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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Creator of Linux Apologizes For Being a Jerk and Says He’s Working on ‘Understanding Emotions’
Linus Torvalds, the creator of the open source Linux operating system, apologized for his “lifetime of not understanding emotions” and “flippant attacks in emails.”
Ice Ice Baby
Open Source Devs Reverse Decision to Block ICE Contractors From Using Software
Only a day after a software developer decided to revoke access to a popular open source program from any organization that collaborated with ICE, he was booted from the group and the license was changed back.
Major Open Source Project Revokes Access to Companies That Work with ICE
On Tuesday, developers behind Lerna revoked access for any company collaborating with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.