Imagine an Android Phone Without Linux Inside

Google Fuchsia logo

Google has plans to replace Linux-based Android with its own built-from-scratch operating system, Fuchsia. Why? Mainly, it seems, to get away from the GPL. […]

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Why Do You Choose Open Source?

The Screening Room

Conference keynote speeches can unify attendees around ideals or principles that cut across a broad swath of a particular field. Such was Chris Aedo’s recent OSCON keynote, which he summarizes in […]

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Linus Torvalds Talks to Debian Users

Linux Torvalds Debian conference

A little over two-and-a-half years ago, Linus Torvalds spent over an hour taking and answering questions from an audience of developers at DebConf14 in Portland, Oregon. Some of what he said is by now old news, but that’s interesting too, as it serves as a marker for where we’ve been. […]

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Mozilla Relents, Thunderbird Can Stay

Mozilla Thunderbird

After nearly a year and a half with an uncertain future, Mozilla tells Thunderbird it can stay and that its future is now certain — in a most uncertain way. […]

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Heed the Prophet Stallman, oh Software Sinners!

Richard Stallman RMS

We’re reasonably certain this wasn’t written by the hand of any god. Then again, we haven’t personally met any gods, so how would we know? All we know for sure is that as some good book almost said, “The truth shall make you chuckle.” […]

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