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FOSS Knowledge, Part 2: Common Misunderstandings and Blind Spots

In my last post, I discussed where we came from and where we are now in regards to knowledge and understanding of open source software and licenses. I talked about how, not too long ago, there seemed to be a fair amount of denial when it came to the use of open source software in the enterprise.  Today, open source software has garnered enough attention that the term "open source" is found far outside the software world. Yet, misconceptions and misunderstandings prevail. Why? How did we get here? And how do we get to the point where there is accurate and consistent knowledge around FOSS? 

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Install and Access Facebook Messenger on Linux Desktop

linuxmessenger app is a “Facebook-like” client for Linux desktop was written in Python language. It allows you to login to your Facebook account right from the command line without installing it on your system and have chat with your loved ones with much a like a Facebook interface. If... [[...

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No Patents is a No Brainer for New Zealand

Why spend all those years in the garage developing your wonderful software if some cheat is to come along and rip-off your creation?

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LibreOffice 4.0.3 now Gatekeeper Compliant

The third maintenance release of the 4.0 series of the open source office suite delivers 100 bug fixes and improvements. Additionally, the binaries for Mac OS X are now signed to pass the operating system's Gatekeeper security system...

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Blender 2.67 Renders Cartoons

The new version of the open source 3D modelling package offers a new engine for rendering graphical images from technical drawings to cartoons, as well as custom tools for 3D printing...

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