V Foundation is relocating, Mozilla publishes its annual report from last year with some disappointing results, UBports has a plan to attract more developers, and Splunk urges self-hosters to patch a timestamp issue.Links:U.S.-based chip-tech…
2019-11-25
Nov 25, 2019 • 2 min
The latest Linux kernel has some significant improvements, Kaspersky finds three dozen VNC flaws, Mozilla's naughty list, and Sourcetrail goes open source.Links:Linux 5.4 GNU Linux-libre 5.4-gnu VNC vulnerability research Sourcetrail is now free and…
2019-11-22
Nov 22, 2019 • 2 min
Kodi seeks help for an unexpected part of its project, Google axes yet another service, The Linux Foundation offers a new training course, and Data Viper uncovers a massive data dump.Links:Windows Developers - Kodi Needs You! Migrate from Cloud Print to…
2019-11-21
Nov 21, 2019 • 2 min
Google joins the bare-metal cloud club, Jetpack gets an important security patch, Fedora election voting begins, and Codefresh has some clarifications about its new open source fund.Links:Bare Metal Solution: Enabling specialized workloads in Google Cloud…
2019-11-20
Nov 20, 2019 • 2 min
Slack releases an open source mesh network, Private Internet Access is being bought, an update on the world's top supercomputers, another init system debate option for Debian to consider, and NVIDIA's new accelerated computing platform.Links:China Extends…
2019-11-19
Nov 19, 2019 • 2 min
The Open Invention Network is taking on patent trolls, Nextcloud releases a statement concerning NextCry, Mozilla and GitLab are expanding their bug bounty programs, and the EFF helps form the Coalition Against Stalkerware.Links:Open Invention Network…
2019-11-18
Nov 18, 2019 • 2 min
The Oracle vs. Google copyright case goes to the Supreme Court, NextCry attacks Nextcloud servers, Chromebooks prepare to use LVFS, and Debian takes the systemd debate to the next level.Links:Supreme Court to Hear Google’s Java Appeal Google Rebuffed…
2019-11-15
Nov 15, 2019 • 2 min
GitHub launches a new virtual security lab, Debian Buster will soon be the default Linux environment on Chromebooks, and PinePhone pre-orders start today.Links:Announcing GitHub Security Lab: securing the world’s code, together LF AI Welcomes ONNX,…
2019-11-14
Nov 14, 2019 • 2 min
Mirantis acquires Docker, WordPress brings a big new feature to Jetpack, GitHub has a plan for archiving the world's open source code, and a new developer hub is available for Go.Links:Docker is in deep trouble Mirantis: What We Announced Today and Why it…
2019-11-13
Nov 13, 2019 • 2 min
It’s time to update your kernel again as yet more Intel security issues come to light, good news for container management and self-hosted collaboration, and Brave is finally ready for production.Links:November 2019 Intel Platform Update Attacks on the…
2019-11-12
Nov 12, 2019 • 2 min
Python's package manager looks forward to some much-needed love, PeerTube and Termshark both have major releases, and Mozilla joins forces to push WebAssembly outside the browser.Links:Seeking Developers for Paid Contract Improving pip PeerTube has worked…
2019-11-11
Nov 11, 2019 • 2 min
Steam gets support for Linux namespaces, some distributions are struggling with the shift from Python 2, Arch Linux supports reproducible builds, and GNOME has a new app in beta.Links:Steam for Linux client adds support for Linux namespaces Sunsetting…
2019-11-08
Nov 8, 2019 • 2 min
openSUSE releases the results of the poll for its new name, the FSF awards its "Respects Your Freedom" certificate to two new mainboards, Amazon announces savings plans, Swift gets a new open-source project, and Golang turns 10.Links:openSUSE mailing list…
2019-11-07
Nov 7, 2019 • 2 min
Google joins forces to better protect Android from malware, Yubico announces its first security key with a fingerprint reader, Microsoft starts shipping HoloLens 2, and Google takes Cardboard VR open source.Links:The App Defense Alliance: Bringing the…
2019-11-06
Nov 6, 2019 • 2 min
