FOSS

foss lawyers
The year 2012 had many important FOSS legal developments which reflects the continued increase in FOSS use. FOSS projects have increased from 600,000 in 2010 to 900,000 by December 2012. In addition, a Dr. Dobbs' survey in the third quarter of 2012 stated that more than 90% of developers are using... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Jan 2013 by Mark Radcliffe Feed
Open source beliefs
Let's say you want to understand what makes free and open source software (FOSS) so vital today—and what makes those who write it so committed to their difficult work. How would you do this?
8 comments Posted 9 Jan 2013 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
foss people
At the end of August I wrote a short post about an important reform that modified the rules for software adoption within the Italian public administration.
3 comments Posted 4 Jan 2013 by Simone Aliprandi Feed
foss networking
Talend, a licensor of open source enterprise software, has recently received a ruling from the U.S. Customs Service corroborating that its software complies with the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (19 USC 2511 et seq.) Open source software adoption by the U.S. Federal government must comply with many... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Dec 2012 by Fern Lavallee Feed
rupee
Free and open source software (FOSS) plays an indispensable role in developing countries. As it is often a substitute for more expensive proprietary software, it can impact the economy and progress of a country, like India, in a very positive way.
4 comments Posted 3 Sep 2012 by Aahit Feed
diaspora
We've followed Diaspora for a while now, since its beginning when it was the largest project Kickstarter had seen and was being called "the Facebook killer." Two years later, the "open source social network" is becoming more open by turning into a community-run project, and the Diaspora team is... Read more
2 comments Posted 28 Aug 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Fill in: True of False
In information technology (IT) and software development fields, there are a few fairly common misconceptions about the use of open source software. These misconceptions were debunked in a discussion at POSSE RIT 2012, and we’d like to share (and spread) that conversation.
MediaGoblin
MediaGoblin, which released version 0.3.0 this month, is a free and open source media hosting platform. Chris Webber, project founder and lead developer, took a few minutes to talk to us about the project so far and its future.
1 comment Posted 16 May 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
open source makes you bolder
I earn a living at a public library in the Washington, DC area. About a year ago I was trying to explain Twitter to someone for the fifth time that week. The person listening to me just wasn't getting it. "I need to give a public talk about Twitter here at this library," I muttered to myself. "... Read more
4 comments Posted 9 May 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed
edu scratch
I work at a public library with 28 Linux stations made publicly available in four separate rooms. The room in which I spend most of my time has 10 computers, and elementary and middle school students stop by daily after school to use them. About 90 percent of the children use the computers for... Read more
14 comments Posted 4 May 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed

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