links for 2008-05-20

  • When is Open Open? And When is Open Closed?
    As I was discussing with a friend, the fact this question and its variants keeps coming up tells me we're squarely in the third wave of Free software, where corporate influence (and gaming) of software freedom itself has become the dominant issue.
  • cloudtools
    Put Java EE onto EC2.
  • Gergely Risk√≥ - Debian's OpenSSL maintainer should be changed
    Provocative article on the debacle that admits its own flameage. But let's face it, if Sun had done this in Solaris there would be blood. As it is, the incident should cause much inner searching by FOSS proponents, me included.
  • Gilberto Gil's talk at Google Zeitgeist
    "The revolution generated by the convergence of digital technologies obliges us to reinvent the way we do almost everything." Yes! Yes!
  • How open is your open source vendor?
    "Does the industry need an open source definition for business and development models?" Well, not as-such, but we certainly need many more indicators now that so many businesses are actively gaming the OSD.
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