News Category: Open Source Practices

Microsoft's TomTom patents posted for patent review

Article Source LinuxDevicesApril 27, 2009, 2:58 pm Open Invention Network (OIN) announced that three of the eight patents cited in Microsoft's lawsuit against TomTom have been posted for prior art review by the Linux community. The evidence is being compiled to convince the U.S. Patent and...
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Linux Don't Need No Stinkin' ZFS: BTRFS Intro & Benchmarks

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 26, 2009, 12:45 am Linux Magazine looks at the btrfs filesystem: "Btrfs holds the promise of giving Linux many enterprise class file system features similar to ZFS but with even more features and better performance. In fact, many Linux experts think that btrfs is...
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Aaron Seigo Talks About KDE's Past and Future

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 25, 2009, 12:07 am Datamation has published an interview with KDE's Aaron Seigo: "Aaron Seigo is one of the most public faces of the KDE desktop. Not only is he a long-time developer, but, for the past three years, he has been president of KDE e.V., the German...
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From Policy to Process: Best Practices for Creating an Open Source Governance Process

Article Source WaziApril 17, 2009, 11:04 am These days, practically every company out there is involved with free and open source software (FOSS) in one way or another, but don’t be fooled by the use of the words “free” and “open”: FOSS still needs to be managed just like any other...
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Open Core Debate: The Battle for a Business Model

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 23, 2009, 2:24 am LinuxInsider covers the debate about the "open core" (hybrid) FOSS business model: "Is software truly open source More about open source if you pay for additional features? Your answer may depend on whether you side with the purists or the, ah,...
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10 Individuals who have contributed the most to FOSS

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 23, 2009, 1:35 am l2admin has published a list of 10 individuals who have contributed the most to FOSS, including Michael Widenius, Andrew Tridgell, Andrew Morton, Richard Stallman and Linus Torvalds.
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OSI signs an MOU with the Korea Software Copyright Committee

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 22, 2009, 6:12 am I visited Seoul last week to represent OSI at an open source conference and to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korea Software Copyright Committee (SOCOP). SOCOP organized a conference with the title "Free Open Source Software...
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Interviews for Profoss event on Legal Matters

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 22, 2009, 3:30 am Profoss will host a workshop on Legal Matters of FOSS in Brussels next week (April 28). They have now published a number of interviews with the speakers of the event, including interviews with Philippe Laurent (EUPL), Ywein Van den Brande (...
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Bug Tracker Helps Mop Up Linux Kernel

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 22, 2009, 1:07 am InformationWeek covers QA efforts in the Linux kernel project: "The Linux kernel has a new bug tracker, Rafael Wysocki, whose dedication to producing weekly reports on kernel regressions or lines of code that don't work always as expected is...
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TomTom/Microsoft: A Wake-Up Call for GPLv3 Migration

Article Source FOSSBazaarApril 21, 2009, 11:59 pm Bradley M. Kuhn of the SFLC argues that the recent Microsoft/TomTom settlement should act as a wake-up call and prompt GPLv3 migrations: "Fortunately, the GPLv3 clarifies this issue, and improves the situation. Therefore, this is a great...
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