News Category: Open Source Practices

The Doctor Who Model of Open Source

Article Source FOSSBazaarJune 30, 2009, 3:47 am Peter Murray-Rust describes the governance model of some FOSS projects related to chemistry: the "Blue Obelisk community seems to have evolved a “Doctor Who” model. You’ll recall that every few years something fatal happens to the Doctor...
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GPL, ScummVM and Violations

Article Source FOSSBazaarJune 30, 2009, 3:42 am The ScummVM project published a press release a few weeks ago saying that some games for the Nintendo Wii console made use of ScummVM without complying with the terms of the GPL. ScummVM developer Eugene Sandulenko has now revealed more...
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TiddlyGuv: An Open-Source Governance System

Article Source FOSSBazaarJune 26, 2009, 4:06 am This is an overview of TiddlyGuv, an open-source governance application under development at Osmosoft, the open source innovation arm of BT. TiddlyGuv helps enterprises manage their open-source activities, and TiddlyGuv itself is an open-source,...
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Spain: Fear of Change Biggest Problem when Moving to Open Source

Article Source FOSSBazaarJune 26, 2009, 1:10 am OSOR covers a report about open source migrations in Spain: "Overcoming users' fear of change made to their computing environment is the biggest issue organisations must deal with when moving to open source, according to a report by the Ministry...
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Red Hat, Alfresco Attack Microsoft SharePoint

Article Source FOSSBazaarJune 26, 2009, 12:56 am The VAR Guy looks at Alfresco's open source alternative to SharePoint: "The VAR Guy hears it all the time: VARs and managed service providers generate hefty profits with on-premise and hosted Microsoft SharePoint. In fact, SharePoint has grown...
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Actuate ‘Treats’ Its Sales Force to Open Source 101

Article Source FOSSBazaarJune 25, 2009, 1:07 am Matthew Aslett of The 451 Group looks at Actuate's open source activities: "I had an interesting chat with Nobby Akiha , senior VP marketing and Rich Guth, VP open source strategy, at Actuate, about the company’s ongoing conversion to open...
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Open Source Governance in a Small to Medium Size Company

Article Source FOSSBazaarJune 24, 2009, 5:41 pm Having been involved with Open Source Software (OSS) in companies large and small, one of many issues that arise is the importance of establishing guidelines to assist with and promote the use of OSS both internally and in product development as...
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Palm Has Released Sources for WebOS

Article Source FOSSBazaarJune 22, 2009, 9:16 am The H Online reports that Palm has released the source code of its Linux-based WebOS in order to comply with the GPL: "For its WebOS, Palm uses version 2.6.24 of the Linux kernel with nearly 1,000 patches, most of which relate either to the Pre's...
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Future of Open Source: Hack This Gadget

Article Source FOSSBazaarJune 21, 2009, 12:15 am Wired looks at open source hardware: "The open source movement gave rise to Linux and spawned a generation of collaborative coders. Now it's extending its reach to the hardware industry. Open source hardware is designed to be reprogrammed or...
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What Open Source shares with Science

Article Source FOSSBazaarJune 20, 2009, 6:42 am ZDNet investigates what open source shares with science: "The speed of progress is greatly enhanced by virtue of the fact the practitioners of Science publish not only results, but methodology, and techniques. In programmatic terms, this is...
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