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Jennifer LeClaire
Open-Source Compliance Insurance Hits the Marketplace
11/01/05 10:41 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 592 Words

Simple actions like making these tools available on an extranet, or sending them to external partners or suppliers, constitutes "distribution" under a GPL license and requires a company to open source that proprietary application, making it freely available to competitors.

But Interabor...

Susan B. Shor
Oracle Puts Squeeze on MySQL With Latest Buy
10/10/05 9:50 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 410 Words

The beauty of open-source software and the GPL license is freedom. As with all MySQL code, InnoDB is provided under the GPL license, meaning that users have complete freedom to use, develop, and modify the code base," company CEO Marten Mickos said. "We...

Philip H. Albert
Innovation: Not Just for Products Anymore
04/12/05 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1229 Words

More specifically, the attacks are focused on open-source licenses with restraints on downstream restraints (such as the GPL with its "copyleft" concept). That leads me to conclude that copyleft-style licenses are likely to be at the core of the most disruptive new business...

Philip H. Albert
Don't Be Cruel: The Microsoft Protocol License Agreement
11/30/04 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1055 Words

When Elvis sang "Don't be Cruel," he certainly wasn't referring to contracts. But contracts, like love affairs and other personal relationships,...

Philip H. Albert
Software Terminology: What's in a Name?
10/26/04 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1210 Words

As for "GPL" -- only advocates like it because it conveys the opposite of copyright, and in the GPL world, copyright is considered a bad thing when applied to software. Advocates for intellectual property rights like it because it paints the users of...

Phil Albert
Shocking Behavior and Smart Open-Source Policy
06/29/04 6:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 959 Words

Do not assume that all open source is governed by the terms of the GPL . There are other licenses, and your rights and obligations can vary greatly depending upon the applicable license.

It also seems likely that software developers do not...

Gene J. Koprowski
MySQL Moves on Clustering Technology
04/15/04 8:38 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 579 Words

A preview version of MySQL Cluster is available under the open-source GPL license from the MySQL Web site .

MySQL AB will launch the new product formally next week at a conference, headlined by technology gadfly Tony Perkins, who founded the...

Jay Lyman
Linux Community Mounts Fight, SCO Responds
08/08/03 12:26 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 825 Words

In addition to complaints that SCO has improperly claimed a right to revoke IBM's Unix license, IBM also argued that SCO has violated the GPL that covers Linux and has directly infringed on IBM patents relating to SCO's UnixWare, OpenServer, SCO Manager...

Jay Lyman
SCO Takes Linux Licensing Fight Further
07/22/03 1:04 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 760 Words

Moglen also said the license being discussed by SCO would be incompatible with the GPL for distributors of Linux.

"As far as I can see, they're saying people who don't need licenses should take them and people who need them for...

Jack M. Germain
$34B Red Hat Acquisition Is a Bolt Out of Big Blue
10/31/18 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 2043 Words

In addition, both companies will remain committed to the continued freedom of open source via such efforts as Patent Promise, GPL Cooperation Commitment, the Open Invention Network and the LOT Network.

The acquisition was a smart business move for both IBM and...

Jack M. Germain
MuseScore Can Turn Songwriters Into Maestros
10/23/15 9:02 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1161 Words

It is fully open source software licensed under GNU GPL.

The user interface is similar to a word processor or text editor for entering notes on a blank score sheet. All the playback controls and tools are located in drop-down menus...

Jack M. Germain
ConnochaetOS Makes Slackware Truly Free and a Bit Easier
06/04/15 5:04 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1165 Words

ConnochaetOS is a nice entry into a pure, free Linux experience. Of course, Linux is open source. Most people mistakenly...

Jack M. Germain
HP's Marten Mickos: Open Source Is Not a Business Model
02/23/15 2:58 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1714 Words

Marten Mickos, senior vice president and general manager of HP's cloud unit, advocates making money from open source. He preaches what...

Katherine Noyes
Are There Too Many Forks at the FOSS Table?
11/03/14 5:06 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1049 Words

"After all, the entire reason why RMS created the GPL in the first place was to put the END USER above all -- this is the very basis of the four freedoms that gave birth to the FOSS movement in the first...

Jay Lyman
7 Crazy-Named, Crazy Good Open Source Enterprise IT Tools
09/12/14 4:14 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 869 Words

Written in Python, Cobbler is open source under the GNU GPL.

4. Mustache

Mustache is a templating system that can be used for HTML, configuration and other files.

The software, open source under the MIT License, is used...

Katherine Noyes
Land of the Free, or Home on the Open Range?
07/01/14 7:07 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1210 Words

"You get the job done however it gets done," he said. 'Sometimes, Rules Increase Freedom' "I noticed a lot of people complaining in the comments of that thread that 'free software' is an inappropriate name due to the supposed viral nature of the GPL, ...

Jack M. Germain
Terminator Ends the Terminal Window Blahs
12/05/13 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1002 Words

Kindred Kinds
Terminator is a cross-platform terminal emulator application released under GPL. Chris Jones developed the original application, but the project is now continuing under the direction of a new maintainer, Steve Boddy.

Terminator is modeled after computer...

Jack M. Germain
Want Customization With That?
11/19/13 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1585 Words

The Cost of Rewriting Software
Once you start to resell or distribute that modified software with your own customization, then you are obligated under the GPL license to release it to the community. If you had an open source vendor...

Katherine Noyes
Ode to Groklaw: A Requiem for What Was Lost
08/26/13 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1202 Words

"For more than a decade GROKLAW has been a bastion of freedom," blogger Robert Pogson pointed out. "Bullies were assaulting the world of IT with campaigns against the GPL, Free Software, and Linux with attempts to put a stop to diversity...

Katherine Noyes
Ubuntu Strikes Out on Its Own Again
05/13/13 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1343 Words

It's also "going to suit Canonical's new goals, in the mobile and desktop, to distribute commercial apps with different licenses than GPL," he added.

In short, "I hope for the best for Canonical, and that they can indeed thrive with...

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