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.
No more Waiting for Godot
Unity and Unreal have a new contender to deal with and its name is Godot. After over 18 months of development the Godot team released Godot 3.0, reworking the core almost in its entirety. Juan Linietsky, Godot's founder and lead developer, isn't being shy about the projected sucess of Godot either, claiming it is "ready for the big leagues" and that it is "in the same league as the current big, commercial [game engines]".
Charges ahead next year
The US military is set to charge ahead into open source next year after an amendment to the National Defense Authorisation Act for Fiscal Year 2018.
Open Source messiah Richard Stallman is not impressed
Microsoft has been hitting the headlines lately with its enthusiasm for Linux – but Open Source's messiah Richard Stallman is less than impressed.