Consider this … the stupidest example of law. From the blog post:
French record labels have received the green light to sue four US-based companies that develop P2P applications, including the BitTorrent client Vuze, Limewire and Morpheus. Shareaza is the fourth application, for which the labels are going after the open source development platform SourceForge.
Android is now open source software. Google open the entire source code including network and telephony stacks that were not available previously under a Apache license.
A list of open source project run and controlled by women in various organizations around the world.
On June 18, 2008, Reddit became an open source project. All of the code and libraries written for Reddit became freely available.
Google has removed an open-source project that enables the proprietary CoreAVC high-definition video decoder to run in Linux.
Asus has launched an open-source project for its cheap ASUS Eee laptop PC . You can download SDK and start developing more applications. It is a collection of programming tools, utilities, documentation, and libraries for Asus Linux EEEPc.
From the project home page:
This is an open-source project for ASUS Eee PC series. It provides a center for the community of Eee PC users and developers, including source code, documentation and experience sharing. The project is officially supported by ASUS.
=> Download Asus EEEPC SDK [ ISO / Vmware Images – 885 megabytes)
I haven’t used Netscape web browser for years it’s sad to see the early internet browser disappear.
Netscape Navigator, the world’s first commercial Web browser and the launch pad of the Internet boom, will be pulled off life support Feb. 1 after a 13-year run. Microsoft and its Internet Explorer played a big roll in early browser war. Also lack of significant innovation paid the ultimate price. AOL officially stopped development of Netscape Navigator on 28 December 2007 and plans to continue support for the browser in the form of security updates until 2 February 2008. Afterwards, AOL will cancel support, but will allow nostalgic users to download archived versions of the browser. Also, AOL will continue to maintain the Netscape website as an ad supported Internet portal.
Netscape spawned an open-source project called Mozilla, in which developers from around the world freely contribute to writing and testing the software. Mozilla released its standalone browser, Firefox, and Netscape was never able to regain its former footing.
This is yet another example that shows us one can make money with open source software.
Network security specialist Sourcefire announced Friday that it has acquired ClamAV, an open-source gateway anti-malware project whose technologies are used in the products of a number of other vendors:
With nearly 1 million unique IP addresses downloading ClamAV malware updates daily across more than 120 mirrors in 38 countries, ClamAV is one of the most broadly adopted open source security projects worldwide. ClamAV has also been recognized as comparable in quality and coverage to leading commercial anti-virus solutions. Most recently, at LinuxWorld this year, ClamAV was one of only three anti-virus technologies to provide a 100% detection rate in their live ‘Fight Club’ test featuring live submissions from the show audience.
Sourcefire said that under the terms of the deal, it has purchased all of the project’s technology and related trademarks, as well as the copyrights controlled by all developers involved in the effort, including its founder Tomasz Kojm.