News Category: Open Source Practices

OASIS: New IP Policy Makes Room for Open Source

Article Source eWeekJune 16, 2009, 4:47 pm In a nod to the open source community, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) has revised its intellectual property (IP) policy to include a non-assertion mode, which means standards contributors must forego...
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Open Source Meets Business 2010, January 26-28, Nuremberg

Article Source FOSSBazaarJune 16, 2009, 7:02 am Enterprise decision makers, leading IT industry players, and heads of the Open Source community have been meeting in Nuremberg each year since 2006 to discuss the potential of Open Source and how to utilize it. January 26–28 2010 Nuremberg,...
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Accenture Jumps Into Open Source in a Big Way

Article Source FOSSBazaarJune 16, 2009, 6:10 am Matt Asay: "I caught up with Alex Wied, senior manager at Accenture and head of its Innovation Center for Open Source, and Tony Roby, partner in Accenture's Global Architecture and Core Technologies group, to find out what, exactly, Accenture has...
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Open Source in Mobile (OSiM) World, September 15-16, Amsterdam

Article Source FOSSBazaarJune 16, 2009, 5:23 am Open Source in Mobile (OSiM) World is a gathering for executives and developers in the open mobile ecosystem to build global partnerships for future growth. For the fourth year running, Open Source in Mobile (OSiM) World will bring together the...
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SCO vs. Linux: New Investor Rescues SCO from Bankruptcy

Article Source The HJune 16, 2009, 4:21 am In yet another bizarre twist in the interminable legal dispute over source code allegedly illegally copied from UNIX System V into Linux, the SCO Group, which claims ownership of the disputed code, has secured a last-gasp reprieve from the threat of...
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Freedom and Choice in Open Source Licensing: Comparing the EUPL v1.1 and the GPL v3

Article Source WaziJune 11, 2009, 2:16 pm The European Union Public License (EUPL) version 1.1 was released and approved by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) on January 9, 2009. A major milestone in the evolution of open source licensing, the EUPL contains some important distinctions that set...
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EC Software Law Could Divide Open Source

Article Source ZDNet NewsJune 11, 2009, 4:53 am The world of open-source development could be divided if the European Commission succeeds in passing a law extending consumer protection rules to software, according to experts. The Commission proposes software companies be held liable in the...
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Open Source in Health Care IT

Article Source FOSSBazaarJune 10, 2009, 11:59 am I just complete an analysis of 779 open source projects in the health care segment.Â¬â  Ten years ago, when the American Association of Family Physicians attempted to organize an open source EMR (electronic medical records) project, it never...
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Study of FOSS Technologies in the World Looking for Participants

Article Source FOSSBazaarJune 9, 2009, 7:07 am The Spanish Open Source Software National Observatory has initiated a study of the state-of-the art of open source software technologies in the world: "The aim is to identify and analyze the ongoing public and private initiatives and projects,...
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Underestimating the Mission Critical Role of Linux

Article Source FOSSBazaarJune 9, 2009, 4:01 am Mark Rais at reallylinux.com asks to what extent Linux is serving in mission critical environments today: "Many executives I have spoken with over the past few months simply have no idea that Linux is there in the first place. IT engineers often...
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