News Category: Open Source Practices

U.S. Trustee Moves to Convert SCO Bankruptcy to Chapter 7

Article Source GroklawMay 6, 2009, 6:56 am Here it is, the moment many of you have been waiting for: the U.S. Trustee's office, through its counsel Joseph J. McMahon, Jr., has filed a motion in the SCO bankruptcy proceeding to convert the SCO's Chapter 11 to Chapter 7. And I think this will be...
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The Steady March of the European Penguins

Article Source FOSSBazaarMay 5, 2009, 11:54 pm The Open Source Business Resource (OSBR) has released its May issue about open source in government, including coverage of activities in Europe: "Gijs Hillenius, news editor of the Open Source Observatory and Repository, provides an overview of...
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EUPL recommended in the Netherlands for public administration

Article Source FOSSBazaarMay 5, 2009, 4:42 am OSOR reports that the Dutch government's resource centre on open source and open standards recommends that public administrations that publish open source applications use the EUPL, the European Union Public Licence: "According to a blog post on...
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FOSS.IN, December 1-5, Bangalore

Article Source FOSSBazaarMay 5, 2009, 4:12 am FOSS.IN is one of the world’s largest Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) events, held annually in India. The event is highly focussed on FOSS development and contribution. Over the years, it has attracted thousands of participants. FOSS.IN is a...
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Outsourcing development with the GPLv2 and the GPLv3

Article Source FOSSBazaarMay 5, 2009, 2:23 am At the beginning of July this year, we will have had the GPLv3 for two years. At this stage, many of the changes which the GPLv3 brought with it are known, not only to those dealing with FLOSS licenses on a daily basis, but also across the industry...
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Open World Forum, October 1-2, Paris

Article Source FOSSBazaarMay 5, 2009, 1:37 am The Open World Forum is the leading global summit bringing together decision-makers from across the world to discuss the technological, financial and social impact of open technologies. October 1-2 2009 Paris, France Web site: http://www....
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Community Leadership Summit, July 18-19, San Jose

Article Source FOSSBazaarMay 5, 2009, 1:32 am The Community Leadership Summit 2009 is the first event of its kind designed to bring together community leaders and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community. The event provides an...
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OSCON, July 20-24, San Jose

Article Source FOSSBazaarMay 5, 2009, 1:30 am OSCON, July 20-24, San Jose OSCON is O'Reilly Open Source Convention. The first ten years of OSCON were about opening the minds of big business to the philosophy of open source. The next ten are about opening the minds of the open source community...
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Five-Year Hole May Help Google in Android Trademark Lawsuit

Article Source Ars TechnicaMay 3, 2009, 3:45 pm Illinois-based developer and businessman Erich Specht has filed a lawsuit against Google, the Open Handset Alliance, T-Mobile, and 45 other companies for trademark infringement. Specht, who runs a software firm named Android Data, is seeking...
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Open-source companies log impressive growth

Article Source The Open RoadMay 1, 2009, 8:07 am Even as the global economy tanks, open-source companies continue to soar. A range of open-source companies reported sales and community growth this past week, including: Funambol: As announced on its Web site, Funambol's mobile open-source...
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