Bitcoin Anarchist Amir Taaki Talks
Bitcoin News (press release)Bitcoin Anarchist Amir Taaki Talks Technology's Purpose and ...Bitcoin News (press release)In PART 2, crypto folk hero Amir Taaki shares his thoughts with news.Bitcoin.com on past projects and Altcoins, while pointing to a philosophical paradox he ...and more »
Posted on 16 October 2017 | 7:08 am
DevOps pros and open source: Culturally
TechTargetDevOps pros and open source: Culturally connectedTechTargetThe open source (and free software) community is famous for its quarrels and strong opinions. From Linus Torvalds referring to other people's code as "brain damage" to Richard Stallman's headline-making comments about Steve Jobs's death, the open ...
Posted on 16 October 2017 | 6:49 am
Q. Why's Oracle so two-faced over open
The RegisterQ. Why's Oracle so two-faced over open source? A. Moolah, wonga ...The RegisterOracle loves open source. Except when the database giant hates open source. Which, according to its recent lobbying of the US federal government, seems to ...and more »
Posted on 12 October 2017 | 1:04 am
Slashdot is 20 - Boing Boing
Boing BoingSlashdot is 20Boing BoingThey also fondly remember interviews with not only geek celebrities like Vint Cerf and Richard Stallman, but also with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich (and, memorably, a Marketing exec for Microsoft Windows.) "It's also interesting to go back and look at ...
Posted on 5 October 2017 | 11:16 am
Has Linux's market share really doubled in
TNWHas Linux's market share really doubled in two months?TNWSomething weird just happened. Linux – the sprightly insurgent of operating systems – just saw its market share double. According to NetMarketShare, its share ...and more »
Posted on 2 October 2017 | 5:50 am
Open Source vs. Chromebooks
The trouble is that it is a short-sighted bargain, as Richard Stallman has pointed out for years. Chromebooks -- and, increasingly, tablets and phones -- are convenient, in that they remove the need to worry about configuring or updating software.
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 3:29 pm
Getting acquainted with Linux: a primer on
GNU stands for GNU’s Not Unix (interestingly, the name doesn’t really mean anything; it’s just a fun name thought out by its inventor Richard Stallman back in 1983.) During the time the only software available was proprietary, which implied it could ...
Posted on 16 August 2015 | 11:03 pm
Can You Get By Using Purely Open Source
And gaming will always be a gray area. Even Richard Stallman, one of the leaders of the free software movement who would probably yell at me for not saying “GNU/Linux” rather than just “Linux”, stated that while he thinks the code in games should ...
Posted on 10 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
Police Body Cams Should Turn on
Richard Stallman is famous for creating the GNU operating system, and founding the free software movement, which changed how we develop software. Now he’s published an essay in Technology Review about how police body cams should switch on automatically ...
Posted on 3 August 2015 | 9:35 am
Don’t call it Linux! And other things that
Backstory: Richard Stallman is quite adamant about not having or carrying a cell phone, be it a smartphone or otherwise. One reason, he says, is that these phones always contain at least some non-free software, starting with the firmware and continuing up ...
Posted on 11 June 2015 | 11:01 am