The Free Software Foundation Europe is claiming that recent changes to the Google's Android Software Development Kit licensing terms has made the SDK into proprietary software. But if you look closely, that doesn't appear to be the case.
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Thanks to Microsoft, the Linux Foundation's program for booting Linux easily on Windows 8 PCs protected with Secure Boot is still stuck in neutral.
Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) is shaping up to be a controversial release, with a solution for dual-booting with Windows 8 and a new online scope for Dash search providing Amazon shopping suggestions.
Canonical, Ubuntu's parent company, is taking a new way to address the Windows 8 UEFI secure-boot problem.
The gambit is to take CloudStack and make it an open source juggernaut to build cloud architectures that resemble Amazon Web Services.
Is Google to blame for the fragmentation of the Android OS and delayed updates, or does the blame lie with the OEMs and the mobile carriers?
Why will Microsoft be releasing a persistent virtual machine feature on its Azure cloud platform so users can host Linux? Because that's what its customers want.
Microsoft has contributed source code under the GPLv3 to Samba, the file server software that enables Linux servers to share files with Windows PCs. No, I'm not making this up.
The Samba project has announced the creation of a certificate that will enlist participation by corporate developers. The process is similar to the way developers engage in the Linux project, Samba leader Jeremy Allison said
Mac OS 10.7 has lots of great features - and some real downsides. Here are 5 reasons to wait to upgrade.
Should Samba switch gears and accept corporate contributions for the first time?We're not talking about funding.
If you want real programming freedom on mobile you need to write for Android. Both Apple and Microsoft have made it clear they want to have as little as possible to do with free and open-source software.
Microsoft has banned GPLv3 software from the Windows Phone and Xbox apps ... but should Apple do the same in the App Store?
We know that Microsoft stares hungrily at Apple's success, if only because the CEO doth complain too much. And a practical result of envy is flattery of the highest form: not only does Microsoft now have a Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, a la App Store (well, who doesn't?
Whether it's free as in beer or as in speech, apps with free software licenses are not welcome on the Windows Phone 7 marketplace.
Microsoft has a deep history of trying to undermine open source software, and companies that use open source software. Companies that use the GNU/Linux operating system and supporting software have been targeted with various software patent lawsuits.
Microsoft has banned GPLv3 open-source software from Windows Phone and Xbox apps, according to Jan Wildeboer, an open source evangelist and Red Hat employee.
You can't sell GPL software on the Apple App Store, but you can do it on Google's Android App Store.
VLC, the popular open-source, media player from VideoLAN has just been pulled from the Apple App Store. It won't be the last.
Software patents are a fact of life. Their abolition isn't achievable, writes the author of the FOSSPatents blog.