Joe Brockmeier

Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier is the community manager for openSUSE, a community Linux distro sponsored by Novell. Prior to joining Novell, Brockmeier worked as a technology journalist primarily covering the Linux and FOSS beat, and wrote for a number of publications, such as Linux Magazine, Linux.com, Sys Admin, UnixReview.com, IBM developerWorks, Linux Weekly News, Enterprise Linux Magazine, and ZDNet.

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More on FSF vs. Cisco

More on FSF vs. Cisco

In case you're interested in more detail on the Free Software Foundation's suit against Cisco (but don't want to wade through the entire complaint), the FSF has a post up explaining the situation in plain language. According to the FSF, it's been a "five-years-running game of Whack-a-Mole" with Cisco.

December 14, 2008 by in Cisco

Free Software Foundation sues Cisco

Free Software Foundation sues Cisco

If Cisco really wants to woo Linux developers, it might want to work on license compliance before worrying about code bounties and contests. The Free Software Foundation announced today that it's suing Cisco for violating the GPL, which is a sure-fire way to put off contributors.

December 11, 2008 by in Cisco

Amazon open sources public relations

Amazon open sources public relations

Amazon is taking a new approach to public relations -- it's farming out some of its PR work to a "Holiday Customer Review Team," made up of Amazon customers who've written a lot of reviews on the site. (Talk about making community work for you...

December 7, 2008 by in Open Source

Mozilla Project ready for rough economic times

Mozilla Project ready for rough economic times

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.

November 19, 2008 by in Banking

Unemployed? Five reasons to build your resume with FOSS contributions

Unemployed? Five reasons to build your resume with FOSS contributions

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.

November 17, 2008 by in Open Source

Will OpenID catch on?

Will OpenID catch on?

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.

November 13, 2008 by in Amazon

Taking productivity lessons from open source

Taking productivity lessons from open source

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.

November 9, 2008 by in CXO

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