News Category: Open Source Practices

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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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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