Italian Supreme Court Bans the ‘Microsoft Tax’

An anonymous reader writes: In a post at the Free Software Foundation, lawyer Marco Ciurcina reports that the Italian Supreme Court has ruled the practice of forcing users to pay …

Distribution Release: Lightweight Portable Security 1.5.5

Version 1.5.5 of Lightweight Portable Security (LPS), a privacy-oriented Linux live CD developed by Software Protection Initiative, has been released: "Version 1.5.5 of LPS is now available. Changes: updated Firefox …

Sujeevan Vijayakumaran: Review of Ubucon 2014 Germany

Last weekend the german Ubucon took place in the town of Katlenburg-Lindau. It was the 8th Ubucon in Germany and it was the third time that I attented an Ubucon …

Development Release: BLAG Linux And GNU 200000 Alpha

Abdur-Rahman Morgan has announced the availability of the initial alpha build of BLAG Linux And GNU 200000, a set of Fedora-based live CDs (built exclusively from free software components) with …

Joe Liau: Turning the Page with Cory Doctorow

I’m still buzzing from this morning. No, it’s not because of the “crystal meth”1; nor is it because of the amazing cold brew coffee2 that’s sitting in my fridge. I’m …

Distribution Release: ExTiX 14.2

Arne Exton has announced the release of ExTiX 14.2, a set of two Ubuntu-based distributions – one with GNOME 3.14 and the other featuring Razor-qt. Both are based on Ubuntu …

OwnCloud Dev Requests Removal From Ubuntu Repos Over Security Holes

operator_error notes a report that ownCloud developer Lukas Reschke has emailed the Ubuntu Devel mailing list to request that ownCloud (server) be removed from the Ubuntu repositories because it contains …

Development Release: Trisquel GNU/Linux 7.0 RC

Rubén Rodríguez Pérez has announced the availability of the release candidate for the upcoming Trisquel GNU/Linux 7.0, a new version of the project’s Ubuntu-based distribution built strictly from free software …

Daniel Pocock: Positive results from Outreach Program for Women

In 2013, Debian participated in both rounds of the GNOME Outreach Program for Women (OPW). The first round was run in conjunction with GSoC and the second round was a …

Android Wear Gets Its First Big Update

Google’s Android Wear on Thursday got its first major update, bringing GPS support and offline music capabilities to the wearables platform. “Android Wear is great for tracking things like route, …