Search engine Google is open-sourcing its Cardboard viewers to make sure that the “no-frills, accessible-to-everyone” VR project does not go to waste.
Was being used to put kids in cages
A software engineer pulled a personal project down after he found out that one of the companies using it had recently signed a contract with the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
China fears a loss of GitHub
It is starting to look like Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump has control of open source code and can freeze out whichever country fails to give him enough respect.
Hopes people will improve it
Software king of the world, Microsoft, has open sourced its Windows calculator.
2019 will be the year of the Linux laptop
A team of open sorcerers are trying to get Linux on Qualcomm-powered laptops from HP, Asus, and Lenovo.
Citus Data now makes Voleware
Microsoft said that it’s acquiring Citus Data, a startup that has commercialised open source database software called PostgreSQL.
Sauce and chips
As we expected, MIPS has gone open source, with its Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) and MIPS' latest core R6 available in the first quarter of 2019.
The Linux Foundation and RISC-V Foundation announced a collaboration project to promote open source development and commercial adoption of the RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA).
Only helping the big guys
While open source software has revolutionised the enterprise software world, a few people are starting to wonder if its very nature will survive the age of the cloud.
Because open sourcers love sharing their data
Canonical is planning to make a change to Ubuntu which would mean that the Linux distro would collect information - or telemetry data - on desktop PCs during installation and afterwards.