According to this piece, we might be seeing a new version of the GNU General Public License (GPL) in 2005. This new revision of the GPL is supposed to cover areas that weren't addressed by the current version of the GPL, such as patents and Web services.
Linux and Open Source
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.
Paula Rooney is a Boston-based writer who has followed the tech industry for more than two decades.
Regular readers of this space may remember Shelley Powers writing about doing a "fork" of Wordpress (which runs this blog) as part of her piece, No Ghost in the Machine. Forks happen all the time, she noted.
There are many reasons why mobile Linux makes good sense.Cost is one.
The next time someone claims the superiority of reporters ethics over those of bloggers, tell them the story of Pamela Jones Jones, a paralegal by training, runs the popular Groklaw blog. The legal fight swirling around open source is at the heart of her beat.
That headline sounds silly, doesn't it?But it's an honest question.
Steve Ballmer is telling Asian governments that they could face patent lawsuits for using Linux.Someday, for all countries that are entering the WTO (World Trade Organization), somebody will come and look for money owing to the rights for that intellectual property.
On Tuesday Codeweavers announced Version 4.0 of their Windows-to-Linux crossover utility, Crossover Office.
In other words, if you don't like the park you're walking in, walk somewhere else. That's your responsibility as the user
A few thoughts on the recently-announced Linux Core Consortium (LCC). Providing that none of the members of the LCC go rabidly litigious and anti-Linux, as SCO did shortly after joining the UnitedLinux effort, the LCC has a fair shot at long-term influence.
As RISC architecture was to the 1980s, so grid computing is to our time, a fundamental re-arrangement of computing that promises to deliver more speed, and more power, to more people than it would seem Moore's Law might allow. Open source now has a big dog in the fight.