Archive for December, 2009

Cenatic campaign: ten reasons for using open source in education

Cenatic campaign: ten reasons for using open source in education

Using open source software offers schools a unique opportunity to advance the information society that is fair and free, says Cenatic, Spain’s resource centre on open source and open standards. Cenatic on Friday published a brochure ‘Ten reasons for using open source in education’, meant to show the country’s autonomous regions the benefits of open source software, and to ensure […]

December 16, 2009 · 1 comment · News & Announcements
French Military contributes code to Mozilla Thunderbird

French Military contributes code to Mozilla Thunderbird

The latest release of the open source email client Mozilla Thunderbird contains code from the French Military. The involvement of the Ministry of Defence with the free software email client goes back to 2006 when it defined requirements for added security features to Mozilla Thunderbird . The primary modifications donated by the French military are security features such as delivery […]

December 16, 2009 · 0 comments · News & Announcements

The Anatomy of a Modern GPL Violation

I’ve been thinking the last few weeks about the evolution of the GPL violation. After ten years of being involved with GPL enforcement, it seems like a good time to think about how things have changed. Roughly, the typical GPL violation tracks almost directly the adoption and spread of Free Software. When I started finding GPL violations, it was in […]

December 16, 2009 · 0 comments · privacy and licensing
New issue of BSD Magazine in stores

New issue of BSD Magazine in stores

New issue of BSD Magazine, Infinity, Freedom, FreeBSD, is now in stores. Inside you will find: Keeping FreeBSD Up-To-Date: OS Essentials – An important system administration task, and a principle of running a defensible network, is keeping operating systems and applications up-to-date. Richard Bejtlich presents multiple ways to do that. Is NetBSD ready for a desktop? – In this article […]

December 15, 2009 · 0 comments · bsd news
Move to innovation park benefited South Tyrol’s open source centre

Move to innovation park benefited South Tyrol’s open source centre

Making the Italian South Tyrol Free Software Centre (FSC) part of the Digital Technologies Area in the innovation centre in the Italian city of Bolzano, has given it the strength to support public authorities as well as companies in the region, says Patrick Ohnewein, head of the centre. The FSC was made part of the Digital Technologies Area of the […]

December 11, 2009 · 2 comments · News & Announcements
Government to increase open source in key IT projects

Government to increase open source in key IT projects

The Dutch government wants to increase the use of open standards and source in some of its key IT projects, minister for Foreign Trade Frank Heemkskerk said yesterday. “There is not enough progress in the uptake of this type of software”, said Heemskerk. “We need more perseverance. Using this type of software should be a social objective of public administrations.” […]

December 7, 2009 · 1 comment · News & Announcements