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A team of hackers has created an eight-bit PC called the Humane Reader - for under $20.
Industry group Linaro is hoping to improve Linux-based mobile devices, including tablets.
Google is looking to win the HTML 5 war with the release of an open-source VP8 implementation.
Compiler specialist PathScale is planning an open-source alternative to CUDA and OpenCL.
A small band of hackers on the GitHub code sharing site have resurrected an early release of NCSA Mosaic, the first graphical web browser ever released.
The release of the Symbian platform under an open-source licence went ahead this week, completing a process which started in June 2008.
Walt Disney Animation Studios has released the full source code for its Ptex 3D texture mapping library under a BSD licence, freeing it for use in open-source projects.
Google's Chrome web-browser has finally reached public beta status on Linux and Mac-based systems - offering an official alternative to the open-source Chromium fork.
Google's netbook-oriented operating system, Chrome OS, has enjoyed an official launch event - and while it won't be shipping until next year, the code is already available.
Microsoft has announced that it is to license its .NET Micro Framework - developed from its Smart Personal Objects Technology project - under the Apache 2.0 licence.
Microsoft has confirmed that the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool - created, it says, by a third party - uses GPL-licensed code without permission, and promises to make right.
Google has taken the wraps off an augmented HTTP system which promises to halve the loading times of web pages - SPDY.
Google has launched a public version of its internal programming language Go, which is open-source and promises a range of improvements over traditional languages.
Reports of the use of GPL-licensed code in Microsoft's Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool have resulted in it being removed from the company's site pending an investigation.
The first release of Android 2.0's SDK - codenamed 'Eclair' - has hit the 'net, and there's some interesting new features for developers to play with.
Google has launched the software development kit for the next version of Android, and there are some impressive new features due in 'Donut.'
Google has announced that it is to open its Wave collaboration platform to selected educational and business users starting at the end of this month.
A security researcher has announced an open-source distributed computing project which aims to generate a rainbow table for the A5/1 algorithm used in mobile 'phones.
The leader of the CentOS project - a Linux fork based on the Red Hat distribution - has disappeared, prompting an open letter asking for him to get in touch on the project website.
Before it's even officially launched, Google has release 40,000 lines of code for its Wave collaborative communications platform under the Apache 2.0 licence.
Adobe has released the source code for two of its Flash-based frameworks - the Open Source Media Framework and the Text Layer Framework - via the Mozilla Public Licence.
October 14 2021 | 15:04
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