FOSS and the Fear Factor

In a world that’s been dominated for far too long by the Systemd Inferno, Linux fans will have to be forgiven if they seize perhaps a bit too gleefully upon the scraps of cheerful news that come along on any given day. Of course, for cheerful news, there’s never any better place to look than the Reglue effort, run by longtime Linux advocate and all-around-hero-for-kids Ken Starks.

LibreOffice Conference 2015 in Aarhus, Denmark, from September 23 to September 25, 2015

Berlin, October 17, 2014 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces that the LibreOffice Conference 2015 will be jointly organized by the Danish LibreOffice community in collaboration with local F/OSS groups and the Aarhus municipality, and hosted at the brand new Urban Media Space, from September 23 to September 25, 2015. In addition, on September 22 the LibreOffice […]

100,000 thanks

100,000 donations in 500 days, from May 1st, 2013, to September 13, 2014, with an average of 200 donations per day. Three square numbers which have a greater meaning than their actual one, for the entire free software ecosystem. Together with volunteers, contributing their time, and Advisory Board members, investing in The Document Foundation, individual […]

Community Chronicle 16/10

The Latest RuneScape Community News, coming your way with RuneFest pictures and catch-up videos, great bossing ideas and upcoming events to join in with.

And Now for Something Completely Different

Well it’s a good thing we here in the Linux community had a refreshing and refocusing break recently, because last week it was back onto the hot coals once again. The Systemd inferno — which Linux Girl is starting to think of as “The Blaze That Must Not Be Named” — has spread even further, your trusty reporter is dismayed to report, extending now to encompass the entire FOSS community.

RuneFest’s Big Reveals

What does the future hold for RuneScape? Here’s our very best plans for 2015, as discussed by Mod Mark at RuneFest 2014

Systemd Dev Slams FOSS Culture

The open source community is “quite a sick place to be in,” said Red Hat engineer and Systemd developer Lennart Poettering. “The open source community is full of [assh*les], and I probably more than most others am one of their most favorite targets,” Poettering added. “I get hate mail for hacking on open source. People have started multiple ‘petitions’ …. asking me to stop working.

The Importance of Being FOSS

It’s a fact of life in virtually every community that there will be countless daily distractions — news announcements, controversies, squabbles — that take up the majority of our time and energy, leaving little for the big picture. The Linux community is no exception. That’s why it was such a relief to see a post recently that struck directly to the core of all that is FOSS.

RuneFest Live Streams – The Details

RuneFest this year is bigger than ever, and we have even more live streams running! So whether attending or not, you’ll still be able to get involved.

Podcast – Bonus XP Swap Shop

Tune into our latest RuneScape podcast and find out more about Vic the Trader and his bonus XP-swapping venture – the Swap Shop.

Community Chronicle – 02/10

The latest RuneScape community news, wrapped up with RuneFest meet-ups, in-game events and superb artwork and videos.

Live Stream – Four Content Reveals

Join us for a live-streamed teaser of four new pieces of RuneScape content, coming to the RuneScape Twitch channel on 1st October, 4pm BST!

GNOME Again, GNOME Again, Jiggety Jig

There’s just never a dull moment here in the Linux blogosphere, and the last week or so has been a perfect illustration. Not only did the Shellshock bug hit the proverbial fan, but the ever-burning Systemd flames flared even brighter, thanks to the addition of some fresh fuel. The Debian team has decided to make the GNOME desktop default again — and Systemd is at least part of the reason.

Podcast – Elf City Feedback

Your Elf City questions, answered, by our brave band of JMods. Listen to the latest RuneScape podcast now!

Elf City: What Would You Like to Know?

Prifddinas is here, and we want to know what you think. Head to Reddit, Twitter or RuneScape’s forums this week and ask all your burning questions.

Farewell, Bonny Bodhi?

Well autumn is nigh upon us here in the Northern reaches of the Linux blogosphere, and any day now the a/c will downshift to “medium” over at the Broken Windows Lounge. Oktoberfest ales are selling like hotcakes, and more than a few bloggers are rejoicing at the end of the Dog Days in fact — but for the recent arrival of a sad bit of news: Developer Jeff Hoogland is leaving Bodhi Linux.

Elf City Post-Release Q&A Live Stream

Prifddinas has now opened its doors, and our JMods are on hand to answer your post-release questions in this Q&A live stream.

Win a Year’s Membership – #LetMeTakeAnElfie

Win a year’s membership by entering our new competition, centred all around the beauty of Prifddinas.

Quest Film Poster Competition Winner

We had over 430 entries to our Quest Film Poster competition to win a 42″ Sony TV, and now it’s time to announce our winner!

Podcast – Rune Value

Mod Matthe meets with Mods Timbo and Deg to talk runes, wax and Wizard ‘No Relation to Whoopi’ Goldberg in today’s RuneScape podcast.