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Legal, licensing issues


July 9, 2008  6:49 PM

Harvard Law professor outlines OS evolution



Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
GPL issues, Legal, licensing issues, Linux, Linux blogs and news, Linux versus Windows, Microsoft, videos, Windows

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/NgYE75gkzkM" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] According to Yochai Benkler, Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard, open source software is part of a shift to an economy driven by de-centralized non-market...

June 16, 2008  1:52 PM

Partnering up for a showdown? Red Hat Summit 2008



Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
Administration, interoperability and integration, kernel news, Legal, licensing issues, Linux, Networking, Red Hat, SUSE/Novell, Ubuntu Linux

This post was contributed jointly by SearchEnterpriseLinux editors Lauren S. Horwitz and Caroline Hunter As the VAR Guy noted in a recent blog post on the upcoming


April 9, 2008  2:54 PM

Perens: The co-optation of patents, standards threaten IT innovation



Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
Administration, interoperability and integration, Enterprise applications for Linux, Legal, licensing issues, Linux versus Windows, Microsoft, open standards

The success of open source software (OSS) has software giants like Microsoft running scared, OSS pioneer Bruce Perens says. Although most IT shops today use OSS such as Nagios, Samba, Apache and other programs, the open source community is still in a vulnerable spot, as software vendors use their...


November 17, 2007  10:19 AM

November means turkey, GPLv3 adoption



Posted by: ITKE
GPL issues, Legal, licensing issues

When you think turkey and Thanksgiving, you think about open source projects that have adopted the GPLv3, right? Well, even if you don't, here's an update from Palamida about the 50+ OSS projects that have moved to version 3.0 of the GNU Public License over the past two weeks.


October 24, 2007  8:24 AM

World Series hype, GPLv3 adoption increase in October



Posted by: ITKE
GPL issues, Legal, licensing issues

What could the World Series and the General Public License (GPL) possibly have in common? Well, there's one thing, if you stretch it really thin: October. The World Series, obviously, will begin tonight between the Boston Red Sox and the Colorado Rockies at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass. The hype,...


September 25, 2007  3:06 PM

GPLv3 growth flattens out, LGPLv3 adds 49 projects



Posted by: ITKE
GPL issues, Legal, licensing issues, Uncategorized

For a month that saw


August 27, 2007  8:34 AM

GPLv3 growth now at 19%, week over week



Posted by: ITKE
GPL issues, Legal, licensing issues

What the heck, right? It's a Monday and I just posted GPLv3 growth info last week, but I'm going to do it again anyway! August appears to be...


August 22, 2007  7:58 AM

Linus Torvalds continues his anti-GPLv3 crusade



Posted by: ITKE
Legal, licensing issues

Apparently Linus Torvalds, father of Linux, did not read my blog post about the GPLv3 the other day. In that post, I went over an email I had received from...


August 21, 2007  7:51 AM

GPLv3 adoption is up 14% week over week



Posted by: ITKE
Legal, licensing issues

California-based IP gurus Palamida emailed me this week with some intriguing GPLv3 information that I thought I'd share with everyone this morning. Apparently all the GPLv3 haters can go to lunch, because the little license that could is seeing adoption rates of approximately 14%...


August 15, 2007  2:43 PM

SCO and Hasbro’s Mouse Trap



Posted by: ITKE
Legal, licensing issues, Linux humor, SUSE/Novell, Uncategorized, UNIX

SCO plays Sorry!Last Friday’s ruling by Federal District...


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