New Ubuntu Phone Won’t Truly Be Open Source: Canonical Says Operating System Will Be Open, But Admits Baseband Will Be Closed

By: Friday March 21, 2014 11:27 am

Many people hoped that the new Ubuntu phone would be truly open source, but according to Privacy International, it’s not to be. Ubuntu has told them that while the operating system will be open source, the baseband will be closed.

 

3D Printing Tech Comes to Guns

By: Tuesday May 7, 2013 7:35 am

Shortly after the latest attempt at gun control in Washington went down in flames, Defense Distributed announced that they had completed a project to produce an open source 3D printable handgun. Effectively nullifying many of the meager gun control laws that have been passed. Anyone with a 3D printer and the internet can now make their own handgun.

Open Source Battle Over Obama’s Reelection Software

By: Wednesday January 23, 2013 7:50 am

While the Obama campaign developers want to, in keeping with the open source ethos, release the code their DNC and Obama For America (OFA) counterparts are wary. The DNC is particularly concerned with the Republicans gaining from the use of the software and OFA is considering licensing opportunities.

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