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Can This Nonprofit Destroy Apple's iOS And Google's Android?

Sam Mattera | DailyFinance | October 14, 2013

Mozilla, the nonprofit behind the popular Firefox browser, wants to disrupt the smartphone industry. It recently released the first update to Firefox OS, its open-source mobile-operating system. Read More »

EFF Welcomes Brian Behlendorf to Board of Directors

Rebecca Jeschke | Electronic Frontier Foundation | February 15, 2013

EFF is extraordinarily pleased to officially announce a new addition to our Board of Directors: entrepreneur and technologist Brian Behlendorf. Read More »

Firefox Smartphone System Challenges Android, iOS

Press Release | Mozilla Foundation | February 25, 2013

Mozilla Foundation announced Sunday it will launch in mid-2013 its widely anticipated Firefox operating system for smartphones in a direct challenge to the duopoly of Apple's iOS and Google's Android. Read More »

Foxconn Backs Firefox OS Play

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | June 3, 2013

Can the open-source, Linux-based Firefox mobile operating system become a mobile-space player? The question is far from answered but Mozilla has a new supporter: major electronics contract manufacturer Foxconn. Read More »

Hyping the Hyperledger with Blockchain Boffin Brian Behlendorf

Phil Fersht | Enterprise Irregulars | August 25, 2017

HfS’ Saurabh Gupta recently caught up with Brian Behlendorf (see bio), the Executive Director of Hyperledger at the Linux Foundation. Brian was a primary developer of the Apache Web Server – the most popular web server on the internet...Two decades after developing the Apache HTTP server that played a key role in giving us the internet and the web, Brian is reimagining our world again with blockchain. We discussed a range of topics around the reality and practicality of blockchain for enterprises along with the one wish that he wants to come true...

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In Affordable Smartphones, Firefox OS Shines But Nokia's X Phone Strategy Is Murky

Phil Goldstein | FierceWireless | February 25, 2014

One of the major themes I'm hearing here at the Mobile World Congress trade show is that handset makers across the board are focusing on affordable smartphones. Mozilla and its Firefox OS partners seems to be hitting the mark more than others by aligning the user experience they're delivering with the price points they are setting for the phones. Read More »

Keeping Patient Data Safe with Open Source Tools

Healthcare is experiencing a revolution. In a tightly regulated and ancient industry, the use of free and open source software makes it uniquely positioned to see a great deal of progress. I work at a scrappy healthcare startup where cost savings are a top priority. Our primary challenge is how to safely and efficiently manage personally identifying information (PII), like names, addresses, insurance information, etc., and personal health information (PHI), like the reason for a recent clinical visit, under the regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, HIPAA, which became mandatory in the United States in 2003.

LG Opts For A Brazilian, Lobs Out Low-Powered Firefox OS Mobe Fireweb

Neil McAllister | The Register | October 23, 2013

South Korean electronics giant LG has joined the likes of Alcatel, Geeksphone, and ZTE by offering a handset based on the Mozilla Foundation's open-source Firefox OS platform. Read More »

Mobile Giants Forced To Reckon With Emerging Markets

Jon Fortt | CNBC | February 25, 2013

This, in a nutshell, is the challenge that faces the entire mobile industry: Growth opportunities lie in emerging markets, where a new price-sensitive middle class is booming. To win the next phase of the computing race, the heavyweights will have to rethink their approach. Read More »

Mozilla Announces $25 Firefox OS Smartphone

Barry Levine | CIO Today | February 24, 2014

A Firefox OS reference handset for developers, called the Firefox OS Flame, was presented by the Mozilla Foundation as a prototype of the $25 model. It offers a dual-core, 1.2-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, 4.5-inch 854x480 display, NFC, a 5-megapixel camera on the back and 2-megapixel on the front, and 3G wireless data. Read More »

Mozilla's Firefox OS Readies For Africa Launch

Jo Best | ZD Net | November 6, 2014

The Mozilla Foundation has signed deals with three new operators to bring Firefox OS to the continent...

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Open Source at DrupalCon Denver

Jason Hibbets | opensource.com | February 8, 2012

March 19 will be here before you know it. Thousands of people will flock to Denver, Colorado for a week of learning and networking with Drupal community members. DrupalCon is the official conference of the Drupal community and draws an international audience. If you are not familiar with Drupal, it’s an open source content management platform that powers millions of websites--including opensource.com and whitehouse.gov.

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Top 10 FOSS Legal Stories in 2016

The year 2016 resulted in several important developments that affect the FOSS ecosystem. While they are not strictly "legal developments" they are important for the community. For one, Eben Moglen, the general counsel of the Free Software Foundation, stepped down. Eben has been a leader on FOSS legal issues since the late 1990s and has been critical to the success of the FOSS movement. The FOSS community owes him a huge debt of gratitude, and I expect that he will continue to be active in the FOSS community. The success of FOSS adoption was dramatically illustrated when Microsoft joined the Linux Foundation and summarized in the article, Open Source Won. So, Now What? in Wired magazine...

Why Firefox -- yes, Firefox -- will become the mobile OS to beat

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry | CITEWorld | March 7, 2014

To the skeptics, Firefox OS doesn't stand much of a chance against the juggernaut that is Android. After all, Android is already free and open source...But hold on. There are a few things this narrative doesn't take into account. Read More »