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OSCON is hosting a one-day seminar on open-source licensing issues on Wednesday, July 22.
A partnership with Nitobi to will make it easier to build applications using Web technology on Symbian phones using the PhoneGap software.
Now that open source has gone mainstream, we no longer need to sell its raison d'etre, but rather how best to leverage it for business benefit.
Marten Mickos speaks with authority when he talks about open source, both because his team has created one of the world's most widely used open source projects, but also because his team has built a successful business around it. He talks about the import
Open source is a great way to simultaneously boost productivity while saving money, as this video from OSCON shows.
Open source does save enterprises money, according to a recent OSCON panel, but you may not save for the reasons you think.
With VMWare's acquisition of SpringSource, Java's relevance to cloud application development has never seemed stronger. However, the real story here is how application deployment and operations may be made much more developer friendly.
The market research suggests that commercialization of open source will make it expensive compared to proprietary solutions, but the facts don't bear out this assertion.
The Web has changed the way software businesses conduct business, but it has yet to match revenue models to delivery mechanisms, leaving a conflict between free-software purists and open-source pragmatists.
The GPL has hit 50 percent adoption among its GPL-licensed open-source projects, which represents at least 56,000 open-source projects currently licensed under GPLv3.