microsoft
Microsoft Buys GitHub, and Some People Are Pissed

Microsoft is officially buying Github, the internet’s largest source code repository, for a cool $7.5 billion in stock, with Microsoft VP Nat Friedman assuming the role of GitHub’s CEO. The acquisition isn’t without its detractors, who say they are already ditching GitHub and looking elsewhere. Concern over GitHub’s management in the future, along with Microsoft’s checquered past with open source, might be the biggest hurdle the company has to overcome. Read More >>

Tesla
It Only Took Six Years, But Tesla Is No Longer Screwing Up Basic Software Licenses

Tesla is actually doing it. The electric car maker is starting to abide by open source software licenses that it had previously ignored, and releasing the code it’s sat on for over six years, according to Electrek. Read More >>

internet
What the Hell Happened to Mozilla and Firefox?

Mozilla has a new logo, the latest step in the plan the company announced last year to rebrand itself in an effort to stay relevant despite plunging usage of its key product: the internet browser Firefox. Somewhere out there is a designer who still uses Adobe Pagemaker and is very proud of their work on this logo. Read More >>

wtf
One Direction Break the Hearts of Open Source Coders

One Direction oppose the creation and distribution of free, crowd-developed software. Or at least that's a stance that could be spuriously extrapolated by the timing of the boyband's latest UK tour. Read More >>

virtual reality
Razer Has its Own Virtual Reality Headset

Razer wants a piece of the virtual reality pie. Here at CES, the company has its very own VR headset to help stake that claim. Why yes, it does look just like an Oculus Rift developer kit! Read More >>

cars
There’s Now an Automotive Grade Linux for Open Source Cars

There's no denying your car's dashboard is pretty dumb, which is why Microsoft, Apple and Google are all trying to smarten it up. But there's also a new open source alternative, in the shape of Automotive Grade Linux. Read More >>

robots
Intel Will Let You 3D-Print Your Own Robot This Year

Your very own Wall-E? It may not be too futuristic a prospect if Intel has anything to do with it. Read More >>

internet
So Long, Open Web: Mozilla Accepts Closed Source DRM and We All Lose

It's official: the last holdout for the open web has fallen. Flanked on all sides by Google, Microsoft, Opera, and (it appears) Safari's support and promotion of the EME DRM-in-HTML standard, Mozilla is giving in to pressure from Hollywood, Netflix, et al, and will be implementing its own third-party version of DRM. It will be rolled out in Desktop Firefox later this year. Mozilla's CTO, Andreas Gal, says that Mozilla "has little choice." Mozilla's Chair, Mitchell Baker adds, "Mozilla cannot change the industry on DRM at this point." Read More >>

science
NASA’s About to Release a Mother Lode of Free Software

If you've been thinking about getting started on the rocket project that's been on your mind for ages, now is a good time to get serious. Next week, NASA will release a massive software catalogue with over 1,000 projects. It's not the first time the space agency's released code, but it is the first time they've made it so easy. Read More >>

uncategorized
You Can Download Your Next Desk From This Open-Source Ikea

Ikea's not the only place you can get a build-your-own-furniture puzzle. If you're into the whole open source thing, there's a new repository of completely free furniture designs that are ripe for the downloadin'. The only hurdle? You have to actually make the pieces before you can put 'em together. Read More >>

design
Download Mozilla’s Open Source Furniture to Kit Out Your Home

If you're struggling to find the right furniture for your place, consider making your own — from Mozilla's very own pool of open source designs. Read More >>