A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.
The CyanogenMod project will move to system-wide secure messaging by using an implementation of TextSecure, according to an announcement.
The Linux Foundation has corralled a large number of digital companies into what it calls the AllSeen Alliance, a consortium that aims to advance adoption and innovation in the Internet of Everything in homes and industry.
In what can only be described as the year's most supreme act of hypocrisy, eight big American technology companies have issued a statement calling on the government to reform surveillance laws.