Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
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opensource.com: I vividly remember my first experience using the Internet in 2000. The amount of information I was hit with by typing my first search term, university, was far beyond my wildest imaginations. This plethora of knowledge filled my mind with wonder, excitement, and enlightenment. I suddenly had the power to read, analyze, and learn about anything and anyone. Fast forward to June 2012.
linuxinsider.com: Few would deny that the world has changed since the National Security Agency's PRISM surveillance program was revealed, and not for the better. Here in the Linux blogosphere, FOSS fans have been mulling the implications ever since.
eweek.com: The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is one of the most important and influential players in the modern open-source software development community. The ASF is perhaps still best known for its eponymous Web server, but it is currently just one out of over 100 projects that are operated by the open-source foundation.
opensource.com: New Zealand bans software patents. Chances are you’ve already heard that New Zealand passed a new Patents Bill this week making software patents illegal. So rather than summarize this news story, let me just pass along some links to articles that take a look at various angles on this exciting news:
linuxinsider.com: "What makes open source so good is often what makes it undesirable," suggested Scott Testa, director of Entrepreneur and Business Boot Camp at Villanova University. "If you are a big corporation, you want to adhere to the license, but in some cases the legal issues are not clear. If you are a programmer, you just want to get the code writing job done."
zdnet.com: The Australian government is seeing a lot more demand for open-source support, according to chief technology officer John Sheridan.
sgallagh.wordpress: No one in history has ever changed the world by being what others wanted them to be. They have changed the world by daring to laugh at conventional wisdom and try something new. This is the sentiment that drove me into my open source career.
infoworld.com: Complaints of stricture over structure, signs of technical prowess on the wane -- the best days of the Apache Software Foundation may be behind
linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Groklaw is "truly the canary in the coal mine," suggested blogger Martin Espinoza. "When it is no longer possible to tell the truth online sufficiently for it to exist, none of us have the freedom of speech.
opensource.com: Does no-cost software harm consumers? The FairSearch coalition thinks so, at least when it comes to Google: They say Google engages in predatory pricing when it distributes Android – a Linux-based mobile operating system – without charge. Recently, FSFE (Free Software Foundation Europe) responded in a letter to the European Commission, labeling as "wrong" and "dangerous" FairSearch’s claims.
Also: The litigation business – The Free Software Column
computerweekly.com: The survey was offered to 8,000 individuals, including 4,000 professional electrical design engineers who had purchased dev kits or dev-kit-related products in the year leading up to April 2013, as well as 4,000 sundry buyers of dev kits or related products
opensource.com: How do you create a successful free or open source software project? There are two parts to success:
opensource.com: Here I expand on the lessons I've learned from other people working in open source, new technologies emerging in open source that haven't come of age yet, my passion for open source not being a Zero Sum game, and bringing open source to other parts of society and industry.
opensource.com: Since public education communities have historically been biased toward the traditional, you might guess that, at the very least, open source was long considered a little outlandish. Part of my journey [was] to challenge this mindset.