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Who really owns our devices and the software they run? John Sullivan, executive director of the Free Software Foundation, shares his refreshing thoughts on the subject.
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the Git Bounty program, the open source NAO robot, and more!
Today is the Day Against DRM, organized by the Free Software Foundation through their Defective by Design campaign against digital rights management (DRM), which they refer to instead with the more accurate moniker "digital restrictions management."
Today is the seventh annual International Day Against DRM (Digital Rights Management). We've talked a lot here about DRM particularly in movies and books (read my two-part timeline, The DRM graveyard: A brief history of digital rights management in music and part 2 about video and TV). But what's... Read more
Remember when we told you about MediaGoblin, the open source media publishing system? Now they're building higher and higher, and they're looking for help. As they write on the campaign page:
The Liberated Pixel Cup is a two-part gaming contest. The first part involved participants who submitted art for the games. The second part, discussed here, focuses on the games themselves. The contest is organized by Creative Commons, Free Software Foundation, OpenGameArt, and Mozilla.
Creative Commons posted two pieces to their blog today regarding their licenses, and in particular, CC0, the Creative Commons public domain notice. Plaintext versions of Creative Commons licenses The Creative Commons licenses are now available in plaintext form:
I can't imagine a world in which compromise and collaboration could be more important than in an open source business model. The model itself opens a Pandora's Box of issues that create a minefield that must be navigated on a daily basis and makes those concepts critical to success. Think, for an... Read more
Is there such a thing as the open source community? A related question was covered here before, about whether the word community means anything anymore. But, I still see the term “the open source community” regularly lobbed.