News Category: Open Source Practices

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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SFLC Files Amicus Brief in Jacobsen v. Katzer

Article Source FOSSBazaarJune 17, 2009, 1:09 am The SFLC filed an amicus brief in the Jacobsen v. Katzer case: "In the brief, we argue that a Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) developer whose license has been violated should be able to call upon the courts to prevent further...
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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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