earthweb.com: It's a tough economy out there. It doesn't matter which industry you happen to be experienced in, people need to be focused on keeping themselves as competitive as possible -- at all costs. Even more so when you're underemployed, or worse, unemployed. If you’re between gigs, would-be employers may look at you with unfair doubt due to a perceived lack of an edge in the workplace.
computerworlduk.com/simon-says: Faced with a potentially large threat to free/libre and open source software from patent consortium CPTN, the two organisations have collaborated publicly for the first time.
- Open source status report reveals good health and profits
- Being a Free/Open Source Software Catalyst : Part I
- Of China, Piracy and Open Source
- Cybercom Group Joins Linux Foundation
- Nexenta Systems Joins Open Invention Network as a Licensee
- Gevent Joins the Software Freedom Conservancy
h-online.com: One of the reasons that I regard the rise of WikiLeaks as such a key event is that it is throwing an interesting light on so many areas – many of them unexpected. That includes the ethics of hackers and the world of open source.
doknowevil.net: Originally my feelings about art were 2 dimensional, as I’d expect many to view it. It’s easy for art to be a fleeting glimpse. You see the final product, the lines of the creation process are blurred, the definitions of “source” gets lost.
ostatic.com/blog: Ever since its inception, Open Source for America (OSFA) has had lofty goals and has been backed by some very heavy hitting people. Red Hat, Jaspersoft, Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth, The Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin and many other companies back the organization, which is primarily aimed at encouraging the use of open source software at the U.S. Federal level.
networkworld.com: The chairman of security vendor Trend Micro is having a tough time extracting his foot from his mouth after saying that open source software is not as secure as other software. In this case the outrage was so great that Trend tried to issue some press releases and follow ups trying to explain away what Chang meant.
techeye.net: Insecurity expert Steve Chang, who is the chairman of Trend Micro, has just declared himself the sworn enemy of the Open Sauce movement by saying that Android is less secure than the iPhone because it is Open Sauce.
robweir.com: I noticed a curious argument in Jonathan Corbet’s LWN article “Supporting OOXML in LibreOffice” (behind a pay wall). Why should we support OOXML?