Why you should support the SHIELD act

March 08, 2013
Shocker! All sides of the debate agree the SHIELD Act offers part of the reform needed for U.S. patent system
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IT certifications can't measure capability

March 01, 2013
Governments want to define professionalism through certifications -- rather than community reputation built on real work
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Grabbing for the Python name, a hosting firm gets bitten

February 22, 2013
Over the Python Software Foundation's protests, POBox Hosting called its service 'Python Cloud' -- and saw a harsh reaction from the global open source developer community
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What you can learn from the monster LibreOffice project

February 15, 2013
More developers with varying skills, yet better code? More iterations, yet greater stability? It's happening with LibreOffice
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Federal hearing today marks turning point in war on software patents

February 08, 2013
A seemingly unassuming court hearing today could be the beginning of the end of software patents as we know them
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Has Microsoft finally embraced open source?

February 01, 2013
By implementing Git in its developer tools, Microsoft is using GPL-licensed software -- and perhaps ending its war on open source
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How to make app stores open source-friendly

January 25, 2013
App stores have their roots in open source and can return to those roots with scant business disruption. Just ask ... Microsoft?
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Vert.x's journey teaches invaluable governance lessons

January 18, 2013
As the Vert.x community selects its future home, it offers a fascinating illustration of the role of governance
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Who controls Vert.x: Red Hat, VMware, or neither?

January 11, 2013
Mailing list drama casts spotlight on Vert.x, an open source project for scalable Web development that seems immunized to corporate control
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Ubuntu Phone: Not a moment too soon

January 04, 2013
Newly announced Ubuntu Phone operating system looks great -- but the cutthroat mobile device market demands more
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