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An important way to think about "community software" is that if free software represents the ethics and open source concerns represents the technology, then community software represents the business. Community software is a way for those of us engaged in these activities to have a voice alongside... Read more
4 comments Posted 10 Nov 2014 by Sal Badakhchani (Red Hat) Feed
Free and open source software
Robert Lindh is keen to start a conversation about how others fair when selling FOSS solutions and whether its time to re-brand open source? He nominates a new name that he has seen used in FOSS communities as a suitable candidate: Community Software.
42 comments Posted 30 Oct 2014 by Robert Lindh Feed
Women smiling from her computer screen
Open Source Day at the Grace Hopper Celebration this year starts today! The program is committed to helping women grow their skills and interest in using open source technologies.
0 comments Posted 8 Oct 2014 by Stuti Badoni Feed
This article is part of my talk, Open-Source Business Models. You can see the full transcript and the video of my talk on Heavybit.com. This article covers: open source history, today, and licensing.
1 comment Posted 1 Oct 2014 by Marten Mickos Feed
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
20 comments Posted 30 Jul 2014 by Aaron Williamson Feed
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.
4 comments Posted 24 Jul 2014 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
The Language Atlas of UNESCO shows that 197 Indian languages are endangered. I believe if the FOSS community works together, we can save them.
6 comments Posted 16 Jul 2014 by Rajesh Ranjan (Red Hat) Feed
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.
0 comments Posted 24 Jun 2014 by Mona Alsaffar Feed
Free and open source software
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.
17 comments Posted 17 Jun 2014 by Fernando Pimenta Feed
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.
2 comments Posted 10 Jun 2014 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed

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