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The markers that show that the future of Open Source might not be as good as it is today.


  • Adding a link does not equal an endorsement of any kind.
  • Ordered by discovery date.

  1. After a 10-year Linux migration, Munich considers switching back to Windows and Office
    1. Comments on Slashdot
  2. OpenSSL to get a security audit and two full-time developers
  3. How to Avoid Burnout Managing an Open Source Project
  4. HN: Open Source Exploitation and Burnout
  5. HN: The reason people burn out on open source
  6. Fighting burnout with Open Source
  7. What it feels like to be an open-source maintainer
  8. This open-source tech company’s IPO filing reads like an argument against building a business on open source
  9. How one developer just broke Node, Babel and thousands of projects in 11 lines of JavaScript
  10. Mark Shuttleworth says some free software folk are 'deeply anti-social' and 'love to hate'
  11. Open Source Won. So, Now What?
  12. Ubuntu creator takes CEO role again after layoffs and death of Unity
  13. Staff, projects shed as Ubuntu maker Canonical tries to lure investors
  14. Mozilla gives up on last vestiges of Firefox OS, lays off 50
  15. Cyanogen Inc. shuts down CyanogenMod in Christmas bloodbath
  16. Elegant 0-day unicorn underscores “serious concerns” about Linux security
  17. Why There Will Never Be Another RedHat: The Economics Of Open Source
  18. PhantomJS Announcement: Stepping down as maintainer
  19. Exercism - "Behind the Scenes" Sustainability
  20. npmGate: I've Just Liberated My Modules
    1. In Defense of Hyper Modular JavaScript
  21. Cyrus Retirement
  22. HandBrake Hacked!
  23. Fuzzing Irssi
  24. The Open Source Business Model is Under Siege
  25. The Apache Software Foundation Struggles from Too Much Success
  26. Hacked in Translation – from Subtitles to Complete Takeover
    1. Comments on HN
  27. Open Source Survey 2017
    1. Problems encountered in open source
    2. Ngative behavior in open source
  28. Facebook Takes TIP in New Direction as Investors Doubt Open Source Payback
  29. Releases Data on Over 25m Open Source Software Repositories
  30. Open source files and code (and license) for Arduino products missing?
  31. Diversity in Open Source Is Even Worse Than in Tech Overall
  32. So long, farewell and goodbye
  33. Linux is not as safe as you think
  34. Could Open-Source Code Make Our Y2K Fears Finally Come True?
  35. MPC-HC v1.7.13 is released and farewell
  36. "This problem costs us 4 man days"
  37. The Kite debacle is democracy at work
  38. Krita Foundation in Trouble
  39. Facebook Yarn's for your JavaScript package
  40. This typosquatting attack on npm went undetected for 2 weeks
  41. crossenv malware on the npm registry
  42. An anonymous response to dangerous FOSS Codes of Conduct
  43. Dealing with Angry, Negative, Problematic or Disruptive community members
  44. Explaining React's license
    1. disappointing: "Explaining React's license"
    2. React is Considered Harmful™, as far as I'm concerned...
  45. I’m harvesting credit card numbers and passwords from your site. Here’s how.
  46. FreeBSD Code of Conduct controversy
    1. Dropping maintainership for pydio / softether / wmconfig
    2. Slashdot: FreeBSD's New Code of Conduct
    3. Veniamin Gvozdikov: Dropping maintainership
    4. Johan Hendriks: Dropping maintainership
    5. FreeBSD's politics problem
    6. Is the community become fragile?
  47. Botched npm Update Crashes Linux Systems, Forces Users to Reinstall
  48. Top 5 Linux pain points in 2017
  49. Ethereum fixes serious “eclipse” flaw that could be exploited by any kid
  50. Archiving the project: suspending the development
    1. Comments on HN
  51. Reminder: anyone offering ETH in response to this tweet is a scammer.
  52. Support for OpenID ends on July 1, 2018
  53. Slack decides to close down IRC and XMPP gateways
  54. Android apps infected with Windows malware reemerge
  55. Android’s biggest issue is as prominent in 2017 as it’s ever been
  56. Tesla's Cloud Hit By Crypto Mining Malware Attack
  57. Is patronage a sustainable solution to open source sustainability?
  58. Why GitHub Won't Help You With Hiring
  59. Conflicts of interest and the AMP Project
  60. AMP: the missing controversy
  61. Announcing Caddy Commercial Licenses
    1. HN Comments
    2. Caddy webserver goes south
  62. Electron critical vulnerability strikes app developers
  63. Google banning cryptocurrency-related advertising
    1. Financial Services: New restricted financial products policy June 2018
    2. Cryptocurrencies fall as Google announces ad ban
  64. Samba 4: Authenticated users can change other users' password
  65. EU wants to require platforms to filter uploaded content & code
    1. EU proposal
  66. Half of Android Devices Didn’t Get Security Patches in 2016
  67. Node Docker image broken
    1. yarn not found in node:alpine
  68. A fork on Github is no fork
  69. Just some notes about my attempt to upgrade to webpack 4
  70. Firefox Master Password System Has Been Poorly Secured for the Past 9 Years
  71. 700k+ publicly exposed PostgreSQL databases 2018
  72. 235k+ Devices Vulnerable to Heartbleed 2016
  73. Frustrated Maintainers

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