free software

warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/www/drupal/drupal-6.19/modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.pages.inc on line 34.
14

KDE Software Compilation 4.6 RC1 Released

http://kde.org

Right before Christmas, KDE has published the first candidate for the upcoming release of KDE 4.6.0. The focus at this stage is on fixing bugs and completing translations and artwork. As such, the rework of the Oxygen icon set is nearing completion, many bugs reported by testers in the past weeks have been fixed and stabilization is still in full swing.

Read more »
JRepin's picture
Created by JRepin 3 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 28 weeks ago
Category: High End   Tags:
12

FCC Open Internet Apps Challenge

http://opensource.com

The FCC challenges researchers, inventors and software developers to produce research and create apps that empower consumers to monitor and protect Internet Openess.

Read more »
JRepin's picture
Created by JRepin 3 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 29 weeks ago
Category: High End   Tags:
12

The Rise of Open Source Software Foundations

http://ostatic.com

What do the Linux Foundation, Free Software Foundation, and Apache Project all have in common? They provide a cover for businesses and projects that want to use open source software and contribute to the FOSS community without the risk of stepping on legal landmines or giving up a competitive advantage.

Read more »
JRepin's picture
Created by JRepin 3 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 29 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
13

FSF Appeals 2010 - Free Software, Free Society

http://www.fsf.org

Associate members of the Free Software Foundation form a dedicated part of the community: a free software society that supports the ethical cause of computer users' freedom.. If you support the goal of a free software society, please join with your peers around the world in taking this important step.

Read more »
JRepin's picture
Created by JRepin 3 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 29 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
10

KDE e.V. joins Open Invention Network

http://dot.kde.org

KDE e.V. is pleased to announce that we have joined the Open Invention Network community as a licensee. Open Invention Network was founded as a way to help defend the Linux ecosystem, and by extension much of the Free and Open Source software world, from the risks associated with software patents.

Read more »
stargrave's picture
Created by stargrave 3 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 29 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
15

X.org 7.6 released

http://www.x.org

The X.Org Foundation and the global community of X.Org developers announce the release 7.6 of the X Window System. This release is the seventh modular release of the X Window System. The next full release will be X11R7.7 and is expected in 2011. X11R7.6 supports GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris, MacOS X, Microsoft Windows and GNU Hurd systems.

Read more »
stargrave's picture
Created by stargrave 3 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 29 weeks ago
Category: End User   Tags:
15

Geek Time with Peter Brown of FSF

http://google-opensource.blogspot.com

When the Free Software Foundation’s executive director, Peter Brown, visited the Google offices last week, he graciously offered his time for an interview with Samba co-founder and Open Source Programs Office team member Jeremy Allison. Peter and Jeremy spoke for quite a while about several of the hot topics facing free software today.

Read more »
JRepin's picture
Created by JRepin 3 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 29 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
14

Freedom to compete: Fixing EU's software procurement

http://www.fsfe.org

We would like to see the European Commission back up its public rhetoric regarding Free Software, Open Standards and interoperability with its own actions. This would require DIGIT to rethink some procurement practices in order to open up public software procurement to competition.

Read more »
JRepin's picture
Created by JRepin 3 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 29 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags:
13

Personal Finances Manager Skrooge 0.8.0 Released

http://skrooge.org

The Skrooge team is proud to announce the release of version 0.8.0, bringing new features and bugfixes. One of the noteworthy additions in this version is a very first draft of a budget module.

Read more »
JRepin's picture
Created by JRepin 3 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 29 weeks ago
Category: End User   Tags:
20

Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" to be released with complete free Linux Kernel

http://www.debian.org

The Debian project has been working in removing non-free firmware from the Linux kernel shipped with Debian for the past two release cycles. At the time of the releases of Debian 4.0 "Etch" and 5.0 "Lenny", however, it was not yet possible to ship Linux kernels stripped of all non-free firmware bits.

Read more »
JRepin's picture
Created by JRepin 3 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 30 weeks ago
Category: End User   Tags:
11

A review of digiKam - a free photos manager

http://manavg.blogspot.com

Reviewer's verdict: I think digiKam is the best open source photo management tool out there. It's robust, powerful and best of all, it has API interface (which I have yet to try!). There also exists a more user-friendly interface, Showfoto - which most users will find very attractive.

Read more »
JRepin's picture
Created by JRepin 3 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 30 weeks ago
Category: End User   Tags:
13

New US cybersecurity bill could threaten free software

http://www.fsf.org

RMS recently called our attention to the Homeland Security Cyber and Physical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2010. This bill, currently being considered in a House subcommittee, has the potential to threaten free software.

Read more »
JRepin's picture
Created by JRepin 3 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 30 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags:
11

How to Become a KDE Developer

http://dot.kde.org

In late 2009, Antonis Tsiapaliokas had his first contact with Linux. At that time, he had just started learning the C programming language and he was mostly unfamiliar with KDE software. Less than two years later, he just made his first code contributions to KDE software. Read on to find out more on how Antonis became a KDE developer.

Read more »
JRepin's picture
Created by JRepin 3 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 30 weeks ago
Category: High End   Tags:
13

An appeal from Peter Brown

http://www.fsf.org

"By working on and using GNU rather than proprietary programs, we can be hospitable to everyone and obey the law. In addition, GNU serves as an example to inspire and a banner to rally others to join us in sharing. This can give us a feeling of harmony which is impossible if we use software that is not free.

Read more »
lozz's picture
Created by lozz 3 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 30 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
13

The ASF Resigns From the JCP Executive Committee

https://blogs.apache.org

The Apache Software Foundation concludes that that JCP is not an open specification process - that Java specifications are proprietary technology that must be licensed directly from the spec lead under whatever terms the spec lead chooses; that the commercial concerns of a single entity, Oracle, will continue to seriously interfere with and bias the transparent governance of the ecosystem; that i

Read more »
JRepin's picture
Created by JRepin 3 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 30 weeks ago
Category: High End   Tags: