Free Software Projects An up-to-date look at free software and its makersMay 01, 2008
Python inventor Guido van Rossum is known to have a good sense of humor and probably had a good laugh when he heard about the Guido van Robot project. If you are learning how to program, or would like to teach others, this software gives you a light-hearted introduction.more »
Three developers have applied for the post of Debian Project Leader (DPL). The current project leader, Sam Hocevar, is not campaigning for re-election.more »
The One-Laptop-Per-Child (OLPC) organization is looking for a successor to founder and visionary Nicholas Negroponte; restructuring is already underway. The Linux Foundation, the organization that promotes the interests of Linux as a whole, and of its inventor Linus Torvalds, has a vacancy for a Community Manager.more »
Literacy Bridge, a non-profit organisation is developing an MP3 player in iPod Shuffle format. The player will cost US$ 5 and the capable of downloading CC-licensed audio files from Linux platforms.more »
After turbulent days in Tanzania, long Linux training sessions at 40 ° C in the shade, the official project start, an unanticipated change in the government and a state visit by the US president, the people behind the Linux4afrika project were happy to welcome a visit by the new prime minister.more »
After 32 years as the maintainer of the Emacs editor, Richard M. Stallman, has assigned the task to two younger developers.more »
Chip giant Intel has released comprehensive documentation on its 965 Express and G35 Express chipsets.more »
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced an even smaller version of the tiny computer that will fit into a DIMM slot.
A new class of problems lets a malicious app pre-configure an invisible privilege update.
New Hack language adds static typing and other conveniences.
New crypto policy system will offer easier configuration and more uniform security.
Ubuntu founder denounces insecurity in proprietary, close-source software blobs.
Vulnerability affects many Linux web servers
The Bavarian capital shuns Microsoft, Google, and other alternatives to implement an open source groupware solution.
Phone vendor partnerships bring Mark Shuttleworth's dream of Ubuntu on a phone a step closer to reality.
Donors will get to vote on new features for the free video editor.
Debian project puts init out to pasture and says no to Ubuntu's Upstart.