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How to root your Google Nexus 7

If you're brave and like to tinker, rooting your Google Nexus 7 could unleash the potential of this powerful Android tablet. Here's how.

By August 24, 2012


BusyBox settles Monsoon GPL lawsuit

Maker of Linux-based digital TV devices agrees to abide by GPL requirements for publishing source code--and is paying the BusyBox programmers.

By October 31, 2007


Busybox settles a second GPL suit

Xterasys has become the second company to settle its GPL infringement lawsuit with programmers of the Busybox collection of utilities.

By December 17, 2007


Best Buy, Samsung, others named in GPL suit

Case filed Monday in New York by the Software Freedom Law Center alleges 14 electronics retailers sold products containing BusyBox software in violation of license.

By December 14, 2009


Cisco discovers the FSF wasn't joking

The Free Software Foundation has patiently worked with the networking giant on General Public License compliance for too long. No more.

By December 12, 2008


Hackers boot Linux on iPhone

Word of the successful kernel porting was made on the Linux on the iPhone blog, complete with instructions and source code. About the touch screen, though...

By November 30, 2008


In acquiring Merrill Lynch, must Bank of America open source its software?

When a company like Bank of America acquires an open-source, software-rich Merrill Lynch, does it need to contribute that software back to the open-source community?

By September 16, 2008


Sourceforge.net opens up its Community Choice Awards

Sourceforge.net has some great new categories for its Awards, with an open way of selecting the participants.

By February 20, 2008


A quasi-comprehensive look at open source in 2007: Part 2

2007 brought a rash of changes to the open-source

By December 27, 2007


Open-source Samba gets inside look at Microsoft specs

The European Union's antitrust actions against Microsoft have freed up server software documentation for use in a major open-source project--for a fee.

By December 20, 2007