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Crowdfunding Campaign Seeks a Libre Recording of a Newly-Completed Bach Work 87 comments
AMD Confirms Linux 'Performance Marginality Problem' On Ryzen 120 comments
Linux Kernel Hardeners Grsecurity Sue Open Source's Bruce Perens 306 comments
Is the iPhone 'Years' Ahead of Android In Photography? 408 comments
GitHub Faces 'Major Service Outage' [Update] 39 comments
Petition Asks Adobe To Open-Source Flash To Preserve Internet History 167 comments
Microsoft Further Pledges Linux Loyalty, Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation 109 comments
Systemd Named 'Lamest Vendor' At Pwnie Security Awards 436 comments
OpenMoko: Ten Years After 48 comments
LibreOffice 5.4 Adds More New Features, Improves Office File Format Compatibility 111 comments
FreeBSD 11.1 Released 219 comments
How a VC-Funded Company Is Undermining the Open-Source Community 84 comments
Debian 'Stretch' Updated With 9.1 Release 40 comments
Mozilla's New Open Source Voice-Recognition Project Wants Your Voice 55 comments
Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC) for Windows Pushes What Could Be Its Last Update 139 comments
In Which Linus Torvalds Makes An 'Init' Joke 359 comments
Bruce Perens Warns Grsecurity Breaches the Linux Kernel's GPL License 474 comments
Survey Finds Most Popular Linux Laptop Distros: Ubuntu and Arch 141 comments
48-Year-Old Multics Operating System Resurrected 94 comments
Microsoft Makes 'Visual Studio Code Extension for Arduino' Open Source 65 comments
'Severe' Systemd Bug Allowed Remote Code Execution For Two Years 551 comments
Linux Kernel 4.12 Officially Released 55 comments
23 Years Of The Open Source 'FreeDOS' Project 123 comments
Ubuntu Disputes 'Ads In MOTD' Claims 110 comments
GitHub Urges Companies To Participate In 'Open Source Fridays' 71 comments
Software Developer Explains Why The Ubuntu Phone Failed 137 comments
Linus Explains What Surprises Him After 25 Years Of Linux 181 comments
Researcher Finds Critical OpenVPN Bug Using Fuzzing 47 comments
'Stack Clash' Linux Flaw Enables Root Access. Patch Now 126 comments
University of Missouri To Use Open Source And Other Cheaper Alternatives For General Education Textbook 58 comments
Opus 1.2 Released 22 comments
Green Party Leaders Don't Want Windows In Munich 139 comments
Why Women Devs Are Hard To Recruit and Even Harder To Keep 608 comments
OpenELEC 8.0.4 Kodi-Focused Linux Distro Now Available 43 comments
Insecure Hadoop Servers Expose Over 5 Petabytes of Data 51 comments
Ubuntu Touch Mobile OS Now Maintained By UBports 22 comments
ESR Shares A Forgotten 'Roots Of Open Source' Moment From 1984 79 comments
Bruce Perens Explains That 'GPL Is A Contract' Court Case 179 comments
Andy Rubin Says Essential's Ambient OS Will Be Open Source, Hints at Better Update Cycle 28 comments
ESR Announces The Open Sourcing Of The World's First Text Adventure 118 comments
Alpine Linux 3.6.0 Released 59 comments
Wormable Code-Execution Bug Lurked In Samba For 7 Years 83 comments
10 Years Later: FileZilla Adds Support For Master Password That Encrypts Your Logins 82 comments
Linux 4.10 Kernel Reaches End of Life 58 comments
Why The US Government Open Sources Its Code 58 comments
Endless OS Now Ships With Steam And Slack FlatPak Applications 95 comments
Open Source Educators 'OpenHatch' Close, Leaving Void For Campus Events 13 comments
Open Source SQL Database CockroachDB Hits 1.0 80 comments
Google Found Over 1,000 Bugs In 47 Open Source Projects 55 comments
Court Allows Case Over Violating Open Source License 156 comments
