When Versata Software sued Ameriprise Financial Services for breaching its software license, it unwittingly unearthed a GPL violation of its own and touched off another lawsuit that could prove to be a leading case on free and open source software licensing. This post takes a look at the legal... Read more
Benetech takes up the social cause of creating technology for good. CEO Jim Fruchterman tells me what he's learned by doing business in the open and how the company first stumbled into open source.
The Language Atlas of UNESCO shows that 197 Indian languages are endangered. I believe if the FOSS community works together, we can save them.
Black Duck recently published the results of their Future of Open Source Survey, finding the healthcare industry to be one of the most impacted by open source.
The idea of creating a Linux distribution with Firebird database came to me a long time ago when I was structuring the IT department of a company which develops automation software for drugstores.
When Heidi Ellis took the floor at this year's Professors' Open Source Summer Experience—held May 28-30 at Drexel University in Philadelphia—she wanted her colleagues to understand the extraordinary educational benefits of involving students in open source projects.
In our recent survey on free and open source software in the UK education sectors, we asked colleges and universities for their main reasons for not selecting an open source solution according to 12 criteria. Below you can see how important each of the criteria were rated for software running on... Read more
Open source. What started as a simple description for software source code and a development model has moved far beyond that into a strong culture where presentation of patterns and models for debate is promoted. Open source has become a challenge to view the world in a pioneering way, looking for... Read more
The daily management and operation of a hospital requires enormous effort. These days, most hospitals utilize Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to centralize facility operations including inventory, budgets, invoicing, and employee management. Any hospital administrator will tell you that... Read more
While the OER community owes some of its genesis to the open source and free software movements, there are some aspects of how and why these movements work that I think are missing or need greater emphasis.