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Open Source Slack Alternative Mattermost Gets $50M Funding

Saturday 22nd of June 2019 03:49:40 AM
In a bid to challenge the domination of Slack, open source team communication software Mattermost gets $50 million funding from the prestigious Y Combinator.

Linux Runs on All of the Top 500 Supercomputers, Again!

Friday 21st of June 2019 04:15:38 AM
Linux might be struggling for a decent desktop market share but it is definitely ruling the world of supercomputers.

11 Free and Open Source Video Editing Software

Wednesday 19th of June 2019 06:04:54 AM
Here is a comprehensive list of top free and open source video editors available on Linux, Windows and macOS along with their main features.

KIT Scenarist is a Powerful Tool for Creating Screenplays

Monday 17th of June 2019 09:51:37 AM
KIT Scenarist is an open source software for creating screenplays. You can use it for creating stories from the birth of the idea and before the transfer of the script to production.

Ubuntu Kylin: The Official Chinese Version of Ubuntu

Thursday 13th of June 2019 06:19:16 AM
Ubuntu Kylin is one of the official Ubuntu flavors. Learn about Ubuntu Kylin, what it is, why it was created and what features it offers.

BitTorrent Client Deluge 2.0 Released: Here’s What’s New

Wednesday 12th of June 2019 06:27:45 AM
One of the best torrent clients, Deluge, has a major new release with several improvements and new features. Here's what's new in this release.

Graviton: A Minimalist Open Source Code Editor

Monday 10th of June 2019 04:13:45 AM
Graviton is a free & open source, cross-platform code editor in development. Check out the features of this promising application.

Free and Open Source Trello Alternative OpenProject 9 Released

Friday 7th of June 2019 02:19:03 PM
Open Source Trello and Jira alternative OpenProject 9 release introduces new Scrum & Agile board view. Check out the features in this new release.

Zorin OS Becomes Even More Awesome With Zorin 15 Release

Thursday 6th of June 2019 05:42:04 PM
Beginner friendly Linux distribution Zorin OS becomes more awesome in its latest release. Zorin 15 brings a number of visual and performance improvements.

Unity Editor is Now Officially Available for Linux

Friday 31st of May 2019 05:58:40 PM
Unity Editor for the cross-platform gaming engine Unity is now officially available for Linux. It comes with support for Ubuntu and CentOS. Read more about using it on Linux.

Best VPN Services for Privacy Minded Linux Users

Friday 31st of May 2019 02:32:11 AM
Here are our recommendations for best VPN services for Linux users to secure their privacy and enhance their online security. Check it out.

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The community-led renaissance of open source

With few commercial participants, early free software and open source communities were, by definition, community-led. Software was designed and created organically by communities of users in response to their needs and inspiration. The results, to a degree nobody predicted, were often magical. First-generation open source businesses like Red Hat emerged to respond to these needs. They combined the best of both worlds: the flexibility and control of raw open source with the commercial support that enterprises depend on. These new open source businesses found their opportunity by adding the missing—but necessary—commercial services to community-led open source projects. These services would be costly for organizations to provide on their own and potentially even more costly to do without. One early leader of that era, Cygnus Solutions, even adopted the counter-intuitive tagline "Making free software affordable." But back then, it was always overwhelmingly clear: The commercial vendors were in service of the community, filling in around the edges to enable commercial applications. The community was the star, and the companies were the supporting cast. Read more

Election fraud: Is there an open source solution?

Can open source technology help keep our elections honest? With its Trust The Vote Project, the Open Source Election Technology (OSET) Institute is working on making that a reality for elections in the United States and around the world. The project is developing an open, adaptable, flexible, full-featured, and innovative elections technology platform called ElectOS. It will support all aspects of elections administration and voting, including creating, marking, casting, and counting ballots and managing all back-office functions. The software is freely available under an Open Source Initiative (OSI)-recognized public license for adoption, adaptation, and deployment by anyone, including elections jurisdictions directly or, more commonly, commercial vendors or systems integrators. Read more

Meld is an excellent file and folder comparison tool for Windows and Linux

Ever had two sets of the same files and folders and couldn't decide which one to retain? It may take a long time to actually open each to verify the one that's recent or the one you need; while dates associated with the files may help, they won't all the time as they don't tell you anything about the actual content. This is where file comparison tools can be time-savers. Meld is an open source file comparison tool for Windows and Linux for exactly that purpose. Read more