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Podcast: Shane Coughlan of Openchain

https://youtu.be/jWccpP5844Q Shane Coughlan is the founder and manager of the Openchain Project, which "builds trust in open source by making open source license compliance simpler and more consistent." As any software asset management person can tell you, they get cross-eyed when it comes to open source license compliance. My opinion has always been that this… Continue reading Podcast: Shane Coughlan of Openchain

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Is Open Source More Risky?

There's been a long-running debate over open source and security, and it goes something like this: Pro: Open source is awesome! Given enough eyes, all bugs are shallow. This is why open source software is inherently more secure. Con: Hackers can see the code! They'll look at the source code and find ways to exploit… Continue reading Is Open Source More Risky?


OSEN Symposium Program Revealed

We're happy to announce that we have set the preliminary agenda for the OSEN Symposium, co-located with the Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit in Los Angeles on September 14. Register now for the OSEN symposium in LA - Open Source Summit attendees can register through the Linux Foundation.  We have an incredible lineup! 9am: The Principles of Open Source Entrepreneurship… Continue reading OSEN Symposium Program Revealed

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Kite Demonstrates Continuing Toxicity of Silicon Valley

One of the most frustrating parts of being in open source circles is battling the conventional wisdom in the Valley that open source is just another way to do marketing. It's complicated by the fact that being a strong open source participant can greatly aid marketing efforts, so it's not as if marketing activities are… Continue reading Kite Demonstrates Continuing Toxicity of Silicon Valley


Linux Foundation Webinar: Open Source Entrepreneurship Howto

I'm happy to announce that on August 1, 10am PDT/1pm EDT, I will be leading a webinar from the Linux Foundation on open source entrepreneurship. "What is that?" you may ask. Open source entrepreneurship is the compendium of ideas around building your business process on open source principles. This means optimizing for open source collaboration,… Continue reading Linux Foundation Webinar: Open Source Entrepreneurship Howto