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
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.
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.
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.
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.