News Category: Open Source Practices

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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Obama Picks IBM Patent Guru to Head USPTO

Article Source internetnews.com In a move that could place a tech industry insider at the helm of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), President Obama plans to nominate David Kappos, vice president of intellectual property law at IBM, as its next director. Kappos, who also holds the...
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New Version of GPL Compliance Engineering Guide Released

Article Source FOSSBazaarJune 18, 2009, 11:53 pm Armijn Hemel has released a new version of the GPL compliance engineering guide: "This is a guide explaining how to find license violations in embedded devices. This guide shows how to discover problems by analysis of network scans, extracting...
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Software Freedom Law Show

Article Source FOSSBazaarJune 18, 2009, 3:02 am The Software Freedom Law Show is a bi-weekly discussion show of legal issues in the FOSS world from the Software Freedom Law Center offices in New York. It is presented by Karen Sandler and Bradley M. Kuhn. Web site: http://www.softwarefreedom....
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Will My Program Work on all Linux Distributions?

Article Source FOSSBazaarJune 18, 2009, 12:40 am Toolbox for IT looks at the Linux Standard Base: "Even though the differences [between Linux distributions] are slight they can pose significant problems when a program is written to be run universally on all Linux distributions. On some the...
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