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Free Software Foundation to offer seminar on GPL enforcement and legal ethics

Richard Fontana | opensource.com | March 12, 2014

The Free Software Foundation will be providing a half-day legal seminar titled "GPL Enforcement and Legal Ethics", taking place on Monday, March 24 at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Read More »

GNOME 3.6 Released

Press Release | Gnome Foundation News | September 26, 2012

“The GNOME Foundation is proud to present this latest GNOME release, and I would like to congratulate the GNOME community on its achievement”, said Andreas Nilsson, President of the GNOME Foundation. “I am especially happy about our advancements in accessibility and internationalization with this release. GNOME 3.6 is an important milestone in our mission to bring a free and open computing environment to everyone.” Read More »

Karen Sandler Addresses Open Source's "Identity Crisis"

For Karen Sandler, software freedom isn't simply a technical matter. Nor is it a purely ideological one. It's a matter of life and death. Sandler, Executive Director of the non-profit Software Freedom Conservancy, says software freedom became personal when she realized her pacemaker/defibrillator was running code she couldn't analyze. For nearly a decade—first at the Software Feedom Law Center, then at the GNOME Foundation before Conservancy—she's been an advocate for the right to examine the software on which our lives depend...

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Life-Giving Software Should Be Open: GNOME Foundation Chief

Sam Varghese | iTWire | January 23, 2012

Software that controls vital human functions should always be open source, else it could prove to be a danger to one's existence, the executive director of the GNOME Foundation says. Read More »

Man Overboard: GNOME Cofounder Joins The Mac Side

Katherine Noyes | LinuxInsider | March 11, 2013

It seems fair to say that the FOSS community sees its ranks expand just about every day, as new fans of free and open source software join the fold. Just look at the fledgling Linux Advocates site for a shining example. Read More »

Open Source Players Share Their Experiences in CC-BY-SA Book

Chris von Eitzen | The H Open | February 6, 2012

Forty-two contributors from a variety of open source projects have shared their open source development experiences in a new book entitled "Open Advice". Each author has written a short piece based on their personal experience on what they wished they had known when they started out in open source. Not all of the authors are programmers – contributors also include those who have contributed to open source as, for example, designers, organisers and package maintainers.

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OSI Open Reformation Begins in Earnest

DJ Walker-Morgan | The H (h-online.com) | May 20, 2011

The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is creating a process for wider participation through working groups and new affiliate programmes which will influence its thinking on its future mission. The programme was unveiled at last week's Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco by OSI board member Simon Phipps. The plans are the result of the OSI's planning for reformation announced in March.

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Why Use Open Source Software?

Matt Harley | Datamation | December 14, 2015

Almost everyday, someone within the open source community is talking about how folks should be using open source software. I completely agree with this point of view. To further dive into the issue, I'll share my opinion as to why using open source software offers significant advantages over proprietary alternatives. Did you know that most people run their software because it allows them to accomplish a specific task, not because it runs on a particular operating system? While mobile users may be die-hard fans of their chosen platforms, when it comes to the desktop most people simply use what is familiar to them...

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Women Interns Rocking Open Source at Xen Project

With mid-term evaluations just around the corner for many technology-focused summer internship programs, here's a closer look at how the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Outreach Program for Women (OPW) are helping mentors as well as interns. Read More »

China Open Source Conference 2017

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
November 18, 2017 - 10:50am - November 19, 2017 - 5:45pm
Location: 
Shanghai
China

COSCon 2017 is the first annual China open source meeting focused on open source community, operations of technology community, and open source project promotion. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear keynotes and talks by leaders in the open source community in China...

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