German company ownCloud GmbH is receiving new money and taking over the business of ownCloud Inc. in the USA, German IT news site heise reports. In addition, there will also be management changes due to the financing deal. A group of investors featuring the Frankfurt-based entrepreneur Tobias Gerlinger will be providing ownCloud GmbH with “growth […]
Yesterday Inria, the French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics, announced (French press release. Ed.) the launch of Software Heritage, an initiative collect, organise, preserve and make easily accessible the source code of all software that is publicly available. Sending messages to family and friends, paying bills, purchasing goods, accessing entertainment, interacting with […]
The largest CiviCRM meet-up in Europe will be taking place in London on 6th and 7th October 2016. This year’s CiviCon promises to be packed with great presentations, interactive workshops, expert speakers and panels that highlight people putting CiviCRM, the leading open source CRM software for the voluntary and community sector, to use within their […]
Yesterday The Document Foundation, the organisation behind the free and open source LibreOffice suite, announced that GNOME Foundation and KDE e.v. have joined the Advisory Board of The Document Foundation (TDF). In a reciprocal move to consolidate their relationships, TDF also acquired seats on the boards of both the GNOME Foundation and KDE. These reciprocal […]
GNU Taler should provide a new payment system that provides users with anonymity and docks to the existing financial system without making Bitcoin and other crypto currencies superfluous.
Today many people have digital content they created years ago and stored in obsolete and proprietary document formats. Very often these old file formats cannot be opened by any application on the user’s current operating system, leaving the users locked out of their own content. However, it is not just individuals that are affected: public […]
OwnCloud founder Frank Karlitschek, who was CTO at OwnCloud Inc. until four weeks ago, has established a fork of OwnCloud with Nextcloud – and is offering commercial support via a new company.
Over the last 19 years the Open Source Initiative (OSI) has been the steward of the Open Source Definition (or OSD), establishing a common language when discussing what an Open Source licence means. In addition, the OSI has maintained a list of licences known to be compatible with the OSD. This is being taken to […]
Bitkeeper, the version control system originally used in the development of Linux is now available under the Apache licence. In the meantime open source alternatives such as Git and Mercurial have dominated the market.
Open source software was an essential element in the work of 2 Bristol modern languages tutors who have just won an award. The University of Bristol has announced that Marcella Oliviero and Andrea Zhok have won first prize in the 2016 Apereo Teaching & Learning Awards (ATLAS) for a project that helped first-year students in […]
At the end of April a CiviCRM meet-up for the South-West of England is taking place in Bristol, kindly hosted by One25. The meet-up’s date and time are 27th April 2016 from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. The venue is One25’s offices at 138A Grosvenor Road, Bristol, BS2 8YA (map). This event’s programme will include: […]
News arrives from CiviCRM, the free and open source customer relationship management (CRM) software, of 2 free events later this month in London. First of all NfP Services is hosting a free seminar at its London offices with refreshments and lunch included. The seminar will be held on Tuesday 19th April from 10.00 a.m. to […]
A blog post earlier this week from The Document Foundation, the organisation behind LibreOffice, the popular free and open source office productivity suite, gives details of the first bug hunting session for the forthcoming release of LibreOffice 5.2. There is also a page on the session on the LibreOffice wiki. This initial session will be […]
0 AD, the free and open source RTS game, has now reached its alpha 20 release, according to the latest announcement by the developers. This Alpha features 10 new maps, core functionality for a cinematic in-game camera, the ability to share dropsites with your allies, to name but a few new features of this latest […]
Le Monde Informatique reports that Samsung is currently developing an open source operating system tailored for the Internet of Things (IoT). Details of it will be given next month at the South Korean company’s developers’ conference. In order to gain a larger place in the world of domestic appliances, clothing, accessories and other connected items, […]
The White House has presented a draft guideline according to which specially produced programs should in future be deployed throughout the administration and at least have their source code released under an open source licence.
In a brief post on Facebook, Ubuntu announced yesterday that it would soon be launching its first ever Ubuntu Linux-powered tablet, the BQ Aquaris M10. For this project, Ubuntu has partnered with smartphone, tablet and e-reader manufacturer BQ. No further details of this tablet’s launch are yet available, although a publicity video has been produced. […]
CiviCRM is a great free and open source CRM package that’s used by thousands of organisations (many in the community and voluntary sectors. Ed.) around the world to maintain their contacts database, produce email newsletters and much, much more. We at Bristol Wireless have been using CiviCRM for many years for those first two above-mentioned […]
Linux Mint is a great and popular Linux distribution. Unfortunately its servers were recently compromised by malicious persons. If you’ve downloaded a Linux Mint disk image recently, we advise you to read on, as the text below appeared yesterday on and is reposted from the Linux Mint blog. I’m sorry I have to come with […]
After three months’ beta testing version 1.0 of the European open data portal is now online in three additional languages and with 165,000 data sets available.