pcauthority.com.au: The organisation said today it would issue press releases about the Windows 7 Sins campaign in eight languages, with several more on the way.
stuff.co.nz: New York University anthropologist Gabriella Coleman says the open-source software movement has emerged relatively unscathed from the economic downturn.
gigaom.com: While the recession has battered many U.S. software companies, Red Hat — which has staked its future on open-source Linux software, virtualization and cloud computing — has flourished.
gigaom.com: After the European Commission approved Oracle’s $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun, it only took a few hours for an internal memo to go out from Jonathan Schwartz, Sun’s CEO, announcing that he is resigning. discussing the impact that change in control will have on Sun.
Also: Sun and Oracle's impact on open source acquisitions
- Commercial open source had very good 2009
- BETT 2010 Review
- Black Duck Software Names Open Source Rookies of 2009
- EU: Open Universities open source master published first two books
- Extracting license information from rpm files and distributions
earthweb.com: Most open source advocates like to believe that the migration from proprietary software products over to open source alternatives is fairly straight forward. Unfortunately, it's never that simple.
trausch.us/blog: “You can have freedom without choice.” That someone could even come up with this one is just amazing to me. The ability to choose is a major part of what freedom—or liberty—is. If you cannot make a choice on a matter, then by definition you do not have freedom in the context of that matter.
indiatimes.com: India’s open source software lobbyists allege that the country’s proposed draft recommendations for adopting open technology standards and software for automating different government departments and functions, favours popular software solutions from large companies such as Microsoft.
sys-con.com: In 2008, the open source community saw the year end with a headline-catching lawsuit, the Free Software Foundation files suit against Cisco for General Public License (GPL) violations. Not to be outdone, 2009 also ended with a bang. Best Buy, Samsung, JVC and 11 other consumer electronics companies were named in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed on December 14, 2009, by the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) on behalf of the Software Freedom Conservancy.
mybroadband.co.za: Is 2010 the "year of open source"? Probably not, but by the end of the year expect to see open source software everywhere.