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‘Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace’ Turns 20, Opera Fetches $1.2 Billion & More…

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FOSS Week in Review Two important Internet events happened 20 years ago this week and a web browser gets an unexpected — to us — windfall.

Jeeze. The plan when Larry passed the baton back to me for the Week in Review was to move it to late Friday afternoon. That way, I figured, I’d […]

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SourceForge Loses DevShare

Controversial monetization scheme DevShare gets the ax from SourceForge’s new owners.

Late Tuesday evening, SourceForge’s new owners announced that the controversial DevShare program has been ended as a “first order of business.” The announcement came in a blog post by Logan Abbott, a co-owner and the president of SourceForge Media. “As of last week, the […]

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India Shuts Down Zuckerberg’s ‘Free Basics’

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Indian government chooses net neutrality over a Facebook backed scheme that would bring limited free Internet.

On Monday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India shot down Free Basics, a scheme that offers free Internet access to a limited number of websites, which includes selected local news and weather sites, the BBC, Wikipedia and some health […]

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SourceForge’s New Owners, Mint’s New Apps & More…

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FOSS Week in Review

Thank goodness this week is over. After our Larry Cafiero spent last week “putting out fires,” as he puts it, at SCALE 14x, I’ve spent the last couple of days doing the same here at FOSS Force. It seems our article on Slashdot’s sale attracted some unruly types to the comments, […]

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Turn a WebP Graphic File Into Something Useful on Linux

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Like it or not, Google’s open source WebP image format is here to stay. At this point, the only thing holding back widespread adoption on the Internet is browser support. At present, the format is supported in Chrome, Opera, Opera Mini, Android Browser and Chrome for Android. However, with the folks at Mozilla working fast […]

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Google’s ‘Inbox’: Should Privacy Advocates Be Concerned?

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Google is getting ready to migrate all Gmail users to Inbox, which should be something of a concern for those worried about privacy, but no one seems to be noticing. The current efforts seem to be directed at users of the Gmail mobile app, but it’s my guess that desktop users of Gmail will be […]

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Debian Live Dead, Linux Ransomware & More…

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FOSS Week in Review

Larry’s away today, hiding beneath his tinfoil hat and hoping to escape the ravishes of Friday the thirteenth, so I was volunteered to write this week’s review. Sorry. Larry will return next week.

G’bye Debian Live: By now you’ve probably heard the news that evidently the Debian Live project is no […]

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