"IT departments that embrace open-source software are uncertain about the new version of the GNU Public License, arguably the most common FOSS license. Learn what’s in the works, and how GPLv3 may change the way your company adopts new software."Read more »
The fight for any good cause demands sacrifice. So, Joomla admins, get ready to clean house.
The Core Team of the open-source content management system project has announced its commitment to full compliance with the Gnu General Public License, the leading free software license.Read more »
The Software Freedom Law Center is now inviting applications for a resident legal experience designed for practicing lawyers interested in learning more about open source software through direct on-site exposure to SFLC's open source software law practice. Positions are somewhat flexible in scope and duration: SFLC will work with applicants to design a program lasting approximately 2-4 weeks.Read more »
Microsoft is still urging Red Hat to sign a patent "collaboration" deal. Luckily, Red Hat is holding out so far, but could probably use some support. If they sign the deal, corporate open source is essentially doomed unless GPLv3 works.Read more »
I'm damn fed up with the FSF being the "protector of freedoms", and also feeling that they can define what those freedoms mean.
The GPLv2 is a *legal*license*. And no, the FSF doesn't get to define what the words mean to suit their agenda.Read more »
How does License Proliferation effect medical software and what can we do about it? How to choose a license for your medical software project? What are the implications for the medical FOSS community of various software licenses? This is intended to be a complete guide to free and open source software licensing for medical software. Please comment on how I can make it better.Read more »
"Despite what you suggest, we love where the FSF's GPL3 is headed. For a variety of mechanical reasons, GPL2 is harder for us with OpenSolaris - but not impossible, or even out of the question. This has nothing to do with being afraid of the community (if it was, we wouldn't be so interested in seeing ZFS everywhere, including Linux, with full patent indemnity)."Read more »
If anyone out there still thinks that the main Linux kernel might change to the GNU GPLv3 (GNU General Public License Version 3) anytime soon, you can forget about it. At the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit at the Googleplex, five of the leading Linux kernel developers said that they couldn't see anything like a good enough reason to switch to the forthcoming free software license.Read more »
A day after Linux creator Linus Torvalds publicly questioned the authenticity of Sun's interest in serving the open-source community, Sun CEO and President Jonathan Schwartz invited Torvalds for a sit-down over dinner to discuss how Sun and the overseers of the Linux kernel can join forces.Read more »
Linux leader Linus Torvalds has finally found something that could convince him that the forthcoming version 3 of the General Public License is worth adopting: open-source Solaris.Read more »
The SCO Group, Inc. [...] today announced it has received a letter on June 11, 2007 from The Nasdaq Stock Market ("Nasdaq") indicating that the Company has regained compliance with Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 4210(c)(4), which contains the $1.00 minimum bid price per share requirement for continued listing on Nasdaq.
---For now.Read more »
"Two Slashdot posts and a long meeting with Microsoft really got me to thinking about whether Microsoft really likes, or doesn’t like, the new GPL version and how its strategy, with regard to open source in general, has been changing over the past few years."Read more »
"No, it is much more likely that they discussed the price of oranges in California. Or perhaps the oil industry in Venezuela. Or even the industrial relations laws in Australia. But patents? Not a ruddy chance in hell that the word even figured in those talks."Read more »
"the US Patent and Trademark Office is considering riding this wave of upheaval and making a tremendous change of its own: Last week, it announced its official support of a Web site whose purpose will be to encourage citizens to assess the validity of patent applications for themselves, and issue challenges where necessary."Read more »