Bacon Leaves Canonical, Red Hat Chief, and Witcher 2 on Sale

by Ostatic Staff - May. 22, 2014

Our top story tonight is Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon is leaving Canonical for more fertile grounds. In other news, Michael Tiemann, Red Hat Vice President of Open Source Affairs, has recently been accused, at least by software, of violating copyright claims. Another long awaited gaming experience has finally come to Linux in Witcher 2 - and at a heck of a price. This and more in tonight's Linux news recap.

Jono Bacon is almost as synonymous with Ubuntu as Mark Shuttleworth himself, so it may be a bit of a surprise to most folks that he has recently announced his departure. He said after eight years as community manager he will be leaving May 29 to accept a position at the XPRIZE Foundation. He says their focus is "solve the major problems facing humanity." Read more about all that at Bacon's blog. The remaining teams plans to stay put but no word yet on Bacon's replacement.

Michael Tiemann, VP Open Source Affairs Red Hat Inc., has been accused of using copyrighted material in his YouTube uploads according to ContentID. Of course these claims are unfounded, but the software runs an algorithm that sometimes produces false positives. Tiemann now has to file an appeal but is a bit apprehensive of what just may happen next. See for all the frustrating details.

Witcher 2 was spotted on Steam for Linux today by the guys at They think this is even more significant than Metro: Last Light. They have an in-depth review for those unfamiliar, but for those aware - it's on sale right now for $3.99 says Techgage.

Finally tonight, The Register says SourceForge has forced password changes on users despite no breach or apparent threat. The Reg quotes Sourceforge spokesman saying, "To make sure we're following current best practices for security, we've made some changes to how we're storing user passwords." As The Reg says, "Better safe than sorry."