Debian 8.8 Released 65 comments
Startup Offers A Chip Based On The Open Source RISC-V Architecture 73 comments
Fedora Will Get Full Mp3 Support, As IIS Fraunhofer Terminates Mp3 Licensing Program 133 comments
Systemd-Free Devuan Linux Announces A Second Release Candidate 122 comments
Google Releases DIY Open Source Raspberry Pi Voice Kit Hardware 31 comments
Linux Kernel 4.11 Officially Released 55 comments
Richard Stallman Interviewed By Bryan Lunduke 172 comments
Anbox Can Run Android Apps Natively On Linux (In A Container) 66 comments
Systemd-Free Devuan Announces Its First Stable Release Candidate 'Jessie' 1.0.0 372 comments
States Are Moving To Cut College Costs By Introducing Open-Source Textbooks 123 comments
Baidu Announces New Open Platform To Help Speed Up Development of Self-Driving Cars 27 comments
Microsoft Acquires Container Platform Deis From Engine Yard 31 comments
OpenELEC 8.0 Linux Distro Released For PC, Raspberry Pi, WeTek Hub 50 comments
DeepMind Open Sources 'Sonnet' Library For Easier Creation Of Neural Networks 17 comments
Canonical Founder Criticizes Free Software Developers Who 'Hate On Whatever's Mainstream' 374 comments
Tor Browser Will Feature More Rust Code 149 comments
There's A New New JavaScript Framework 70 comments
USB Canary Sends An SMS When Someone Tinkers With Your USB Ports 40 comments
Microsoft Is Shutting Down CodePlex 45 comments
Google Launches New Website To Showcase Its Open Source Projects and Processes 36 comments
After 20 Years, OpenSSL Will Change To Apache License 2.0, Seeks Past Contributors 110 comments
SAS Mocked For Recommending 60% Proprietary Software, 40% Open Source 161 comments
GNOME 3.24 Released 118 comments
IBM Unveils Blockchain As a Service Based On Open Source Hyperledger Fabric Technology 42 comments
Popular Open-Source Audio Editor Audacity Adds Windows 10 Support, More Improvements 102 comments
Google Releases Open Source 'Guetzli' JPEG Encoder 83 comments
GitLab Acquires Software Chat Startup Gitter, Will Open-Source the Code 28 comments
NetBSD 7.1 Released 45 comments
Notepad++ Update Fixes 'CIA Hacking' Issue 82 comments
Linux Foundation Chief: Businesses 'Will Fail' If They Don't Use Open Source Code 109 comments
Munich's IT Lead: 'No Compelling Reason' To Switch Back To Windows From Linux 203 comments
New 'USG' Firewalls Protect USB Drives From Malicious Attacks 67 comments
Message For AMD: Open PSP Will Improve Security, Hinder Intel 52 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Best Protect Client Files From Wireless Hacking? 140 comments
VMware Affirms Open Source Commitment By Becoming Gold Linux Foundation Member 32 comments
Google Open Sources Encrypted Email Extension For Chrome 44 comments
Indian State Saves $45 Million As Schools Switch To Open Source Software 88 comments
Open Source Car-Hacking Tool Successfully Crowdfunded 54 comments
The US Department Of Defense Announces An Open Source Code Repository 58 comments
GitHub Invites Contributions To 'Open Source Guides' 54 comments
Linus Torvalds On Git's Use Of SHA-1: 'The Sky Isn't Falling' 203 comments
Google Releases Open Source File Sharing Project 'Upspin' On GitHub 58 comments
New Free O'Reilly Ebook: 'Open Source In Brazil' 55 comments
New Kit Turns A Raspberry Pi Into A Robot Arm 36 comments
MAME Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary 47 comments
MariaDB Fixes Business Source License, Releases MaxScale 2.1 17 comments
Microsoft's Open-Source Graph Engine Takes On Neo4j 17 comments
LinuxQuestions Users Choose Their Favorite Distro: Slackware 145 comments
