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GitHub Is Undergoing a Full-Blown Overhaul As Execs and Employees Depart 106 comments
Docker Images To Be Based On Alpine Linux 66 comments
The Performance of Ubuntu Linux Over the Past 10 Years 101 comments
CFQ In Linux Gets BFQ Characteristics 64 comments
Python 3 Is Coming To Scrapy 85 comments
Link Rot Rx: 'Amber' Add-on For WordPress and Drupal 17 comments
Torrents Time Lets Anyone Launch Their Own Web Version of Popcorn Time 136 comments
Open Source Pioneer Michael Tiemann On the Myth of the Average 126 comments
Chromodo Browser Disables Key Web Security 53 comments
Homemade Speed Trap Made By Former UVA CS Professor 558 comments
Socat Weak Crypto Draws Suspicions Of a Backdoor 50 comments
7 Swift 2 Enhancements iOS Devs Will Love 122 comments
Big Satellite Systems, Simulated On Your Desktop 44 comments
Linux Kernel 2.6.32 LTS Reaches End of Life In February 2016 116 comments
Project Neon Will Bring Users Up-to-Date KDE Packages 42 comments
Jailbreak Turns Cheap Walkie-Talkie Into DMR Police Scanner 82 comments
Intel Gets Called Out Again For Their M.I.A. 3.0 X.Org Driver 110 comments
FreeBSD-Powered Firewall Distro OPNsense 16.1 Released 64 comments
GitHub Service Outage 117 comments
Top Telcos Join Facebook Open Source Hardware Project 18 comments
The US Government and Open Standards: a Tale of Personal Woe 256 comments
Malware Operator Barters With Security Researcher To Remove Open Source Ransomware Code 34 comments
AMD: It's Time To Open Up the GPU 152 comments
Firefox 44 Arrives With Push Notifications 182 comments
OpenWrt Turns a $14 Card Reader Into the Smallest Wireless AP 42 comments
Microsoft Releases Its Deep Learning Toolkit On GitHub 53 comments
Linux 4.5 Adds Raspberry Pi 2 Support, AMD GPU Re-Clocking, Intel Kaby Lake 147 comments
Open-Source Ransomware Abused For the Second Time In Real-Life Infections 100 comments
GNU Emacs Now Has Native Support For GTK Widgets 133 comments
Developers Frustrated with GitHub Prod For Changes In Bug Reports, Transparency 99 comments
Linux Foundation Quietly Drops Community Representation 129 comments
Open-Source GPU Used For Research 28 comments
How OpenGL Graphics Card Performance Has Evolved Over 10 Years 115 comments
Remix OS in Violation of GPL and Apache Licenses 180 comments
Baidu Releases Open Source Artificial Intelligence Code 34 comments
Fedora Linux Might Drop Incremental Upgrades 91 comments
Open Source Could Help Bring Vulkan To More AMD GPUs 38 comments
Zero-Day Vulnerability Discovered In FFmpeg Lets Attackers Steal Files Remotely 72 comments
OpenSSH Patches Bug That Leaks Private Crypto Keys 60 comments
Microsoft Open Sources Edge JavaScript Code, Plans Linux Port 92 comments
Microsoft Open-Sources Its JavaScript Engine Chakra 141 comments
GNOME Settings Area Getting a Refurbishment 151 comments
Intel's Clear Linux Distribution Offers Fast Out-Of-The-Box Performance 137 comments
Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS Officially Released 132 comments
The FSF Is 30 Years Old; Where Should They Go From Here? 231 comments
After Years of Serving X11, X.Org Stands To Lose Its One-Letter Domain 140 comments
KDE Plasma 5.5 Has Matured Past the Point of Plasma 4 111 comments
Open-Source Firmware For Your Toy Drone 32 comments
PostgreSQL 9.5 Released 104 comments
FOSS Force is a FOSS News and Commentary Site (Video) 41 comments
The Swift Programming Language's Most Commonly Rejected Changes 339 comments
The Empathy Gap and Why Women Are Treated So Badly In Open Source Projects 786 comments
Debian Founder Ian Murdock Has Died 464 comments
List of Major Linux Desktop Problems Updated For 2016 349 comments
Open Source Roles: Starters vs. Maintainers 77 comments
Coding Styles Survive Binary Compilation, Could Lead Investigators Back To Programmers 164 comments
Fixing JavaScript's Broken Random Number Generator 136 comments
North Korea's Operating System Analyzed 98 comments
Mesa's Highlights Reel: An Impressive Year For Open Source 3-D Drivers 27 comments
