Because open sourcers love sharing their data
Canonical is planning to make a change to Ubuntu which would mean that the Linux distro would collect information - or telemetry data - on desktop PCs during installation and afterwards.
No more Waiting for Godot
Unity and Unreal have a new contender to deal with and its name is Godot. After over 18 months of development the Godot team released Godot 3.0, reworking the core almost in its entirety. Juan Linietsky, Godot's founder and lead developer, isn't being shy about the projected sucess of Godot either, claiming it is "ready for the big leagues" and that it is "in the same league as the current big, commercial [game engines]".
Charges ahead next year
The US military is set to charge ahead into open source next year after an amendment to the National Defense Authorisation Act for Fiscal Year 2018.
Open Source messiah Richard Stallman is not impressed
Microsoft has been hitting the headlines lately with its enthusiasm for Linux – but Open Source's messiah Richard Stallman is less than impressed.
While claiming that this year was the year of the Linux desktop
Jim Zemlin, President of the Linux Foundation, appears to have hit levels of fail unprecedented in the open saucy world.
Otherwise a lot of history will disappear
A petition is asking Adobe to release Flash into the hands of the open-source community.
Disgusted by the hate
Canonical Founder Mark Shuttleworth says that he has become disgusted with the level of hate in the free software community.
Linux Foundation warns
Companies who do not use open source software will eventually go tits-up according to a top open saucy type.
Sorry Steve , the "cancer" won
A few years ago, Microsoft’s shy and retiring CEO Steve “there is a kind of hush” Ballmer described Linux as a cancer on computing and spent a fortune trying to kill it. Now Vole has surprised the world by joining the Linux Foundation as a platinum member.
Likely to be the industry standard
The blockchain platform which will be a key feature of financial networks will be open sourced.