links for 2007-08-09

  • OpenProj | Projity
    Ooh, this looks interesting. Open source project management Java app. And it's using the new Ad-ware license OSI approved, CPAL. No Mac awareness in it yet.
  • freedom ‘for users’- which users did you mean, exactly?
    Luis Vila latches on to the same issue with defining "software freedom" that I tried to get at when I differentiated between "co-developers" and "deployer-developers" in the context of open source.
  • Govt. Looks for Leaker on Warrantless Wiretaps
    "See, we need this warrantless wiretap law to help us stop people leaking details of our illegal activity"
  • Linux & Solaris booting together
    Watch as Ubuntu and Solaris both boot in LDoms on the same T2000.
  • Something must be done
    "Linux kernel maintainer Andrew Morton, reports ZDNet, was rather dismissive of OpenSolaris at LinuxWorld yesterday, inviting all to rally behind the cause of, er, monocultures."
Comments:

I think I missed the co-developer/deployer-developer discussion, Simon- have a link for it? Glad to know I'm not crazy :)

Posted by Luis Villa on August 09, 2007 at 07:26 AM PDT #

Hi Luis! I have a long paper in preparation about this, but the idea first surfaced in "The Other Side of the Glass"[1] and grew a little as I explored Payemnt at the Point of Value[2]. I actually think there are four classes of "software freedom stakeholder:
\* Originators (I've also called them co-developers) who gather round the individual source commons;
\* Extenders (I've also called them deployer-developers) who use the products of other projects to build applications, distros, extensions, plug-ins and the like;
\* Deployers (your user-deployers) who take the results of the first two and put them to work in the real world, in the service of
\* Users (your user-consumers, I have called them end-users elsewhere) who actually want to have stuff done and pay or otherwise reward the others.
Groups obviously overlap, but all four groups need their freedoms preserved.

[1] http://blogs.sun.com/webmink/entry/the_other_side_of_the
[2] http://blogs.sun.com/webmink/entry/software_market_3_0

Posted by Simon Phipps on August 09, 2007 at 12:40 PM PDT #

Ah, very in line with how I've been thinking about the open service definition. Great. Thanks for the pointers.

Posted by Luis Villa on August 09, 2007 at 11:35 PM PDT #

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