Doing my evening browsing, I ran across the GPL Violations website, put together by Harald Welte -- one of the heroes of open source (or free software, if you prefer). Welte is a contributor to several projects, including the Netfilter/iptables project that provides the framework for packet filtering, network address translation (NAT) and packet mangling for the 2.
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The latest news and views on all things Linux and open source by seasoned Unix and Linux user Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge PC operating system. SJVN covers networking, Linux, open source, and operating systems.
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Jason Matusow admits to some trouble with the word "open." We can play the same game with "license.
When corporate officers blog, a type of Kabuki is taking place. What you're reading is advocacy, marketing and a bit of PR.
A few days ago I criticized the OSDL and asked its leadership to display some PR skills.Yesterday, OSDL President Stuart Cohen (left)answered the call.
You know the patent system has gotten bad when a company holding 4,500 patents is calling for patent reform. According to the piece in InfoWorld, Microsoft is calling for patent reform in the United States.
Wind River has continued its move toward open source, joining Eclipse and even contributing to SourceForge. I think this is big news, and not just because yet-another proprietary software outfit is dipping its toe in the open source water.
Is the Open Source Initiative work of reforming open source licensing stalling? That's one possible conclusion from word they now have their third president in three months, as originally reported by our own David Berlind.
The Parrot team has announced the release of Parrot 0.12.
What the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) needs right now is a little PR help. So start spreading the GNUs.
The biggest threat to free software may be Moore's Law. That's because while it's easy to get free applications and free operating systems, you can't get a free BIOS.