Trend Micro's Own Cybersecurity Blog Gets Hacked 17 comments
The City Of Munich Now Wants To Abandon Linux And Switch Back to Windows 557 comments
Linux Kernel 3.18 Reaches End of Life 101 comments
Android Wear 2.0 Is An Evolutionary Update To Google's Smartwatch OS 40 comments
Pioneering Data Genius Hans Rosling Passes Away At Age 68 53 comments
How Open Sourcing Made Apache Kafka A Dominant Streaming Platform 48 comments
Reporter Pans Open Source Laptop Kit TERES-I 133 comments
Mozilla Binds Firefox's Fate To The Rust Language 236 comments
OPNsense 17.1 Released, Based On FreeBSD 11 39 comments
Researchers Unveil First Ever Blueprint To Construct a Large Scale Quantum Computer 94 comments
LibreOffice 5.3 Released, Touted As 'One of the Most Feature-Rich Releases' Ever 224 comments
KDE Plasma 5.9 Released 89 comments
Google Open-Sources Chrome For iOS 39 comments
Who's Responsible For Accidents Caused By Open Source Self-Driving Car Software? 114 comments
Wine 2.0 Released 202 comments
Do Android Users Still Use Custom Roms? 215 comments
Free Software Foundation Shakes Up Its List of Priority Projects 103 comments
Raspberry Pi Gets Competitors 115 comments
Oracle Scraps Plans For Solaris 12 127 comments
Microsoft Adds Intel's Clear Linux Open-Source OS To Azure Market 24 comments
Will The Death of the PC Bring 'An End To Openness'? 501 comments
Ask Slashdot: What's The Best Place To Suggest New Open Source Software? 225 comments
Debian 8.7 Released 124 comments
Node.js's npm Is Now The Largest Package Registry in the World 133 comments
Linux.com Announces The Best Linux Distros for 2017 224 comments
Hands On With the First Open-Source Microcontroller 83 comments
Pull Requests Are Accepted At About The Same Rate, Regardless of Gender 94 comments
Postal, the Legendarily Violent Video Game by Running With Scissors, Is Now Open Source 66 comments
HandBrake 1.0.0 Released After 13 Years Of Development 143 comments
FreeDOS 1.2 Is Finally Released 146 comments
All Cyanogen Services Are Shutting Down 113 comments
LibreOffice Will Have New 'MUFFIN' UI 173 comments
Is Microsoft 'Reaping the Rewards' From Open-Sourcing Its .NET Core? 257 comments
3D Freeciv-Web (Beta) Released 68 comments
GoboLinux 016 Released With Its Own Filesystem Virtualization Tool 47 comments
Google Joins the Open Source Cloud Foundry Foundation 6 comments
Zero-Days Hitting Fedora and Ubuntu Open Desktops To a World of Hurt 164 comments
Google Makes Embedding Projector an Open Source Project 14 comments
Linux Kernel 4.9 Officially Released 80 comments
Fedora-based Linux Distro Korora (Version 25) Now Available For Download 31 comments
Google Now Lets Developers Write Apps For the Assistant On Google Home 39 comments
Doyodo RetroEngine Sigma Is a Linux-Powered Classic Video Game Emulation Console 91 comments
Google Is Rolling Out Android 7.1.1 75 comments
Linux Mint 18.1 'Serena' BETA Ubuntu-based Operating System Now Available For Download 137 comments
Canonical Sues Cloud Provider Over 'Unofficial' Ubuntu Images 47 comments
Devuan's Systemd-Free Linux Hits Beta 2 338 comments
VM-Neutral Node.js API Unveiled, As NodeSource Collaborates With Microsoft, Mozilla, Intel and IBM 28 comments
Drupal Event Apologizes For Giving Out Copies Of Playboy 251 comments
Cyanogen Inc and CyanogenMod Creator Steve Kondik Part Ways 75 comments
Own An Open Source RISC-V Microcontroller 101 comments
Open-Source Hardware Makers Unite To Start Certifying Products 57 comments
Green Party Calls For Recount, Wants To Push For Open-Source Voting Machines 299 comments
Apple Releases macOS 10.12 Sierra Open Source Darwin Code 134 comments