APT Speed For Incremental Updates Gets a Massive Performance Boost 162 comments
Perl 6 Released 145 comments
Mozilla Document Shows Firefox OS Tablet, TV Stick, Router, Keyboard Computer 78 comments
Ubuntu User Count Pegged At Over One Billion 165 comments
Porting Ubuntu For Raspberry Pi 2 Just Got a Lot Easier 32 comments
Super Mario Inspired SuperTux Issues Its First Official Release In 10 Years 116 comments
Improving UI and UX: Changing the "Open Source Is Ugly" Perception 402 comments
Wine 1.8 Released 119 comments
Khronos Delays Vulkan Graphics API To 2016 Release 50 comments
Replacement For Mozilla Thunderbird? 388 comments
VLC Launches On Chrome OS Thanks To Android Port 44 comments
Ask Slashdot: What's the Biggest Open Source Project of 2015? 113 comments
Firefox 43 Arrives With 64-bit Version For Windows, Android Tab Audio Indicators 188 comments
Collabora and OwnCloud Announce LibreOffice Online 67 comments
AMD Goes Open Source, Announces GPUOpen Initiative, Linux Compiler, Drivers 89 comments
Attackers Can Hijack Joomla Sites Via User-Agent Strings 66 comments
Mozilla Hands Out Open Source Awards 44 comments
Write the Docs Helps Create FLOSS Software Documentation (Video #2) 14 comments
Facebook Open Sources AI Hardware Design 56 comments
Microsoft Offers Linux Certification. Yes, Really. 200 comments
Bruce Perens On Problems With the Open Hardware Model 201 comments
WordPress 4.4 Arrives 39 comments
Microsoft Open Sources and Forks Windows Live Writer Into Open Live Writer 44 comments
Elementary OS 0.3.2 "Freya" Released 86 comments
IT Leaders Now Expected To Be Open To Open Source 74 comments
Mozilla Launches Focus By Firefox, a Content Blocker For iOS 9 30 comments
Microsoft To Open Source Chakra, the JavaScript Engine In Its Edge Browser 114 comments
No More Security Fixes For Older OpenSSL Branches 60 comments
Perl 6 Gets Beta Compiler, Modules and an Advent Calendar 131 comments
Why To Choose PostgreSQL Over MySQL, MariaDB 244 comments
Apple Releases Swift As an Open-Source Project 195 comments
Enlightenment E20 Released With Full Wayland Support 56 comments
Free Pascal Compiler 3.0.0 Is Out; Adds Support For 16-Bit MS-DOS, 64-Bit iOS 134 comments
Software Freedom Conservancy Asks For Supporters 44 comments
AMD's Crimson Radeon Driver For Linux Barely Changes Anything 95 comments
High-Security, Open-Source Router is a Hit on Indiegogo (Video) 112 comments
Mozilla Is Removing Tab Groups and Complete Themes From Firefox 316 comments
Microsoft Open-Sources Visual Studio Code 160 comments
Adding Eye Control To Wheelchairs for Quadriplegics 15 comments
FCC Clarifies: It's Legal To Hack Your Router 85 comments
Freeciv Founded 20 Years Ago Today 37 comments
Microsoft Open Sources Its Machine Learning Toolkit 15 comments
Mozilla Has 'No Plans' To Offer Firefox Without Pocket 199 comments
PostgreSQL Getting Parallel Query 83 comments
Mozilla Plans To Remove Support For Firefox Complete Themes 267 comments
Getting Started With GNU Radio 42 comments
With TensorFlow, Google Open Sources Its Machine Learning Resources 37 comments
Open Source Anniversaries: 6 Years of Go, 11 of Firefox 65 comments
WordPress Now Powers 25% of the Web 143 comments
Corporations and OSS Do Not Mix 213 comments
$1 Bid Wins Government Open Source Software Purchasing Experiment 124 comments
Linus's Thoughts on Linux Security 291 comments
Fedora 23 Released 57 comments
Andrew Tanenbaum Announces MINIXcon 104 comments
The Return of OS/2 Warp Set For 2016 262 comments
Linus Rants About C Programming Semantics 576 comments
Could Go Community's Threat of Public Shaming, Lifetime Bans Make Go a No-Go? 358 comments
Linux 4.3 Released As Stable; Improves On Open-Source Graphics, SMP Performance 73 comments
GNU Hurd 0.7 and GNU Mach 1.6 Released 129 comments
Busybox Deletes Systemd Support 572 comments
Open-Source GPU Drivers Show Less Than Ideal Experience For SteamOS/Linux Gaming 109 comments
MySQL Servers Hijacked With Malware To Perform DDoS Attacks 55 comments
Open Source Code Isn't a Warranty 214 comments
