Fast-Tracking Speech Recognition The Open Speech Initiative BeginsMar 10, 2014
OSI seeks to bring advanced speech processing to free software.more »
MakePlayLive Releases New Single-Board System Open Hardware Collective Takes on the Big VendorsDec 17, 2013
The KDE Vivaldi tablet isn’t here yet, but its development team is proposing cooperative businesses and open hardware as the future of free software.more »
The Linux-libre Project Freeing the Linux KernelNov 04, 2013
The Linux kernel and its penguin mascot are widely viewed as the symbol of free and open source software. The truth, however, is that the Linux kernel is only partly free.more »
Introducing the Accessible Computing Foundation Assistive TechnologySep 23, 2013
Assistive technologies may be the next major challenge for free software.more »
Replicant: The Struggle for Free Mobile The Struggle for Free MobileAug 26, 2013
Most people are under the impression that Android is free software, so why the need for Replicant, a project that describes itself as a “fully free Android distribution”?more »
GNOME Women in Open Source Project The GNOME Outreach Program for WomenJun 28, 2013
The GNOME Outreach Program for Women has seen success that other programs set up to encourage women in FOSS have not. We look at some of the reasons why.more »
Welcome EditorialMay 31, 2013
The long anticipated phenomenon of 3D printing, which the futurists have long identified as a potential “disruptive technology,” truly arrived this month with the appearance of the first 3D-printing controversy: 3D printing of cheap hand guns. Pop science prognosticators who have been bleary-eyed over the “promise” of 3D printing seemed caught off guard by the appearance of the first 3D guns. (You mean this wasn’t just for printing heart valves and Ironman exoskeletons?) At last, 3D printing was not just a quirky popular science oddity, but something that could serve as the fodder for moral arguments – by both sides, and a blogosphere seemingly thrilled to have some new material for speech making and hand wringing.more »
Interview: Eben Upton Eben Upton of Raspberry PiMay 22, 2013
After six years of development, founder Eben Upton and the other members of the Raspberry Pi Foundation are finally seeing the results of their efforts.more »
A new class of problems lets a malicious app pre-configure an invisible privilege update.
New Hack language adds static typing and other conveniences.
New crypto policy system will offer easier configuration and more uniform security.
Ubuntu founder denounces insecurity in proprietary, close-source software blobs.
Vulnerability affects many Linux web servers
Donors will get to vote on new features for the free video editor.
Debian project puts init out to pasture and says no to Ubuntu's Upstart.