The Many Loves of Richard M. Stallman

Here’s a blast from the past. A tale about RMS from back in the days when Roblimo was young — younger than he is now at least — and Stallman was…well, Stallman. […]

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Why Is Open Source Important to You?

While watching this video called “Why Is Open Source Important to Us,” we suddenly found ourselves wondering, why it’s important to you. […]

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Should the Fair License Replace the GPL?

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It seems to us that enterprises have adopted “permissive” licenses because they see them as a way to “have their cake and eat it too.” […]

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An Ode to the Coming of the 4K Board

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Our irrepressible Phil Shapiro thought you might like to hear something on the Fourth that isn’t a national anthem or the 1812 Overture. And who knew he could sing or play an instrument? We’re considering renaming his column, The Penguinista Minstrel. […]

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‘Meeting for Good’ – Schedule Meetings in Multiple Time Zones

One of the great joys of open source is that it can unite geographically dispersed people to work together on software and other projects. This often happens asynchronously, via email and other tools. However, sometimes there are real benefits to having a live meeting. When that happens, keeping track of people’s availability in different time zones becomes a challenge. […]

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