The European Commission has taken the decision to start releasing its software under open source licenses. It believes this will benefit society as others can make use of the code.
The coalition set to lead Germany next month has said it's committed to the concept of Public Money, Public Code. This means that software funded by taxpayers will be released under a FOSS license.
Microsoft has updated its App Developer Agreement to expand the definition of the term "games", include support for third-party commerce platforms, and highlight new responsibilities of developers.
A team member from the Replicant project has said that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will not receive Replicant 9 as originally intended, but instead it'll get Replicant 10 which is based on Android 10.
Purism has announced that pre-orders for the Librem Mini are about to start shipping. The free software-compatible computer is available for $699 and takes around 10 days to reach customers.
Linux Mint 20 will prevent snapd from being installed stealthily. It found that several packages, like Chromium, are just snap packages. It will advise users on how to get the software by other means.
The Document Foundation has announced the general availability of LibreOffice 6.3. In this update, the suite has received some UI changes and adds more support for proprietary file formats.
Clement Lefebvre, head of the Linux Mint project, has announced that Linux Mint 19.1 will be released in time for Christmas. All of the spins and upgrade paths will be made available together.
The Fedora Project has released Fedora 29. The new upgrade comes with new software including GNOME 3.30. The project noted that the release comes almost 15 years after Fedora Core 1 was announced.
The City of Rome has begun the switch to LibreOffice as default for its workers. The switch begins with those who don't need to use office programs for more than one hour per month.
The Free Software Foundation has received a generous donation from the Pineapple Fund. The foundation received $1 million worth of bitcoin to help it reach a wider audience and spread free software.
The founder of the Eelo project has penned an open letter to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The letter seeks to gain funding for the privacy project from the billionaire despite reaching its Kickstarter goal.
The original founder of Mandrake Linux has set about to create a new mobile and desktop operating system called eelo. The new OS is geared towards data-privacy for those unhappy with Android and iOS.
The popular editing tools, Krita and Inkscape have launched on the Windows Store. The Krita developers took the decision to put a charge on their app to help with development costs of the software.
We caught up with Ali Miracle - a visually impaired software developer and FOSS activist from Baghdad, Iraq. We spoke about his life, his background and his thoughts on Free and Open Source Software.
Use Steam on Linux? then it's a good idea to back up everything you own (and then unmount your external storage) before attempting to debug or move the Steam folder... or you might lose everything.