Tor-Enabled Smartphone Is Antidote To Google 'Hostility' Over Android, Says Developer 39 comments
Fedora 25 Now Available -- Makes It Easier To Switch From Windows 10 Or Mac 154 comments
A Windows 10 Alternative: Ubuntu-Based Zorin OS Linux Distro 191 comments
Red Hat CEO Predicts Open Source Infrastructures With Proprietary Business Functionality 53 comments
cURL Author Is Getting Tech Support Emails From Car Owners 141 comments
Cryptsetup Vulnerability Grants Root Shell Access On Some Linux Systems 89 comments
Red Hat Announces Fedora Will Support MP3 Playback 140 comments
Java's Open Sourcing Still Controversial Ten Years Later 89 comments
OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set Version 3.0 Released 17 comments
Open Source Pioneer Munich Debates Report That Suggests Abandoning Linux for Windows 10 176 comments
Ubuntu Budgie Is Now An Official Ubuntu Flavor 49 comments
User Forks FileZilla FTP Client After Getting Hacked 166 comments
Mythbuntu Linux Has Been Discontinued 49 comments
US Government Launches Code.gov To Showcase Its Open Source Software 57 comments
Wordpress Founder Accuses Wix Of Stealing Code 176 comments
How Linux Saved A School's Failing Windows Laptop Program 255 comments
NetBSD Project Releases NetBSD 7.0.2 22 comments
Is Microsoft Mainstreaming Machine Learning? 51 comments
Linux Kernel 4.7 Reaches End of Life, Users Urged To Move To Linux 4.8 77 comments
Fedora 25 Beta Linux Distro Now Available For Raspberry Pi 52 comments
VeraCrypt Security Audit Reveals Many Flaws, Some Already Patched 75 comments
Canonical Names Ubuntu Linux 17.04 'Zesty Zapus' 67 comments
Blockchain Platform Developed by Banks To Be Open-Source 32 comments
The Linux Foundation Helps Launch the JS Foundation 34 comments
The White House Open Sources President Obama's Facebook Messenger Bot To 'Bring the Gov't To You' 37 comments
KDE Turns 20, Happy Birthday! 127 comments
France Adds Source Code To List of Documents Covered by Freedom of Information Laws 25 comments
Cyanogen Gets a New CEO, Shifts Away From Selling a Full Mobile Operating System 49 comments
Physically-Secure 'ORWL' Computer Expands Its Open Source Policy 68 comments
FreeBSD 11.0 Released 121 comments
Google Releases An Open Source Font That Supports 800 Languages 175 comments
One U.S. Election-System Vendor Is Using Developers in Serbia 83 comments
After 22 Years, 386BSD Gets An Update 83 comments
Emacs and Vim Combined In New 'Spacemacs' Distro 130 comments
Linux Foundation Shares LinuxCon Highlights 50 comments
Google Releases Open Source 'Cartographer' 26 comments
BadKernel Vulnerability Affects One In 16 Android Smartphones 58 comments
Google Gets Serious About Home Automation: Unveils Google Home, Actions on Google and Google Wifi 91 comments
KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS Desktop Officially Released 72 comments
Linus Torvalds Officially Announces the Release of Linux Kernel 4.8 95 comments
Ask Slashdot: Should An Open Source Hardware Project Support Clones? 117 comments
The Arduino Split is Over, New Non-Profit Formed 73 comments
Linux Mint Unveils New 'Mintbox Mini Pro' Desktop 70 comments
Yahoo Open Sources a Deep Learning Model For Classifying Pornographic Images 119 comments
The Slashdot Interview With Raspberry Pi Founder and CEO Eben Upton 47 comments
Boot Linux (or OpenBSD Or Oberon Or FreeDOS) In Your Browser 92 comments
Google Open Sources Its Image-Captioning AI 40 comments
Ask Slashdot: Who's Building The Open Source Version of Siri? 186 comments
California Launches Mandatory Data Collection For Police Use-of-Force 117 comments
