- Open source comes of age?
- Build, buy or open source?
- Would you hire an open source developer?
advogato.org: Over the last few years, many advocates of access to information have gathered and organized under the banner of piracy. Should FLOSS and free culture advocates embrace advocates of piracy as comrades in arms or condemn them? Must we choose between being either with the pirates or against them?
boycott-boycottnovell: Congratulations to Bradley Kuhn on being named Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy. Given the importance of that position, one can only wonder a little why Bradley is spending his time discouraging budding free software developers.
elevenislouder.blogspot: In the city of Gainesville, which is the majority of Hall County Georgia, open source software is starting to make an impact.
redmonk.com/sogrady: The idea is simple: MarkMail maintains a searchable index of the mailing lists for a number of open source projects (these, specifically). Given this ability, I thought it would be interesting to see what we might learn by examining – and in some cases comparing – general participation by domain.
zdnet.com: One of the great pleasures I experienced at last week’s Open World Forum in Paris was to see Simon Phipps unbound.
computerworlduk.com: The careers of few people have been so intertwined with the history of open source as that of Larry Augustin. He was even present when the term “open source” was coined, at a meeting at the offices of his GNU/Linux hardware company VA Linux, on 3 February 1998.
zdnet.com: One thing I have learned at the Open World Forum is that Europe’s approach to open source is highly political, but not in the way you think.
sdtimes.com: Forking is frequently touted as one of the principal benefits of using open source. The reality, however, is that this benefit is primarily an abstraction. Projects of any substantial size are extremely difficult to fork, and successful forks not backed by serious dollar investments are very, very rare.