Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
jospoortvliet.com: I frequently get the question, by mail or over social networks:
But how do I get involved in $PROJECT? Now a common answer is 'just do it,' but what they want to know now is how to, you know, actually do it!
Richard Stallman: If you run a nonfree program on your computer, it denies your freedom; the main one harmed is you. Your usage of it can harm others indirectly, by encouraging development of that nonfree program. If you make a promise not to redistribute the program to others, you do wrong, because breaking such a promise is bad and keeping it is worse. Still, the main direct harm is to you.
readwrite.com: For years the software industry has trended toward ever more permissive licensing, to the point that today the GitHub developer crowd rejects formal licensing.
linuxinsider.com (blog safari): It's a well-known fact that statistics can be manipulated to suit virtually every occasion and purpose, but every once in a while an example comes along that illustrates that rule with breathtaking clarity. Case in point? Two recent surveys on the topic of FOSS.
readwrite.com: Two surveys surfaced last week that paint widely divergent pictures of enterprise adoption of open source. But based on the continued rise of open source in the enterprise, only one is likely correct.
zdnet.com: Just like proprietary software, there's plenty of plus and minus points to using open source software. Here, one expert slaps down the myths while highlighting some of the genuine issues.
computerweekly.com: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has taken a direct potshot at Windows 8 development.
infoworld.com: Developers often think they must start a foundation for their successful open source efforts, but better options abound
h-online.com: KDE developer David Faure has written a report on the first freedesktop Summit, which took place from 11 to 16 April at the SUSE offices in Nuremberg, Germany.
wired.com: Microsoft Open Technologies is a bit of an odd duck: It’s an independent subsidiary set up to push open source efforts by the world’s most famous proprietary software company. Last week, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. quietly turned one year old.
techrepublic.com: Linux has come a long, long way. But it still has a few gaps to fill before it will be considered by small to medium-sized businesses. Jack Wallen offers his take on those gaps.