Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Lloyd’s Insures Open Source

Filed under
OSS

Lloyd’s of London and Open Source Risk Management (OSRM) are putting the finishing touches on a deal that will grant comprehensive insurance protection to open-source users and vendors.

OSRM, a two-year-old company focused on protecting the open-source community from litigation risks, said that it is working with a number of insurance carriers but is close to announcing an arrangement whereby it will become Lloyd’s’ exclusive U.S. representative to the open-source community.

Vendor-Neutral
“We have a vendor-neutral and a collaborative approach so we are working with others in various stages to bring about insurance for open-source software,” said John St. Clair, chief operating officer of OSRM. “We could be particularly helpful to organizations using open-source software from various vendors. They can obtain insurance from one source rather than from many of them.”

Mr. St. Clair said that insurance in the open-source community is a complicated matter because open-source software is included in various forms in many proprietary software programs that come into an enterprise.

A number of well-financed and stable open-source vendors, including Red Hat, Novell, Hewlett-Packard, and JBoss, have announced the availability of various forms of insurance protection for open-source customers.

Full Article.

More in Tux Machines

Games for GNU/Linux

Today in Techrights

Why OpenStack is the wrong cloud for Red Hat to be building its future on

Just because one can make money from OpenStack doesn't mean one should. Red Hat, on its recent earnings call, gladly assumed the title of "Red Hat of OpenStack," meaning the "vendor that does certification and confidently allow[s] both hardware and software vendors to participate in the ecosystem." In a similar vein, I've called OpenStack Red Hat's "Linux moment," a chance to productize the growing cloud movement. Read more

Linux 4.10.7

I'm announcing the release of the 4.10.7 kernel. All users of the 4.10 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.10.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.10.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st... Read more Also: Linux 4.9.19 Linux 4.4.58