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How Open Source Took Over the World

GOING WAY BACK, pretty much all software was effectively open source. That's because it was the preserve of a small number of scientists and engineers who shared and adapted each other's code (or punch cards) to suit their particular area of research. Later, when computing left the lab for the...
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OSLS 2017
Walmart engineers Andrew Mitry and Megan Rossetti discussed the company’s approach to creating an open source culture at Open Source Leadership Summit 2017.

5 Tips on Enterprise Open Source Success From Capital One, Google, and Walmart

Some of the world’s largest and most successful companies gathered this week at Open Source Leadership Summit in Lake Tahoe to share best practices around open source use and participation. Companies from diverse industries -- from healthcare and finance, to telecom and high tech -- discussed the...
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'Open Source' Is Not 'Free Software'

Conflating 'open source' and 'free software' undermines free software. In the open source universe, using terms such as FLOSS (Free/Libre and Open Source Software) is common and represents a casual conflation of the terms open source and free software, which are often used interchangeably. I would...
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FSFE Summit 2016

Free Software advocates from all over Europe will be meeting in Berlin from the 2nd to the 4th of September at the FSFE Summit 2016. Apart from working on furthering the adoption of Free Software in Europe, we will also be celebrating the FSFE's 15th anniversary. This is not a technical conference...
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Fifty Shades of Open

Open source. Open access. Open society. Open knowledge. Open government. Even open food. Until quite recently, the word “open” had a fairly constant meaning. The over-use of the word “open” has led to its meaning becoming increasingly ambiguous. This presents a critical problem for this important...
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