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Discovering Hidden Influencers that Make and Break Project Success

A provocative research finding is that 75-90% of all large organizational projects fail to meet their original objectives, (Patterson et al. (2006)). The same research suggests human practices and behaviors—more than technical or financial matters—are at the root of the breakdowns. 

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Woman Force In Open Source: Eilidh McAdam Interview

This week we are interviewing Eilidh McAdam who forayed into contributing to open source software through LibreOffice. We talked to her about her experiences with the free software community as a female developer/contributor.

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Should We Require That Open Source is Developed Openly?

Roy Tennant wrote an interesting post about the definition of open source, in it he says: "Open source" should mean exactly that and nothing more—the source code of the software is open, thereby allowing others to see it, understand it, and perhaps modify it. How the software itself is developed...

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Study for US Congress Outlines Options Against Patent Trolls

The H takes a look at a report from the US Congressional Research Service about patent trolling and potential fixes to the system. "According to the researchers, it is worth considering whether to generally shorten the periods of protection for software patents because the trolls file most of their litigation...

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Open-Source Movements Butt Heads Over Logo

A gear logo proposed to represent and easily identify open-source hardware has caught the eyes of the The Open Source Initiative, which believes the logo infringes its trademark.

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