blog.internetnews.com: Red Hat today published a new study together with Georgia Tech mapping open source activity across 75 countries. Officially called the Open Source Index (OSI), the final score is made of a number of factors including policies, practices in the Government, Industry, and Community.
theage.com.au: If you're tired of paying for product licences and services, Cynthia Karena reveals there is another way.
news.cnet.com: It used to be so easy to be a proprietary-software vendor. That is, until the open-source neighbors moved in.
- Oracle buys MySQL shocker (and they get the rest of Sun too)
- The five biggest changes out of Sun/Oracle
- OpenSolaris, Linux Could Merge Under Oracle
- Oracle-Sun: an enterprise catastrophe
- Oracle's Sun Purchase Raises New Questions
- What the Oracle Acquisition of Sun Means for Linux
- Shuttleworth: Oracle now largest open source player
- What does Oracle mean for Sun's open source efforts?
- What Sun can do now - and why you should help.
- Oracle Buys Sun. Linux Gets a Boost.
- What Might Oracle Do With OpenOffice?
- Shuttleworth: Oracle's Sun buy validates open source
- Oracle buys Sun, but does it buy open source?
- Oracle buys Sun: understanding the impact on open source
- MySQL conference kicks off; too early for Oracle buzz
computerworlduk.com: Home education is all the rage and for good reasons. How can Open Source Software help?
blogs.zdnet.com: National, state and local governments are all waking up to the opportunity open source offers. Washington state, the home of Microsoft, appears to be an exception.
Also: How open source got its wings
russiatoday.com: American software freedom activist Richard Stallman, better known as the author of GNU General Public License, joined RT to give his comments on modern software copyright laws, and the risks of cyber sneaking.
Also: Of RMS, Ethical Visions, and Copyright Law
infoworld.com: The model train business isn't exactly the font of software innovation. But a lawsuit over the rights to a hobbyist's code could be a huge boost for developers of open source programs. It could also make some businesses think again about using open source software.
redmonk.com/sogrady: When the reforged GNU General Public License, Version 3 (GPLv3) was finalized and released to an expectant public on June 29, 2007, the most important decision may have been one postponed.
raiden.net: A hot button topic of late that I've seen rising up in the programming world is the discussion of how FOSS destroys the programming trade. Now on the surface one might think that to be true.