US might have control of Open Source
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China fears a loss of GitHub  

It is starting to look like Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump has control of open source code and can freeze out whichever country fails to give him enough respect.

Microsoft open sources its calculator
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Hopes people will improve it

Software king of the world, Microsoft, has open sourced its Windows calculator.

Open sorcerers work to ARM Ubuntu
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2019 will be the year of the Linux laptop

A team of open sorcerers are  trying to get Linux on Qualcomm-powered laptops from HP, Asus, and Lenovo.

Microsoft snaps up open source database company
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Citus Data now makes Voleware

Microsoft said that it’s acquiring Citus Data, a startup that has commercialised open source database software called PostgreSQL.

MIPS goes open source
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18 December 2018

MIPS goes open source


Sauce and chips

As we expected, MIPS has gone open source, with its Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) and MIPS' latest core R6 available in the first quarter of 2019.

RISC-V and Linux Foundations promotes Open Source chip
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RISCy business

The Linux Foundation and RISC-V Foundation announced a collaboration project to promote open source development and commercial adoption of the RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA).

Shutting the open sauce bottle
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Only helping the big guys

While open source software has revolutionised the enterprise software world, a few people are starting to wonder if its very nature will survive the age of the cloud.

Canonical wants Ubuntu to collect your personal data
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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.

Godot 3.0 Released
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14 February 2018

Godot 3.0 Released

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]".

Pentagon spreads the open source
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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.