News Category: Open Source Practices

LinuxCon Call For Proposals deadline 4/15

Article Source LWNApril 13, 2009, 8:52 am Matt Domsch has a reminder about the LinuxCon CFP deadline in his blog. Presentation proposals are due by April 15th. "I'm on the program committee for this new conference, and we're absolutely looking for fresh presenters and engaging topics. The...
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Perfectionists need not apply

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 12, 2009, 8:47 am Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier talks about how to work best in the community: "If you’re a perfectionist, or prefer to solve problems alone, you’re going to have some problems working with community projects. Individual contributors and companies...
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Taking a Closer Look at Microsoft's Ms-PL Open Source License

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 12, 2009, 8:42 am CMSWire takes a look at the Ms-PL: "The rumors are true. Microsoft (news, site) has an official open source license that was approved by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) — the Ms-PL, or Microsoft Public License. Since they have licensed their...
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Linux Foundation CEO: Linux is "fastest growing platform"

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 10, 2009, 11:17 am Ars Technica reports from the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, which is taking place this week: "Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin says that Linux adoption is advancing two to three times faster than that of other platforms...
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Linux Finds Its Face

Article Source Linux JournalApril 9, 2009, 9:00 am Way back in January, the Linux Foundation launched a search — a global search — to find something that was sorely missing. No, not Linus's car keys: the face of Linux. Just three months later, they have. read more
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Should an Open Source Licence Ever Be Patent-Agnostic?

Article Source Linux JournalApril 9, 2009, 2:43 am Sharing lies at the heart of free software, and drives much of its incredible efficiency as a development methodology. It means that coders do not have to re-invent the wheel, but can borrow from pre-existing programs. Software patents,...
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Planning for GNOME 3.0

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 6, 2009, 5:13 am The GNOME Release Team has started planning for a 3.0 release, which aims to introduce many innovative features: "Let's first diverge a bit and discuss the general impression that GNOME is lacking a vision. If you look closely at our community,...
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Linux Foundation takes over Stewardship of Intel's Moblin OS

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 3, 2009, 3:22 am Andy Updegrove reports that the Linux Foundation is taking over the stewardship of Moblin, the mobile operating system originally developed by Intel: "Intel will maintain strong control over the software since it employs the top Moblin developers...
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Open Source vs Closed Source -- Its about investing in People

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 2, 2009, 1:25 am John Buswell posted an interesting article explaining what open source is about: "Open Source is an IT strategy and not a product. Effective migration to Open Source requires having the right people on the team. Third party services and...
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Mule - The Open Source Enterprise Integration Solution?

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 2, 2009, 1:03 am Developer.com has published an introduction to Mule: "Mule is open source, well documented, tried and tested. It is vendor neutral and can be plugged into any number of vendor implementations. It comes with built-in support for lots of protocols...
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