Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

OSS

Open Source for America Celebrates its First Anniversary with Awards

Filed under
OSS

consortiuminfo.org: Last summer, a new organization was announced with the goal of promoting the uptake of open source software by the U.S. federal government. Now that organization has completed its first quite successful year of operations.

Q&A with Richard Stallman

Filed under
Interviews
OSS

computerworld.com.au: Free software is a different beast from gratis software. Free software activist, Richard Stallman, discusses the importance of freedom across all modes of computing.

Linux Foundation launches open-source license compliance program

Filed under
OSS

theregister.co.uk: A program to help keep software and device makers on the right side of open-source licensing law has been unveiled by the Linux Foundation.

Open Source Projects that Changed the World

Filed under
OSS

ostatic.com/blog: To many, open source software isn’t just about getting something for free, it’s a statement about how the world should be. Here are seven projects that have, quite literally, changed the world.

The golden age of open source?

Filed under
OSS

the451group.com: Stephen O’Grady and Simon Phipps have both recently published interesting posts on the current state of open source, with Stephen pondering the relative growth of open source and Simon wondering whether the “commercial open source” bubble has burst.

Apple is the new open source villain

Filed under
Microsoft
Mac
OSS

zdnet.com: It’s an in-depth analysis from Florian Mueller, whose FOSSPatents remains fiercely opposed to all software patents. It’s something of a follow-up to a May piece in which he considered the idea of a Fair Troll.

Breaking down barriers for women in open source

Filed under
OSS
  • Breaking down barriers for women in open source
  • Endace Chief Technical Officer Talks about the Future of Open Source IDS (PR)
  • Zenoss VP of Community to Present at LinuxCon on Open Source Tool Chains for Managing the Cloud

An Open (Source) and Shut Case

Filed under
OSS

cfo.com: Talend, a five-year-old maker of database-management software, was fortunate in its recent hiring of its first full-time CFO. Talend sought a more specific type of experience, related not to the function of its product but rather to its business model.

Open Source and Economics: How the Hold Up Problem Explains the Flash Wars

Filed under
OSS

gigaom.com: Flash’s banishment from Apple suggests that this exceptional position may not last much longer. It also highlights one of the main drivers behind open source – the economic phenomenon known as “the hold up problem,” which is a central point in our research.

Where would we be without open source software?

Filed under
OSS

toolbox.com/blogs: So that's it. No more open source software. It's gone, all of it. Now what state is the world in now? Obviously there would be no more Linux, BSD, Gimp, Open Office and the rest.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Linux Kernel 4.0 Arrives in antiX 15, New Beta Release Ready for Download

The final version of the antiX 15 Linux operating system will be released very soon, but until then we can test the Beta 3 pre-release version that has been announced today, June 1, 2015. Read more

Fotoxx 15.06 Open Source Photo Editor Released with New Tools and Many Improvements

kornelix has just released a new version of its Fotoxx open source and free photo and image editing and collection management software for GNU/Linux operating systems. Read more

Linux & the Bling Factor

I’ve spent the last decade introducing people to Linux. These weren’t “here-this-is-a-live-Linux-CD-figure-it-out-yourself-and-good-luck” encounters. We’re talking face-to-face interactions, and often those interactions took place for more than an hour. Sometimes in two or three sessions. I’ve had a chance to see and hear people’s wide range of first reactions to Linux on the desktop, and there is no way to misinterpret those reactions: Linux on the desktop will often float or sink just from the way it appears to the beholder in the first minute. Read more

Black Lab Linux Education Desktop 6 SR4 Is Now Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

After informing us about the immediate availability of Black Lab Linux Enterprise Desktop 6 SR4, Black Lab Software had the great pleasure of sending us details about the fourth service release of their Black Lab Linux Education Desktop 6 distribution. Read more