fossforce.com: To some the GPL is merely a really cool model for developing software. There are others who see the ideas represented in the GPL as being able to be applied to any form of what’s become known as "intellectual property."
networkworld.com: Despite the collective nature of the process, there are some obvious stars in the open-source firmament. Linus Torvalds invented the Linux kernel. Richard Stallman came up with the philosophy of free software. But what about the next generation of open-source leaders?
fsf.org: Today Free Software Foundation founder and president Richard Stallman was inducted into the 2013 Internet Hall of Fame!
opensource.com: Concerns are raised every once in a while in the broader free and open source software community about freeloaders. The attitude expressed is that if you're getting the benefit of FOSS, you should contribute. Building a business on a FOSS project you don't own, whether you're providing a service or product around a FOSS project should in return garner some sort of quid pro quo. I
linuxadvocates.com: With news this week that GitHub is banning storage of any file over 100Mb and discouraging files larger than 50Mb, their retreat from offering download services is complete. It's not a surprising trend.
infoworld.com: So-called 'contributor agreements' give corporate sponsors of open source projects too much power
dreamwidth.org: Like many Canonical-led projects, Mir is under GPLv3 - a strong copyleft license. There's a couple of aspects of GPLv3 that are intended to protect users from being unable to make use of the rights that the license grants them.
Also: Canonical's Mir move doesn't sit well with some Linux developers
And: Ubuntu community donation plans detailed
thevarguy.com: Mark Shuttleworth's official role at Canonical is limited. But he is making a much bigger mark on Ubuntu Linux, Canonical and the open source world as a whole.
itwire.com: MariaDB founder Ulf Michael "Monty" Widenius says that Oracle has failed to make a success of MySQL because the company doesn't understand open source. "It's not in their blood."
openlogic.com: Many software development teams use external components in their projects, libraries, or tools provided by commercial vendors or open source communities. However, as anyone who has ever had to scramble after a vendor has gone out of business can tell you, these external dependencies are not without risk.