arcticstartup.com: Let’s do a small intellectual play: Web 2.0 services, or the current generation’s internet companies globally, are built for the most part on top of the so-called LAMP-stack. In other words their infrastructure is based on Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP – a selection of open source software programs.
mako.cc: Over the last decade, free software developers have been repeatedly tempted use of proprietary tools in the creation of free software. From BitKeeper to SourceForge to Google Code to GitHub, non-free tools and services have played an important role in free software development and continue to create a number of subtle but important problems for our community.
blogs.techrepublic.com: An Oracle was a person or agency considered to be a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinion. How can that particular definition be applied to Oracle the company? It can’t. In fact I would claim that Oracle, the company, is quite the opposite of “wise” or “prophetic”.
muktware.com: Google recently terminated Wave, but instead of purging the code the company will be releasing the source code of the project.
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networkworld.com: People continue to wonder how to make money in the free and open source software world. It’s dressed up in discussions of how one makes money when you give away the software for free.
blogs.the451group: It’s been interesting to see how many people have picked up on the concept of open source 4.0 especially since it was ignored when I first made reference to it over eighteen months ago.
h-online.com: The "best open source software for business" list contains almost exclusively well-known contributors. Is there no more new open source?
zdnet.com/blog: Over at his other job, our David Gewirtz suggests that, with the absorption of Sun into Oracle, open source badly needs an open source patron and that IBM should apply.
blogs.computerworlduk: While the "free for web use" claims for H.264 by MPEG-LA sound great and have deceived many commentators, they are nothing new and contain no good news for open source software.