Jim Nelson looks
at why the Yorba Foundation was denied 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and
what that means for other free software projects. "Last year
there was a bit of a dust-up—a scandal to some, a distraction to others,
depending on their politics—when many right-wing nonprofit organizations in
the United States began complaining they were being unfairly targeted by
Linus has released the third 3.16 prepatch.
"We're back on a Sunday release schedule, and things are looking
Dark Reading writes about a newly-discovered bug that has existed for 20 years in multiple LZO compression implementations. "Patches for the integer overflow bug, which allows an attacker to cripple systems running the so-called Lempel-Ziv-Oberhumer (LZO) code with denial-of-service type attacks as well as remote code execution, were issued the past few days for the Linux kernel, as well as for various open-source media libraries.
Over at KDE.news, Jos Poortvliet has a look at where KDE is today and where it is going in the future. It is part one of a "mini series". This piece looks at the community, Plasma, Frameworks, design, and applications, while the next will cover governance and how the community has been changing. "Experiences in the world of mobile and web applications have shown that users are far more likely to start using features and appreciate small batches instead of large dumps.