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FOSS News – December 2015

Jan 06,2016 | 02:03 pm

Mozilla Wants To Split Off Its Thunderbird Email/Chat Client

The Mozilla Foundation looks like it’s about to take another step in its bid to sharpen its focus on development around its Firefox browser. Mozilla now wants to once and for all hive off support for Thunderbird, the free email, chat and news client it first developed in 2004 but effectively stopped directly updating in in 2012. Mozilla now views any support for Thunderbird, even the limited support it has been providing for the past three years, as akin to “paying a tax,” in Baker’s words, on top of the work those engineers spend

building Firefox.

Collabora and Owncloud come together to provide online LibreOffice

Collabora Productivity, a UK-based consulting company has collaborated with ownCloud Inc. to release a developer edition of online LibreOffice, which they call CODE (Collabora Online Development Edition).

Collabora Productivity said in a press statement that CODE “allows prototype editing of richly formatted documents from a web browser. With good support for key industry file formats, including text documents (docx, doc, odt, pdf…), spreadsheets (xslx, xsl, ods,…) and presentations (pptx, ppt, odp,…).”

Apple releases Swift programming language under Apache License

AMD Radeon Technology Group’s plans to support FreeSync over HDMI and other upcoming display technologies like HDR and DisplayPort 1.3. In that story, we mentioned that AMD and the new RTG (Radeon Technologies Group) organization would have more news as the year drew

to a close. Today, we can talk about their next major initiative in dirving GPU resources across a wider swath of new applications, known as “GPUOpen.”

SFLC.in at Swatantra ’17

Dates: 20 and 21 December 2017Venue: Mascot Hotel, Trivandrum, Kerala, IndiaPeople in attendance: ~400 Panel Discussion SFLC.in was a part ...

Seminar on IPR for Start Ups and Entrepreneurs in Software & IT Enabled Industries

The Technology Centre of Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) in association with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is organizing ...

SFLC.in at 4CCon [26-28 January, 2017; Chennai]

4CCon (Collaboration, Contribution, Community and Commons Conference), the second national conference by Free Software Movement of India (FSMI) took place ...

4Ccon – Second National Conference on Free Software

We are partnering with FSMI in organizing 4Ccon, FSMI’s second national conference on free software. We will be there to talk and discuss ...

Information received regarding SWAYAM under Right To Information Act, 2005

SWAYAM, the national Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) project established by Ministry of Human Rights Development (MHRD), is a laudatory ...

Timeline for India’s MOOC platform – SWAYAM

2014: SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds) is announced by the Ministry of Human Rights Development ...

SFLC.in at FSMK Camp 2016

Free Software Movement of Karantaka (FSMK) organizes annual week long technical camps for students, with a special emphasis on Free ...

Kerala State IT Policy – A Stakeholder Consultation (16th July, 2016)

SFLC.in, Democratic Alliance for Knowledge Freedom (DAKF) and InfoPark Ernakulam Public Library Branch are jointly organising a discussion session to ...

Economic Impact of Usage of FOSS in Government – IIMB Report – June 2015

A team of researchers, under a grant from ICFOSS, headed by Prof. Rahul De, Hewlett-Packard Chair Professor at IIM Bangalore, ...

FOSS News- November 2015

The Rise of the Open-Source Platform The success of closed-source companies (like Microsoft in the early days of the digital ...