4 ways open source protects you against software patents

November 08, 2013
Upon 8th anniversary of Open Invention Network, let's count the ways open source defends against patent aggression
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Open source needs to clean up its language

November 01, 2013
The licensing terms 'weak copyleft,' 'strong copyleft,' and 'permissive' are confusing. Here are my proposed alternatives
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Don't be fooled by phony 'open source'

October 25, 2013
Companies that try to use some mutant form of open source to generate a contributor network effect are deluding themselves
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GNU's novel proposal: A cloud that puts privacy first

October 11, 2013
As Richard Stallman's GNU Project turns 30, the Free Software Foundation aims for a cloud that foils state-sponsored snooping
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BlackBerry and Nokia: The perils of a closed strategy

September 30, 2013
Had Nokia or BlackBerry countered Apple's closed ecosystem with an open strategy, things might have worked out differently
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7 ways your company can support open source

September 23, 2013
Does your company benefit from open source projects? Then you should support them -- and not just by donating money
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Open source influence for sale? In defense of sponsors

September 13, 2013
Communities have sponsors, patrons, advisory boards, even directorships, but they don't have the influence you may fear
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Suse drops LibreOffice -- and helps Collabora pick it up

September 06, 2013
Although an independent project, LibreOffice has relied on Suse for commercial support, which Collabora will now handle
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Bye-bye Ballmer, hello open source? Microsoft's upcoming options

August 30, 2013
Despite early 'cancer' slur, Steve Ballmer has been investing in open source. Could his departure open doors at Microsoft?
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Nginx takes the slippery road away from open source

August 23, 2013
The popular upstart Web server released a proprietary Plus version this week. What could possibly go wrong?
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