News Category: Open Source Practices

Licensing 101 for Open Source Projects--Pick a License

Part I dealt with the impact your licensing choice can have on the use of the code you write. This part II focuses on how your choice of license impacts your ability to incorporate third party code (whether from third party programs or third party contributions). Like in in Part I, the analysis...
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Open Source is Infiltrating the Enterprise

Article Source FOSSBazaarJuly 15, 2009, 7:27 am James Turner over at the O'Reilly Radar writes: "There's a persistent perception that open source software is being ignored in the enterprise, that IT management fears it and it ends up being more costly to deploy than proprietary solutions. That...
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Open-Source Extremism, And How the OSI Can Help

Article Source The Open RoadJuly 14, 2009, 2:30 pm One of the profound failings of the open-source movement is how insular it has allowed its ideology to be. While the commercialization of open source has necessarily forced a new dialectic into open source (one with many different shades and...
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Free/Open Source Law Journal Launched

Article Source The HJuly 14, 2009, 4:24 am The first edition looks at the workings of the Fiduciary Licence Agreement, how Peer-to-Patent worked and the implications of recent US appeals court decisions. There are also case law reports and relevant book reviews. Karen Copehaver, a partner at...
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KDE e.V. Elects New Board of Directors

Article Source FOSSBazaarJuly 10, 2009, 11:04 pm KDE e.V., the association that provides representation, support and governance to the KDE community, has elected a new board of directors: "After former board member Klaas Freitag and KDE e.V. president Aaron Seigo stepped down and vice...
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GNOME Foundation Annual Report 2008 Released

Article Source FOSSBazaarJuly 10, 2009, 1:27 am The GNOME Foundation has released its Annual Report 2008 (19 MB, PDF): "The report aims to bring a summary of GNOME community activities in 2008. It includes a review of the year, accounts of various community activities and events around the...
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Licensing 101 for Open Source Projects: Choosing an Open Source License

The most important thing for your open source projectâÃôs success is obviously good and useful code. Licensing, however, can make or breakÂ¬â  your project as well. Choosing the right open source license for your software is crucial for your projectâÃôs success as it determines, amongst other...
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LCA: The Business of Open Source, New Zealand, January 2010

Article Source FOSSBazaarJuly 9, 2009, 10:13 am We are submitting a proposal to hold a mini-conf for people interested in the business of open source at LCA 2010 http://www.lca2010.org.nz/. Â¬â  This mini-conf is for people interested in business aspects of open source.¬â Â¬â  Topics include...
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101 Open Source Apps for Enterprises

Article Source FOSSBazaarJuly 9, 2009, 9:24 am Datamation lists 101 open source enterprise applications: "Until recently, few enterprises were using open source software for back office applications, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM). But...
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As License Issues Swirl, A New CAOS Report

Article Source FOSSBazaarJuly 9, 2009, 9:14 am The 451 Group has released a report about open source licensing: "There has been no shortage of lively discussion on open source software licenses with recent shifts in the top licenses, perspectives on the licenses or lack of them for networked,...
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