ohjeezlinux.wordpress: Five years later, I still think Adam Jackson’s “Linux is not about choice” might be the best thing ever posted to fedora-devel-list.
h-online.com: Free software is built on a paradox. In order to give freedom to users, free software licences use something that takes away freedom – copyright, which is an intellectual monopoly based on limiting people's freedom to share, not enlarging it.
thevarguy.com: Should companies that produce mostly proprietary software invest in Linux development? In one sense, that seems as illogical as the artisanal-organic bread guy from the local farmers’ market buying shares in Wonder Bread. But
infoworld.com: By implementing Git in its developer tools, Microsoft is using GPL-licensed software -- and perhaps ending its war on open source
techdirt.com: Licenses lie at the heart of open source -- and many other kinds of "open" too. That's because they are used to define the rights of users, and to ensure those rights are passed on -- that the intellectual commons is not enclosed. Their central importance explains in part the flamewars that erupt periodically over which license is "best."
mmohrhard.wordpress: So after reading several times on another mailing list that Libreoffice developers should relicense their patches to make them available to other descendents in the OpenOffice.org ecosystem I’m explaining why I contribute to the Libreoffice project and license my changes only as LGPLv3+/MPL.
itwire.com: In the more than 30 years that I have been involved with the tech industry I have seen a lot of strange things but none stranger than the events of today at the Linux Conference Australia. iTWire senior Linux writer Sam Varghese has been ejected from the conference.
datamation.com: You might think that a group of intelligent people like the members of the free and open source software (FOSS) community would be free of hidden taboos. But you would be wrong.
michigandaily.com: Richard Stallman doesn’t have a cell phone. He doesn’t buy DVDs, doesn’t use Windows or Mac OS laptops and doesn’t use closed-source commercial software. He is not on Facebook and has never owned a car.