Free Software Melbourne

Michael Verrenkamp

The Paradoxes of Free Software

Why logic breaks down in light of the human condition

and a yak about the Gnews

20th August 2016
Hosting (of various kinds) provided by:

System Saviour Ben Sturmfels Electron Workshop

Gnews :: Free Culture

France Adds Source Code To List of Documents Covered by Freedom of Information Laws

Linux Foundation helps launch the js foundation

The future of Gmane in question

Googles Open Source Report Card

Gnews :: Licencing, Open Standards & DRM

Doctorow says fight against DRM laws is more important than his blog

Decision by Tim Berners-Lee might have stopped DRM from creeping into web standards

Game developers say no to DRM: "hurts our customers"

Gnews :: Security, Privacy & the law

lawsuits now can be served using twitter (in the US)

Suing Apple To Open the iPhone To Rival Browsing Engines

Hacker behind Linux Kernel’s Mass Trojan Infection Arrested in Florida

Linux kernel security

Firefox Users Reach HTTPS Encryption Milestone

There's Bugs In The Windows 10 Implementation of Bash

Skype For Linux Adds 'Experimental' Video Calls

Gnews :: Open Hardware / Firmware

Udacity plan to build an Open Source Self-Driving Car

EFF: you have a right to know whats in your electronics

EFF to Printer manufacturers: Don't Hide DRM in a Security Update

Ubuntu Linux 'Nextcloud Box' powered by Raspberry Pi

mint unveils mintbox mini pro desktop

Physically-Secure 'ORWL' Computer Expands Its Open Source Policy

Rasbian Pixel distro for the Pi

Arduino Foundation formed after ... wait, you mean there wasn't an Arduino Foundation?

Apple's networking team once quit over Open Compute Project

Gnews :: Releases

PowerShell is open sourced and is available on Linux

GitLab launches Issue Boards, an open-source task management tool that resembles Trello

Riot wants to be like Slack, but with the flexibility of an underlying open source platform

Obama’s Facebook Messenger Bot Now Open Source

Firefox outsourcing its internals


Open MCT is a next-generation mission control framework

Google releases Cartographer

Red Hat open sources Ansible Galaxy

Facebook open sources Zstandard compression algorithm and MyRocks storage engine

Gnews :: Distros, Desktops & Kernels

FreeBSD 11.0 Released

386bsd gets an update

wattOS R10 Linux Distribution

Ubuntu 16.10 and Unity 8 Desktop

Fedora 25 Beta open source Linux distribution now available

Parrot Security 3.2 “CyberSloop” Ethical Hacking OS

KDE Turns 20, Happy Birthday

Linux upstages KDE by turning 25

Linux Kernel Development report 2016

Kernel 4.8 released with Microsoft Surface 3 touchscreen support

Gnews :: The Good (maybe?), The Bad and The Ugly

Netflix's Meridian, an open source benchmark disguised as a original program

RaspAnd has Android Marshmallow for your Raspberry Pi 3

Windows is the Most Open Platform There is, Says Satya Nadella