theinquirer.net: THE FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION (FSF) has been one of the surprise backers of people who the RIAA thinks should pay massive fines for sharing copyrighted music files online.
blogs.zdnet.com: Open source writers who are also market players, like our Matt Asay and Infoworld’s Savio Rodrigues, are dumping on a European Commission (EC) proposal to make software sellers liable for the problems in their code, just as dishwasher makers are liable for problems.
wallstreetandtech.com: With the financial meltdown eroding IT budgets, large investment banks, hedge funds and other financial institutions have been forced to rethink their attitudes toward open source technology.
brajeshwar.com: Open Source and Economics are related in a sense that they require time and effort to be quantified and measured by both - producers and consumers.
news.cnet.com: Open source has become big business, suggests an article in the Investors Business Daily, but it has done so by becoming more like the proprietary-software world it purports to leave behind.
tectonic.co.za: Despite a national open source strategy and a well-publicised set of minimum interoperability standards for government, the South African education department has launched a teacher laptop project that excludes free and open source software (FOSS).
cibmagazine.com.cn: Free is the business plan of the internet age – the challenge is to figure out how to make money from not charging any money. This is the problem that always faced open-source developers.
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blogs.zdnet.com: Matt Asay is out with a post calling the whole concept of open source community overhyped. If by that you mean the Tom Sawyer concept of volunteers coming over to whitewash the fence for you, he’s right.