GPLv3 released

GPLv3 logo The Free Software Foundation has released the third version of the GNU General Public License which addresses many new patent concerns (focused around recent Microsoft deals), 'Tivoisation' and other issues too. The Lesser GNU General Public License (LGPL) has also been updated to version 3.

“Since we founded the free software movement, over 23 years ago, the free software community has developed thousands of useful programs that respect the user ...

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Mono developers implementing Microsoft Silverlight in 21 days

Recently, Microsoft released Silverlight, a media platform designed to compete with Flash. Microsoft announced that the Silverlight browser plugin would be available for both Windows and Mac OS X users for various different browsers.

With no promise or news of Linux support for Silverlight, some developers on the Mono project (which is a project to build a free software implementation of Microsoft's .NET framework for Linux and other platforms ...

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Google to launch more applications for Linux

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As companies go, Google is often pretty Linux-friendly and pro-active about making their products work with Linux. Obviously, it helps that most of their products are web-based, but we already have a couple of desktop offerings for Linux from Google, such as Picasa and Google Earth.

The unofficial Google Operating System blog is reporting that Google are making plans to launch more desktop applications for Linux:

In a presentation [PDF ...

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