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.
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Purism has announced that the Librem 14 laptop is now available for pre-order. The device will ship in early Q4 2020 and if you place your order now, you'll receive a $300 discount.
Free Software Foundation Europe has urged Denmark to put its new contact tracing app, Smittestop, under a free software license. The WHO and the EU have both urged countries to do the same.
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 founder of SQLite has updated the project with a new Code of Conduct following requests that one be included by clients. The Christian founder used a 1,500-year-old text as its basis.
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 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 federated social network, Diaspora, has been upgraded to version 0.7. With this release, there are many under the hood improvements as well as user-facing changes such as better markdown support.
Tim Berners-Lee has passed a decision to the W3C Advisory Committee on whether to extend the EME development through to March 31, 2017. The committee is divided on EME and could stop development.
Citing various issues from privacy concerns to customer tracking, Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation, has provided a list of reasons why everyone should avoid Uber.
Famous software activist Richard Stallman has accused Ubuntu developers Canonical of ignoring the privacy of its users by enabling a form of surveillance in association with Amazon by default.
Richard Stallman, the granddaddy of the free software community, says that Valve is dilluting the ethos of the movement by bringing nonfree games to Linux, something he calls 'unethical.'
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