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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.