Security may be one of the biggest challenges facing the open source enterprise.When I say enterprise, of course, I mean enterprise -- hundreds of servers, thousands of desktops, and truly heterogenous environments.
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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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Just in the nick of time, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has shot down the Federal Communications Commission's over-reaching efforts to require hardware to honor the "broadcast flag.
While at an event called Blognashville over the weekend it dawned on me that many open source projects, and bloggers, share a very basic problem. Their business processes seem backward.
We've been following the progress of Debian's upcoming stable release ("Sarge") for some time, and now is a good time to check in on Debian's progress. Let me preface this by saying that I'm a big fan of Debian, the distribution and the community that actually produces the distro.
Much of the commentary on John Carroll's piece about Third World open source movements was political. (The illustration is by Linda Herzog of Vista, California, a member of the Nature Artists group.
One reason closed-source developers may continue to feel smug is they have a working business model. Charging for code is an easy business model.
Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith says the company wants a sit-down with the open source community. That kind of talk brings out the Blofeld in me.
Fortinet has apparently settled the suit filed by Harald Welte earlier this month. Welte, who founded gpl-violations.
In comments attached to last week's note about Windows ISVs the complaint was raised, who cares?You should.
Even with the danger of the SCO case fading, license management is proving to be a vital niche in the open source universe. Proof comes with today's announcement that former Sun chief marketing and strategy officer Mark Tolliver is the new CEO of Palamida, a license compliance service.