Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

OSS

Is open source a dead end for desktop applications?

Filed under
OSS

infoworld.com: Try as they might, open source desktop apps never gained much ground against proprietary rivals -- and maybe they never will

Open Source On Same Side of Law Suit As Microsoft, Apple, Google, Intel and Dell?

Filed under
OSS

networkworld.com: Now there is a headline you don't see everyday. How often does the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Apache Foundation join such strange bedfellows as Apple, Google, Intel and Dell in (get this) support of a case that Microsoft is trying to put before the Supreme Court.

Marketing Bug: How Do I Contact You?

Filed under
OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Free software is based on contact between users and developers. Without that, it’s just not very efficient, and any free software project that breaks that bond is going to flounder for the same reasons that so many proprietary products flounder — total disconnect with the users.

Who's Who in Open Source

Filed under
OSS

ghabuntu.com: We are living at crucial moments for Open Source. With all the bombardment of news, factoids and half truths, how do we stand in the middle of this whole mess?

Red Hat v. Oracle: Which is More Standards Compliant?

Filed under
OSS

itworld.com: Meme status was actually granted a few weeks ago when the meme fairies (they're real; look it up) bestowed the honorific to the open source compliance issue during LinuxCon. Which, let's not kid ourselves, was exactly what the Linux Foundation, organizers of LinuxCon and Open Compliance Program wanted.

The "Free Beer" Hangover

Filed under
OSS

linuxjournal.com: A couple of days ago, I talked about Yahoo's warning messages saying my system (Linux) had not been tested with their mail program. These services offer free beer and we, as users are drinking it up without any thought of the costs afterwards.

Android: Open Source or Just an Open Mess?

Filed under
OSS

androidguys.com: Those of us who are familiar with the "with Google" stamp on the back of our respective Android phones what does this actually signify? Is it part of a carrier deal that gives exclusivity to Google premium apps like Gmail and the Android Market, or part of a grander scheme to make ODM's like Archos, Augen, Camangi, et al have inferior software so only the Google approved ones will survive like Verizon's Droid and Sprint's Evo?

Open Source and Sustainability

Filed under
OSS

blogs.alternet.org: As strange as it may sound, switching to Open Source operating systems and software – and getting your boss, co-workers, friends and relatives to do so – can save a lot more carbon emissions than getting them to change their lightbulbs.

Will Code For Beer

Filed under
OSS

Jon maddog Hall: People ask me why programmers write code and give it away “for free”. There are many reasons, but one I often give is that a programmer might end up at a conference and a grateful user of their code might “buy them a beer, or even a dinner.”

Choosing and Using Free Licenses

Filed under
OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: What is this “Free Culture” thing? What is “Free Software”? And how do I get my work out there? If you’re looking to participate in the “Commons”, you’ll need to get comfortable with the idea of free, public licenses and how to use them for your works.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Why Android's Winning The Battle Right Now

Without a doubt, the key technological revolution of our time has been the rise of mobile computing. With iOS and Android leading the charge, the way people communicate has been transformed. Of course the most significant competition in the space is the one between the two dominant mobile platforms: Google and Apple. Together, they make up the lion’s share of the mobile market. The fierce competition between the two has been the driving force behind the incredible pace of development and innovation the market has seen. Read more

Linux Kernel Source Code of BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition Published on GitHub

Some of you might be aware of the fact that about a week ago, on March 18, Carsten Munk, Chief Research Engineer at Jolla, published an interesting article on his blog, where he claimed that BQ is not offering a GPL license for the Linux kernel that powers the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition device. Read more

Google makes deploying software on its cloud a trivial task

Google is offering a new incentive for using its Google Compute Engine. With Google Cloud Launcher, you can launch more than 120 popular open-source packages. Read more

Linux Kernel 3.19.3 Arrives with ARM, ARM64, and IPv6 Fixes, Many Updated Drivers

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced today, March 26, the immediate availability for download of the third maintenance releases for Linux 3.19 kernel, along with Linux kernels 3.14.37 LTS and 3.10.37 LTS. Additionally, Linux kernel 3.18.10 LTS has also been announced a couple days ago. Read more