For everyone in the US this past weekend has been a time of Thanksgiving, and shopping. With that has brought a slew of stories about what people are thankful for in the world of Open Source.(If you want to know our list listen to the podcast :) ) Here is one we tended to agree with over at linuxinsider.com. Leave us a comment below and let us know what you think we should all be thankful for in the world of Linux and Open Source.
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Ubuntu has been doing a lot of things lately focusing themselves on "the cloud". They have switched from eucalyptus to openstack and now they are partnering with HP to be the os for their cloud option. Over at ZDNet they have a nice little arctile talking about it all. Check it out and let us know what you think about it.
Several countries still have laws on the books that actually prevent things like the GPL and CC licenses from being used. The laws in at least a few cases are such that no open licenses will be leagal until they get changed. The author does a great job of making it all make sense as best he can.
In other leagal news, the SCO Vs. Linux case may finally be done. Let's hope that no one else tries this. It's been years and lots of confusion with this case. Support the FSF and Linux Foundation so that we all can enjoy the use of the open source tools we have gone to depend on.
Richard Stallman himself owned up to the fact that in what we assume was an oversite forgot to include 8 files needed to make recent versions of EMACS compliant with the GPL. So should you stop using it now? Probably not unless you are running the most bleeding edge versions of EMACS. Which probably isn't going to be in your favorite distributions repository for just this type of reason. They probably have already updated the files though we haven't verified it.
The folks over at derstandard.at posted an interview with Chris D, Open Source Manager, and got him talking about All things Open Source and Google. It's a really cool interview and Chris's comments are easy to follow and still informative. He does a great job explaining how and what Google is using Open Source for and reminds us all that Google has opened up over 1300 packages to the world in the last 5 years. Go check it out and let us know what you think.