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Stockholm Syndrome Stopping Seeing How Linux Has Won?
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Stockholm Syndrome Stopping Seeing How Linux Has Won?

Amazingly, the debate about when we will see the “year of the Linux desktop” is still active. Maybe it’s software Stockholm Syndrome making us all love our captor...

What does the Special 301 really reveal?
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What does the Special 301 really reveal?

Reblogged from Meshed Insights & Knowledge: This week the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released the annual Special 301 Report. For those of you who...

Beware Zombie Legislation
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Beware Zombie Legislation

I’m pleased Nick Clegg has blocked the Communications Data Bill, but if we’re to avoid the same zombie bill coming back in the night for our brains we need to fill...

Components Becoming Major Source Of CVEs
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Components Becoming Major Source Of CVEs

Reblogged from Meshed Insights & Knowledge: Earlier today Sonatype released the results of  their annual survey. The survey looks at the extent to which developers...

Microsoft Firewall
From Wild WebMink

Microsoft Firewall

On its first anniversary, I remain convinced that the motivation for Microsoft’s wholly-owned open source & open standards subsidiary is primarily to isolate Microsoft...

Time For A Security Team For OpenJDK
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Time For A Security Team For OpenJDK

In my InfoWorld column today I consider the recent news that Java 8 is going to be substantially delayed because Oracle’s development staff have had to focus on...

It Would Be Funny If It Weren’t True
From Wild WebMink

It Would Be Funny If It Weren’t True

Professor Elemental builds a Great Machine for Catching Villains

Free Software Needs Support
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Free Software Needs Support

Reblogged from Meshed Insights & Knowledge: This open letter from the director of Bytemark Hosting is a call for other hosting companies to help financially support...

Taking MariaDB Foundation Forward
From Wild WebMink

Taking MariaDB Foundation Forward

I’m pleased to tell you that I have a new role that I’ve already started within the scope of Meshed Insights. It’s a new and exciting departure for me. I’ve remained...

OSI Open Source Community Summit
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OSI Open Source Community Summit

Reblogged from Meshed Insights & Knowledge: The License Clinic for US Federal Agencies is not the only new departure for the Open Source Initiative this May. OSI...

If you’re not paying, you’re the product
From Wild WebMink

If you’re not paying, you’re the product

Thanks for the CC-BY, Geek & Poke

On Joining OIN
From Wild WebMink

On Joining OIN

I signed up Meshed Insights as an OIN licensee, and was amazed when I told people how few people knew it existed. That was the origin of this week’s InfoWorld column...

OSI License Clinic
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OSI License Clinic

In a new departure, the Open Source Initiative will hold a small open source license clinic oriented towards US Federal agencies. The event will be at the Library...

Thinking Of Starting A Foundation?
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Thinking Of Starting A Foundation?

Reblogged from Meshed Insights & Knowledge: Open source projects are increasingly opting to form an independent entity – a “Foundation” – to form the core of their...

How to increase donations to an open source project
From Wild WebMink

How to increase donations to an open source project

Reblogged from Ian Skerrett: Lots of open source projects raise money from their user communities by soliciting donations.  Most open source projects will have...

Joining Open Invention Network
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Joining Open Invention Network

Reblogged from Meshed Insights & Knowledge: Open Invention Network is a novel company formed to operate patent defenses for open source developers. It owns a number...

Speaking At OSCON
From Wild WebMink

Speaking At OSCON

I’ve received confirmation this week that my talk for OSCON 2013 – entitled “Can Evil Corporations Embrace Open Source?” – has been accepted. See you there!

Nokia Attacks
From Wild WebMink

Nokia Attacks

I remain bemused by Nokia’s attack on the prospects of the VP8 video format becoming an open standard. I can’t see what they & their shareholders get as a benefit...

A New Easter Tradition
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A New Easter Tradition

When the children were small, Easter eggs were a repeat of the excitement of Christmas. But now they are adults, I’ve decided we need a new Easter tradition that’s...

Migration Needs A Plan
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Migration Needs A Plan

Have you ever thought of migrating your company to an open source desktop productivity suite? While the saving on Microsoft license costs seems like the biggest...
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