h-online.com: Google has announced that it is closing Google Code Search – the search engine which specifically crawls open source software – on 15 January, 2012. Google says that the closure is part of its current programme to focus on products that people "use two or three times a day".
winehq.org: I am sad to say that there was a compromise of the WineHQ database system.
zdnet.com.au: The venerable time zone database, tz, which powers the majority of Unix-derived software across the globe, has been shut down following a civil suit filed by astrology software makers Astrolabe.
ostatic.com: The Free Software Foundation today announced the relaunch of The Free Software Directory. For years The Free Software Directory allowed users to search and browser for software that meets The Free Software Definition but an update was needed.
pcworld.com: The website for the open-source MySQL database was hacked and used to serve malware to visitors Monday.
Also: MySQL at the core of commercial open source
phoronix.com: It's been nearly one month since Kernel.org was hacked -- the home to the Linux kernel source-code repository, among other services -- but it's still not back online yet.
lwn.net: The developers working on putting kernel.org back together have sent out a brief status update, mostly about the management of git trees.
itwire.com: Ever since 1995, September 19th has been adorned with the label "International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD)." This is the day where we're all expected to don our tri-cornered hats, our navy blue jackets with gold trimming and to adopt a Cornish accent.
zdnet.com.au: The Linux Foundation has pulled its sites offline due to a security breach that occurred on 8 September, which it believes was in connection with an attack on kernel.org.
techeye.net: Most people won't have even heard of it. Diaspora is an up and coming social network which is getting a lot more attention in some circles in the wake of Google+'s 'real names' policy.
eweek.com: Opera Software has launched the Opera TV Store, a place for developers to find the tools and components to build apps for TV sets.
itwire.com: Seventeen days. That how long it took for the elite administrators at the Linux kernel project to find out that servers at the project had been breached.
readwriteweb.com: The site that hosts the Linux kernel's source code, Kernel.org was compromised earlier this month. The discovery was made on August 28th, and steps are being taken now to enhance security for the site and recovery is underway.
Also: The Cracking of Kernel.org by Jon Corbet
extremetech.com: Starting today, a simple but effective switch has been flipped on DNS servers across the world that should significantly decrease your page load times and increase your download speeds across the web.
noctslackv1.wordpress: Well, my experiment with G+ and social networking has come to its end tonight.
slashdot.org: After 14 years and over 15,000 stories posted, it's finally time for me to say Good-Bye to Slashdot. I created this place with my best friends in a run down house while still in college. Since then it has grown to be read by more than a million people.
junauza.com: Thanks to the Internet, a lot of native as well as web applications have come up that make sure that you watch your favorite shows at the time and place you want. Here's a list.
wired.com: It was August 6, 1991, at a CERN facility in the Swiss Alps, when 36-year-old physicist Tim Berners-Lee published the first-ever website. It was, not surprisingly, a pretty basic one.
zdnet.com: The Internet of 1991 was text-based, used almost entirely by techies, and looked nothing like what you think of as the Internet. The Web changed all of that.
webmonkey.com: Sometimes though it’s good to take a step back and remember that no one knows what the future of the web will really look like. In fact most predictions turn out to be utterly wrong. In that spirit, here’s a 1995 piece from MTV on this crazy thing called the Internet.