Linux, Open Source, & anti Microsoft news

The latest rotten deeds of Microsoft may be found below, mixed within positive Linux and Open Source news.

DuckDuckGo rolls out new Microsoft blockers after backlash

DuckDuckGo is looking to douse the fire that started in late June, when researchers discovered its mobile browser permitted Microsoft’s trackers to operate, while blocking those of Google, and Facebook. Third-party tracker scripts from Microsoft are now blocked from loading across DuckDuckGo’s browsing apps (opens in new tab) (iOS and Android) and browser extensions (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, and Opera).

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Microsoft changes its mind about open source monetization

Microsoft has performed a u-turn on its plans to prevent developers from selling open source software on the Microsoft store. It announced the policy that would essentially lead to this back in June, with the policy due to come into effect on July 16. Microsoft received plenty of pushback from the open source community though and has since deleted it. Everyone seems to be happy with the decision.

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