News Category: Open Source Practices

GPLv2 Ambiguities Linger On

Article Source InformationWeek's Open Source WeblogOctober 16, 2009, 8:47 am Scarcely a week goes by without some criticism or analysis of open source licensing, and this time around it's whether or not the GPLv2's "legally ambiguous". The whole story comes by way of The Register, gleaned from...
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Notes from FOSSBazaar Meeting at Open World Forum

Article Source FOSSBazaarOctober 15, 2009, 7:28 am We had a very productive FOSSBazaar meeting at Open World Forum in Paris earlier this month. The slides of the presentations are available and here are some notes about the meeting. We identified a number of issues that people are interested...
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Take Two On Three Ways

Article Source InformationWeek's Open Source WeblogOctober 13, 2009, 7:59 am I goofed a bit in my previous blog about open core / open source licensing. As always, the details are full of devils -- but that afforded a chance to bring some more thought to the table. Not long after I made the...
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Open Three Ways, Or More

Article Source InformationWeek's Open Source WeblogOctober 9, 2009, 10:57 am Earlier in the week the CAOS Theory blog of the 451 Group noted there were three, or actually four, ways you could handle "open core" licensing -- where the basic version of your product is free, but the add-ons and...
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The Latest In Patent Absurdity

Article Source InformationWeek's Open Source WeblogOctober 6, 2009, 12:08 pm In one week, Red Hat's asked the Supreme Court to do away with software patents, while Eolas prepares to sue just about everyone on the planet with "fully interactive embedded applications" on their websites. I hate...
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Copyright Control

Article Source Linux JournalOctober 5, 2009, 3:49 pm Copyright law is "interesting" to say the least — and incredibly contentious. For some, it is an evil that stifles progress. For others, it is all that stands between them and bankruptcy. As with anything, the nature of copyright is not...
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Flip Flops Are Evil

Article Source Linux JournalSeptember 25, 2009, 9:00 pm It's always interesting, as well as incredibly frustrating, when a company takes a stand on an issue and then switches back and forth based on what best suits it on any particular day. There's a word for taking a stand against something...
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Accelerating Enterprise Adoption of Open Source. London, 05/10/09

Article Source FOSSBazaarSeptember 25, 2009, 3:44 pm Whilst an increasing number of people and organisations are now able to position F/OSS within the context of the traditional IT organisation and wider enterprise, there are still a great many for whom questions remain unanswered. Where the...
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Big GPL Copyright Enforcement Win in Paris Court of Appeals

Article Source Ars TechnicaSeptember 24, 2009, 12:01 pm The Free Software Foundation France (FSF France) is jubilant about a recent court ruling that has affirmed the validity of the open source GNU General Public License (GPL) under French copyright law. This successful GPL enforcement...
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CFP: Business of Open Source mini-conf at LCA 2010 in New Zealand

Article Source FOSSBazaarSeptember 18, 2009, 5:23 am Like last year, we're organizing a "Business of Open Source" mini-conf at LCA 2010 (Wellington, New Zealand; January 18-23). This mini-conf is for people interested in business aspects of open source. Topics of interest include licensing...
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