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A thread written by @SwiftOnSecurity

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/09/16

[WayBack] A thread written by @SwiftOnSecurity:

Corporate purchasing and policies make funding open source Literally Impossible.

Nothing’s going to change until you make them pay you.

Someone filed a bug?
Support contract.

Someone wants a feature?
Support contract.

It’s literally easier to pay you $1500/yr than $25 once.

And much more: worth a long read.

Via another interesting post: [WayBack] Idea for FOSS projects. Register your project/product name as a trademark and only use it for official, stable releases. Have a different name for your … – Jan Wildeboer – Google+

Idea for FOSS projects. Register your project/product name as a trademark and only use it for official, stable releases. Have a different name for your not-(yet)-stable Code.

Put trademark agreements in place. Everyone who uses your trademarked name for services based on your code has to pay. Everybody using the non-stable code is free to do so, but cannot use your trademarked name.

With lots of interesting comments:

  • Jan Wildeboer
    +Andreas Kahler because when you don’t allow use without pay you are violating the open source principles.
  • You just don’t allow the use of the trademarks. That’s perfectly fine with FOSS, e.g. with GPLv3: “you may […] supplement the terms of this License with terms: […] Declining to grant rights under trademark law for use of some trade names, trademarks, or service marks”. See opensource.google.com – Trademarks in Open Source – opensource.google.com
  • +Andreas Kahler Yep. That’s how we work at Red Hat ;)
  • It’s how most distros work – it can be a problem though because you then control how the mark is used and without care it becomes a blocker. Eg it’s really hard to ship Unbuntu based stuff because you can’t modify Ubuntu and call it Ubuntu (which is fair enough) , but for cloud images – problem.
  • +Alan Cox That’s why it IMHO makes more sense for projects/products.
  • Jan Wildeboer+1
    +Torsten Kleinz … Setting up a new provider at any medium to big company is a big, lengthy and horrifyingly complex process.

–jeroen

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Thomas Mueller’s Open Source Projects

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/03

Since Thomas has been moving projects to OSDN, he now keeps a list of which one is where at [WayBack] My Open Source Projects – twm’s blog

via:

–jeroen

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Doctors disabled wireless in Dick Cheney’s pacemaker to thwart hacking – Naked Security

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/22

Medical devices are still vulnerable, five years after this became public:

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney’s doctors disabled his pacemaker’s wireless capabilities to thwart possible assassination attempts, he said in an interview with CBS’s ̶…

[WayBackDoctors disabled wireless in Dick Cheney’s pacemaker to thwart hacking – Naked Security

I knew they were, but never realised Dick Cheney had a modified one implanted.

Some people are more equal to others…

via: the below video “Freedom In My Heart And Everywhere” from the linux.conf.au 2012 Keynote by Karen Sandler.

–jeroen

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/dev/lawyer Open Source License Business Perception Report

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/20

Looking at [WayBack/dev/lawyer Open Source License Business Perception Report it seems that the [Archive.isApache License 2.0 causes the least pain and confusion for lawyers.

Via: [WayBack] Open Source License Business Perception Report: the pain and confusion of common open licenses, roughly quantified – This is why I Code – Google+

–jeroen

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The ##Netherlands saw a big I.T. project meant to deliver a new citizen regis…

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/11/30

Interesting: https://github.com/MinBZK/OperatieBRP

[WayBack] The Netherlands saw a big I.T. project meant to deliver a new citizen registry system fail. So they did one thing right. All the source code is now on github… – Jan Wildeboer – Google+

It includes both documentation and source code.

A bit of browsing reveals at least some of the technologies used:

Most of the SQL code seems to be generated.

There are truckloads of .XML configuration files, typical for a Java environment. Some configuration is in .properties files.

–jeroen

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