toolbox.com/blogs: We all know what a rubber ball is. Don't we? The harder you throw a rubber ball at something the harder it bounces back.
infoworld.com: Lately there's been lots of blog and Twitter chatter about recognizing an open source product. While an interesting intellectual exercise, the debate could also have a real-world impact on IT purchasing decisions.
h-online.com: Here's a paradox. Free software seems perfect for developing countries: it's free both to obtain and to share, runs well on low-spec machines and – an important aspect that is often overlooked – can be easily localised. And yet the uptake of free software in many such countries is poor, with Windows still dominating computing at all levels. How is this possible?
doctormo.org: A debate, seemingly endless in the Free and Open Source landscape between purest Free Software activists and Practicalist Open Source is starting to find it’s way into a recognisable, worthwhile settlement. At least in my own head.
- Why I Believe IBM is Free to Sue The Pants Off TurboHercules
- IBM says it won't sue to protect open-source patents
- Is IBM splitting hairs with open source?
- When Reptiles Attack: Has IBM Tired Of FOSS?
blog.flameeyes.eu: Since people wishfully read my previous posts criticising (part of) the GNU project as a wide-area attack on Free Software, I would like this time to post some positive thoughts on the greatness of Free Software altogether.
linuxfoundation.org: To get to the bottom of things I contacted Dan Frye, VP of Open Systems Development at IBM and member of the Linux Foundations board of directors, to “say it wasn’t so.” Fortunately all of us can breathe easy - IBM remains true to their word. Here is the note I received from Dan which is very clear:
blog.flameeyes.eu: I don’t try to hide the fact that I think that FSF’s continuous stress over “GNU/Linux” is a huge ego stroke toward GNU that tries to deny that there is other Free Software beside GNU.
- The post open-source world (already here?)
- Is the Desktop Becoming Legacy?