Open Source / GPL

OpenLogic Enterprise 4.4 Automates Proactive Open Source Governance

OpenLogic, Inc., a provider of enterprise open source solutions encompassing hundreds of open source packages, today announced OpenLogic Enterprise 4.4, with new Enterprise Policy Management functionality designed to help enterprises proactively control the use of open source within their organization. OpenLogic has also added more than 60 new open source products to the OpenLogic Certified Library.

Get This About Open Source

I recently penned a piece called ‘Why CIOs Don’t Care About Open Source’ (February 15, 2007) and I’ve been getting responses that have got me thinking. Several dismissed the importance of open source because it was too RTFM (Read the Flaming Manual) and not enough business benefit. In other words, because open source isn’t enough like packaged apps, there isn’t any point for CIOs to consider it.

GPLv3 on the Novell-Microsoft Patent Agreement

I thought it would be worthwhile to collect from the FSF's rationale document the explanations of Section 11 on patents in GPLv3 draft 3. That is the section that addresses the Novell-Microsoft patent agreement, particularly the fourth and fifth paragraphs. I think when you read it, you'll see the Novell trajectory. So, I will put first, Section 11 and then the explanation of what the section is trying to accomplish.

Open source and the numbers game

The emergence of open source is transforming the consensus understanding of the dynamics of both software development models and the business of software in general. Intertwined with this change is a need to formulate new methods for measurement and analysis. As a result, relying on traditional tools and approaches will continue to produce incomplete and vague coverage of the industry as a whole.

Torvalds 'pretty pleased' about new GPL 3 draft

Linus Torvalds, leader of the Linux kernel project and a major figure in the open-source programming movement, said Wednesday he's "pretty pleased" with changes in a third draft of the General Public License (GPL) released Wednesday.

Open source ... hardware? Someday, say ETech attendees

If sci-fi author William Gibson’s claim that "the future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed yet" is correct, then how we will manufacture physical goods tomorrow may be augured by how we make software today.

Open-source, object-oriented development, personalization, even hacking, are presaging and inspiring new manufacturing methods that will overhaul today’s plodding techniques born during the Industrial Revolution, according to panelists speaking Monday at the O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego.

Queensland govt readies open source analytics

A desire to make spatial decision making more transparent has led the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Water to develop a Web-based application called Spatialise, which is on the verge of being released as an open source project.

Groundwork And Actuate To Deliver Industry's First Open Source It Management Reporting Framework

GroundWork Open Source, the leader in open source systems and network management software, has announced that it has purchased support from Actuate Corporation, the leader in Business Intelligence, Performance Management and Reporting Applications, to create the first Open Source reporting framework for IT infrastructure monitoring and management.