All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Open Source’
Quebec’s open source organization Facil is suing the province’s government for spending millions of dollars on Microsoft software, and never entertaining the idea of using anything open source. The problem here is that there is no room for competition because the government automatically goes to Microsoft.
It’s no secret that there’s money in open source software. So naturally, along with it comes some rules.
"Copyright holders who engage in open source licensing have the right to control the modification and distribution of copyrighted material."
So says the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Ever see the animation in which a figure wears down his fingers, arms, and then head while typing quickly? IT admins risk becoming that figure if they’ve got to create too many accounts in Google Apps. Or they can avoid the bloodshed and use the new Open Source Google Apps Provisioning Toolkit.
Yahoo’s done one impressive thing after another since Microsoft threatened to acquire it, and now, in a step that should make the open source community proud, Yahoo has announced that it’s running "the world’s largest Hadoop application, a 10,000 core Linux cluster producing data used by the Yahoo! Search Webmap."
Like eating fruits and vegetables or building lighter cars, open-source technology seemed like the sort of good idea that would always go ignored. But according to Gartner, elements of open-source technology will be present in 80 percent of all commercial software by the year 2012.
Google makes rare books available for free, protects the environment, and gives grants to many non-profit organizations. But in at least one respect, the company may not be so generous; General Public License (GPL) author Eben Moglen feels Google should contribute more to the open source community.
Alex Fletcher has a nice list of hypothetical new year’s resolutions for the open source community.
The odds are good that the LAMP stack is running somewhere inside your company.
Alex Fletcher, an analyst from Entiva Group is asking why IBM doesn’t have more blogs devoted to OSS projects that IBMers participates in. He points to the easily findable blogs from Sun employees who work on NetBeans & GlassFish as examples for what he’d like to see from IBM.
With Microsoft agreeing not to sue Novell SLES Support Subscription customers for patent infringement issues, maybe it’s time to reconsider the value of OSS indemnification?