Open Source News

France Votes to Expand Open Source Use

Jon Gold | Network World | October 21, 2015

French voters voiced strong support for a proposal that will see the country’s government expand the role of free and open-source software in a national referendum on technology called the Digital Republic bill. More than 147,000 people voted on the Digital Republic bill’s 662 accepted proposals, and two open-source measures were the second- and third-biggest vote getters.

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4 Reasons Companies Say Yes to Open Source

Howard Baldwin | ComputerWorld | January 6, 2014

...When companies think of open source, these days they think "business agility," a quality they increasingly value above all others in the fast-changing marketplace. Read More »

Tizen OS going beyond phones to smart TVs, other gadgets

Editor | GMA News | January 5, 2014

Tizen, an upcoming open-source operating system for mobile and connected devices, may go beyond the territories of iOS and Android and find its way to other consumer devices like printers, cameras and even smart TVs, Read More »

Open Source VP9 Codec to be Supported by Almost All Hardware Makers

Lucian Armasu | Android Headlines | January 2, 2014

...Google has just announced a huge list of important hardware partners that will be adopting the open source VP9 video codec in 2014 and 2015, which includes: ARM, Broadcom, Intel, LG, Marvell, MediaTek, Nvidia, Panasonic, Philips, Qualcomm, RealTek, Samsung, Sigma, Sharp, Sony and Toshiba. Read More »

The rise of Drupal and the fall of closed source

Jared Whitehead | OpenSource.com | January 2, 2014

The story of Drupal's beginning sounds like a story ripped from the pages of a cyberpunk novel. It was in a small apartment during college that Dries Buytaert created what would become one of the most widely-used open source content management frameworks. Read More »

Linux Makes Open Source a Software Industry Force

Sean Kerner | eWeek | December 31, 2013

From a simple hobby project in 1991, Linux evolved to become a core component of the modern digital world and helped make open source software a potent force in the IT industry. Read More »

Year-in-Review: Law hot topics on Opensource.com

Rob Tiller | OpenSource.com | December 26, 2013

The most-read posts this year on the Opensource.com 'Law' channel showed a strong interest in diverse legal issues in the open source world. Many readers were reaching out for a better understanding open source licensing and related questions, such as: Read More »

Linux is Everywhere. We show you exactly where

Rahul Bali | Linux Federation | December 23, 2013

” Linux is Everywhere. From Space Stations to Microwave Ovens, Linux powers everything.” You might have heard that a lot and have always wondered ” Is that just a phrase or is it actually true? “Be assured, it is true." Read More »

Google to co-head 'open source' patent defense alliance

Roger Parloff | CNN Money | December 18, 2013

The Open Invention Network (OIN), a consortium of major technology companies formed in 2005 to minimize patent-aggression against free and open-source software projects Read More »

New German coalition backs local-owned or 'open source' software

Loek Hessers | ComputerWorld UK | December 18, 2013

Germany's new coalition government listed open source software among its IT policy priorities... Read More »

Five 'open source' community management tips for 2014

Jason Hibbets | OpenSource.com | December 17, 2013

"Every year, the art and science of community management is becoming more predictable," said Jono Bacon, the Community Leadership Summit 2013 lead organizer. Read More »

Open Source WordPress 3.8 Content Management System (CMS) Released

Sean Kerner | eWeek | December 12, 2013

Blogs and Websites around the world are getting a new look today, thanks to the new WordPress 3.8 release. WordPress is the world's most widely deployed open-source content management and blog system platform, powering more than 73 million sites today. Read More »