freedom

How #Debian and other #opensource projects are making #software more trustworthy

Open-source software is especially trustworthy compared to closed-source software because you can see the source code of the program you’re running.   Or can you? You probably aren’t compiling all your software from source—you’re getting packages provided by your Linux distribution. But how do you know those binary packages were actually compiled from that source … Read more

Launching the Wikimedia Public Policy site

The Wikimedia Foundation is excited to introduce the new Wikimedia Public Policy site. Public policy is vital for a world where everyone can freely access, share, create, and remix knowledge. The new site presents five policy areas that are most important for our mission and projects: access, censorship, copyright, intermediary protection, and privacy. Wikimedians can … Read more

LibreOffice 5.0: The strongest release to date

I’ve been a long-time user of the flagship open-source office suite… using it way back during its previous incarnation called Star Office. I’ve watched the software evolve, fall apart, fork, and finally come into its own. Recently, the fifth release of LibreOffice was made available to the public. I immediately downloaded and installed the release … Read more

EU seeks views on the Satellite and Cable Directive

The European Commission is asking whether EU rules which define where and how satellite broadcasters and cable companies should clear copyright are up-to-date, in a public consultation launched today. It is also seeking views on the impact of extending these rules to cover broadcasters’ services (including TV and radio) provided over the Internet, This consultation … Read more