npm comes up with a reasonable way to fund future contributions; also the new RHEL release has a specific focus, UBports builds for 64bit, while GitHub and Microsoft have some big news to share.Links:npm: Updates to Community, Docs & more… npm: Add fund…
2019-11-05
Nov 5, 2019 • 2 min
Open source code that can listen to songs and tear them apart, longer lifespans for some Chromebooks, and new Google partnership to build an open hardware root of trust.Links:Releasing Spleeter: Deezer Research source separation engine Fast and Free Music…
2019-11-04
Nov 4, 2019 • 3 min
elementary OS has beefed up its Flatpak support, Firefox's plan to save you some frustration, Canonical commits to the best Pi 4 experience and the Raspberry Pi Foundation has something for your stocking.Links:elementary OS: Updates for October, 2019…
2019-11-01
Nov 1, 2019 • 2 min
Firefox is phasing out traditional sideloaded apps, but it's not as reported. Almost all of LibreOffice's UI is ported to GTK, Google wants to help WordPress admins, and Python goes annual.Links:Firefox to discontinue sideloaded extensions Firefox 70.0.1…
2019-10-31
Oct 31, 2019 • 2 min
SUSE comes to Oracle Cloud, it's time to move on from openSUSE LEAP 15.0, a new home for Vulkan code samples, and Google's AI takes on StarCraft II.Links:SUSE announces enterprise Linux customised for Oracle CloudSUSE Brings Enterprise Linux to Oracle…
2019-10-30
Oct 30, 2019 • 2 min
Microsoft open sources more code, a replacement for managing wireless networking in Linux, changes at Dropbox, and why the Conservancy would like to hear from Tesla owners.Links:Announcing ONNX Runtime 1.0 iwd: simplifying WiFi management iwd commit log…
2019-10-29
Oct 29, 2019 • 2 min
Fedora 31 finally arrives, a bug pops up in Firefox 70, and the Open Invention Network joins GNOME's patent fight.Links:Firefox 70 not loading some pages or elements? Here is a fix Some pages or page elements fail to load after updating to Firefox 70…
2019-10-28
Oct 28, 2019 • 2 min
Tor sets its sights on 2020, the KernelCI project moves to its new home, Microsoft finalizes their Linux powered IoT plans and great news for video playback on older Linux systems.Links:Distributed Linux Testing Platform KernelCI Secures Funding and…
2019-10-25
Oct 25, 2019 • 2 min
US telcos cut Google out of the shift to rich communication services, three companies respond to user backlash, and Google unveils a new search algorithm.Links:AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have finally agreed to replace SMS with a new RCS standard…
2019-10-24
Oct 24, 2019 • 2 min
A PHP 7 security bug gets a fix, Project Verify gets a new name, and Netflix has open sourced a powerful new programming notebook.Links:PHP: CVE-2019-11043 PHP Remote Code Execution 0-Day Discovered in Real World CTF Exercise PHP RCE exploit Nextcloud:…
2019-10-23
Oct 23, 2019 • 2 min
Ubuntu's Director of Engineering for the desktop leaves Canonical, Tor has two new releases, Node.js makes news, and LibreOffice has a big problem on macOS.Links:
2019-10-22
Oct 22, 2019 • 2 min
The GNOME Foundation fights back in its patent battle, Firefox 70 is here, and Ghost has its biggest release yet.Links:GNOME files defense against patent troll Our previous reporting GNOME Patent Troll Defense Fund Latest Firefox Brings Privacy…
2019-10-21
Oct 21, 2019 • 2 min
New off-line features coming to Firefox, an update on exFAT support in the Linux Kernel, why Disney+ might not stream on Linux, and the trick Pop!_OS 19.10 has up its sleeve.Links:Bergamot Project: Mozilla and European Union bring machine translations…
2019-10-18
Oct 18, 2019 • 2 min
Researchers discover a kernel bug that can crash Linux devices, Fedora 31's release date slips, Cedalo opens up its Streamsheets code, Google announces the Android NDK 21 beta, and Unix turns 50.Links:Unpatched Linux bug may open devices to serious…
2019-10-17
Oct 17, 2019 • 2 min
OpenStack's Train release pulls into the station amidst mixed news from supporters, Ubuntu 19.10 has arrived with plenty of tempting features, NGINX's Unit application server receives a big update, IBM's financials continue to disappoint, and some welcome…
