Simon Phipps

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6 Growing Pains of Open Source Organizations That You Can Avoid

Everything has a season, and as organizations age—communities, charities, companies, churches and more—they face similar diseases of time. These are emergent patterns of failure that arise not from mistakes but from the consequences of earlier success. In open source, we are seeing the same patterns emerge; this should not be a surprise. Some of them are unavoidable. Understanding them helps leaders reduce the risk that will arise and helps identify them when they do. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but we have encountered all of these modes of systemic failure, some of them often...

7 Ways to Discuss Legal Matters with an Open Community

Having watched a fair number of people attempt to engage both the Open Source Initiative's licensing evaluation community and the Apache Software Foundation's legal affairs committee, I'd like to offer some hints and tips for succeeding when it's your turn to conduct a legal discussion with an open community. First and foremost, make sure the person conducting the conversation is both qualified and empowered. Don't send proxies; they simply frustrate the community, who quickly work out that your representative is always playing the second-hand car salesman and going to the back room to ask for a deal...

APIcon UK: Open Source Fuels The API Economy

Mark Boyd | ProgrammableWeb | September 25, 2014

Industry leaders say open source is the backbone of the software infrastructure required to fuel the API economy. At APIcon UK, Simon Phipps, president of the Open Source Initiative, explained why open source licensing will enable the API and Internet of Things economies to grow...

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GitHub Improves Open-Source Licensing Polices

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | July 18, 2013

GitHub, the popular open-source development community site, is finally getting its licensing act together. It's high time since Black Duck has found that 77-percent of GitHub projects have no declared open-source license. Read More »

Interview with Simon Phipps-Patent Trolls and Open Document Format

Gordon Haff interview with OSI's Simon Phipps conducted on July 31st. Phipps talks recent US software patent case decisions and why they're so significant as well as the recent UK government decision about open document formats. Who are the winners and the losers? Read More »

Open Source And Linux In 2014

Jim Lynch | IT World | December 29, 2014

In today's open source roundup: Looking back at open source and Linux in 2014. Plus: Switching from Apple laptops to Chromebooks, and the best gaming mouse for Linux?...

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Skunkworks Opens Up IT For Debate

Lis Evenstad | eHealth Insider | November 7, 2012

Healthcare communities need to take responsibility for establishing the interoperability of IT systems, said one of the speakers during the Skunkworks debate at EHI Live 2012. Read More »

UK Government Finalizes Open Standards Principles: The Bigger Picture

Mark Bohannon | opensource.com | November 6, 2012

Last week, the UK Cabinet Office released its Open Standards Principles: For software interoperability, data and document formats in government IT specifications. Read More »

Uproar: MariaDB Corp. Veers Away from Open Source

Simon Phipps | Info World | August 19, 2016

MariaDB Corp. has announced that release 2.0 of its MaxScale database proxy software is henceforth no longer open source. The organization has made it source-available under a proprietary license that promises each release will eventually become open source once it's out of date. MaxScale is at the pinnacle of MariaDB Corp.'s monetization strategy -- it's the key to deploying MariaDB databases at scale. The thinking seems to be that making it mandatory to pay for a license will extract top dollar from deep-pocketed corporations that might otherwise try to use it free of charge.

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What to Do When People Start Hacking Your Open Source Culture

I've previously written about the fact the Apache Software Foundation offers an exemplar of large-scale open source governance. Even with those supreme qualities, things can still go wrong. Apache offers some of the best protections for open source contributors but its mature rules can be manipulated by skilled politicians and/or determined agendas. What can we learn from their experience?...

Why Rackspace Is Still A Buy Post-OpenStack

Dana Blankenhorn | Seeking Alpha | October 5, 2012

Seen in conventional terms Rackspace (RAX) should be a sell right now. It's best known for OpenStack,an open source cloud infrastructure it began working on with NASA a few years ago. But this summer it "lost control" of that software, placing it into a new OpenStack Foundation. Read More »

OW2con'17

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
July 26, 2017 - 11:30am - July 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Orange Gardens Innovation Center
44 Avenue de la République
92320
France

OW2con is an annual event held in Paris for the world's OW2 community. This conference is designed to bring together software architects, IT developers, technology experts, decision-makers, and project managers for two days of project presentations, roundtables, demonstrations, keynote presentations, and free lunch. As this year's event will be the tenth annual OW2con, OW2con'17 is to be a "special edition" of OW2con and will include a 10th anniversary celebration dinner part on the evening of June 26...

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