Fans of Google's Android OS, now available on T-Mobile G1 phones, can finally feel more "at home" with the Open Source notion Google is taking. "Jailbreaking", a popular term popularized by Apple's iPhone, means "getting...

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Free software advocates are praising a federal appeals ruling that allows greater protection for open-source software against copyright infringement. The case concerns a company, Kam Industries, that downloaded open-source code for use in a product...

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The Source engine is a 3D game engine developed by Valve Corporation. Its unique features include a large degree of modularity and flexibility, an artist-driven, shader-based renderer, accurate lip sync and facial expression technology, and...

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SimCity Source Code Is Now Open

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Tolkien writes "Source code for SimCity has been released under the GPLv3. For legal reasons the open source version was renamed Micropolis, which was apparently the original working title. The OLPC will also be getting...

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The European Union will decide this week where the €2.4bn shortfall in funding for the Galileo GPS satellite system will come from. A meeting on September 19th is expected to suggest that the cost is...

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After Qualcomm Inc. stopped selling Eudora, a pioneering e-mail program named after author Eudora Welty, in May of this year, it did not simply lay the program to rest in the collective digital graveyard of...

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A report funded by the European Commission has concluded that open source software could offer considerable savings to organizations with little effect on their business. In "almost all" cases, long-term costs could be reduced by...

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The city of Amsterdam's administration will spend a total of $393,900 next year evaluating Linux on the desktop. The Amsterdam city council said that "the use of open software can ensure better exchange of data...

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Counter-Strike: Source Update

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From Steam Update News: Soon, we'll be releasing the first in a series of updates to Counter-Strike: Source which will be focused on moving the core Counter-Strike gameplay forward The...

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Government entities around the world are not only increasing their use of free and open source software, they are actually sharing, collaborating and coordinating in open source fashion to meet federal, state and local...

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