News Category: Open Source Practices

Nagios fork - commercial growing pains, commercial interests

Article Source FOSSBazaarMay 11, 2009, 6:24 am 451 CAOS Theory covers reasons for the recent fork of Nagios: "Open source eyes are watching the latest fork, this time Icinga, a new offshoot of the widely-used open source monitoring software Nagios. The fork and its impetus appear to center on...
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Trimming the FAT: Linux and Patents

Article Source Linux MagazineMay 6, 2009, 4:08 pm GNU/Linux. It’s free (libre) software that we all love to use. We love it because it works, because it’s open source and because it encompasses ideologies that many of us support and believe in. But what happens when these ideologies clash...
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Nominations now open for 2009 SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards

Article Source The Open RoadMay 6, 2009, 2:51 pm SourceForge, despite competition, remains the leading repository for open-source projects. Many of the world's best open-source projects--JBoss, MySQL, SugarCRM, and others--start there, and plenty never leave. For these reasons and others,...
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SCO to fight US bankruptcy trustee's motion to liquidate it

Article Source Ars TechnicaMay 6, 2009, 2:39 pm SCO, the dying Utah UNIX vendor, could finally be headed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and liquidation. The US Trustee representing the Justice Department in SCO's bankruptcy proceedings has filed a motion to dissolve the company, asserting that its...
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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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