open source

10.8.19

'Collapse OS' Is an Open Source Operating System for the Post-Apocalypse

The operating system is designed to work with ubiquitous, easy-to-scavenge components in a future where consumer electronics are a thing of the past.

9.12.19

Anyone Can Build This Open Source, DRM-Free Kindle Alternative

The Open Book Project is in the process of designing an open source device that will let you read ebooks without being locked-in with a corporation.

8.30.19

Facebook’s Open Source Community Is Reckoning With Toxicity and Harassment

Developers of Facebook's ReactJS framework, which powers much of the web, have a bro culture that isn't welcoming to traditionally underrepresented groups.

6.7.19

The Open Source Project That Keeps Google's Hands Off Your Android Data

MicroG gives users control over what data is used, where, when, and how.

2.14.19

The Internet Was Built on the Free Labor of Open Source Developers. Is That Sustainable?

A look at the complicated business of funding open source software development.

1.9.19

The Rise and Demise of RSS

Before the internet was consolidated into centralized information silos, RSS imagined a better way to let users control their online personas.

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12.14.18

What I Learned By Quitting Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft

Triple check your recovery codes, don’t link Facebook to different apps, and other lessons from a month without Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, and Google.

12.13.18

The Last Independent Mobile OS

Alternative mobile operating systems have come and gone over the years, but only Sailfish has survived the iOS and Android duopoly.

12.13.18

How I Quit Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon

A reflection on my month without Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon, plus a how-to guide if you want to quit the biggest companies in tech.

12.7.18

Someone Defaced Linux.org Website With ‘Goatse’ And Anti-Diversity Tirade

Someone took control of a Linux unofficial community website and replaced its regular content with a NSFW meme, a dox of a transgender open source developer, and anti-diversity messages.

11.6.18

This MIT PhD Wants to Replace America's Broken Voting Machines with Open Source Software, Chromebooks, and iPads

In 2006, Ben Adida wrote a 254-page PhD dissertation on "cryptographic voting systems." Now, he wants to fix America's broken voting machines.

9.26.18

The Culture War Comes to Linux

After Linux adopted a new Code of Conduct, a small group of programmers threatened to rescind their code from the project. Lead Linux developers say the threat is "hollow."

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