From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson
What are the top technology issues for the 2020s? Brad Smith, Microsoft President, wrote an interesting post about a month ago…
Alfred Thompson| January 22, 2020
I spent last week in New York at the annual new-inductees face-to-face Board meeting of the Open Source Initiative Board (pictured below – Christine Hall is also...webmink From Wild WebMink | May 14, 2019 at 10:42 AM
Today in Portland at OSCON, OSI will be celebrating 20 years of open source. I’ve had a few comments along the lines of “I’ve was saying ‘open source’ before
...webmink From Wild WebMink | July 18, 2018 at 01:43 AM
As Europe's latest copyright proposal heads to a critical vote on June 20-21, more than 70 Internet and computing luminaries have spoken out against a dangerous...webmink From Wild WebMink | June 25, 2018 at 09:57 AM
Open Source Software—yes, we did coin the term (thanks Christine Peterson) and started the movement—is software that can be freely used, changed, and shared (in...webmink From Wild WebMink | February 3, 2018 at 08:53 AM
Including design and UX in a true community project is a challenging matter of balance because of the motivational model behind open source projects.
According...webmink From Wild WebMink | August 27, 2017 at 10:55 AM
Having watched a fair number of people attempting to engage both the Open Source Initiative’s licensing evaluation community and the Apache Software Foundation...webmink From Wild WebMink | August 11, 2017 at 11:44 AM
Should you donate money to the open source projects you use? Or is there a better way to help?
Your business most likely depends on open source software. But...webmink From Wild WebMink | August 5, 2017 at 04:20 PM
Open Source and Public Domain are frequently confused. Here’s why it’s a mistake to treat the two terms as synonyms.
Plenty of people assume that public domain...webmink From Wild WebMink | July 28, 2017 at 08:45 AM
You feel slighted by a comment on a mailing list, or a forum post has failed to be moderated live. How should you react?
A recent exchange on a user forum caught...webmink From Wild WebMink | July 21, 2017 at 10:03 AM
Individual judgment about the presence of software freedom in a license is not the same as community consensus expressed through OSI approval.
Does it really...webmink From Wild WebMink | July 14, 2017 at 10:59 AM
Using the term “permissive” as an antonym to “copyleft” – or “restrictive” as its synonym – are unhelpful framing. Describe license reciprocity instead.
Some...webmink From Wild WebMink | July 7, 2017 at 01:16 PM
OW2, the global community for open source infrastructure software and application platforms, and the Open Source Initiative (OSI), the global steward of the Open...webmink From Wild WebMink | July 2, 2017 at 09:43 PM
How can you grow an open source community? Two blog posts from The Document Foundation (TDF) illustrate a proven double-ended strategy to sustain an existingLibreOffice...webmink From Wild WebMink | June 20, 2017 at 11:01 PM
I joined in with the Open Source Initiative in 2008, was elected to its Board in 2010 and became its President in 2012. Along with the Board, I've pursued a vision...webmink From Wild WebMink | May 14, 2015 at 06:10 AM
After nearly 10 years, I've now left Sun. Thanks to everyone for following my blog for all these years. Please follow my new blog, Wild Webmink, where I have posted...webmink From Wild WebMink | March 8, 2010 at 05:36 PM