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open source and copyright law
Software is protected by copyright law in the U.S. and many other countries. Anyone that wrote the software, owns the copyright and can say how it is used. [NOT saying how it can be used does NOT remove your responsibility as the owner, even if you don't care.] People sometimes give up their... Read more
5 comments Posted 17 Jul 2013 by Stephen R. Walli Feed
MPL GPL APACHE
I’ve recently been involved in several discussions that are variations on, "Which open source or free software license should I choose for my project?" Here is my way of looking at the large and growing collection of licenses in the wild. First, let's make sure we all understand that I Am Not A... Read more
8 comments Posted 29 Jan 2013 by Stephen R. Walli Feed
We explore the open source tech behind Twitter
Without open source, Twitter wouldn't exist. Every Tweet you send and receive touches open source software on its journey between computers and mobile devices. We were curious about how much open source is used at Twitter. Beyond that, we wanted to discover how open source may influence the culture... Read more
6 comments Posted 13 Aug 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Forks and spoons, Open Office and Libre Office
When Oracle gained control of OpenOffice, the project forked, and LibreOffice was born.
11 comments Posted 18 Apr 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Forks and spoons, Open Office and Libre Office
When Oracle gained control of OpenOffice, the project forked, and LibreOffice was born.
11 comments Posted 18 Apr 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
New OSI initiative
OSI is changing, and you can help! I spoke at FOSDEM in Brussels on Saturday on behalf of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), where I serve as a director. My noon keynote covered a little of the rationale behind OSI and a quick synopsis of its last decade from my own perspective and then... Read more
3 comments Posted 7 Feb 2012 by Simon Phipps Feed
Yesterday The Apache Software Foundation Blog posted "Open Letter to the Open Document Format Ecosystem" regarding the current state and future of OpenOffice.org, an open source project that has had a challenging year. Both it and LibreOffice released their 3.3 versions in January. Then in April,... Read more
0 comments Posted 21 Dec 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Webcast replay: Clay Shirky on open source and the cognitive surplus
Micheal Tiemann, Vice President of Open Source Affairs at Red Hat, moderated our October 2011 Open Your World Forum webcast with Clay Shirky. Tiemann and Shirky explored how the principles of open source are being applied to further advance our collective cognitive surplus.
0 comments Posted 7 Nov 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Webcast recap
Today Clay Shirky joined us for a webcast on how open source takes advantage of the "cognitive surplus"—the way we use our free time more constructively for a greater cause.
5 comments Posted 13 Oct 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Why make a new open source software license?  MPL 2.0 (part 3)
In my previous posts, I discussed the new features of the MPL and the new compatibility between MPL and other licenses. In this final post, I'll summarize a few other small details about the new MPL that may be of interest to opensource.com readers.
0 comments Posted 15 Sep 2011 by Luis Villa Feed

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