Ubuntu has caught the attention of the world. What makes Ubuntu so popular? Is it technology, is it community or is it just Mark Shuttleworth's charisma that brings Ubuntu its name and fame. In this interview Mark talks about Ubuntu in the global IT landscape, upcoming technology features, software patents, and what Ubuntu is doing in India.
To ensure growth of a nation's digital economy, government information technology policy must foster innovation and openness. But good technology is not enough. Government policy must also promote an economic framework that enables good business practices.
FOSS has helped revitalize the academic model of knowledge cultivation which is being adopted by many of today's information harvesters.
The government functions as both a facilitator and inhibitor of the growth of knowledge. To progress toward an Open Knowledge Society, the government must balance public and private interests by protecting the freedom of information as well as by reigning in overzealous intellectual property schemes.
At the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), true friends, supposed friends, and sworn enemies of OSS, all vied with each other to steer open source to their own advantage.
Technology collaboration and its expression as open source software can build long-term immunity against the practices of a global patent system running amok.
Springtime is the time for inspiration. Through inspiration and dedication, all OSS stake-holders must work together to enhance the code of law to better protect the code of software.
Boxed in by falling market share, Sun needs to learn to fly with all players in the open source community.
O’Reilly’s Open Source convention (OSCON) in Portland followed by LinuxWorld in San Francisco were like star spangled siblings each celebrating the visionary sparkle and practical promise of Open Source.
The path to the Information Society is paved by the advantages provided by Open Source Software.