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Free Software Pioneer and Activist John Gilmore Is Among Three New Board Members at FSF

The Free Software Foundation might be getting itself back on track as the radical watchdog for copyleft and free software with the appointment of free software activist and pioneer John Gilmore to its board of directors.

No Need to Move From CentOS 7 by June 30 If You Have Aftermarket Support

Although Sunday will be the last day that CentOS 7 will be officially supported, you don't have to move to something else right away. There are plenty of support services you can use to keep your workloads safe and secure until you're ready to migrate.

How Nginx Went From Being the Little Engine That Could to Become the Fork of the Day

On Valentine's day a developer for the popular open-source web server platform Nginx announced a fork of the project to create FreeNginx. Here's what you need to know about the fork, and what it means to the future of Nginx.

Is Mozilla’s Mitchell Baker Getting Out While the Getting’s Good?

Last week Mozilla's $7 million dollar CEO Mitchell Baker announced that she was stepping away from the C-suite, although she'll remain onboard as chairperson of both Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corporation.

AlmaLinux Becomes More Than Just Another RHEL Clone With 9.3 Release

For the first time in its three year's of existence, AlmaLinux didn't release its new version within hours of a new RHEL release. That's because AlmaLinux is no longer just a copy and paste RHEL clone.

Doordash Does a Thing for Safety and Wants Credit for Doing What Should Be Expected

DoorDash thinks we're supposed to be impressed that it's working to keep its drivers safe. We ask, isn't that just what they should be expected to do? We have a suggestion about something they should do if they really want to impress us with their efforts.

FOSS Week in Review: Kali Cleans House, Kalendar Becomes Merkuro, Brave’s Unfree Assistant, & More…

The cryptocurrency funded Brave Browser has a new proprietary AI assistant; new versions of Kali, KDE Gear, and LibreOffice; with changes on the way in The Document Foundation's versioning scheme.

Consequence of Ottawa’s ‘Link Tax’ Dampens News on Canadian Wildfires

Canadians in wildfire ravaged areas can't swap important and potentially life saving news stories on Facebook as a result of the country's recently passed news link law.

Fork of LXD Lands and Almost Immediately It’s Linux Containers’ Newest Project

About a month after Canonical pulled LXD from Linux Containers, with the 'LXD community experiment' evidently being labeled internally as a 'failure' by Ubuntu, the code is forked and almost immediately accepted as a project at Linux Containers.

FOSS Week In Review: ‘Maddog’ on Red Hat, Cooking With Mint, Linux’s Big Mac Attack & more…

In this week's news roundup, our Christine Hall tells you what she thinks has gone wrong at Red Hat, and again tries to wrestle Elon Musk to the floor. In between, she covers some more of this week's FOSS news.

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