The Linux Foundation has quietly changed their stance concerning individual members being allowed to vote for directors of the foundation.
We are only half-way through January yet there's been so much exciting news already for open-source and Linux enthusiasts as well as when it comes to interesting computer hardware.
OpenDesktop.org, the network of sites like KDE-Look, KDE-Apps.org, GNOME-Look.org, and others, has been acquired by Blue Systems.
When ending out 2015 I wrote about some of the open-source Linux letdowns of the year while since then Phoronix readers have suggested more items that they were sad to see not materialize this year.
PostgreSQL 9.5 was officially released this morning with several exciting new features.
SQLite 3.10 has been released today as the latest version of this widely-used SQL database engine library.
Hyperion Entertainment confirmed that at the end of December the source code to AmigaOS 3.1 was leaked, which is now causing problems for the company continuing to develop this proprietary operating system.
Junio Hamano announced the release this afternoon of Git 2.7.0, the latest stable version of this extremely popular, open-source version control system.
There is just four weeks to go until the annual Free Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM).
For those that didn't hear, Python developers will be abandoning their Mercurial-based repository and development workflow in favor of using a Git repository via GitHub.
Alexandre Prokoudine of GIMP has written an annual report on the project and its GEGL port.
For those recovered from the New Year, here's a look at the most popular Linux/open-source topics that appeared on Phoronix in December.
Webmin, the open-source project offering web-based system/server administration on Linux and an alternative to cPanel, is out with a new release after being a few months in development.
Last week I wrote about some of the open-source / Linux letdowns of the year while today's article is looking at some of the positives from throughout the year.
Coming in Q1'2016 with the Phoronix Test Suite 6.2 release will be the long overdue overhaul of OpenBenchmarking.org with a brand new user-interface, restored search capabilities, and other new features.
TigerVNC, the high performance VNC server/client backed by Red Hat and others, has released version 1.6.0 to end out the year.
While this year there were many great achievements in the Linux/open-source space with a ton of new innovations, exciting free software project releases, and much more (I'll have a recap of the best of 2015 in the days ahead), there were sadly many things that didn't pan out or materialize this year. Here's a look at the open-source and Linux letdowns of 2015.
Darktable 2.0 has been released in time for editing all of your RAW holiday photos. Darktable continues to be one of the leading open-source photography for RAW images.
Last month Jolla was in very dire shape with having to go through debt restructuring and major layoffs at the company after their latest round of financing had collapsed. Fortunately, they've received a fresh round of funding to keep the company alive.
The PostgreSQL 9.5 release change-log was recently updated in Git to reflect all of the latest changes for this next version of this database server due out in 2016.
Version 0.9 of AppStream is now available. As a refresher, AppStream is a FreeDesktop.org specification backed by multiple major Linux distributions as a cross-distribution effort of standardizing Linux component metadata.
Junio Hamano announced the release this afternoon of Git 2.7.0-rc0 with 463 commits since Git 2.6.
Several Phoronix readers have written in that Hashcat -- both in its CPU and OpenCL/CUDA forms -- have been open-sourced.
Rich Geldreich, the compression expert formerly employed by Valve and now working for Unity, has written a blog post covering the future of GPU texture compression.
Andrey Ponomarenko has announced his work on ABI-Tracker, a new open-source tool for tracking ABI changes of C/C++ software projects.
The OpenSSL project made public today four new security advisories. Three of the issues are considered of moderate severity while one is low.
Version 1.1.1 of the Opus audio codec was released this past week.
It's been nearly one year since last talking about LZHAM, the lossless data compression codec designed by a former Valve developer and has been showing great potential -- particularly by game developers for compressing assets. While LZHAM news has been quiet, Rich Geldreich has still been hard at work on advancing open-source lossless compression.
Days after celebrating the project's 20th birthday, GIMP 2.9.2 has been released as the latest development snapshot towards the GIMP 2.10 image editor.
Given the news last week about Jolla going through a big round of temporary layoffs and debt restructuring, Antti Saarnio, the co-founder and Chairman of Jolla, has written an open letter about the situation.
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