This story has been around for a while (it appeared last year here in The Independent!) so its appearance in today’s Guardian is a little puzzling. Much more puzzling is the total absence in these reports and Computer Aid International’s Annual Report of any mention of software.
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This story has been around for more than a week; the time line in the dozens of posts can be seen in an early upbeat piece from PC World, a rather more measured piece from Information Week, a much cooler assessment from ZDNet UK and, today, a recapitulation of the story so far in The […]
We were cautious but pretty negative about the prospect of the Microsoft Government Leaders Forum being held in the Scottish Parliament when it first emerged in the media; here is The Scotsman being underwhelmed by the event itself.
… from Jack Schofield in The Guardian. Predictably perhaps, he sides with Microsoft in describing the opposition as a front for IBM and others.
At least that is what the Daily Telegraph says.
Just in case you have missed the more than 200 stories on the Web, go here, or here, or here or … , to read about the world-wide brouhaha caused when
Microsoft acknowledged it had approached the writer and offered to pay him for the time it […]
… in a Guardian interview with John Pugh MP. Things have moved on a little since the interview - 112 MPs have now signed Early Day Motion 179. Go here for our previous posts on this topic, which has been on the radar for well over a month now.
Also this week, BECTA published […]
This piece broke the news that
Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, is set to launch an internet search engine with amazon.com that he hopes will become a rival to Google and Yahoo!
causing an explosion of blogging on the topic. Wikiasari Mania - The Facts, The Myths & Hysteria! are analysed here, […]
Financial matters are not our usual fare but Red Hat’s third quarter results give some indication of the impact on open source of the turmoil of the last few months - Oracle possibly threating Red Hat, Novell apparently teaming up with Microsoft, … .
Red Hat’s own announcement is here, an up-beat analysis from the Times […]
… asks The Guardian here; not a “free” v. “proprietary” story but rather £ v. $.
So says Victor Keegan in this piece in today’s Technology Guardian extolling the virtues of the Open Rights Group, PledgeBank, writetothem.com, http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/, and the all-round general good guys at MySociety.
A timely example of this impact comes in the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property which
recommends introducing a strictly limited ‘private copying’ exception to enable […]
A couple of weeks ago we said we couldn’t find anyone with a bad word to say about Firefox, but Jack Schofield may be the minority of one.
… about the Birmingham City Council Linux project launched with such high hopes, quite a lot of hype in the technical press and in the mainstream press and in Europe, blogged here a year ago, whose outcome is becoming mired in controversy.
In the print edition of the Guardian, this story includes a picture of Phil Booth, described as a “scary computer expert”, showing his laptop which sharp-eyed readers will recognise is running Ubuntu.
Readers might also have seen this item on the BBC website which begins
The computer industry faces a skills crisis, the president of the […]
UK-based OpenStreetMap.org is appearing increasingly on the news feeds; here and here for instance and here with pictures. The Guardian’s “Free Our Data” campaign has had a lot to say about
Ordnance Survey’s transition from a directly funded government body to a “trading fund”, run as a quasi-business
… but an interesting light on the anthropology of open source.
… is the Novell - Microsoft deal. While not wanting it to become the only topic on which we post, in the past few days we have noticed:
coverage in the mainstream UK media here and here;
an upbeat piece on the implications for Red Hat;
continuing wide ranging and deeply sceptical coverage on Groklaw.
… have been an interview with Chris DiBona:
Google’s open source chief talks about the joys of Linux, the cost of Windows and his concerns about the new version of the GPL
and, in the Weekend colour section, a feature about Web 2.0, including interviews with Jimmy Wales and Matt Mullenweg who
began tinkering with open source […]
… is how one blogger hailed the news of the Microsoft - Novell deal. Read the press release here and find a whole lot more from Novell here. For Microsoft’s PR go here.
This story has prompted literally hundreds of news items on the web (Google says 527 at the time of writing) with […]
… is the title of a piece in today’s Guardian, which opines that
perhaps it’s not surprising that a plan to revise the “constitution” of the free software world, Richard Stallman’s General Public Licence (GPL), has split the hacker world in two
but concludes with these quotes from the key players
Stallman says this is not the start […]
A rather strange piece from the Seattle Times.