Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

0 A.D. Music Shows There’s More to Open Source Than Code

The open source ecosystem is mostly about code. After all, sharing code is at the core of the open source ethos. But for many Free Software projects, there’s more at stake than code itself, as the development team behind the open source game 0 A.D. made clear recently when it highlighted the contributions of musical composer Omri Lahav–whose work is an important reminder that software success, in many cases, is about more than ones and zeroes.

Lahav is a composer based in Israel with an impressive list of professional accomplishments. These include producing scores for a slew of games, plays, shows and other productions. 0 A.D., meanwhile, is an open source project aiming to create a real-time strategy game that can rival the products of closed source, commercial game developers in every respect. 0 A.D. has been in development for what can seem like an eternally long time, but the team does roll out updates quite regularly. We’ve covered a number of the big ones in the past.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Debian 8 Jessie Is an LTS Release, Supported for the Next 5 Years

The Debian Project had the pleasure of announcing the general availability of the Debian GNU/Linux 8.0.0 (codename Jessie) computer operating system on April 25, 2015, which will be an LTS (Long Term Support) version supported with security patches and software updates until year 2020. Read more

Mageia 5 RC is Out: A Quick Test Drive

The general experience was that of working with the same system I have (Mageia 4). No crashes, no weird slow-downs, no problems with multiple wallpapers, as Megatotoro reports here Plasma 5 is showing... aside from the missing IME, I felt like at home. Read more

Debian 9.0 (Stretch) Already Planned, First Point Release for Debian 8.0 in a Month

A new stable Debian release has been made available to the community, and the developers are already talking about the first point release for the 8.0 branch, which should arrive in about a month. Read more

Stellarium Is the Best Free Astronomic Observatory on Linux

Stellarium, a free, open source planetarium software that displays a realistic and accurate sky in 3D, has been upgraded once more and is now available for download. Read more