"Apple has been outflanked by Google’s multi-vendor strategy, outsold in new unit sales, and is now outgunned in technology and user-visible features," says a well-known Open Source figureRead more »
"One of the more interesting aspects of the modern knowledge society is the free software movement. The most famous and influential leader of this movement is Richard M. Stallman (RMS). Richard recognized the value of a new model for software development and the various risks to that model.Read more »
"Eleven years ago, Bruce Perens, who was then leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project, drafted the Debian free software guidelines as part of the project's social contract..." -- See alse The Myth of the Free Market (via RMS).Read more »
"...When Raymond compare our community's industry to Gandhi's campaign for the self-rule of India from British course of action [...] he implicitly acknowledges that this is a issue of culmination a system of dominion -- a social system to be precise with integrity untrue. That is what we in the free-software movement have be proverb since 1984..."Read more »
"Microsoft CEO and President, Steve Ballmer was happy as a clam today at his WindowsWorld keynote in San Francisco's Gates Center [...] At this point in his keynote speech, there was a disturbance in the front as a group of demonstrators started shouting "GNU-HURD! GNU-HURD! GNU-HURD!" The police quickly hustled them away..."Read more »
"In the Information Technology world, the Free Software Foundation is the organization that struggles against the drive to convert knowledge itself into a capitalist commodity known as Intellectual Property. The emergence of [GNU/Linux], the fastest growing computer operating system (OS), has done much to validate the FSF work.Read more »
RMS has expressed an intention to hand off the Emacs maintainership after 22 was released; he would like to hand over maintenance to one person or a small team. ESR doesn't want the job but has offered to put in the full-time effort required to clean up the tools situation in 2008. Some hackers are talking about git...
"A few months back, the self-styled open source advocate Eric S. Raymond made a grand announcement about switching Linux distributions and moving from Fedora to Ubuntu."Read more »