blogs.the451group.com: One of the ‘things I wrote down during OSBC’ was this statement from Benchmark EIR, Rob Bearden: “Misalignment between a business model and the community’s tolerance point will never be accepted. This will manifest itself in multiple distributions.”
- Can an open-source backer thrive inside Microsoft? This one says no
- Steve Ballmer’s Nightmare
- Hedge fund star calls for Microsoft's Ballmer to go
wired.com: Foosball tables, that ever-present staple of dot-com startups, YMCA rec rooms and your parents’ basement, have long been in need of a digital upgrade. Now, a German interactive firm has devised a way for you to spruce up the play behind those miniature plastic soccer players.
doctormo.org: It’s time for impossible to prove conjecture Tuesday! Today I’ll be looking at freedom and price. Those two great pillars of our movement from barbaric propriety and gouging monopolies into a bright future of open sharing and low-low prices.
posterous.com: You may have heard of this whole Open Source/Free Software/Open Free Libre Source Software Everything is Free thing...if you're like me it's all a bit confusing to keep straight. (personally I get distracted by the "free as in beer" part) Luckily, I'm here to give you the RUNDOWN.
techrepublic.com: Who are the biggest cheapskates of the consumer software market? Hint: They are not the users of the least expensive operating systems.
blogs.computerworlduk: The Guardian has published a very curious piece today, entitled: “A Call for Caution on Open Source”. It concludes: The UK coalition government should take considered note that the procurement of open source software buys neither governments nor taxpayers a cost- and indigestion-free lunch.
- Oh no, not another open source alliance
- Big technology vendors form open virtualization alliance
- Red Hat-IBM pact, OVI launch will drive more KVM use in enterprise
fiercegovernmentit.com: Department-sponsored document urges the department to adopt more open source technology development. Even when Defense officials or contractors do decide to adopt open technology development, they often separate the project from the wider open source community by forking their project.
mrpogson.com: In a year lately, M$ will take in $20+ billion in licences for that other OS on client machines. GNU/Linux costs something and that cost is easily recovered in the benefits of using it.