News Category: Open Source Practices

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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RIAA: Who are the pirates? Free and uncut!

By Zeek Greko There is a scene in the movie "Men in Black" where Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith are at the alien receiving center, in the alien technologies room. Tommy Lee Jones is showing Smith these new technologies and he picks up what looks like a one-inch-in-diameter CD-ROM for playing music...
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