• With limited fanfare, Linux 4.2 has been released by Linus Torvalds. As usual, it features a large number of new features and fixes, most notably, it includes security module stacking patches, the delay-gradient confestion-control algorithm, improvements to writeback management in control groups, and more. It also includes the addition of he AMDGPU kernel DRM driver […]

  • Hack is an open source font that is optimized for use in source code and version 2.0 of this font has officially been released. It is designed to appear best in the 8px-12px range and displays extremely well on high definition devices. It improves legibility by using minimal stroke contrast, large x-height, and wide apertures. […]

  • Netflix has released Sleepy Puppy: a tool for detecting flaws in XSS. The tool has been created in an effort to fight malicious cross-site scripting, which is a type of vulnerability that allows attackers to execute arbitrary scripts in a victim’s browser. XSS vulnerabilities have been one of the leading security vulnerabilities for more than […]

  • Netflix, Intel, Google, Cisco, Mozilla, Amazon, and Microsoft have joined forces to launch the Alliance for Open Media. This alliance will develop a next-generation video format that is interoperable, optimized for the web, scalable to any modern device, designed with a low computational footprint, and provided royalty-free. The alliance will operate under W3C patent rules […]

  • August 25th, 2015 was the 24th birthday for Linux. In 24 years, Linux has come to dominate much of the software world including mobile devices, the enterprise, web infrastructure, data centers, super computing, and more. It is the largest software project in the world and is built by thousands of developers from all corners of […]

  • Facebook has released an open source code generator for Hack: a spinoff of the PHP programming language. Named Hack Codegen, it enables easy generation of Hack code in addition to writing it into signed files to prevent undesired modifications. It’s an effort to raise the level of abstraction and reduce coupling, and Hack was built […]

  • A new open source Linux filesystem is now available to the general public. The Bcache File System (Bcachefs) is a Linux kernel block layer cache that aims at offering a faster and more advanced method of storing data on servers. It supports checksumming, compression, caching, and copy-on-write which will allow the file system to ensure […]

  • As a part of the White House’s efforts to expand the federal government’s involvement in open source technology, the administration has released an open source tool that shows government projects on an interactive map. The source code is hosted on Github, and developers are invited to check out the code and get involved in it’s […]

  • GEGL is the image processing engine that forms the foundation for many of GIMP’s functions. Version 0.3 was recently released, and is the first update the engine has seen in three years. It includes experimental multi-threading support, mipmaps, a new default tile backend, and 71 new image processing operations which are mostly ports of existing […]