Open Source / GPL

Will The Real Open Source CRM Please Stand Up?

"Dana Blankenhorn's story How far can open source CRM get? has finally pushed me to respond to the many people who have asked "When is the OSI going to stand up to companies who are flagrantly abusing the term 'open source'?" The answer is: starting today."

Germany Top Dog For Open Source Adoption

According to a new survey of IT procurement officers, German companies models of open source adoption, with more that 59 percent of companies currently using open source software.

This makes Germany a world leader in the use of open source software, with the United Kingdom and North America lagging well behind with 48 and 38 percent respectively.

Open Source Business Models Debate: Create & Support vs. Pure-Support

Two different approaches and viewpoints about professional open source collided in a recent blogspace discussion where Rod Johnson (creator of the Spring Framework & CEO of Interface21 which offers Spring support services) and Stormy Peters from OpenLogic had a heated debate.

Mozilla exec claims Apple is hunting open source

Apple chief Steve Jobs expects to do more than lure Internet Explorer users to Apple's forthcoming version of Safari for Windows - he envisions a duopoly within the browser market at the expense of FireFox and others, according to Mozilla COO John Lilly.

Sharing medical software: FOSS licensing in medicine

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.

Navy CIO approves open-source software use

After several years of evaluation, the Navy Department has approved the use of open-source software in all Navy and Marine Corps information technology systems.

Linus Torvalds to the FSF: "I'm damn fed up..."

In a post to the Linux Kernel Mailing list Torvalds states "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 Linus-FSF feud continues..

TiVo frets over possible Linux license change

From TiVo's annual report: "If the currently proposed version of GPLv3 is widely adopted, we may be unable to incorporate future enhancements to the GNU/Linux operating system into our software, which could adversely affect our business."