Does the need to fund FOSS explain its complexity? The four of us don’t seem to agree. Plus plenty of news including KDE, MariaDB, Lineage OS, and the faceless bureaucrats in Brussels are at it again.



KDE Matrix & Refactored KDEnlive & kPublicTransport

Largest open (and multilingual) voice dataset

MariaDB bossman lays in to AWS & Oracle

Lineage 16.0

EU Radio Equipment Directive



Ubuntu Podcast get together


FOSS Complexity

The only real ways to make money from FOSS are support, services and training. So why would anyone make FOSS that’s simple to install, use and maintain, and works perfectly out of the box? Is this why everything is so over-complicated?


Digital Ocean

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