Opening up to open source

British effort aims to bring open source to the public sector. Also, copyright reformer Lawrence Lessig has his eye on Flash.

CNET News staff
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British effort focuses on bringing open source to the public sector. Also: Stanford University professor Lawrence Lessig warns that free-software advocates consider Flash "the devil."

U.K.-funded initiative to push open source

Project will promote use of open-source tools within the public sector by creating a code repository, among other efforts.
April 7, 2005

Lessig preaches openness to Flash faithful

Copyright reformer Lawrence Lessig urges the creation of free content on the proprietary Flash platform.
April 6, 2005

Open-source group to corral licenses

OSI gets under way with an effort to pare down the number of open-source software licenses in widespread use.
April 6, 2005

IBM: proprietary technology not enough

These days, it's necessary to balance proprietary, open-source approaches, Big Blue exec stresses at conference.
April 6, 2005

Wind River's Linux transformation

newsmaker It's been a slow, hesitant embrace, but now open source is top-of-mind for Wind River CEO Ken Klein.
April 6, 2005

Sun criticizes popular open-source license

Sun Microsystems President Jonathan Schwartz applauds the open-source software realm but takes jabs at the GPL.
April 5, 2005

Open-source companies chase steady money

Start-ups specializing in open source are speeding up an industrywide shift to subscription-model pricing.
April 5, 2005

Battle brews over unlocking PC secrets

The BIOS is one of the most closely guarded pieces of your system's software. Now some people want to set it free.
April 5, 2005

Apache founder to help govern OpenSolaris

Sun, trying to keep its software relevant, is looking to draw open-source credibility to advisory board for OpenSolaris project.
April 4, 2005

Study shows Microsoft, Linux costs neck-and-neck

Windows' security also improves, though it still trails Linux rating, Yankee Group says.
April 4, 2005