IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat Looms large over the news but we find time to talk about the latest releases of Ubuntu and elementary OS, an interesting Kickstarter, and the promise of a KDE phone. Plus we ask whether FOSS is finally coming of age.



Pine64 working on a KDE phone

Ubuntu 18.10 released

elementary OS 5.0 Juno released

Simone Giertz launches Kickstarter for open hardware calendar

IBM to Acquire Red Hat


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Is FOSS finally growing up?

With everyone from GNU to Samba getting their HR houses in order, and behemoths like Microsoft fully embracing open source, is FOSS finally coming of age? Or is the community destined to always drag itself down with infighting and childish behaviour?







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