One of the things you learn pretty quickly in the open source community is that "non-commercial use" is not a well-defined term. This is why the Open Source Definition doesn't allow for clauses to restrict commercial use.
Joe Brockmeier reports on the intersection of commercial interests and communities, and offers information and advice about bridging the gap between companies and communities.
I've been watching Palamida's tracking of GPLv3 (and LGPLv3) adoption over the last year with interest. It looks like adoption is moving at a reasonable, if not super-speedy, pace.
The good news? Gartner says that 100 percent of businesses will be using open source within the next 12 months.
The Mozilla Foundation has posted its 2007 financial statements and tax forms, and Mitchell Baker points out that Mozilla's revenue is up over 2006, and things look good for the future as well, even in a lousy financial market. But Mozilla's finances aren't the only part of Mozilla's picture that's healthy.
It looks like we've gone from speculating whether we're headed into recession depression, to speculating just what that depression is going to look like. Yihong Ding, over on the Thinking Space blog,predicts that we'll have a "Golden Age" of the Web thanks to millions sitting at home with little else to do than putter around on the Web:So, Web companies and Web investors, now it is your chance.
A survey of more than 300 people shows that few people have heard of OpenID, and even fewer are actually using it. Chris Messina, the guy with the guitar pictured here, has written up results of a survey conducted using Amazon's Mechanical Turk.
The Free Software Foundation's latest version of the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) surprised me a little -- but in a very good way. The FSF has ceded some control and allowed for GFDL content to be re-licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.
Looking for a new gig? Apparently the market is hot for community managers.
Even if your organization doesn't produce software or work with open source development, you can still take some lessons from open source communities -- in particular, how to get work done with fewer meetings and less real-time.Steven J.
People are voting with their feet (or at least their mouse) for Firefox. The browser has crossed the 20% market share threshold, at least according to stats compiled by Net Applications.