Open source advocate seeks costs for dismissed lawsuit Well-known open source advocate Bruce Perens is seeking to recover his legal costs from the group Grsecurity, after a defamation case filed by the latter…
Linux module aims at security, but will it make the cut? A Linux kernel module that is claimed to protect a system by comparing hashes which are calculated from the most important kernel region/sections/structures with the…
Google ignores licence-violating clones of VLC Cloned versions of the popular VideoLAN media player, better known as VLC, with ads embedded and in violation of the VLC licence, have been residing…
SUSE releases live patching for big iron, real-time OS update Germany-based Linux vendor SUSE Linux has launched live patching for its enterprise Linux distribution that runs on IBM Power Systems and also a service pack…
New beta of openSUSE Leap open to testers Community Linux distribution openSUSE Leap has reached the beta phase for builds of its development version 15 and testers have been invited to try it…
LibreOffice offers encryption support in anniversary release The open-source office suite LibreOffice has added experimental support for OpenPGP-based encryption in version 6.0, a release meant to mark the seventh anniversary of availability…
NHS used Linux project to negotiate with Microsoft: claim Britain's National Health Service appears to have used a project set up to create a Linux alternative for its employees' smartcards — and later, hopefully,…
Swinburne chooses to go with SUSE Enterprise Storage Swinburne University of Technology has announced that it is using SUSE Enterprise Storage for its rapidly increasing storage needs.
No respite in spat between free software bodies The spat that erupted between the Software Freedom Conservatory and the Software Freedom Law Centre, both of which are involved in activities around the GNU…
Barcelona plans move to open source software The city of Barcelona plans to move its workers to open source software, with proprietary applications being the first to be replaced.

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