linuxmigrante.blogspot: Last week, my university approved the use of open source software officially and adopted Open Document Format (ODF) as its standard. The TV news even covered the decision!
ostatic.com: The Free Software Foundation today announced the relaunch of The Free Software Directory. For years The Free Software Directory allowed users to search and browser for software that meets The Free Software Definition but an update was needed.
mashable.com: Most people do not think of software developers as being high on the “social” scale. In fact, the (misinformed) stereotype for a typical developer is that of the introverted geek. But in many ways, particularly with open source developers, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
computerworlduk.com: Donating money to your favourite open source project may not be the first thing you should do. Support the sources of income for the co-developers first.
adventuresinoss.com: I can’t say that the move surprised me. When it comes to Oracle, one must surely realize that they are a commercial software company and their customers consist of people both used to and comfortable with buying proprietary code.
rackspace.com: On this day in 1983, Richard Stallman wrote the groundbreaking announcement that he intended to write a comparable version of Unix. After experiencing frustration in getting critical changes made in the source code of proprietary software, he set out to champion the idea of returning to the spirit of sharing that existed in the early days of computer programming.
networkworld.com: While there are commercial open source companies whose sole model is based on supporting and offering premium features to open source projects which they support, the idea of supporting open source just to support open source is ultimate allure of the model.
americanlibrariesmagazine.org: Open source is often a great solution for cash-strapped libraries that can adopt tools like Open Office for free instead of paying for Microsoft Office licenses on all of their computers.
datamation.com: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and Richard Stallman's leadership are common topics on the Internet. However, perusing the usual criticisms and defenses of Stallman in a discussion last week on Facebook and Google+, I had a blinding flash of the obvious: What, I wondered, happens when Stallman no longer leads?
hp.com: If anyone knows the joys and sorrows of managing software development projects, it would be Linus Torvalds, creator of the world's most popular open-source software program: the Linux operating system.