Richard Stallman and Phil Zimmerman underline key concerns with tech sector
Two of technology's most pioneering developers have strongly criticised the current state of the industry, warning that the right to encryption is doomed and that users are exploited by the software that they use.
Open sourcerer Richard Stallman has painted a very bleak picture of today's technology and communications environment, describing proprietary software as "malware".
Stallman, the founder of the free software movement, perhaps not surprisingly has a very jaundiced view of proprietary software, and of Microsoft Windows especially.
here is the second snapshot of the GNOME 3.17 development cycle, the
Don't miss the Bastien blog post about some cool stuff new on this release 
To build GNOME 3.17.2, you can use the jhbuild  modulesets 
(which use the exact tarball versions from the official release).
All Supported Ubuntu OSes Receive Update for OpenLDAP Vulnerabilities
Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS have been updated in order to fix a few OpenLDAP vulnerabilities that have been found.
Cinnamon 2.6 to Land in Linux Mint in a Couple of Days
The new Cinnamon 2.6.x branch is in the works and the developers have already released a few updates for it, but it's still not available for Linux Mint users. That will change very soon, according to the Linux Mint project leader.