Sign In

Communications of the ACM

Blogroll



Happy Anniversary—the Next 20 Years of Open Source Begins
From Wild WebMink

Happy Anniversary—the Next 20 Years of Open Source Begins

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...

How Can Open Source Become User-Centric?
From Wild WebMink

How Can Open Source Become User-Centric?

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...

7 Rules For Engaging Communities On Legal Matters
From Wild WebMink

7 Rules For Engaging Communities On Legal Matters

Having watched a fair number of people attempting to engage both the Open Source Initiative’s licensing evaluation community and the Apache Software Foundation...

Give Generously! Seven Ways To Help Open Source
From Wild WebMink

Give Generously! Seven Ways To Help Open Source

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...

Public Domain Is Not Open Source
From Wild WebMink

Public Domain Is Not Open Source

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...

Assume Good Faith
From Wild WebMink

Assume Good Faith

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...

Why OSI License Approval Matters
From Wild WebMink

Why OSI License Approval Matters

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...

Permissive and Copyleft Are Not Antonyms
From Wild WebMink

Permissive and Copyleft Are Not Antonyms

Using the term “permissive” as an antonym to “copyleft” – or “restrictive” as its synonym – are unhelpful framing. Describe license reciprocity instead. Some...

OSI extends support to OW2 as Associate Organization.
From Wild WebMink

OSI extends support to OW2 as Associate Organization.

OW2, the global community for open source infrastructure software and application platforms, and the Open Source Initiative (OSI), the global steward of the Open...

Growing The Community
From Wild WebMink

Growing The Community

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...

Handing On The Baton
From Wild WebMink

Handing On The Baton

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...

Blog Moved - Final Reminder
From Wild WebMink

Blog Moved - Final Reminder

A final reminder that I've left Sun and this blog has now moved to Wild Webmink where you will be most welcome to join me from now on.

Blog Moved - Reminder Again
From Wild WebMink

Blog Moved - Reminder Again

Just a reminder that this blog has now moved to Wild Webmink where you will be most welcome to join me from now on.

Sundown
From Wild WebMink

Sundown

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...

Blog Moved - Reminder
From Wild WebMink

Blog Moved - Reminder

Just a reminder that this blog has now moved to Wild Webmink where you will be most welcome to join me from now on.

Links Feed Turned Off
From Wild WebMink

Links Feed Turned Off

I've now turned off the automatic posting to this blog from Delicious. Daily links will now only appear over on my new subscribe to it!

links for 2010-03-01
From Wild WebMink

links for 2010-03-01

BBC blocks open source software from iPlayer video service This is a very sad development from the UK's public service broadcaster...

links for 2010-02-28
From Wild WebMink

links for 2010-02-28

U.K. bill would 'outlaw open Wi-Fi' At a recent debate in the House of Lords on the Digital Economy Bill, a number of amendments...

Blog Moved
From Wild WebMink

Blog Moved

A reminder: If you are following me here on blogs.sun.com, please change your bookmarks and feeds to read http://webmink.com instead, as I have moved all my blogging...

links for 2010-02-27
From Wild WebMink

links for 2010-02-27

Europe 'will not accept' three strikes in Acta treaty While this is all good, it is not sufficient as ACTA will address far more...
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account