From Food to Sofas: How Open Source is Changing the World Beyond Software Commented on: 20 weeks ago (February 3, 2017)

"Free software" -- which a lot of people would characterize as similar to, but not quite the same thing as, "open source software" -- originated well before 1998. But the terminology "open source...

Open Source Software's Top Five Challenges for 2017 Commented on: 23 weeks ago (January 13, 2017)

Personal experience :) I am remembering a wireless card I owned (some kind of D-Link -- I forget the exact chip) that only worked with ndiswrapper, and it would crash after an hour or so and not...

5 Ways Open Source Programmers and Companies Make Money Commented on: 1 year ago (June 10, 2016)

Good point. This was drafted a while ago, before the ownCloud kerfuffle in April.

IoT Past and Present: The History of IoT, and Where It's Headed Today Commented on: 1 year ago (May 3, 2016)

Thanks for the pointer. I am unable to find proof that the Electrolux ever actually made it to market, though. A February 1999 Wired article (archive.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/1999/02/...

Open Source and Android: A History of Google's Linux-Based Mobile OS Commented on: 1 year ago (April 29, 2016)

Re: the GPL, there is a bigger story I want to tell about the tendency to treat the GPL as an omnipotent solution to all of open source's problems. The quotes are examples of that perception, but...

Richard Stallman Talks GNU, Linux, Terrorism and French Politics Commented on: 1 year ago (April 19, 2016)

I think few people would disagree that Torvalds and Stallman do not care about freedom "on the same level." Certainly Stallman cares more. But Torvalds's statements (e.g., Stallman "deserves a...

Understanding LXC and LXD, Canonical's Open Source Container Solution Commented on: 1 year ago (April 18, 2016)

The article says LXC has only started to become more widely known recently thanks to LXD. But it does not say LXC is newer than Docker. On the contrary, it points out that Docker containers used...

Another Ubuntu Linux Tablet? Yes, But This Time, It's not ARM-Based Commented on: 1 year ago (April 4, 2016)

Nothing as it appears in the article, because our copy editors do their jobs very well :) On the Indiegogo page the line reads "worlds first," not "world's first." I quoted that originally but...

Ubuntu Linux and BSD Merge to Form New UbuntuBSD Open Source OS Commented on: 1 year ago (March 24, 2016)

Re: terminology: It depends on which BSD you are talking about. Originally BSD was an extension of AT&T Unix. Then, it was Unix. But by the Net/2 release in 1991 it had become (ostensibly)...

Google Chrome Will Soon Call out Websites Lacking HTTPS Security Commented on: 1 year ago (February 3, 2016)

A non-anonymous employee also tweeted the plans pretty unambiguously (as Motherboard noted): twitter.com/laparisa/status/692112921866964993 You're right that this doesn't amount to an official...




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