2019-10-16
Oct 16, 2019 • 2 min
WireGuard is kicked out of the Play Store, a new Docker worm is discovered, and Mozilla unveils upcoming changes to Firefox.Links:Google has thrown WireGuard out of the Play Store The project has now removed the donation feature Palo Alto Networks’ threat…
2019-10-15
Oct 15, 2019 • 2 min
A double dose of Python, AWS credits for open source projects, a new kernel development course from the Linux Foundation, and an exciting release for KDE Plasma.Links:What’s New In Python 3.8 PEP 572 – Assignment Expressions PyPy v7.2 released PyPy’s new…
2019-10-14
Oct 14, 2019 • 2 min
Perl 6 is renamed, AWS goes metal with ARM, OnionShare just got a big upgrade, and Google has a new security dongle. Plus IBM gives away $50k, and more.Links:Perl 6 has been renamed Is Perl 6 Being Renamed? Larry Wall endorses Raku AWS has unveiled…
2019-10-11
Oct 11, 2019 • 3 min
Facebook takes aim at Google's machine learning dominance, Ubuntu calls for testing of its Chromium snap package, Tails wants feedback on its upcoming 4.0 release, Puppet goes public with a beta of Project Nebula, and Microsoft re-issues yet another…
2019-10-10
Oct 10, 2019 • 2 min
The Tor Project blacklists old relays, GitLab plans to introduce telemetry, Steam is working on a new multiplayer feature, The Matrix Project announces new funding, and AMP is getting a new home.Links:Removing End-Of-Life Relays from the NetworkUpdate on…
2019-10-09
Oct 9, 2019 • 2 min
SUSE drops OpenStack Cloud, OpenLibra looks to piggyback on Facebook's cryptocurrency, OpenSSH adds in-RAM protections and Essential teases flashy new phone.Links:SUSE Focusing on Application Delivery to Meet Customer NeedsSuse’s OpenStack Cloud…
2019-10-08
Oct 8, 2019 • 2 min
NVIDIA joins the Blender foundation, a new cybersecurity alliance is launched to better integrate security products, Thunderbird makes plans for official OpenPGP support, and some mixed news for console enthusiasts.Links:NVIDIA has joined Epic Games as a…
2019-10-07
Oct 7, 2019 • 2 min
The FSF is looking for some direction, StackStorm joins the Linux Foundation, and GNOME users who like it a little traditional get some good news. Plus the Pinebook Pro starts shipping to customers, and more.Links:The Free Software Foundation is seeking…
2019-10-04
Oct 4, 2019 • 2 min
The Software Freedom Conservancy takes aim at two hardware vendors, Mastodon 3 is out, several countries continue on the warpath against end-to-end encrypted communications, and more.Links:A court case between two network hardware vendors has triggered…
2019-10-03
Oct 3, 2019 • 2 min
PostgreSQL 12 is here with performance gains and more, Google plans to phase out mixed security content in Chrome, and a new funding source for The Document Foundation.Links:PostgresSQL 12 has landed, with performance and space management gains Google has…
2019-10-02
Oct 2, 2019 • 2 min
Nextcloud goes pro, the self-proclaimed "Steam replacement" reaches version 1, and Microsoft drops some far-out future tech. Plus Linux app throttling is in the works for Chrome OS.Links:EU governments choose Nextcloud Nextcloud 17 The Chromium team is…
2019-10-01
Oct 1, 2019 • 2 min
A major release for Google's popular ML library TensorFlow, new web dev video shorts from Mozilla, faster Rust builds, and a LibreOffice anniversary competition.Links:Google has announced TensorFlow 2, claiming improved performance and ease of use…
2019-09-30
Sep 30, 2019 • 2 min
Oracle is one step closer to winning its settlement against Google, Exim has another critical flaw, and more details about the checkm8 iOS exploit reveal that it is not as dire as previously reported.Links:Oracle is closer to winning a multi-billion…
2019-09-27
Sep 27, 2019 • 2 min
The Ubuntu team released the Ubuntu 19.10 beta, Microsoft Edge for Linux is one step closer to reality, LibrePlanet 2020 put out a call for sessions, Richard Stallman announced that he will retain his leadership roll in the GNU Project, and Google turns…
