Free Advertising for Tech Centered Non Profits

Not-for-profit organizations with ties to tech, especially FOSS, are invited to take advantage of a new program at FOSS Force. This new program offers free advertising to non-profit organizations.

All accepted participants will receive free banner ads on our site linked to the landing page of the organization’s choice. In addition, participating organizations will receive a free information page in the “sponsors” section of our site. The ad sizes being offered are 180 X 600 […]

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Of Distros & Donnybrooks


Editor’s note: This article first appeared in a slightly different form on The Blog of Helios on Monday, October 25, 2010.

We’re all aware of the Distro Wars. Some of us are bloodied warriors…Others sit on the sidelines experiencing mixed degrees of amusement. I’ve been both, but more the latter these days.

Arguments over who’s distro is best have subsided over the past few years. Many of us realize that arguing over which distro is […]

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Uber’s Problems With Local Regulators


Uber’s been shut down again.

It seems as if city officials in Portland, Oregon take exception with the online car-for-hire service’s plans to take to their city’s streets without bothering with little things like acquiring taxi permits for their cars and drivers, proper liability insurance and vehicle inspections.


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Linux Minty Fresh, Zuul Logo & Weighing In on SCALE

FOSS Week in Review

With colleagues like mine, you can rest assured everything is covered. From FOSS Force columnist Ken Starks’ friendship column this week to Christine Hall’s commentary on the contiuous battles free and open source software developers and advocates face, the week has been a very thoughtful and reflective one in the FOSS Force neighborhood.

Nevertheless, here are a couple of more FOSS morsels to wrap up the week:

There is no Dana… […]

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The Ongoing Wars Against Free Tech

After a few months of not hearing much from Microsoft, the company has been in the news a bit recently. First there was the brouhaha when it announced it was offering the .NET framework as open source. Then there were several big security problems with Windows, with one serious vulnerability going all the way back to Windows 95.

Although this would’ve been big news in the old days, the FOSS press has been relatively quiet […]

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