Ask Slashdot: Open Tools For Logbooks and Note-taking? 227 comments
Mozilla Giving $1 Million To Open Source Projects It Relies On 68 comments
Ubuntu 15.10 'Wily Werewolf' Released 191 comments
Government Team Experiments With Paying For Small Open Source Tasks 90 comments
Intel Develops Linux 'Software GPU' That's ~29-51x Faster 111 comments
Microsoft Publishes OpenSSH For Windows Code 164 comments
Celebrating 20 Years of OpenBSD With Release 5.8 158 comments
October is the Most Open (Source) Month (Video) 25 comments
Report: Red Hat Buying DevOps Startup Ansible 78 comments
Walmart Open Sources Its Cloud Platform To Take On Amazon 83 comments
Why Cybersecurity Experts Want Open Source Routers 177 comments
KDE Turns 19 115 comments
Fedora 23 Final May Release As Planned On October 27 65 comments
Ask Slashdot: Is There Space For Open Hardware In Networking? 121 comments
Wayland Ported To DragonFlyBSD 152 comments
3 Open Source Projects For Modern COBOL Development 75 comments
There Is No .bro In Brotli: Google/Mozilla Engineers Nix File Type As Offensive 781 comments
Pushing the Limits of Network Traffic With Open Source 55 comments
Linux Foundation: Security Problems Threaten 'Golden Age' of Open Source 77 comments
Open-Source Doom 3 Advances With EAX Audio, 64-bit ARM/x86 Support 37 comments
Debian Dropping Linux Standard Base 220 comments
Enlightenment Mysteriously Drops Wayland Support 152 comments
ESR On Why the FCC Shouldn't Lock Down Device Firmware 144 comments
Google's Effort To Speed Up the Mobile Web 95 comments
Making Your Graphing Calculator a Musical Instrument 55 comments
Getting More Women Coders Into Open Source 696 comments
Matthew Garrett Forks the Linux Kernel 688 comments
Sensor Network Makes Life Easier For Japan's Aging Rice Farmers 91 comments
OpenIndiana Hipster 2015.10: Keeping an Open-Source Solaris Going 149 comments
FLIF: Free Lossless Image Format 311 comments
Linux Foundation Puts the Cost of Replacing Its Open Source Projects At $5 Billion 146 comments
LibreOffice Turns Five 147 comments
EFF: DMCA Hinders Exposing More Software Cheats Like Volkswagen's 166 comments
How the Car Industry Has Hidden Its Software Behind the DMCA 126 comments
What's New In GNOME 3.18 170 comments
Nintendo Joins Khronos Group 46 comments
Ask Slashdot: Herding Cats, Aging Systems? 158 comments
A Wikipedia-Style Tree of Life Emerges 72 comments
AMD Confirms Vulkan Driver For Linux, But To Start Off As Closed-Source 47 comments
XPRIZE's Jono Bacon On the Next Great Challenge 20 comments
The Era of Open Source Cars 31 comments
OpenGL Library Mesa 11.0 Brings Open Source OpenGL 4 88 comments
Ask Slashdot: Definitive Password Management Best Practices Using OSS? 77 comments
Open Source Router Firmware OpenWRT 15.05 Released 94 comments
Ask Slashdot: Synchronizing Sound With Video, Using Open Source? 103 comments
Microsoft Announces VP9 Support For Edge 55 comments
Node.js v4.0.0 Released 128 comments
The Free Software Foundation: 30 Years In 135 comments
Debian Working on Reproducible Builds To Make Binaries Trustable 130 comments
New Release of the Trinity Desktop Environment 197 comments
What Is Open Source Pharma (and Why Should You Care)? 165 comments
Netflix Open Sources Sleepy Puppy XSS Hunter 12 comments
How Open Film Project "Cosmos Laundromat" Made Blender Better 31 comments
Mutt 1.5.24 Released 38 comments
New FCC Rules Could Ban WiFi Router Firmware Modification 242 comments
LLVM 3.7 Delivers OpenMP 3.1 Support, ORC JIT API, New Optimizations 84 comments
Mozilla, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and Others Form 'Alliance For Open Media' 99 comments
LILO Bootloader Development To End 135 comments
Linux Kernel 4.2 Released 142 comments
"Hack" Typeface Is Open Source, Easy On the IDEs 211 comments
AMD's R9 Fury On Open-Source: Prepare for Disappointment, For Now 43 comments
A FreeBSD "Spork" With Touches of NeXT and OS X: NeXTBSD 165 comments
MIAOW Open Source GPU Debuts At Hot Chips 45 comments
GNOME To Start Using Codenames 46 comments
Croatian Party Advocates Government Adoption of Open Source 29 comments
