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FSF launches internship for free software activists

May 8th, 2009 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has launched a new internship programme for free software activists and has opened applications for its first round of openings which close on May 25.

Buffer overflow: Mandriva server, FSF winners, Moblin alpha 2

March 25th, 2009 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

The Mandriva Linux team, close on the heels of its release candidate for its 2009 Spring, has released a beta version of MES 5, the Mandriva Enterprise Server 5. Among other features, MES 5 includes a new installation wizard, Mandriva Directory Server integration and virtualisationwith Xen and KVM.

OpenBSD's De Raadt sings Stallman blues

May 1st, 2008 | 23 Comments » Tags: ,

The OpenBSD team traditionally makes available a new song with each new release of its software. The songs, though often of dubious lyrical quality, typically embody the current thinking of the development team, in particular that of team leader Theo de Raadt. In the past the songs have railed against proprietary software developers and corporates […]

OpenOffice.org chooses LGPL3 for next release

March 9th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

The OpenOffice.org project has announced that it will release future releases of the open source office suite under the LGPL3 licence, starting with the beta for OpenOffice.org 3.0.

Stallman hands over Emacs reins

February 27th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Free software advocate and long time developer of the Emacs editor, Richard Stallman, has once again stepped down as the lead developer of Emacs, The Register reports. Stallman made the announcement on the Emacs developer forum and he later discussed his decision in an interview with Network World.

Qt goes GPL3

January 21st, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Trolltech, the team behind the widely used Qt development libraries have announced that with immediate effect, Qt will now be made available under the new GPL3 licence. Free Software Foundation head Richard Stallman is, understandably, pleased with the move: “I am very pleased that Trolltech has decided to make Qt available under GPL v3 … […]