Open source software has been referred to as a "gift economy," one where valuable goods and services are exchanged without the expectation of payment. That’s fine, so far as it goes, but when it comes to businesses involved with open source software, I think the term "reputation economy” is more... Read more
This is the second part of a two-part article critiquing the output of Project Harmony.
Harmony, the Canonical-led effort to provide a comprehensive suite of contributor agreements for open source projects, has quietly released its version 1.0, a year after Canonical general counsel Amanda Brock announced the initiative on opensource.com. During most of that year, Harmony's... Read more
Five experienced technology journalists gathered to a standing-room only audience at LinuxCon Tuesday to discuss "Hype vs. Reality: Today's Linux Story from the Media's Perspective," moderated by Jennifer Cloer of the Linux Foundation. The panel consisted of:
On 16 June Project Harmony had its first official meeting in Boston, and we're planning another in London on 1st July at Canonical's offices. Its initial goal is to avoid proliferation in contribution agreements across FOSS software projects where those organisations chose to work with... Read more