IT - FOSS

Product vs. Project In Open Source
opensouce.com, November 1st, 2019
What's the difference between an open source product and an open source project?

"Not all open source is created (and maintained) equal.

Open source is a good thing. Open source is a particularly good thing for security. I've written about this before (notably in Disbelieving the many eyes hypothesis and The commonwealth of open source), and I'm going to keep writing about it. In this article, however, I want to talk a little more about a feature of open source that is arguably both a possible disadvantage and a benefit: the difference between a project and a product. I'll come down firmly on one side (spoiler alert: for organisations, it's "product"), but I'd like to start with a little disclaimer. I am employed by Red Hat, and we are a company that makes money from supporting open source. I believe this is a good thing, and I approve of the model that we use, but I wanted to flag any potential bias early in the article..."


The Document Foundation Releases LibreOffice 6.3.3
The Document Foundation, October 31st, 2019
LibreOffice's individual users are helped by a global community of volunteers

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.3.3, the third minor release of the LibreOffice 6.3 family, with many quality and compatibility improvements. LibreOffice 6.3.3 'fresh' is targeted at technology enthusiasts and power users, who are invited to update their current version.

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