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Linus was asked if the US government ever wanted a backdoor added to Linux. He nodded "yes" while saying "no".

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SourceForge Loses DevShare

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    Our first order of business was to terminate the “DevShare” program. As of last week, the DevShare program was completely eliminated. The DevShare program delivered installer bundles as part of the download for participating projects. We want to restore our reputation as a trusted home for open source software, and this was a clear first step towards that. We’re more interested in doing the right thing than making extra short-term profit. As we move forward, we will be focusing on the needs of our developers and visitors by building out site features and establishing community trust. Eliminating the DevShare program was just the first step of many more to come. Plans for the near future include full https support for both SourceForge and Slashdot, and a lot more changes we think developers and end-users will embrace.

Samsung hopes Raspberry Pi can spread Tizen OS adoption

Samsung sees the popular Raspberry Pi board as a way for a potentially large number of enthusiasts to develop products with Tizen OS. For that purpose, the company initiated a port of Tizen 3.0 OS to Raspberry Pi. It is now possible to create custom versions of the latest Tizen OS for the development board through tools provided by Linux-based collaboration projects. Read more

Wayland & Weston 1.10 Up To Release Candidate Phase

The first release candidate is out for Wayland 1.10 and its reference Weston compositor. Over the earlier alpha/beta releases, the Wayland 1.10 release candidate brings just some cosmetic fixes. Details outlined here. Weston 1.10 Release Candidate 1 meanwhile includes various refinements and bug fixes. The Weston details are outlined here. Read more Also: Nvidia 361.28 Video Driver Released for Linux with Support for GeForce 945A GPUs

Debian-Based RebeccaBlackOS Wayland Live CD Gets the Enlightenment 0.20 Desktop

Some of you out there might remember the RebeccaBlackOS project, a GNU/Linux distribution based on the acclaimed Debian operating system and designed to showcase the latest Wayland technologies on top of the Enlightenment desktop. Read more