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A New Round Of OpenSSL Vulnerabilities Discovered

Further fallout from the Heartbleed bug has occurred with another set of security vulnerabilities now being disclosed for OpenSSL.
5 June 2014 - OpenSSL - 18 Comments

TrueCrypt.ch: New Project, Hosted In Switzerland

It still is not really clear what happened to TrueCrypt with the official web-site still warning users against using the software; there's been no further confirmation whether it was a web-site hack, a back-door found in the software, government intervention, or other reason for shutting down the open-source project.
30 May 2014 - TrueCrypt.ch - 6 Comments

LF Announces New Backers, Projects For Core Infrastructure

The Linux Foundation has some new updates this morning concerning their Core Infrastructure Initiative that basically came as a result of the widely published OpenSSL heartbleed bug to provide the OpenSSL project with better funding for development and auditing.
29 May 2014 - Linux Foundation - 5 Comments

Git 2.0 Officially Released

Version 2.0 of Git is now available.
28 May 2014 - Git 2.0

TrueCrypt Has Been Potentially Compromised

The TrueCrypt open-source disk encryption software has been potentially compromised and users are now told to avoid the software.
28 May 2014 - TrueCrypt - 46 Comments

Blender 2.71 Test Release Issued With New Features

Blender 2.71 will soon be released as the latest version of the open-source 3D animation/modeling software while out now is a test release.
28 May 2014 - Blender 2.71 - 8 Comments

Developer Calls For HTTP 2.0 To Be Thrown Out

Open-source developer Poul-Henning Kamp is pushing for the HTTP Working Group to toss out their current work on the HTTP 2.0 standard and to start over.
26 May 2014 - HTTP 2.0 - 6 Comments

LibreOffice 4.3 In Beta, Bringing Good Improvements

The beta release of LibreOffice 4.3 is available this week with many new features being under development for this popular open-source office suite.
25 May 2014 - LibreOffice 4.3 - 9 Comments

Cairo Has A Lengthy TODO List

For those that may have some extra time over the summer months that are looking to get involved with some new open-source work and are looking for something that's high-profile but often overlooked, Cairo would be a great project.
21 May 2014 - Cairo - 1 Comment

Git 2.0 Is Nearly Ready For Release

Junio Hamano has announced the fourth Git 2.0.0 release candidate with an expectation of shipping the final version quite soon with no more development releases planned.
21 May 2014 - Git 2.0.0

New XFS Programs Update Supports New XFS On-Disk Format

After a year of development, xfsprogs 3.2.0 has been released as the latest version of the user-space program and other components for the XFS file-system. The big addition to xfsprogs 3.2.0 is supporting a new on-disk format.
16 May 2014 - xfsprogs 3.2 - 23 Comments

Reiser4 Gains Support For Discard On SSDs

Just yesterday I talked about Reiser4 being updated for Linux 3.14 and now supporting multiple transaction models. For the next Reiser4 patch release it looks like discard support will be added to the file-system.
7 May 2014 - Reiser4 - 16 Comments

Entangle Photo App Has Out A New Release

The Entangle open-source application for tethered camera control and capturing is out with a major release.
3 May 2014 - Entangle 0.6

SystemTap 2.5 Supports UEFI/SecureBoot & Other Features

SystemTap 2.5 is now available as the latest version of this open-source Linux software for being like DTrace in being able to dynamically trace and diagnose system issues.
30 April 2014 - SystemTap 2.5

Inkscape 0.91 Is Still Working Towards Its Major Feature Release

It's been a long time since the last major release of the Inkscape open-source vector graphics editor software, but the 0.91 release (formerly known as Inkscape 0.49) is still brewing and will be a very exciting release with a ton of new functionality.
28 April 2014 - Inkscape 0.91 - 16 Comments

NGINX Now Powering Nearly 150 Million Web Sites

NGINX, the popular lightweight web-server alternative to Apache, is reaching some impressive milestones.
25 April 2014 - NGINX - 2 Comments

NGINX 1.6 Brings SPDY 3.1 & Other New Features

The lightweight NGINX web server has released its major version 1.6 update.
24 April 2014 - NGINX - 1 Comment

Linux Foundation Announces A Core Infrastructure Initiative

The Linux Foundation has announced a multi-million dollar Core Infrastructure Initiative to fund critical open-source projects. The first project receiving money from this pool is OpenSSL.
24 April 2014 - Core Infrastructure - 17 Comments

Audacious 3.5 Lightweight Audio Player Released

Audacious, an open-source audio player derived from XMMS that aims to be lightweight yet advanced, is out with a major release.
23 April 2014 - Audacious - 11 Comments

Linux Foundation Shares More Details Of LinuxCon Chicago

At the end of August in Chicago will be the Linux Foundation's LinuxCon and CloudOpen at the Sheraton Chicago.
21 April 2014 - LinuxCon

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