Ten Dropbox Engineers Build BSD-licensed, Lossless 'Pied Piper' Compression Algorithm 174 comments
Microsoft Builds Open-Source Browser Using HTML, JavaScript, and CSS 74 comments
Ubuntu Is the Dominant Cloud OS 167 comments
Open Source, Collaborative Rich-Text, Web-Based Editor Almost Available 59 comments
UNC Scientists Open Source Their Genomic Research 10 comments
Contiki 3.0 Released, Retains Support For Apple II, C64 44 comments
'Gynepunks' DIY Gynecology For Underserved Women 59 comments
KDE Plasma 5.4 Released 43 comments
Happy Birthday, Linux! An OS At 24 152 comments
Meet Linux's Newest File-System: Bcachefs 132 comments
City of Munich Struggling With Basic Linux Functionality 394 comments
Linux Foundation Project Will Evaluate Security of Open Source Software 37 comments
KDE Applications 15.08.0 Released 68 comments
Linus Torvalds Isn't Looking 10 Years Ahead For Linux and That's OK 108 comments
Interviews: Ask Dr. Tarek Loubani About Creating Ultra-Low Cost Medical Devices 54 comments
Debian Founder: How I Came To Find Linux 136 comments
"Father Time" Gets Another Year At NTP From Linux Foundation 157 comments
IBM Launches Linux-Only Mainframes 157 comments
FreeBSD 10.2 Released 103 comments
Cheap, 3D-Printed Stethoscope Challenges Top-of-the-Line Model 179 comments
The LibreOffice Story 254 comments
OpenSSH 7.0 Released 75 comments
Cisco Developing Royalty Free Video Codec: Thor 145 comments
Kali Linux 2.0 Released 109 comments
Pixar's Universal Scene Description To Be Open-Sourced 37 comments
Ask Slashdot: Switching To a GNU/Linux Distribution For a Webdesign School 233 comments
LibreSSL 2.2.2 Released 33 comments
Microsoft Open-Sources Windows Bridge For iOS 48 comments
Marvell's Kinoma Create Keeps On Creating (Video) 14 comments
India Adopts Comprehensive Open Source Policy 19 comments
LibreOffice 5.0 Released 236 comments
Largest DebConf Ever Will Hit Heidelberg In Mid-August 41 comments
Ada Initiative Organization To End, But Its Work Will Continue 223 comments
DoD Ditches Open Source Medical Records System In $4.3B Contract 186 comments
On Linux, $550 Radeon R9 Fury Competes With $200~350 NVIDIA GPUs 83 comments
Interviews: Ask Richard Stallman a Question 359 comments
Why Your Software Project Is Failing 119 comments
Project IceStorm Passes Another Milestone: Building a CPU 107 comments
Battle For Wesnoth Seeks New Developers 58 comments
KDE Community Announces Fully Open Source Plasma Mobile 44 comments
AMD Forces a LibreOffice Speed Boost With GPU Acceleration 144 comments
Ask Slashdot: Building an Open Source Community For a Proprietary Software Product? 85 comments
Meet OpenDaylight Project Executive Director Neela Jacques (Video) 14 comments
Open-Source Mesa 3D Library/Drivers Now Support OpenGL 4 30 comments
On Being Pro-GPL 250 comments
Haiku OS Will Get New Service Manager 93 comments
Renderman Gets Blender Integration 31 comments
The Free Software Foundation's Statement On Canonical's Updated Licensing Terms 75 comments
NSA Releases Open Source Security Tool For Linux 105 comments
Virtual Reality Tech and Openness 25 comments
What the GNOME Desktop Gets Right and KDE Gets Wrong 267 comments
Speed-Ups, Small Fixes Earn Good Marks From Ars For Mint 17.2 69 comments
Calculating the Truck-Factor of Popular Open Source Projects 79 comments
Linux Foundation's Census Project Ranks Open Source Software At Risk 47 comments
MetaMorph Helps non-Engineers Design Circuits (Video) 21 comments
French Government IT Directorate Supports ODF, Rejects OOXML 75 comments
OpenSSL Patches Critical Certificate Forgery Bug 45 comments
Open Compute Project Comes Under Fire 86 comments
Jolla Spins Off Hardware Business 44 comments
BBC Reveals Its New Microcomputer Design 97 comments
What Goes Into a Decision To Take Software From Proprietary To Open Source 45 comments
Clang Plays Tetris -- Tetris As a C++ Template Metaprogram 68 comments
Firefox 39 Released, Bringing Security Improvements and Social Sharing 172 comments
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