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Games: Free Games Online, "We. The Revolution" and Lots More

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  • Top 10 Free Games Websites For Online Gaming in 2019

    Free Games websites are a fun way to play games online without any download. However, your experience can become a hassle if the website you visit is the opposite of fun. To make your job easier, we have compiled a list of the top 10 best gaming sites to play free online games.

    We have thoroughly tested these websites on the quality and variety of free games available. So you can enjoy your time playing exactly the type of game you want without any hassle.

  • We. The Revolution is a slow but very interesting game and it's working well on Linux

    Set during the French Revolution with a rather chilling intro, We. The Revolution is a very interesting game. One that is hard to put a genre to, as it blends together lots to create something quite unique.

  • Satirical point & click adventure 'Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love' is coming to Linux

    Artifex Mundi just recently announced their new satirical point and click adventure game, Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love, will be releasing in Q2 this year with Linux support.

  • SIGIL, John Romero's free Doom megawad is due out next month after a delay shipping the fan boxes

    If you're like me and you love first-person shooters you're likely excited to try out SIGIL, the free megawad from John Romero. Announced in December last year, SIGIL is supposed to be an unofficial spiritual successor to the fourth episode of DOOM, with it picking up where the original ended.

    Originally due out in February, they've had some issues shipping the special fan boxes you could order that contained all sorts of goodies. In a statement on Twitter, Romero mentioned that the game is actually done but they can't release the free version until people that paid see it first.

  • Eldritch, a first-person action game inspired by roguelikes had a surprise huge update

    Minor Key Games recently put out a pretty big update for their first-person action game Eldritch, it sounds great too.

    The developer, David Pittman, mentioned on Twitter how it was the biggest update to the game in almost five years and they did it simply because "I just kinda felt like it!". Well, can't argue with that, great to see Eldritch seeing support so long after release.

    The "Eldritch Reanimated" update includes some notable technical changes like 64-bit binaries, a new audio engine, FXAA, Vsync and unlocked timestep options. Not stopping there it also has extra content too like dozens of new rooms to explore, new enemies, new weapons, a new help menu and so on.

  • Dead End Job is a twin-stick ghost-hunting shooter in a 90s cartoon style coming to Linux

    Love a good twin-stick shooter? How about the style of classic cartoons? Dead End Job squishes them together. It's being developed by Ant Workshop with publishing from Headup and it's due out sometime later this year.

    Looking over the details, it seems they are going to be putting this on Linux too. Their official site has a nice Linux icon and the Steam store page also lists Linux support.

  • CorsixTH, the open source game engine for Theme Hospital has a brand new beta

    For those who love their classics, Theme Hospital can be revived using the open source CorsixTH game engine which just had a big update. It's another game engine that requires you have the original data files, which can be grabbed easily enough from GOG.

  • CHROMATOSE, an RPG and Visual Novel hybrid has been fully funded and heading to Linux

    It's a Kickstarter campaign that I somehow completely missed, one that is in fact already over and the developer managed to get the funding they needed. Ending a few days ago on April 11th, they smashed their goal to end up with just over twenty five thousand dollars.

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Audiocasts/Shows: FLOSS Weekly with Aquameta and TLLTS (Linux Link Tech Show)

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    Aquameta is a web development environment where instead of storing code as flat files in the file system, everything is stored in PostgreSQL as relational data, including source code, HTML, CSS, Javascript, images and other resources, system configurations, database schema, permissions and more.
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GNOME Devs Mull Making Dedicated System Info Tool

Would you find the GNOME desktop more useful if it could tell you more about the system you’re running? If so, you may be interested to hear about a new app mooted by GNOME design team member Allan Day. Day proposes the creation of a new hardware diagnostics tool that would, in his words: “show technical details about the system and the available hardware. It would also include information about the firmware for your hardware, and allow blacklisting certain firmware versions.” Now, call me wrong — I usually am — but doesn’t that sounds like it would be mightily useful? Read more

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OSS: Legal and Licensing Workshop (LLW), Molly de Blanc on 'Breaking Up', Apache Software Foundation News and Beancount Examined

  • Business models and open source
    One of the more lively sessions that was held at the 2019 Legal and Licensing Workshop (LLW) was Heather Meeker's talk on open-source business models and alternative licensing. As a lawyer in private practice, Meeker worked on a number of the alternative licenses that were drafted and presented over the last year or so. But she is also part of a venture capital (VC) firm that is exclusively investing in companies focused on open source, so she has experience in thinking about what kinds of models actually work for those types of businesses. The LLW is organized annually by the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE). It is meant as a gathering for lawyers, engineers, and others interested in licensing topics. By default, sessions are run under the Chatham House Rule, which means that participants cannot be identified, either by name or affiliation. Meeker waived that rule for her talk, though those from the audience who made comments may or may not have waived the rule. Meeker acknowledged that her topic was controversial, but that she would be "your Beatrice [from the Divine Comedy] to the miasma of venture-backed open-source companies". Her slides were entitled "What color are your razor blades? FOSS business models". The title is referencing the famous What Color is Your Parachute? book for job seekers. The idea is to imagine an idea with specificity, so open-source companies need to imagine what they are selling (their "razor blades") with specificity in order to be successful. Otherwise, she said, they end up with the business model of the Underpants Gnomes ("1. Collect underpants, 2. ?, 3. Profit"). For a long time, there was a tendency for open-source entrepreneurs to equate "lots of downloads" with profit, which is more or less the same thing. That is not really going to happen unless a lot of thought is put into how the business will actually function.
  • Molly de Blanc: breaking up
    FLOSS is about choice (among other things). One of the things we get from developer freedom is the ability to specialize or have specialized technology — the development of features and tools, the fixing of bugs and anti-features.
  • Apache Software Foundation Advances Enterprise App Development With Top Level Projects
    The open source Netbeans Java Integrated Developer Environment (IDE) and SkyWalking application performance monitoring (APM) project efforts move forward. Open source is often at the core of modern enterprise applications and few if any organizations have as much impact as the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The Apache Software Foundation runs its open source projects on a hierarchy of principally three levels, top-level projects (TLPs), sub-projects and incubated projects. Achieving the TLP status is a major milestone for an open source effort. Among the projects that have recently achieved TLP status is the Apache Netbeans Java Integrated Developer Environment (IDE) and the Apache Skywalking application performance monitoring (APM) efforts.
  • Counting corporate beans
    Some things simply take time. When your editor restarted the search for a free accounting system, he had truly hoped to be done by now. But life gets busy, and accounting systems are remarkably prone to falling off the list of things one wants to deal with in any given day. On the other hand, accounting can return to that list quickly whenever LWN's proprietary accounting software does something particularly obnoxious. This turns out to be one of those times, so your editor set out to determine whether beancount could do the job. Beancount was already covered here almost exactly one year ago, but that review was focused on personal finances; company accounting has a different set of requirements. That article is worth reviewing, though, as the material covered there will (mostly) not be repeated here. Here, instead, the emphasis will be on what a simple business needs. At the top of the list is the ability to import data into the system and to get it back out again. An ongoing business has a long accounting history that needs to be present going forward. Beancount keeps all of its data in a plain-text file with a well-documented format, so both import and export are relatively easy. Building on the the tools written to extract data from QuickBooks, your editor was able to write a script to import the accounting database into beancount over the course of an hour or two.