Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Free As In Freedom

Filed under
OSS

When you see your business model threatened, there are two options: confront the problem, change strategy and adapt to the new situation or, if you are powerful enough, try to destroy the threat.

For Microsoft and other companies living off charging for the use of their applications, free software is a problem, because the idea of programs anyone can use for free is a torpedo aimed at their established business model. Accusing free software of a variety of sins –amateurish, expensive, unpredictable, anti-American, even communist– buys them time to reconsider their model.

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu Touch RTM Update 10, Important Milestone Achieved – Screenshot Tour

The Ubuntu Touch operating system has reached a new milestone and Canonical has released a new update for the RTM branch, bringing the entire project a little closer to a shippable version that can run smoothly and without any bugs. Read more

GenodeOS 14.11 Now Supports Intel's Wireless Hardware

Released today was version 14.11 of the Genode OS Framework, an interesting open-source OS research project we've been following for a few years now. The big addition to Genode OS 14.11 is the addition of an Intel wireless stack. The latest Intel WiFi hardware is now supported by Genode thanks to its developers porting the Intel WiFi driver from Linux (iwlwifi) along with WPA supplicant application support to enable WiFi WPA access. Genode OS 14.11 also brings an implementation of a trading scheme for CPU resources. There's also a new dynamic linker, Raspberry Pi networking support, new GUI components, and other changes. More details on the new release of Genode OS 14.11 can be found at Genode.org. Read more

Fedora 21 RC Is Out and Ready for Testing

The Fedora project has announced that Fedora 21 RC is now available for download and testing, for all the new flavors, Workstation, Server, and Cloud. Read more

Devuan, DevOne. Here comes a fork of Debian

Ha, from ongoing discussions surrounding Systemd/Init in Debian, anybody could have predicted this was going to happen sooner or later. Well, it has happened. A fork of Debian has been announced by the “Veteran Unix Admin collective.” The name of the Debian fork is Devuan, an Italian name that’s pronounced like DevOne. The following is from the groups webpage. Read more