News Category: Open Source Practices

Simon Phipps Elected as OSI Director

The Open Source Initiative have elected Simon Phipps, who recently left Oracle after serving as Sun's Chief Open Source Officer, to the board of directors...   Read more at The H
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Sun Fended Off Apple, Microsoft Patent Threats

Steve Jobs personally threatened to sue Sun Microsystems, Jonathan Schwartz said. Sun warded off that and a Microsoft threat with its own patent portfolio...   Read more at CNET News
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If Novell Gets Bought, Will Red Hat Follow?

Novell's proposed acquisition will likely drive Red Hat into the arms of VMware or Oracle, but will have minimal impact on the larger open-source commercial ecosystem...   Read more at CNET News
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Is Apple Launching a Patent War?

Apple's recent lawsuit against handset maker HTC could be the beginning as the company marks its turf in the smartphone market...   Read more at CNET News
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Durbin to Introduce Internet Freedom Bill

Senate leader blasts tech industry for bowing to pressure from foreign governments to censor Internet content, pledges to introduce legislation to impose civil or criminal penalties on complicit tech companies...   Read more at internetnews.com
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FCC to Call for Government Data Overhaul

FCC official details broadband plan recommendations to drive civic engagement, including free online access to government documents such as court records, and a concerted push toward social media...   Read more at internetnews.com
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How Sun's Need to Control the Code Cost Them the Company

Jeremy Allison looks back at the demise of Sun Microsystems on ZDNet. "The Solaris operating system, the Java language and virtual machine, the OpenOffice office suite - all of the really large software projects that Sun released - had strings attached that stopped any real external community...
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FOSS Law Journal is Open to Receive Submissions

The International Free and Open Source Software Law Review (IFOSS L. Rev. or IFOSSLR) is a collaborative legal publication aiming to increase knowledge and understanding among lawyers about Free and Open Source Software issues.  It is the first publication to focus specifically on this field,...
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BBC Blocks Open Source Software from iPlayer Video Service

The BBC has enabled SWF Verification for its iPlayer streaming video service. This content protection mechanism has locked out users who consume the iPlayer video content with open source software. Adobe has publicly documented the Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) that is used by Flash for...
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Antipiracy Provision in Treaty Riles EU

EU's executive arm vows to make sure a global anti-counterfeiting treaty won't force countries to disconnect people for illegally downloading copyrighted content. Read more at CNET News
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