linuxuser.co.uk: Simon thinks that having consumer-friendly standards is a good and useful thing. Hardware manufacturers, for different reasons, tend to agree…
sbwire.com: Gostai, the editor of innovative software for robotics & AI, is pleased to announce that its core Urbi technology is opening its code base to the open source community.
mairin.wordpress: Matt Jadud made a blog post yesterday offering up free interaction design for free & open source projects. This is a great opportunity.
networkworld.com: The big news in tech today is of course Intel buying McAfee, in a deal valued at about 7.7 billion dollars. I think this deal is all about mobile devices and mobile computing security. I think Intel has made a huge misstep here and the reason maybe they don't understand open source software.
opensource.com: I had a chance to talk with Matthew Burton, the former intelligence analyst turned open source cause celebre who just launched a tool that helps frame and understand arguments with imperfect evidence.
- Oracle vs Google: Triple Damage!
- Oracle loses another DTrace creator
- The OpenSolaris-Based Nexenta Core Platform 3.0 Released
toolbox.com/blogs: I just read a rather alarming article claiming that Oracle aims to destroy open source software industry. This article is in the tone of chicken little. As in the sky is falling and all is doom and gloom. It is written in such a way to ring every alarm bell it can find. It is, I believe, on the border of FUD.
librescope.com: For years usability languished in the FOSS world due to a combination of elitism and the belief that it was just a theme-pack away. As a result most FOSS projects are riddled with massive usability problems.
itworld.com: There's been some talk this week that the lawsuit between Oracle and Google proves the ineffectiveness of the OIN (of which both companies are licensees) and the Linux Foundation (in which both companies are members). If either organization had been effective, the argument goes, then this lawsuit would not have happened.
fortune.cnn.com: According to recent surveys, more large companies are committing to open-source software. How the platform went from closet to corporate.