The Rise of the Ethical Hacktivist

When Saul Alinsky wrote Rules for Radicals more than four decades ago, the world was a very different place than it is today. Protests and demonstrations were among the most common tactics for bringing about social change, and they were used on such a broad scale that they helped define the Vietnam War era and counterculture movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

GameBlast 2014 – Thank You!

Your generosity over the GameBlast weekend raised nearly £35,000 for SpecialEffect! Huge thanks to everyone who participated, watched and donated.

News Flash from Redmond: FOSS Causes Dissatisfaction!

Here in the Linux community, we’re all familiar with the many benefits that come with using open source software — customizability, interoperability, and freedom from vendor lock-in, to name just a few examples. Well, Linux Girl has shocking news to report. It turns out there’s also a BIG PROBLEM associated with open source software that we’ve all apparently overlooked: dissatisfaction!

Raising Linux to Grow Open Source

The open source business model has an inherent ability to bring software rivals together. This approach to developing and distributing software keeps expanding the usefulness and success of the Linux operating system as well. Linux has not yet come close to replacing Windows on the desktop, but open source is much more than Linux. Its “co-opetive” nature is spreading through the enterprise.

Community Chronicle – 20/02

Your fortnightly summary of RuneScape community news and events, featuring our 24 hour charity gaming marathon, a great Players’ Gallery entry, and more!

GameBlast – 24 Hour Live Stream & Double XP Weekend

Get ready for our 24 hour charity live stream featuring your favourite JMods, plus a weekend of double XP, and a RuneRadio show live from Jagex HQ!

Players’ Gallery Returns! Now Open For Entries

Submit your best battle-themed art for the gallery!

Mass Surveillance: The Day We Fight Back

Well it’s been roughly eight months since the first major leaks about the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program began to appear, and at last a coordinated global protest is imminent. Scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Feb. 11, The Day We Fight Back involves thousands of participating websites as well as protests, speaking events, street theater performances and more.

Community Chronicle – 06/02

News and events from the RuneScape community.

Strong Man Snowden Rings the Bell in Geekland

Openness is changing the world, as a very wise writer pointed out not so very long ago, and what better example than the parade of government-spying revelations we’ve seen in recent months? It’s clearly a different world since Edward Snowden appeared on the scene — though not everyone agrees on whether it’s a better one or not. In the eyes of some, he deserves a peace prize.

GameBlast 2014 – Double Drops or Double XP?

Your choice of game benefit over the charity weekend!

The Case of the Missing OS, or Did Apple Eat Pear?

Here in the Linux community, it’s no secret that there are more flavors of our favorite operating system than most of us can keep track of. That doesn’t mean, however, that one can just up and disappear without anyone noticing. Case in point: Pear OS. One day it’s freely available for download, offering a remarkably Mac-like experience that’s nevertheless based on Linux.

Community Chronicle – 23/01/2014

This month’s top community content!

The Blackphone vs. the NSA

Well Linux bloggers have made it plain from the get-go that privacy is among their top concerns for 2014, and recent events have done nothing to shift that focus. President Obama’s momentous speech proposing NSA reforms wasn’t the only clarion call last week. We also heard from Mozilla, which appealed to security researchers to help keep Firefox source code unadulterated and backdoor-free.

Red Hat and CentOS: A Great Thing or a Gates Thing?

There’s no doubt privacy is a highly pertinent goal for 2014, but partnership and collaboration are nothing to sneeze at, either. That’s why the news out of North Carolina last week was so exciting. “Red Hat and the CentOS Project are joining forces to build a new CentOS,” the press release began, “capable of driving forward development and adoption of next-generation open source technologies.”

Community Chronicle – 09/01/14

Welcome to the Community Chronicle.

Here’s Lookin’ at You, Kid: Dreaming of Privacy in 2014

Well another year has come and gone here in the Linux blogosphere, and what a different world it is as we enter 2014. Certainly most notably, our friends at the NSA have made it clear that any notions of privacy have pretty much gone out the window. Go Tor! Speaking of Windows, XP’s final days are now finally being counted down. Cheers to that!

RuneScape’s 13th Birthday!

RuneScape turns 13 on January 4th!

Results Elections TDF Board of Directors

Cor Nouws posted this today: Dear members, I hereby announce the final results of The Document Foundation’s Board of Directors elections 2013. With the challenging phase having ended without any objection to the preliminary results, the following results are now the final ones. Elected as member are the candidates, in this order: Thorsten Behrens, Eliane […]

A Christmas Message from Mod MMG

Merry Christmas to RuneScape’s community from Mod MMG.