News Category: Open Source Practices

Community Engagement and Contributor Agreements

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 21, 2009, 7:27 am There has been a lot of interesting discussion about the need and downsides of requiring copyright assignment for contributions recently, with input from Dave Neary, Daniel Chalef, Matthew Aslett and others.
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Five Ideas To Get FOSS Into Governments

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 20, 2009, 11:05 am Simon Phipps of Sun has posted five ideas to get FOSS into governments: "Why is it so hard to get governments (especially local government) to use open source software? Here are some ideas discussed during my keynote in Oslo at GoOpen 2009 for...
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CPL and EPL: One Small Step Towards Reducing License Proliferation

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 20, 2009, 10:58 am Eclipse and IBM have taken a step to reduce license proliferation: "License proliferation has been a hot topic amongst the open source community for the past couple of years. I am happy to report that the Eclipse Foundation and IBM have...
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GPL in the cloud: The market doesn't care

Article Source The Open RoadApril 17, 2009, 12:55 pm If the market's response to the Affero GPL is any indication, I was 100 percent wrong to suggest that open source would suffer without closing the so-called "ASP loophole." That, at least, is the feeling I'm getting reading Stephen O'Grady's...
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Shall you go back to SVN ?

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 17, 2009, 6:30 am During last Collaboration summit of the Linux Foundation in San Francisco,Â¬â  Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen M. Sandler made a very interesting talk about âÃúLessons learned from ath5kâÃù at Software freedom law center . They explained how they...
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10 ways Microsoft could help Linux

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 13, 2009, 11:41 am builderau.com.au features 10 ways how Microsoft could help Linux: "I confess, I never thought I would write such a title. Microsoft helping Linux? No way. I was always of the mind that Microsoft and Linux would forever be mortal enemies and one...
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LinuxCon Call For Proposals deadline 4/15

Article Source LWNApril 13, 2009, 8:52 am Matt Domsch has a reminder about the LinuxCon CFP deadline in his blog. Presentation proposals are due by April 15th. "I'm on the program committee for this new conference, and we're absolutely looking for fresh presenters and engaging topics. The...
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Perfectionists need not apply

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 12, 2009, 8:47 am Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier talks about how to work best in the community: "If you’re a perfectionist, or prefer to solve problems alone, you’re going to have some problems working with community projects. Individual contributors and companies...
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Taking a Closer Look at Microsoft's Ms-PL Open Source License

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 12, 2009, 8:42 am CMSWire takes a look at the Ms-PL: "The rumors are true. Microsoft (news, site) has an official open source license that was approved by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) — the Ms-PL, or Microsoft Public License. Since they have licensed their...
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Linux Foundation CEO: Linux is "fastest growing platform"

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 10, 2009, 11:17 am Ars Technica reports from the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, which is taking place this week: "Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin says that Linux adoption is advancing two to three times faster than that of other platforms...
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