Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
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zdnet.com: I would like to take this opportunity, perhaps, as we approach the Passover season, to make some suggestions for Commandments that future generations of technologists and technology companies wishing to pursue Open Source community activities might want to follow.
economist.com: LINUX, the free operating system that brought professional-grade computing to the lowly PC, has come a long way since doing something as simple as switching off meant performing secret handshakes or offering arcane prayers to the computer gods.
itworld.com: I am probably one of the least excited people in the open source community about Red Hat's surpassing of the $1 billion revenue milestone yesterday.
linuxinsider.com (blog safari): There's just never a dull moment here in the Linux blogosphere, whether there's big news being made at the moment or not. Case in point? Just last Monday, when all the Linux world was still waking up from the weekend, a lone voice rang out with the question, "is open source anti-profit?"
zdnet.com: What are the top 6 myths? That open source software will enter every market, is inherently innovative, it improves faster than commercial software, that it has less lock-in, that it’s free and that it has little benefit if one is not involved in the community.
itworld.com: Like Amazon or not, they are the de facto standard for cloud, says [Mickos]. It's just that not everyone wants it. Some people in open source think it is immoral to make a profit. I don't.
mrpogson.com: I read this nonsense recently: “It’s no wonder that the Linux desktop operating system is not attracting hoards of new users from Microsoft Windows and the Mac OS X platforms. Linux has almost too many desktop choices.”
zdnet.com: The Open Invention Network, a Linux patent protection consortium, is expanding its defense to related open-source programs such as KVM, Git, OpenJDK, and WebKit. Mobile Linux distributions like Android, MeeGo, and webOS will also soon be expressly protected.
openlogic.com: The use of open source software enables application developers to build better applications more efficiently and cost effectively. Yet, open source license compliance in the app store setting can be a bit puzzling.
opensource.com: Last month, we conducted a poll asking how open source might have enriched your life. We got a great response. Over 150 people answered, and the comments they left hinted at the personal impact open source has on individuals.
bress.net: Last week Coverity released a report showing that open source software has a lower defect rate than proprietary software. This of course has some folks claiming that Linus' Law works!