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Five More Pictures of OSCON

By Diane Mueller, July 28, 2010

Armed with only my iphone, my free speaker's pass and with my own presentation slidedeck nearly completed, I headed south from ActiveState's Vancouver, BC headquarters to the masses at OSCON2010.  As this was my first OSCON adventure, I was looking forward seeing the luminaries that Tim O'Reilly's able team had assembled for this OS developer community tribal gathering.

Category: events

Pay Attention to Your Open Source Software Licenses

By Angie Hirata, July 13, 2010

Two times in June this year, ActiveState hosted legal webinars from expert open source lawyers to discuss some of the main legal issues surrounding open source.

OSCON 2010 Tracks That Are Getting ActiveState's Attention

By Bart Copeland, July 12, 2010

OSCON 2010Oscon (Open Source Convention) 2010 is fast approaching and ActiveState is gearing up to be there from July 20 - 23, 2010.  We're definitely looking forward to the Cloud Summit all day on Tuesday and we will be in attendance after the cloud summit for some socializing during the present

Category: events, open source

Open Source and Adult Content with Perl and PHP - Oh My!

By Jeff Hobbs, June 18, 2010

Regardless of your personal feelings toward Internet porn, the sysadmins overseeing adult websites know a thing or two about scripting and scalability. For example, keep your database clean, embrace open source for as many commodity components as possible, and only use the latest technology if it adds actual value to your site, not just for the sake of using it.

Category: open source

Yet Another Book Review of Intellectual Property and Open Source

By Eric Promislow, June 15, 2010

No, we aren't rerunning blog posts during the summer. We published a review by Romuald Restout of this book last January. It's worth reading, but I hadn't paid much attention to it, as it didn't seem to me that he was working in the trenches of consuming and creating open-source software.

Category: open source

Top 5 Software Tools For Getting the C-Suite Job Done

By Bart Copeland, May 27, 2010

c-suiteAs the CEO of ActiveState, and similar to many others in the technology industry, I rely on my computer a lot. Of course, everyone uses different apps and tools depending on their job.  For example, the software tools used by developers here at ActiveState are very different from the software tools used by folks like me in the C-suite.

Category: open source

New Poll Results: Open Source License Compliance A Major Concern for Enterprises

By Liliya Apostolova, May 4, 2010

Last week, we conducted an informal poll amongst 70 IT professionals including a mix of engineers, information architects, lawyers and CIOs. The survey was conducted in a webinar entitled “Safeguarding against the risks of improper open source licensing – valuable lessons for software/hardware vendors” by Greg Olson, a senior partner at Olliance Group and Bart Copeland, President and CEO of ActiveState.

Two things stood out in the poll results:

Category: announcements, perl, python, tcl

A Web-Framework Weekend: LinuxFest Northwest 2010 Preview

By Eric Promislow, April 20, 2010

One of my favorite local conferences is coming up this weekend, namely LinuxFest NorthWest in Bellingham, Washington. The range of sessions has always been somewhat unpredictable, but this year features a healthy number of talks dedicated to developing web applications with the main open source frameworks. I figure it will be a good chance for me to get up to speed on any new developments I missed out on, as well as meeting people who are working in the area locally.

Category: ActiveBlog, open source

Talking Vantrash.ca: A Case Study of how Open Data Needs Open Source

By Eric Promislow, April 12, 2010

"Open Data" has been the flavor of the year. While ten years ago most people were content to access their favorite government-issued pamphlets and documents as PDF documents on the web, a few people knew that there were untold applications locked within the encrypted data in those documents. In the past year or so, many jurisdictions, most notably at the city level, have been releasing sets of raw data.

Category: ActiveBlog, open source

Top 10 Quotes from OSBC 2010 and What It Means for Open Source Developers

By Angie Hirata, March 22, 2010

After meeting with and sitting in on speaker sessions at OSBC 2010, here are the top quotes we heard – from speakers, audience participants, and other contacts. And what to take away from it. (Some identities have been protected.)

#1

Category: open source
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