The Curious Case of the Disappearing Distros

Well the holidays are pretty much upon us at last here in the Linux blogosphere, and there’s nowhere left to hide. The next two weeks or so promise little more than a blur of forced social occasions and too-large meals, punctuated only by occasional respite down at the Broken Windows Lounge. Perhaps that’s why Linux bloggers seized with such glee upon a good old-fashioned mystery.

Behind the scenes at TDF: L10N and NLP

Towards the end of the year, The Document Foundation would like to share achievements in 2014 with our community and our generous donours, to whom we’d like to express our sincerest gratitude and thanks for their incredible and wonderful support and their invaluable contributions! Sophie Gautier is in charge of our L10N and NLP projects […]

Behind the scenes at TDF: Quality Assurance (QA)

Towards the end of the year, The Document Foundation would like to share achievements in 2014 with our community and our generous donours, to whom we’d like to express our sincerest gratitude and thanks for their incredible and wonderful support and their invaluable contributions! As a start, Robinson Tryon, who is in charge of Quality […]

Should We All Be Contributing to FOSS?

It’s surely a testament to the shocking nature of the recent news about Devuan that the Linux blogosphere has been a rather quiet place of late. Yes, there was last week’s Turla news, and yes, the holiday season is looming large, likely dampening more than a few spirits. Still, the atmosphere definitely has been subdued down at the blogosphere’s seedy Punchy Penguin Saloon.

Devuan: Unto Us a Fork Is Born

Well, it happened. We knew it was possible; the signs were all there — but more than a few of us were still holding out hope. “Things will surely get better,” we thought. Then the news came. The rumored Debian fork has now become real, and its name is “Devuan.” Dev-what, you may say? “I hate the name; I love the idea,” said Hyperlogos blogger Martin Espinoza.

Is It Time to Give BSD a Try?

It’s not easy to stand by and watch a relationship in trouble. First there’s the constant bickering, the growing sense of distance, the discontented grumbling. Next, there are the wandering eyes and intentions, and the seeking out of greener pastures. For many longtime Linux users, the past few months have resembled the first phase of breakdown as the Systemd Inferno has blazed higher and higher.

Community Chronicle 27/11

Holidays are coming… Holidays are coming… welcome to the super special Christmas edition of the Community Chronicle!

Community Christmas Advent-ure

Christmas has arrived and we’re here to help get you into the festive spirit with a whole host of exciting community activities, competitions and events.

Let’s say goodbye to Mageia 3

It’s been a great run, but all good things must end. Or at least, upgrade to a greater thing. Since Mageia 3 was released in May 2013 our packaging and security teams have provided hundreds of updates (actually 1136 source packages … Continue reading

Thoughts of Thanksgiving for All That Is FOSS

Well Thanksgiving week is upon us here in the land of stars and stripes, and in anticipation of all the social events soon to besiege us, more than a few Linux bloggers have been practicing keeping their favorite barstools warm down at the blogosphere’s Punchy Penguin Saloon. How chilly would those stools get if we were all flitting here and there from this party to that? It would be truly unkind.

As Philae, Mageia 3 is running out of batteries…

As you all know, we can’t maintain Mageia releases forever. And it’s time to say goodbye to Mageia 3. After Wednesday the 26th of November, this release won’t benefit from any more security or bugfix updates. This will allow QA … Continue reading

When Microsoft Went A-Courting

FOSS fans perhaps may be excused if they’ve felt a bit confused over the past few days. Dizziness, headaches and vertigo also have been common. What strange new ailment is this, you might ask? Well, it’s no ailment — but that doesn’t mean it’s any simpler to remedy. The cause is none other than the news that Microsoft is open sourcing .Net and also expanding it to run on Linux and Mac OS.

Podcast – Elf City Part 2

Mod Osborne and Mod MattHe chat about part 2 of Prifddinas – the glorious elf city.

YOLOTD: Could 2015 Be Linux’s Big Year?

It’s no secret that the Linux community has been in a state of upheaval these last few months, thanks to a little piece of technology known as “Systemd.” It not only has been divisive, but also has been distracting us from more important matters. Need an example? Here you go: When was the last time you participated in a rousing revival of the good old “Year of Linux on the Desktop” debate?

Podcast – Community Development Team

The Podcast Monkey, Mod MattHe, talks to Mod Moltare, Mod Asherz, Mod Raven and Mod Michelle about the new Community Development team.

Clan Cup Results

The 2014 results are in for the Jagex Clan Cup, including all the mini cups.

The Document Foundation (TDF) announces Certification for LibreOffice Migration and LibreOffice Training Professionals

Berlin, November 5, 2014 – The Document Foundation announces Certification for LibreOffice Migrations and LibreOffice Training Professionals, open to TDF Members until April 2015 and then to all free software advocates. Details are available at http://www.documentfoundation.org/certification. “LibreOffice Certification is an absolute first for a community based project, and has been developed adapting existing best practices […]

Live Streams – Elf City & Mod Mark

Join us on our Twitch channel on the 7th for a live streamed sneak peak at the Elf City Part 2, and again on the 11th for a Q&A with Mod Mark.

Are There Too Many Forks at the FOSS Table?

Halloween has come and gone here in the Northern reaches of the Linux blogosphere, but for those of us paying attention, few things could be more frightful than the bloodshed now occurring in Debian’s civil war. The streets of the blogosphere are filled with smoke; conversations are getting drowned out by the din of gunfire; and glasses are perpetually rattling down at the Punchy Penguin Saloon.

Clan Cup Final Live Stream

Tune into our Twitch channel this weekend for the grand finale of the Clan Cup!