News Category: Open Source Practices

From Policy to Process: Best Practices for Creating an Open Source Governance Process

Article Source WaziApril 17, 2009, 11:04 am These days, practically every company out there is involved with free and open source software (FOSS) in one way or another, but don’t be fooled by the use of the words “free” and “open”: FOSS still needs to be managed just like any other...
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Open Core Debate: The Battle for a Business Model

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 23, 2009, 2:24 am LinuxInsider covers the debate about the "open core" (hybrid) FOSS business model: "Is software truly open source More about open source if you pay for additional features? Your answer may depend on whether you side with the purists or the, ah,...
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10 Individuals who have contributed the most to FOSS

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 23, 2009, 1:35 am l2admin has published a list of 10 individuals who have contributed the most to FOSS, including Michael Widenius, Andrew Tridgell, Andrew Morton, Richard Stallman and Linus Torvalds.
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OSI signs an MOU with the Korea Software Copyright Committee

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 22, 2009, 6:12 am I visited Seoul last week to represent OSI at an open source conference and to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korea Software Copyright Committee (SOCOP). SOCOP organized a conference with the title "Free Open Source Software...
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Interviews for Profoss event on Legal Matters

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 22, 2009, 3:30 am Profoss will host a workshop on Legal Matters of FOSS in Brussels next week (April 28). They have now published a number of interviews with the speakers of the event, including interviews with Philippe Laurent (EUPL), Ywein Van den Brande (...
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Bug Tracker Helps Mop Up Linux Kernel

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 22, 2009, 1:07 am InformationWeek covers QA efforts in the Linux kernel project: "The Linux kernel has a new bug tracker, Rafael Wysocki, whose dedication to producing weekly reports on kernel regressions or lines of code that don't work always as expected is...
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TomTom/Microsoft: A Wake-Up Call for GPLv3 Migration

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 21, 2009, 11:59 pm Bradley M. Kuhn of the SFLC argues that the recent Microsoft/TomTom settlement should act as a wake-up call and prompt GPLv3 migrations: "Fortunately, the GPLv3 clarifies this issue, and improves the situation. Therefore, this is a great...
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9 of the Best Free Linux Project Management Software

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 21, 2009, 7:33 am LinuxLinks looks at 9 project management solutions for Linux: "Project management tools encompass many different types of software such as scheduling, resource allocation, collaboration software, quality management, and cost control / budget...
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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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