Our own Stephen Shankland has a story out illustrating the continuing confusion over the word Linux. The story is that Harald Welte, who runs the GPL Violations Project, found 13 hardware companies at CeBIT who were violating the GPL of GNU-Linux by not releasing code based on it.
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Despite pleas from its developers, Microsoft is ending free support for Visual Basic 6 this month.For the open source community, this is no great loss.
Upgrade a network application and it propagates immediately to all users. In many ways thats all Google is, a networked Linux application (database-driven).
Yesterday ZDNet had a report that GCC, the compiler which turns most open source code into machine code, will soon update to Version 4.0.
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.
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.