Category Archives: FossNaija News

A new vantage point for Canonical’s CEO

From Canonical’s CEO, Jane Silber: “I joined Canonical as COO in 2004, excited by the vision of Ubuntu and the possibilities that could unfold from the software, the collaboration with the open source community, the energy of an international, distributed start-up and the impact it could have on the world. When Mark asked me to… Read More »

An Open Source Collaboration that’s helping kids learn in South Africa.

Following a joint venture by Enterprise Linux, and open source solutions provider, SUSE South Africa and Limpopo Connexion, an Offline Content Project launched which ensures schools get access to educational information even when they have no internet connectivity. This project, which has been running since April 2016, was officially highlighted recently in Polokwane to coincide… Read More »

VMware Joins Linux Foundation

There is good news for the Linux community. The big virtual emulator software giant – VMware – has joined the Linux Foundation as gold member. The Gold member status is the second in tier of membership at Linux Foundation. Many of you that do operating system installation virtualization would no doubt understand what role vmware plays… Read More »

MSSQL for Linux, another love from Microsoft?

By | November 25, 2016

Five years ago, who would have imagined Microsoft’s U-turn into the arms of Linux, especially after Microsoft referred to Linux and Open Source being synonymous with cancer? Last week it joined the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member and SQL Server on Linux is now in public preview. Well the tide turned and, after open… Read More »

Microsoft now a part of the Linux Foundation

By | November 25, 2016

It’s been a strange old year, and it’s a testament to just how strange that this headline doesn’t seem too out of place anymore. Microsoft – once the poster company for closed software – has joined The Linux Foundation as a platinum member. What was unthinkable just a few short years ago makes much more… Read More »

First FOSS server in Nigeria courtesy Web4Africa

By | September 6, 2016

I received an email from Web4Africa, yesterday and in it was a news announcement that it has launch the “first FOSS mirror in west Africa at miror.ng”. The happy thing about it is that the project is physically hosted (located) in Nigeria. For those of you who do not know, Web4Africa is a reputable domain… Read More »

Open Source PowerShell: Microsoft Loves Linux?

By | August 24, 2016

Microsoft (MS) has open-sourced the Windows command line scripting tool, PowerShell. Alpha versions have been released for Linux (Red Hat, Ubuntu, CentOS) and MacOS on GitHub. Especially when a core component (the .NET frame work) that it depends on have already been opensourced by Microsoft. Either as a means to court the open source community… Read More »

A sad death for a very great man: Ian Murdock

The death of Ian Murdock, a FOSS proponent and advocate, has been ruled as a suicide. According to a report by CNN, the medical examiner’s report showd that Ian hanged himself about a day after he claimed on twitter that he was beaten severally by the police for “knocking” on the door of his neighbor. For those… Read More »