Did Slashdot bury negative stories about SourceForge?

In today's open source roundup: The controversy blazing around SourceForge has now singed Slashdot. Plus: The next Nintendo console might run Android. And the Ubuntu Community Council searches for $143,000 in donations

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Will the next Nintendo console run Android?

Nintendo is hard at work on its next generation videogame console, and some recent rumors indicate that it might actually run Android as its operating system.

Steven Hannley reports for Hardcore Gamer:

Nikkei (a reputable Japanese business newspaper) has reported (note that you must be a Nikkei subscriber to view the full article) today via an inside source that the console will run on an Android OS. It’s unclear whether or not this means that the console will be handheld in some nature (like a powerful Android tablet), or perhaps some sort of a concept similar to the many microconsoles we’ve seen pop up on the market in recent months the like the Ouya.

The source stated that moving towards Android was the result of third-party publishers quickly abandoning the Wii U, encouraging the company to embrace an open platform to easier allow developers to create content for it.

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The Ubuntu Community Council looks for $143,000 in donations

The Ubuntu Community Council is on the hunt for what might be $143,000 in donations that haven't been accounted for just yet.

Silviu Stahie reports for Softpedia:

The Ubuntu Community Council has made a rather troublesome discovery regarding the accounting of $143,000 in donations. From the looks of it, no one knows how this money was spent.

The Ubuntu Community Council asked Canonical for a detailed report about the donations for the period of October 2012 to April of 2013, and they received the following reply: Community $47,769.58, Flavours $47,042.42, and Upstream $48,303.55. It might seem like a detailed report, but Ubuntu Community Council says that it doesn't know exactly how this money has been spent and what happened to it.

Ubuntu is the most used Linux operating system, so it stands to reason that it gathers quite a few donations. That can be clearly seen from the sums of money listed just for the October 2012 - April 2013 interval. Normally, those funds are used for clear purposes, but Canonical didn't have the tools in place to track them, which lead to the current issues.

More at Softpedia

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