opensource.com: At teachingopensource.org, we think so, and we wrote a book to help. The following excerpt comes from the Foreword of our new textbook, Practical Open Source Software Exploration, which is licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA-3.0. I
ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: There are lots of evil things that proprietary software companies might do. Companies put their own profit above the rights and freedoms of their users, and to that end, much that can be done that subjugates users.
blogs.the451group.com: The latest report from the 451 Group’s CAOS (commercial adoption of open source) practice is now available, presenting an analysis of venture capital funding for open source software-related vendors in 2009.
- IBM Denies Breaking Its Open Source Promise
- IBM patent claims show open source has arrived
- IBM tears up open source patent pledge, claims FOSS
- IBM: Open Source's Friend? Not So Much Now
- IBM uses pledged patents against open source mainframe emulator
h-online.com: For many the old aphorism that "Emacs is my operating system, and Linux its device driver" still holds true.
- 5 reasons why you must support the spread of OSS
- Open Source: Computing for the masses
- Weekly OSS Links #5
businessweek.com: Open-source software provides an important example of how companies can leverage external sources of innovation. In practice, however, big high-tech companies often have a difficult time collaborating and sharing control.
groklaw.net: GPL enforcement is successful in Europe. In several court decisions and out of court settlements the license conditions of the GPL have been successfully enforced.
dirkriehle.com: It’s April 2nd, so the Apache Software Foundation’s 2010 April Fools’ joke is over. Here is why I liked it a lot. It represents a hypothetical: What if the ASF and its projects could be bought? Or, if not bought, then put under control or strong influence of corporate interests like in traditional open source consortia?