News Category: Open Source Practices

Wall Street Opens Doors to Open Source Technologies

Article Source FOSSBazaarMay 14, 2009, 3:03 am Wall Street & Tech reports that capital markets firms are increasingly adopting open source: "With the financial meltdown eroding IT budgets, large investment banks, hedge funds and other financial institutions have been forced to rethink...
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Qt Publishes Roadmap, Opens Up Git Repository

Article Source FOSSBazaarMay 13, 2009, 3:14 am Phoronix reports that Qt Software has published a roadmap and a public source code repository: "Qt is now being openly developed to hopefully spur additional community contributions whether it be code, translations, or other work. The Qt Creator...
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Interview with Greg Dekoenigsberg, Red Hat Community Architect

Article Source FOSSBazaarMay 13, 2009, 2:41 am LinuxQuestions.org has published an interview with Greg Dekoenigsberg, Community Architect at Red Hat: "We have essentially three layers of governance. The smallest is the Special Interest Group, which is an ad hoc structure that can be formed by...
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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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