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.
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.
Version 2.0 of Git is now available.
The TrueCrypt open-source disk encryption software has been potentially compromised and users are now told to avoid the software.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Entangle open-source application for tethered camera control and capturing is out with a major release.
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.
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.
NGINX, the popular lightweight web-server alternative to Apache, is reaching some impressive milestones.
The lightweight NGINX web server has released its major version 1.6 update.
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.
Audacious, an open-source audio player derived from XMMS that aims to be lightweight yet advanced, is out with a major release.
At the end of August in Chicago will be the Linux Foundation's LinuxCon and CloudOpen at the Sheraton Chicago.
Junio Hamano has made for an exciting weekend with the announcement of Git 2.0.0-rc0, the first test release of the upcoming Git 2.0 release that will have features breaking backward compatibility with Git 1.x.
For those wanting to work on console games in C#, Mono's PlayStation 4 support work appears to be progressing well.
Version 1.5 of pass, the aptly named Unix standard password manager, has been released after about eighteen months of development.
Version 4.2.3 of the LibreOffice open-source office suite is now available.
Version 2.6 of MongoDB represents the largest release yet of the open-source NoSQL database software.
The latest feature of the LibreOffice open-source office suite is for creating 3D bar shapes.
As many Phoronix readers have already reported in, a very serious OpenSSL security vulnerability was discovered that allows for attackers to read memory in 64k memory chunks. A very serious bug in OpenSSL 1.0.1/1.0.2-beta is leaking information since the bug's introduction in 2011.
Samsung has made another feature-rich pull request for its Flash-Frienly File-System with new work that will be introduced in Linux 3.15.
The lightweight Midori open-source web-browser was released this week for Linux systems.
There's numerous new hardware drivers for the Linux 3.15 kernel when it comes to the media subsystem.
Flourish, one of the few Linux conferences held in the Chicagoland area each year, is happening this weekend. To much sadness, Flourish 2014 isn't as exciting as past years.
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