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Fedora 24, SourceForge’s Dilemma & More…

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Also included: Solus 1.2, Elementary Snaps, Microsoft fights OEM crapware and LibreOffice’s minor upgrade.

FOSS Week in Review

The biggest news this week was the much awaited release of Fedora 24.

It’s baseball season, and in baseball about this time of year talk turns to trades. Well, I’ve been traded for […]

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SourceForge Seeks a Return to Relevancy

SourceForge deceptive add reporting tool.

The new owners of SourceForge, once the primary code repository for open source projects, work to make good on a promise to restore a reputation that was tarnished by its former owners.

It’s been about 2 1/2 years since GIMP began what became something of a mass exodus of large open source projects […]

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Canonical Goes Snap Happy, Nextcloud 9 Released & More…

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Also included: Two distros with new releases, Fedora 24 due on Tuesday and Ammon, Idaho thinks out-of-the-box.

FOSS Week in Review

When karma comes to visit, the one thing to remember is that in some way — which might even seem totally unrelated — you have some responsibility for that karmic […]

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How My Trip to SELF Turned Into a Nightmare

Vandalized auto Econo Lodge parking lot.

Our writer goes to the Queen City of Charlotte, North Carolina for the SouthEast LinuxFest. Instead of having a good time, however, the trip turned into a nightmare — but the fault lies with Econo Lodge, not with SELF.

What a great time I had during the day I spent at this year’s […]

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Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

Microsoft's LinkedIn plans

With today’s announcement of Microsoft’s planned purchase of LinkedIn, it appears that the business oriented social site will soon become a platform for connecting with Redmond’s proprietary products.

Are you ready for MS LinkedIn? Too bad. It’s coming. Today Microsoft announced in a press release that it’s purchasing the social network for $196 […]

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Microsoft’s BSD, SourceForge’s Speed Test & More…

SourceForge's Speed Test

Also included: Maru OS brings Android/Debian convergence, three new distro releases, Google making Android more proprietary and EFF asked to investigate Miscrosoft.

FOSS Week in Review

Here I am, sitting at the FOSS Force table in the land of the not-so-deep-south. I’m in Charlotte, in the northern Carolina, 33 miles exactly […]

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Women Dominate 2016’s O’Reilly Open Source Awards

O'Reilly Open Source Awards OSCON

In an illustration of the value of diversity, four out of five of the recipients presented with O’Reilly Open Source Awards at this year’s OSCON were women.

The Video Screening Room

At O’Reilly’s OSCON conference earlier this month in Austin, Texa, open source developers and evangelists who have earned the respect […]

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Jono Bacon Leaves GitHub

Jono Bacon

A familiar face to open source conference goers, Jono Bacon has left his post as director of community at GitHub after only six months.

Jono Bacon is no longer the director of community at GitHub. We wouldn’t fret for him too much. Something tells us he’ll land on his feet.

The only thing we know […]

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