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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of famed British mathematician Alan Turing, who designed a test in which a human converses with another human and a computer program, and then attempts to determine which is the human and which is the computer.
There is an ongoing shift toward open-source licenses that are more permissive, reflecting an increased emphasis on building communities rather than protecting against free-riders.
The partnership between Nokia and Microsoft announced last month now has a reported dollar figure. Also, Nokia announces that it's selling off the commercial licensing part of its Qt business.
Today, DisplayLink announced it is planning to bring its technology to Linux.
The cell phone maker is updating the Qt development platform and adding open-source license options. Go write some cross-platform code.
Development projects are underway to improve performance issues in the open source project, which remains a strong focus within the community, says exec.
Google has wrongly banned the Mozilla Public License from its accepted licenses for Google Code. This is wrong-headed and misguided.
Google uses a "ton" of open-source software. An insider tells how Google balances its own priorities with the demands of the open-source movement.
GPL'ing your core is a good way to protect the core and of monetizing a decent slice of your adoption. But it's better utilized when a project is a bit further along, and it's arguably not a great model for software that will generally have the most valu