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Katherine Noyes
The Dating Game, Linux-Style
02/15/10 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1132 Words

Well the Day of Love is safely behind us again for another year, and not a moment too soon! For some...

Jack M. Germain
F-Spot: An Able-Bodied All-in-One Image Machine
02/03/10 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1059 Words

F-Spot is an open source project overed under the terms of the GNU GPL licensing stipulations. As a testament to its usefulness and popularity, F-Spot is included with numerous Linux distributions. You can find a binary package for most here...

Jack M. Germain
FOSS Feats and Follies: Q&A With Red Hat Fedora Project Leader Paul Frields
01/22/10 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 690 Words

They're OK with using software that is not freely licensed, or build pieces that are not released under copyleft-type licenses like the GPL . From the very beginning, Fedora Project has always published everything that we make, from the Web site to the...

Katherine Noyes
Is 'Ethical Malware' an Oxymoron or a Best Practice?
12/07/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1464 Words

"Without the GPL and the gnu toolchain, Linux would probably be in a very different space right now, especially with respect to the corporate-sponsored code contributions to the kernel," she explained.

"The resulting photo op would just be a bonus :-),"...

Katherine Noyes
FOSS Goes to Washington, and Nvidia Keeps Its Driver Code to Itself
10/29/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1359 Words

Nvidia "should rely on patents to keep their hardware IP protected and use copyright to protect their code," he asserted. "They can publish the code under the GPL . It is of little use to a competitor because the competitor cannot duplicate...

Katherine Noyes
Teeth-Gnashing and Tongue-Lashing Over Desktop Linux Foot-Shooting
10/19/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1303 Words

The GPL and other free software licenses, meanwhile, "work to keep costs down," and "in the market, it is very hard to beat a free lunch," he noted.

In short, 2009 "is the last year anyone will have a hard time...

Jack M. Germain
Openbravo Maps a Shortcut to ERP Implementation
09/02/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 534 Words

Openbravo announced on Tuesday its next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) product, called "QuickStart," an alternative to the company's generally more...

Katherine Noyes
The Joy of Linux Myth Debunking
08/24/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 986 Words

Debunking long-held myths is always a gratifying exercise, but never is that more true than when said myths have done our...

Katherine Noyes
Shill-Shocked: The Dark Side of Community Discussion
07/30/09 9:11 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 2029 Words

"One cannot really be considered a member of the FLOSS community while criticizing FLOSS in general as some do, but it may have nothing to do with M$," he explained. "For example, many in the *BSD fold have issues with the GPL ...

Jack M. Germain
Microsoft Puts C#, CLI Under No-Lawsuit Umbrella
07/08/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 828 Words

The Community Promise spells out Microsoft's assurances that it will not file "necessary claims" against anyone using, selling, importing or distributing any covered implementation under distribution models including open source licenses such as the LGPL and the GPL .

Microsoft's Motives...

Katherine Noyes
Ruminations on the Chrome-to-Linux 'Clusterf*ck'
06/08/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1225 Words

'It Would Be Good to Standardize'
Nothing in FLOSS , GPL or GNU/Linux precludes standardization, blogger Robert Pogson asserted.

"Many FLOSS packages are created to fill a niche and are not intended to be on every desktop," he told...

Jack M. Germain
Open Core Debate: The Battle for a Business Model
04/15/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1335 Words

Is software truly open source if you pay for additional features? Your answer may depend on whether you side with the...

Jack M. Germain
Open Sourcing Healthcare One Patient at a Time
04/01/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1234 Words

Open source healthcare IT solutions are just beginning to become acceptable alternatives to proprietary software systems. As is happening in other...

Jeremiah T. Gray
Launching a Linux Startup: No Funny Business
03/25/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1396 Words

For now, companies like 37signals have found a sweet spot, but they don't offer anything that can't be currently or eventually accomplished with GPL software.

It's fantastic that small businesses are able to make money in exchange for granting access to...

Jack M. Germain
Hawking Open Source in Tough Times
02/24/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1448 Words

On the other hand, the GPL and the LGPL licenses may require more consideration in adoptions because they have more restrictions. Many companies will shift to commercial licenses when they go into production, so those licenses may be less attractive to a...

Katherine Noyes
It's OK to Love Linux - Just Don't Looooooooooove Linux
02/12/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1162 Words

'I Can Make It Do Anything'
The GPL "isn't about trying to force anyone to do anything your way; it's about not letting people who don't want to play by your rules use your equipment," drinkypoo told LinuxInsider. "The BSD...

Jeremiah T. Gray
Note to Obama: Consider the Open Source Way
12/16/08 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 762 Words

Defining Open Source
First of all, we know that open source is an umbrella term that doesn't necessarily mean free software, but because Linux is the most common platform for open source software and the GPL is the most common...

Katherine Noyes
A Teacher's Misguided Linux Rant and the Equally Misguided Response
12/15/08 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1998 Words

If they knew that much about Linux, they knew about GPL and open source . It doesn't pass the smell test."

'Comically Ignorant'
Similarly, "when I first read this exchange, I thought it was an Onion-style parody -- the aggressive...

Katherine Noyes
On Holidays, Hot Air and the 7 Horrors of Linux
12/01/08 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1574 Words

The GPL is, in fact, "very simple," Pogson told LinuxInsider. "Use, examine, modify, distribute the same way you got it. Wonderful. Compare that with Microsoft's EULA and myriad versions of licensing and tell me with a straight face that GNU/Linux is difficult."...

Katherine Noyes
Linux Gains Flash, Ubuntu Gains Wikipedia - but Can They Change the World?
10/20/08 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1022 Words

But because of the GPL , BSD, MIT and other open source licenses, I can."

Now that, dear readers, is something to brag about! To learn more, visit the project's site...

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