Freedom or Power?
Bradley Kuhn and Richard Stallman of the Free Software Movement respond to Tim O'Reilly's weblog, "My Definition of Freedom Zero." The term "freedom zero" refers to the first of Stallman's four freedoms, "The freedom to run the program, for any purpose." [O'Reilly Network: Linux DevCenter]
Tim O'Reilly Responds to "Freedom or Power?"
Bradley Kuhn and Richard Stallman recently published, Freedom or Power?, which was a response to Tim O'Reilly's weblog, My Definition of "Freedom Zero". There were a few issues raised in Freedom or Power? that Tim wanted to clarify or expand on, and he attempts to do so in this article. [Linux DevCenter]
Shared Source vs. Open Source: Craig Mundie and Michael Tiemann
On July 26, 2001, Microsoft Senior VP, Craig Mundie addressed the open source community directly during the morning keynote that also featured Red Hat CTO, Michael Tiemann and a panel of prestigious experts. Here is the transcript of Mundie's and Tiemann's presentations. [Linux DevCenter]
Shared Source vs. Open Source: Panel Discussion
A lively panel discussion followed the keynote presentations by Craig Mundie and Michael Tiemann at O'Reilly's Open Source Convention. Panelists included: Clay Shirky, Michael Tiemann, David Stutz, Mitchell Baker, Ronald Johnston, Craig Mundie, Brian Behlendorf, and Tim O'Reilly. Here is the transcript from that conversation. [Linux DevCenter]
Raymond Runs The Great Brain Race
Eric Raymond treated a roomful of attentive geeks to an overview of his latest writing at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention in San Diego, along with a peppering of observations on the Linux kernel, Sendmail, libertarianism, and economics. [Linux DevCenter]
Life in the Big Hairy
On the final day of the Open Source Convention in San Diego, Michael Tiemann introduces three enterprise technology leaders who are fully conversant with the open-source philosophy and see it as key to their ongoing success. [Linux DevCenter]
OSCON Java Tutorials
Here's a summary of O'Reilly Open Source Convention Java and Java-related XTech 2001 track sessions and the corresponding presentation files. [ONJava.com]
Microsoft and the Open Source Community: The Beginning of a Dialogue
Microsoft's Craig Mundie frustrated and displeased many at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, but as Tim O'Reilly said, this is just an early step in a dialogue that will likely continue for quite some time. Writing for the O'Reilly Network, Malcolm Dean reports on the big debate. [O'Reilly Network]
Python Track Dispatch
O'Reilly Python editor Laura Lewin reports on an exciting array of Python
sessions and tutorials,
as well as Guido van Rossum's keynote. [oreilly.com]
Using Linux to Tame the Big Hairy Beast
Linux and open source software are entering mainstream business practices. O'Reilly open source editor Chuck Toporek reports on Friday's keynote, "Fueling the Open Source Alternative." [Linux DevCenter]
May The Best Code Win
Danese Cooper, manager of Sun's Open Source Program Office, attended the Mundie-Tiemann debate, and she thinks Microsoft has a long way to go in understanding open source. [java.sun.com]
Mono Presentation Slides
Miguel de Icaza talked about Ximian's Mono Project at the convention. If
you couldn't attend, here are Miguel's slides. [go-mono.com]
Microsoft Has No Beef with Open Source
Justin Hibbard covers the Mundie-Tiemann debate for Red Herring,
noting that Microsoft's stance on open source software appears to be
softening. [Red Herring]
Microsoft, Red Hat Argue Open Source
The New York Times reports that although Microsoft is notching
down its attacks on open source, Red Hat's Michael Tiemann remains
skeptical. [New York Times]
Dr. Dobbs TechNetCast is providing video coverage
of the Open Source Convention, including the Craig Mundie and Michael Tiemann debate.
[Dr. Dobbs TechNetCast]
O'Reilly Open Source Convention Java Report
Steve Anglin, Managing Editor of ONJava.com, reports on the OSCON Java sessions. [ONJava.com]
Perl Conference 5 Dispatch
O'Reilly Perl editor Linda Mui reports that
Perl is remaking itself for this millennium.
Doc Searls' Dispatch: Mundie-Tiemann Debate
Doc Searls was in the audience
covering the debate between Microsoft's Craig Mundie and Red Hat's Michael
Tiemann--as it progressed. [Doc Searls' Weblog]
OSCON Keynotes: What's Open Source Good For?
Fred Baker, a Cisco Fellow, says Open Source is great for rapid development, but commercial vendors need to document it, package it, and support it. W. Phillip Moore, an enterprise infrastructure architect at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, disagrees, saying Open Source software suits the needs of his organization better than any commercial software. [O'Reilly Network]
The State of the Onion 5
Larry Wall gives his annual summary of the state of the Perl world. This year, as one might expect, the major focus was on Perl 6. Larry gave 33 lightning talks, of 55 seconds each, outlining elements of Perl 6's design. Here's a rundown on what Perl 6 is going to be. [perl.com]
Michael Tiemann Interview
The News & Observer interview with Michael Tiemann, in advance of his debate with
Microsoft's Craig Mundie, provides insight into Michael's debate strategy. [NewsALERT]
Dan Gillmor on the Future of Open Source
Writing for the Mercury News, Dan Gillmor is both optimistic and concerned for the open source movement. He notes increasing support for open software by large companies like IBM and HP, and he notes the open source community's need to more effectively tell its own story.
Open Source Brouhaha: Missing the Point
In this ZDNet article, Brian Behlendorf, president of the Apache Software Foundation, urges open source advocates to explore a middle ground because the more that companies realize the benefits of open source, under any license, the better. [ZDNet]
MS Welcomed with Open Source Arms
Farhad Manjoo covers OSCON for Wired, noting that this is the rare type of conference where something might actually get accomplished.
HP Opens Cooltown Source Code
CNET reports that Hewlett-Packard will release the source code for its Cooltown computing project under the GPL. The Cooltown project attempts to make computing services ubiquitous by attaching Web pages to everyone and everything. HP made the announcement at this week's O'Reilly Open Source Convention.
WebmasterBase: Conference Reports
Chris Lambert reports daily from the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. [WebmasterBase.com]
Intellectual Property At Heart Of Open-Source Debate
A software convention in San Diego this week is expected to be the site of a heated intellectual property debate between Microsoft and Red Hat. [Yahoo!News -- San Diego Daily Transcript ]