The rise and rise of open source

The rise and rise of open source

The annual Future of Open Source survey confirms what we all suspected: Open source has won

05/08/15

Open source patent protection extended to popular software

Open source patent protection extended to popular software

Docker, Puppet, LibreOffice, and the Go language are the latest additions to the Open Invention Network's extensive patent nonaggression umbrella

04/20/15

Facebook gives in on patent grant

Facebook gives in on patent grant

After widespread criticism of the extremity of the termination language in its patent grant, Facebook has given in to the pressure and removed the worst excesses

04/13/15

Open source is better off without FoundationDB

Open source is better off without FoundationDB

When FoundationDB mysteriously folded, some people thought it was an indictment of open source. On the contrary, the episode shows why open source is needed

04/03/15

4 keys to success for LibreOffice as a service

4 keys to success for LibreOffice as a service

Trying to prevail where three proprietary companies failed, the LibreOffice project has announced an online version. Here's what it needs to succeed

03/27/15

Open source jobs: It's a seller's market

Open source jobs: It's a seller's market

This week's survey from the Linux Foundation confirms that open source skills are in high demand

03/05/15

Lenovo: 'We were as surprised as you'

Lenovo: 'We were as surprised as you'

In an exclusive interview, Lenovo's Mark Cohen explains how the Superfish debacle went down. Is this the beginning of the end of shoddy software bundling practices?

02/20/15

Untangling the intense politics behind Node.js

Untangling the intense politics behind Node.js

Node.js needs the stability of a foundation to shepherd it. But is the one Joyent and others propose the right answer?

02/20/15

Is Pivotal's Cloud Foundry open enough?

Is Pivotal's Cloud Foundry open enough?

A year ago, Pivotal announced its intent to set up a foundation for the open source Cloud Foundry project, but issues lurk in the bylaws and ownership of the name

02/06/15

Paid development pays off for LibreOffice for Android

The Document Foundation's gamble delivers rewards with live demos at FOSDEM that show off the latest features in LibreOffice for Android

02/04/15

7 questions to ask any open source project

7 questions to ask any open source project

Do you truly have permission granted in advance to benefit from and innovate upon an open source project? These questions will help you find out

01/21/15

Every geek is Charlie

Every geek is Charlie

Internet and technology professionals must speak up and play a key role in shaping the response to the murders in Paris

01/09/15

Confessions of an open source purist

Confessions of an open source purist

When picking a PC, we face a three-way choice: High maintenance, out-of-the-box utility, and software freedom. Choose any two

12/26/14

Geeks give back: Be an open source tester

Geeks give back: Be an open source tester

Open source developers are hard-working people who don't need to hear misdirected complaints. Want an open source project to be the best it can be? Volunteer your time and become a tester

12/19/14

MacBook to Chromebook: No regrets

MacBook to Chromebook: No regrets

Two years on, switching from a MacBook Pro to a Chromebook was the right answer for this geek. Read on for hints and tips

12/15/14

A shadowy consortium opposes your Internet privacy

A shadowy consortium opposes your Internet privacy

A cabal of communications companies wants to kill a new Internet standard that will make your Web experience faster and safer

12/08/14

Now crowdfunding: A laptop that protects your digital rights

Now crowdfunding: A laptop that protects your digital rights

Purism's laptop is almost 100 percent open source and features preinstalled privacy protection software

12/01/14

Little Suse wakes up, Linux shakes up

Little Suse wakes up, Linux shakes up

After years of playing second fiddle to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, can Suse Linux complete its post-Novell comeback?

11/21/14

Twitter emoji: 5 lessons for effective open source

Twitter emoji: 5 lessons for effective open source

An emoji library may seem an unlikely source of best practices for open source. But Twitter's careful work provides an excellent guide

11/18/14

Microsoft must finish the job of opening .Net

Microsoft must finish the job of opening .Net

Microsoft's open developer strategy is amazing and welcome news. But the company must still bite the bullet and make peace with open source

11/14/14

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