News Category: Open Source Practices

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Open Source Summit
Don’t miss Open Source Summit & ELC + OpenIoT Summit Europe, October 22 – 24 in Edinburgh.

Top 10 Reasons to Join the Premier European Open Source Event of the Year | Register Now to Save $150

See why you need to be at Open Source Summit Europe and Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit Europe next month! Hurry — space is going quickly. Secure your spot and register by September 22 to save $150. Here are the Top 10 Reasons you’ll want to be at this event: Timely Cutting-edge Content...
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Mozilla Identifies 10 Open Source Personas: What You Need to Know

Participating in open source communities—or in any open organization, for that matter—means collaborating with others who might not operate the same way you do. Their motivations may differ. Their governance models might seem foreign. Their goals might not immediately speak to you. So if you're...
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Open Source Eases AT&T’s Technical Burden

At this week’s AT&T Spark event in San Francisco, where Amy Wheelus, vice president of Network Cloud at the carrier, explained that AT&T was an “open source-first shop.”  AT&T’s embrace of the open source community was echoed by Wheelus’ colleague Catherine Lefèvre, associate vice...
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10 Ways to Learn More about Open Source Software and Trends

When Forrester released its 2016 report “Open Source Powers Enterprise Digital Transformation,” some people in the open source community were surprised by the results. They weren’t surprised that 41 percent of enterprise decision makers called open source a high priority and planned to increase use...
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The Hidden Benefit of Giving Back to Open Source Software

Companies that contribute to open source software and use it in their own IT systems and applications can gain a competitive advantage—even though they may be helping their competitors in the short run. Open source software is software whose code can be adopted, adapted and modified by anyone. As...
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Linus Torvalds
At Open Source Summit, Linux creator Linus Torvalds sat down with VMware's Dirk Hohndel to discuss hardware, code complexity, kernel maintenance, and more.

Open Source Summit: Innovation, Allies, and Open Development

August was an exciting month for Linux and open source, with the release of Linux kernel 4.18, a new ebook offering practical advice for enterprise open source, and the formation of the Academy Software Foundation. And, to cap it off, we ended the month with a successful Open Source Summit event...
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Hollywood Formalizes Support for Open Source in Filmmaking

On August 10, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences—the same organization responsible for the Academy Awards (also known as the Oscars), not exactly an industry that's renowned for its openness—teamed up with the Linux Foundation to form the Academy Software Foundation(ASWF). The...
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SPDX
SPDX License Identifiers can be used to indicate relevant license information at any level, from package to the source code file level.

Solving License Compliance at the Source: Adding SPDX License IDs

Accurately identifying the license for open source software is important for license compliance. However, determining the license can sometimes be difficult due to a lack of information or ambiguous information. Even when there is some licensing information present, a lack of consistent ways of...
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OSSummit
The Linux Foundation’s Jim Zemlin welcomes attendees to Open Source Summit in Vancouver.

The Linux Foundation: Accelerating Open Source Innovation

The Linux Foundation’s job is to create engines of innovation and enable the gears of those engines to spin faster, said Executive Director Jim Zemlin, in opening remarks at Open Source Summit in Vancouver. Examples of how the organization is driving innovation across industries can be seen in...
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What I Wish I Knew When I First Started Speaking Internationally

Everyone has a different process and traveling habits, but here are some things I’ve learned the hard way over the seven years I’ve spoken abroad. Tailor your talk according to your audience I gave one of my first serious international talks in London, when I still worked at Esri. I was used to...
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