The question of the enforceability of the GPL came into question during a presentation by Taiwen Jiang, the XOOPS maintainer. XOOPS is basically a home grown China, well actually Asian, Open Source. Recently XOOPS has picked up a champion to help them grow their community and breach the commercial side of development.
Bob Sutor, the IBM Vice President for Open Source and Standards, will be speaking in Malaysia on open source and open standards. He will be speaking in two places, first at the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers on the 19th April 2007 on "Opening Up Your Business Software: Why and When". This talk would be of interest to CEOs in the non-technical industries, or in other words, business owners. Do note that registration is mandatory.
Novell today announced that Sumitomo Electric Industries is using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell with integrated Xen* virtualization software to extend the useful life of its platforms, minimize additional hardware investment through more efficient use of resources, and operate an effective disaster recovery site.
The long-anticipated Debian 4.0 may only just have made its debut this week, but it's never too soon for the developer community to be making plans for its successor.
Opera 9.2 is not only an important update with bug fixes and the new Speed Dial functionality, it's also a milestone in spreading Opera to new users around the world: Opera 9.2 for Windows ships with 31 languages.
Folks, allow me to introduce the Gutsy Gibbon, who will be succeeding the Feisty Fawn as the focus of our development love in a few short weeks, for release in October 2007.
All the mentoring organizations that will participate in Google Summer of Code 2007 are listed below. You can still take a look at all the organizations' ideas pages to learn more about what help they need from new contributors.
Though the final release of the open source GPL version 3 license is still likely several months away, software vendors are already ramping up their efforts to help track violations.