2019-09-26
Sep 26, 2019 • 2 min
Hacktoberfest is back with more prizes for open source developers, Amazon's got new Echo devices and a new wireless protocol to boot, and the Python community has a new Code of Conduct. Plus the Free Software Awards have a new category, and Android 10 Go…
2019-09-25
Sep 25, 2019 • 2 min
A patent lawsuit takes aim at the GNOME Foundation, Cloudflare launches a VPN service that does not protect privacy, a long-standing exploit has finally been disclosed for vBulletin, and Google has announced their latest code-in challenge.Links:GNOME…
2019-09-24
Sep 24, 2019 • 2 min
CentOS 8 is finally here, and with it comes a surprising new release from Red Hat. Plus .NET Core 3 is out, a new libc for embedded systems, and Google’s big win in the EU.Links:CentOS 8.1905 Release Notes — Hello and welcome to the first CentOS-8…
2019-09-23
Sep 23, 2019 • 2 min
NPM's CEO Bryan Bogensberger resigns, Google's new Play Pass subscription service and their Kotlin bootcamp are announced. Plus some noteworthy updates for ulauncher and ReactOS.Links:Bryan Bogensberger, CEO of NPM, resignsThe npm Blog — Avoiding the…
2019-09-20
Sep 20, 2019 • 2 min
The first Open Core Summit, an activist programmer takes aim at Chef, a French court disagrees with Valve's licensing model, and Lennart Poettering wants to rethink the Home directory.Links:Open-source companies gather to gripe: Cloud giants sell our code…
2019-09-19
Sep 19, 2019 • 2 min
Fresh init system controversy at the Debian project, a more scalable Samba, and a big release for LLVM. Plus GitHub's latest security steps and a new version of OBS Studio.Links:Bits from the DPL (August 2019) — I think to move forward, the elogind…
2019-09-18
Sep 18, 2019 • 2 min
Google's Stadia good news, VM encryption comes to an OpenStack near you, and details on Ubuntu 19.10's 32-bit support. Plus significant changes for Chef's certification program, and more.Links:Google announces Stadia Premiere Edition as Founder’s pack…
2019-09-17
Sep 17, 2019 • 2 min
Richard Stallman resigns from the board of the Free Software Foundation and his position at MIT. Plus Microsoft's latest open source project, Oracle's new Linux distribution, and a release date for CentOS 8.Links:Richard M. Stallman resigns — Free…
2019-09-16
Sep 16, 2019 • 2 min
A new Linux Kernel is out; we break down the new features, PulseAudio goes pro and the credential-stealing LastPass flaw. Plus the $100 million plan to rid the web of ads, and more.Links:Linux_5.3LKML: Linus Torvalds: Linux 5.3GNU Linux-libre…
2019-09-13
Sep 13, 2019 • 2 min
Updating your Firmware just got a lot easier, Chrome Canary shows signs of long-awaited features, why Krita went to Steam, and Tor's Bug Smash Fund is making headway.Links:GNOME Firmware 3.34.0 ReleaseGoogle Chrome Canary adds a Shared Clipboard feature…
2019-09-12
Sep 12, 2019 • 2 min
It's open source release day with GNOME 3.34 bringing a host of workflow and usability improvements and Manjaro 18.1 adding a new office suite installer option. Plus Mozilla's recent addition of premium Firefox support and a quick look at the Sega Genesis…
2019-09-11
Sep 11, 2019 • 2 min
The Fairphone 3 gets a perfect 10 from iFixit, Acer joins LVFS, and Facebook has a user-space killer for a distro near you. Plus an updated RAW file editor for Linux and Full Circle's plea for help.Links:Fairphone 3 Teardown - iFixitFairphone spare parts…
2019-09-10
Sep 10, 2019 • 2 min
Mozilla's Test Pilot program is back with a new VPN service, GSConnect has a big release, and KDE looks to modernize Kate. Plus a host of exciting improvements coming in Ubuntu 19.10.Links:Firefox’s Test Pilot Program Returns with Firefox Private Network…
2019-09-09
Sep 9, 2019 • 2 min
Manjaro begins a new era, KDE sets goals for future usability, and Mozilla rolls out a controversial feature to Firefox. Plus after nearly 10 years, one of our favorite open source projects gets a major feature update.Links:Manjaro is taking the next…