Open Source / GPL
The New York Times likes open source -- so much so that, as it gradually moves more of its print operations online, it is nurturing a Web development team that has released two of its own open source projects.
Yesterday, Buffalo Technology and the German-based New Media Net published a press release claiming that from now on, you can buy Buffalo’s WHR-HP-G54 Router with the open source DD-WRT firmware. You’ll get the usual 2-year guarantee here in Germany, which you would lose with installing free software on most vendors’ products yourself.
The folks at Palamida are steamed. (Oregon plays USC this Saturday, and their original athletic logo featured Disney’s Donald, a copyrighted character.) Palamida has been compiling a list of projects switching from GPLv2 to GPLv3 — they have 940 so far. It’s difficult, time-intensive research, aimed at giving Palamida a strategic advantage over rivals like Black Duck.
Adoption of OSI-approved GPL v3 License Strengthens Open Source Community Participation In Leading Open Source Document Management Project.
Misys plc, the global application software and services company, took the lead in innovation by announcing that it will make the Misys Connect healthcare solution available to the open source development community. Working with open source developers is a pioneering first step towards establishing open standards in healthcare, which will benefit all Americans. Misys Open Source Solutions, a division of Misys plc, was established to create and drive innovation in the marketplace; using open source to move toward open standards is a great step forward.
What's the most popular open source license currently in use? If you said GPL you would be right. But how did you know? Plenty of people assume that GPL is the most commonly used because that's what a simple search of the SourceForge.net online repository brings up.
Zenoss released version 2.1 of Zenoss Core, the most popular open source IT management software product on Sourceforge.net. The new version extends both its network management and application management capabilities with first-of-its-kind network visualization features and native management of Java-based applications. Zenoss Core 2.1 also adds advanced graphing capabilities and personalized dashboards. Zenoss Core enables organizations of all sizes to access an affordable, powerful and integrated IT management solution.
Woopsi offers a GUI library for Nintendo. The Open Source Library offers help in quickly creating user interfaces for homebrew software. The Woopsi is based on the AmigaOS windowing system.