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Is Open Yet Closed Still OK?

In these days of code that no single mind can grasp, it’s hard to see how software freedom is present when there’s no realistic community access to source code. 625 more words

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This article on the Open Education Consortium’s Year of Open site highlights his views on software freedom.

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No To "No Hacking" Clauses

Trying to ban clever hacks in an open source licence is not OK.

A correspondent asks about the Open Source Definition (OSD):

“Does OSD 6 mean I can’t include a clause in a new open source license that prohibits hacking?”

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Rehost and Carry On, Redux

A key value of open source is the ability to switch to a different supplier if your first becomes unavailable or unattractive. Forgerock is apparently withdrawing that value, on which it relied itself for its inception. 765 more words

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