When Free Software and free speech clash, controversy ensues. We talk about Mastodon’s recent conundrum. Plus a packed news section including Blender, XPS machines, reproducibility, GNOME malware, and more.



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Epic MegaGrant for Blender while their CEO badmouths Linux users at same time

Like Linux? Then don’t buy Dell’s new XPS 13

F-Droid Reproducible

New EvilGnome Backdoor Spies on Linux Users, Steals Their Files

Maintainer for needed




Come to OggCamp!


Free Software and free speech

With Gab recently switching to a Mastodon base, an old debate has emerged. The Mastodon project has taken steps to isolate Gab and F-droid has taken a similar position.



Digital Ocean

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