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Skype reverse engineered and posted online (updated)

06/03/2011, In the latest news that will probably make one of the world’s most popular VoIP services pretty unhappy, a freelance researcher named Efim Bushmanov has undertaken the goal of reverse engineering Skype and turning it into an open source program....

MapQuest updated and supports an additional 8 countries now

01/19/2011, It looks like these open source map charters have been hard at work. MapQuest has just announced the launch of 8 additional maps built using open technology and OpenStreetMap data. MapQuest now supports Australia, Denmark, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand,...

Kinect open source driver for Windows available for download

11/10/2010, Remember the $2,000 bounty for a hacked version of an open source Kinect driver? Well, someone managed to “break” Kinect, so to speak, but did not do it out of the love of money (how noble). Hector Martin (@marcan42) of Marconsoft, on the...

PS3 Jailbreak Code Released To The Public

09/01/2010, It’s probably a rather stressful period of Sony’s PS3 console. First we had the PSJailbreak which claimed to allow users to backup their games to a hard drive, and now a hack called PSGroove has surfaced, claiming to be an open source...

Dell will open source Streak code

08/26/2010, Dell has promised to open source its Streak code, where Dell’s official blogger Lionel Menchaca stressed that the Texas-based company will adapt to “all applicable requirements” in due time. This would fit in perfectly with the GNU...

Qbo Bot Embraces ROS, The Open Source Robot OS

08/24/2010, The Qbo open source robot project has just gotten a little more exciting, as the team behind the project have been busy converting the Qbo’s original Java API into ROS, which is designed to consolidate and accelerate robotics innovation for the long...

DIY: Build Your Own Tablet For $400

06/18/2010, If you think that Apple and other tablet manufacturers out there aren’t coming up with the tablet device of your dreams, maybe you might want to take a crack at it, and show them who is the boss? Liquidware, an open source hardware company, is...

Google turns My Tracks GPS Android app open source

05/24/2010, Google took the open source route with the My Tracks GPS Android app which is capable of letting folks record where they have been in the past, where such journeys will be logged into Google Docs, followed by the ability to post their trip maps online. It...

Google Announces WebM Video Format At Google I/O

05/19/2010, When Google purchased a company called On2 a while back, many folks expected the search engine giant to open-source the VP8 video codec that came bundled with the company. Seems like those predictions were true, as Google has announced its new format...

EtherPad Returns And Will Be Open-Sourced

12/06/2009, We were certainly sad at the news that EtherPad would be closing down its service following Google’s takeover of the company. Fortunately it seems that the furor behind the whole issue seems to have brought about a change of heart. In a new blog...