Displaying items by tag: Richard Stallman

The head of security firm Open Source Security, Brad Spengler, says he had little option but to file a lawsuit against open source advocate Bruce Perens, who alleged back in 2017 that security patches issued for the Linux kernel by OSS violated the licence under which the kernel is distributed.

Published in Open Source
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 07:51

Stallman quits FSF, MIT over comments on sexual assault

The founder of the free software movement, Richard Stallman, has resigned both from his position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and as president of the Free Software Foundation after his remarks about the late Jeffrey Epstein's victims evoked outrage.

Published in Open Source

Debian GNU/Linux developer Chris Lamb is taking the fight to those pushing the Commons Clause, a non-free licence, by setting up a two-man team to fork modules that add functionality to the in-memory database Redis, after the company that makes Redis put the modules under this licence and started to charge for them. Lamb is the current leader of the project but said he was doing this in a private capacity.

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