Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Matt Asay: The "no open source" clause

Filed under
OSS

Just when you think the world is getting more savvy on open source...

I was reviewing a contract the other day with a major Fortune 500 institution. This is a forward-looking institution with a massive IT budget and, no doubt, Linux and other open source running rampant throughout its organization.

I was therefore amused to see this clause in the contract they provided to us:

Alfresco hereby warrants that the Software contains no open source code and that it will not provide any open source software as part of its Services or Software.

Um, we have a problem here....

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

Linux Foundation Puts Free Chromebooks in the Hands of its Training Students Throughout September

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced it will give away one Chromebook to every person who enrolls in Linux Foundation training courses during September. Read more Also: Why Chromebooks are better than iPads

Netrunner 14.2 LTS – Update Release

The Netrunner team is proud to announce the release of Netrunner 14.2 LTS – 32bit and 64bit ISOs. Read more

A scalable tool for deploying Linux containers in high-performance computing

One increasingly popular approach is container-based computing, designed to support flexible, scalable computing. Linux containers, which are just now beginning to find their way into the HPC environment, allow an application to be packaged with its entire software stack, including portions of the base operating system files, user environment variables and application "entry points." Read more

Lenovo teams up with Red Hat, offers hefty rebates in bids to boost server business (and other Red Hat news)