news.cnet.com: Open source has become big business, suggests an article in the Investors Business Daily, but it has done so by becoming more like the proprietary-software world it purports to leave behind.
tectonic.co.za: Despite a national open source strategy and a well-publicised set of minimum interoperability standards for government, the South African education department has launched a teacher laptop project that excludes free and open source software (FOSS).
cibmagazine.com.cn: Free is the business plan of the internet age – the challenge is to figure out how to make money from not charging any money. This is the problem that always faced open-source developers.
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- The Open Source Philosophy (Continued)
- Every Open Source Developer Is Both An Author And A Librarian
blogs.zdnet.com: Matt Asay is out with a post calling the whole concept of open source community overhyped. If by that you mean the Tom Sawyer concept of volunteers coming over to whitewash the fence for you, he’s right.
raccoonfink.com: There has been a lot of discussion recently on the Open Source Definition, and the use (and abuse) of the term "Open Source." One of the things that has been missing from this discussion is a higher-level overview of where the friction between "open source" and so-called "fauxpen source" comes from: intent.
fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced a new internship program for free software activists, inviting students to apply for its first round of openings by Monday, May 25th.
tectonic.co.za: As the Internet becomes more vast open source communities need to be not only educating potential users on the benefits of open source software but also encouraging them to become part of the community.
doctormo.wordpress: What is disappointing to me about the current situation is that I do not believe there is a single company of note which makes software development with FOSS licenses it’s business.