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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The Spirit of Open Source

The spirit of open source can be found all around us in the world. Just look for it, and you’ll find it. […]

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Imagine an Android Phone Without Linux Inside

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Google has plans to replace Linux-based Android with its own built-from-scratch operating system, Fuchsia. Why? Mainly, it seems, to get away from the GPL. […]

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