michigandaily.com: Richard Stallman doesn’t have a cell phone. He doesn’t buy DVDs, doesn’t use Windows or Mac OS laptops and doesn’t use closed-source commercial software. He is not on Facebook and has never owned a car.
opensource.com: The impact of software has changed our lives. But the average technology consumer doesn't realize how important having access to source code and an open development process is to our overall freedom. Keith Curtis, a University of Michigan dropout turned decade-long programmer at Microsoft turned open source advocate, wants to change that.
lawandlifesiliconvalley.com: The year 2012 had many important FOSS legal developments which reflects the continued increase in FOSS use. Continuing the tradition of looking back over top ten legal developments in FOSS my selection of the top ten issues for 2012 are as follows:
- Open source is legal software alternative
- Unlicensed FOSS: Major Mistake for Developers
- Open Source in 2013
techradar.com: Are the Linux community a bunch of commies or are they more democratic than the big companies selling you software?
- Five Biggest Open Source Developments in 2012
- Tech Jobs In 2013: Open Source All The Way Down
- European Commission's Low Attack on Open Source
- Most ‘open source’ a good way to get software cheaper
- Hardware for the holidays: Why not open source?
- Open Source: A Golden Age of Development
h-online.com: Given that now even some small open source projects are forming their own foundations, Glynn Moody thinks that perhaps open source foundations have come of age. He suggests that the time may now be right for the formation of an umbrella foundation.
techeye.net: The maintainer of the Free Software Foundation's GNU grep and GNU sed projects has quit after eight years. This was due to technical and administrative disagreements with the FSF and its head, and guru Richard Stallman.
- On the rise and fall of the GNU GPL
- Behind Bern's Open Source Policy
- GNUs trick-or-treat at Windows 8 launch, pictures
- GitHub growth points to open source's enterprise acceptance
- FLOSS Weekly 236
techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen plants his tongue in his cheek and has a go at the Twelve Days of Christmas — open source style!
linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Yet another blogosphere brawl, needless to say, focusing this time on Ubuntu and its newly installed "surveillance code," as legendary Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman called it in a recent blog post.
h-online.com: The H talks with Bradley Kuhn, noted GPL compliance enforcer, about whether there should be more people patrolling the GPL perimeter and what tools and techniques a potential protector should take into battle.
- Open source burrowed deeper into the enterprise in 2012
- Banks moving to open source software and need control
- Open Source Software: Compliance Basics And Best Practices