A New Programming Language Expands on Google's Go 173 comments
Netflix Releases 'Meridian' Test Footage To All Including Competitors, Open Sources Some Tools 40 comments
Google's New Angular 2.0 Isn't Compatible With Angular 1 121 comments
Apple Releases Swift 3.0, 'Not Source-Compatibile With Swift 2.3' 148 comments
Will Oracle Surrender NetBeans to Apache? 69 comments
Vim 8.0 Released! 125 comments
Emacs 25.1 Released With Tons Of New Features 131 comments
Microsoft Weaponizes Minecraft In the War Over Classrooms 55 comments
Run Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Your PC With Android-x86 6.0 90 comments
The World's Most Secure Home Computer Reaches Crowdfunding Goal 126 comments
Microsoft Has More Open Source Contributors On GitHub Than Facebook and Google 118 comments
Firefox 49 Postponed One Week Due To Unexpected Bugs 208 comments
Linux Kernel 3.14 Series Has Reached End of Life 99 comments
Ubuntu-Based Elementary OS 0.4 'Loki' Achieves Stable Release 72 comments
LinuxScreenshots.org Closes. All Screenshot Tours Released For Downloading 46 comments
Vandalism Detection Contest Sponsored For Wikidata 38 comments
Pokemon-Themed Umbreon Rootkit Targets Linux Systems On ARM and x86 96 comments
Netflix Finds x265 20% More Efficient Than VP9 178 comments
Adobe Resurrects Flash Player On Linux 153 comments
QtCon Opens In Berlin 38 comments
World Map Shows Countries Requiring Open Source Software 32 comments
Penetration-Testing Distro Kali Linux 2016.2 Released 54 comments
Florida Man Arrested For Hacking Linux Kernel Organization In 2011 37 comments
Is Apache OpenOffice Finally On the Way Out? 137 comments
OpenBSD 6.0 Released 94 comments
Baidu Open-Sources Its Deep Learning Tools 27 comments
The Slashdot Interview With Ruby on Rails Creator David Heinemeier Hansson 51 comments
Google To Drop Nexus Brand Name, Move Away From Stock Android 203 comments
Slashdot Asks: What Are Your Favorite Java 8 Features? 427 comments
How G.E. Is Transforming Into An IoT Start-Up 115 comments
Linus Loves GPL, But Hates GPL Lawsuits 238 comments
ReactOS 0.4.2 Released: Supports Linux Filesystems, .NET Applications, and Doom 3 145 comments
Ubuntu Linux 16.10 'Yakkety Yak' Beta 1 Now Available For Download 92 comments
Hillary Clinton Used BleachBit To Wipe Emails 569 comments
The Slashdot Interview With VideoLAN President and Lead VLC Developer Jean-Baptiste Kempf 40 comments
Linus on Linux's 25th Birthday 110 comments
Princeton Researchers Announce Open Source 25-Core Processor 114 comments
Systemd Rolls Out Its Own Mount Tool 541 comments
KDE Edition Beta Released For Linux Mint 18 'Sarah' 36 comments
Ask Slashdot: Is KDE Dying? 515 comments
Fedora 25 To Run Wayland By Default Instead Of X.Org Server 151 comments
Google Will Kill Chrome Apps For Windows, Mac, and Linux In Early 2018 102 comments
Microsoft PowerShell Goes Open Source and Lands On Linux and Mac 400 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Are Some Bad Programming Ideas That Work? 674 comments
New FreeBSD 11.0 Release Candidate Tested By Phoronix 61 comments
'GoldenEye: Source' Updated: A Classic, Free Multiplayer Game 65 comments
Linux Trojan Mines For Cryptocurrency Using Misconfigured Redis Servers 62 comments
Ask VideoLAN President and Lead VLC Developer Jean-Baptiste Kempf Your Questions 204 comments
White House Releases Federal Source Code Policy To Help Government Agencies Go Open Source 61 comments
Apple Acquires Machine Learning and AI Startup Turi 14 comments
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