linuxquestions.org: It’s that time once again. Voting for the 2008 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards is now open. The Members Choice Awards allow the Linux community to select their favorite products in a variety of categories.
blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: Slashdot misreported this. ZDNet's Dana did, too. Every little blog is picking this story up from these two and others. I'm going to correct them all on a couple of points, but I don't want them to take it personally. They just reacted instead of reading carefully.
ditns.blogspot: If 2008 had a buzzword, it was probably community. More and more companies are looking to tap into communities for contributions to open source projects. But following the open-source trend just because everyone is doing it isn't good enough. To succeed, you need a well-thought-out community plan.
informationweek.com/blog: Much noise has been made in the past week or so about President-elect Barack Obama's creation of a governmental chief tech officer position. My question is: What will be their stance on open source? Will they lean towards it, mandate it, forbid it ... or ignore it entirely?
Dana Blankenhorn: It’s what every red-blooded capitalist with a Microsoft button most fears, and rails against here and elsewhere, especially when we talk about open source in the developing world. Mandate open source?
lwn.net: 2008 proved to be an interesting year, with great progress in useful software that made our systems better. Of course, there were some of the usual conflicts. Here is LWN's eleventh annual timeline of significant events in the Linux and free software world for the year.
uwog.net: As some of you might know, some of the AbiWord developers started a company called AbiSource Corporation a few months back. Today NLnet agreed to fund AbiSource Corporation (still need to sign the papers) to work on resolving the OpenDocument issue list, which is awesome!
blogs.techrepublic.com: How much of a problem is security updating for open source software going to be in 2009?
blogs.zdnet.com: While lawyers debate the merits of the FSF’s suit against Cisco, open source developers may be asking themselves how they can make their views heard. Here’s an idea. Boycott Cisco’s contest.
computerworlduk.com: If ultraportables were last year's big surprise success for GNU/Linux, one of the potentially exciting technologies for this year is the instant-on pre-operating system that loads in seconds when you power up a desktop or portable. Does Phoenix hope to get away without respecting the GNU GPL?