In case you missed the news, amidst a bit of controversy, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) is now on its third president in as many months. The organization, which must maintain its relevance while the political landscape within the open source community is in flux, can ill afford the sort of missteps that draw into question its ability to govern itself.
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Microsoft Watch reports on Microsoft's in-house TechFest showcase this week, open mostly to the company's employees and some journalists.
A strange thing happened last week while I paid a visit to Intel's campus in Santa Clara, CA. In the course of trying to ask some though provoking questions of two interviewees -- Intel's Ahbi Talwalker and Frank Spindler (podcast is on the way) -- and even trying to corner them on an item or two, it came to light that Intel, with no fanfare or announcements whatsoever, snuck a technology known as eXecute Disable (XD for short) into its chips.
Earlier today, I received an e-mail from Peter C.W.
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The Open Source Initiative -- the organization whose seal of approval counts most on software licenses that say they're open source -- has got its fair share of challenges ahead of it. According to a report by News.