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The Patent Troll Abides: 2016 in Review

Patent trolls were down but certainly not out in 2016. After a massive burst of litigation at the end of last year, we saw a noticeable drop in patent troll lawsuits at the start of this one. But trolls began returning to court as the year continued and 2016 will likely end with a relatively small...
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Coopetition: All's Fair in Love and Open Source

​"I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it." Walt Disney PostgreSQL vs. MySQL. MongoDB vs. Cassandra. Solr vs. Elasticsearch. ReactJS vs. AngularJS. If you have an open source project that you are passionate about, chances are a competing...
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Blythe Masters Talks 'Tipping Point' for Business Blockchain Adoption

Blythe Masters may be helping to lead an industry-wide shift in the development of blockchain tech, but that doesn't mean her startup isn't experiencing its own changes as well. No longer content with building tools that have the potential to make industry more transparent and streamlined, Masters...
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John Mark Walker explains how vendors and their customers can consummate their open source love.

Vendors and Customers Gettin' Open Sourcey With It

I’ve written extensively how open source has leveled the playing field between technology vendors and their customers. I’ve also written about how “users” -- aka, the customers of vendors -- are now driving much of the software innovation in the world by leading several large open source ecosystems...
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Linux Kernel Development: How Fast It is Going, Who is Doing It, What They are Doing, and Who is Sponsoring It [2016]

linux-kernel-report-2016-cover.jpg The Linux Foundation To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Linux, we've released our seventh edition of the Linux Kernel Development report. It analyzes the work done by over 13,500 developers since the kernel’s early days, as well as more recent...
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Selling Open Source the Smart Way

Open source software is experiencing huge growth, with a staggering 64% of companies currently participating in open source projects. But you probably know that already. What's more interesting to look at is how to sell it, and with a little luck, make some money to help support the people who...
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